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Montreal Families

Urban winter park adds new attractions

La Pente à Neige, a winter playground that opened two years ago, is welcoming families for the season on Dec. 21 with sledding, tubing, skiing and snowboarding lessons, skating, free games, heated yurts, a resto bar and more. Thanks to snow-making cannons, Montrealers don’t have to wait for a major snowstorm to start enjoying these winter activities. This Sunday, snow tubing will be free but ONLY for those who dress up as Santa Claus. The park has the longest tubing hill on the island (300-metres long) and there is even a magic carpet lift to bring people to the top of the hill.  Saint Nick will also be making an appearance on Sunday.

Located at Ignace Bourget Park near Angrignon metro, the aim is to encourage families to take part in winter sports. This year, the park is introducing new slopes for skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Amateur skiers and snowboarders will now have access to an intermediate-level slope approximately 130 metres long (twice the size of the original) that will  have an old-fashioned T-bar lift.

As in previous years, there will be free slide zones for younger visitors, as well as inexpensive skiing and snowboarding lessons for kids aged 3 and up, teens and adults. Equipment rentals are available on site. The park also offers activities such as snowman-building and treasure hunts.

The hours of operation for Dec. 21 & 22 are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit penteaneige.ca.

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