New York, New York
February 28, 2003
I had never gone snowboarding before, so I'm not an expert on what slopes are good and which ones aren't but, from what I could see, Mont Olympia seemed like a perfect place to ski/snowboard for all levels. The resort has several different slopes that you can see here. Most of the resort is made up of beginner trails, so this is probably a resort for beginner/intermediate people. The mountain is situated in a beautiful location and was not too crowded--perfect for a beginner like me who is worried about running over little kids. The full-day lift ticket costs around C$29; it's lowered to $20 after 2pm. Rentals are also very cheap, at about C$25.
Overall, this place is wonderful and fun for a beginner. In fact, I went twice and I took a lesson from their snowboarding school. The lesson was very helpful and saved me a couple of bruises. Unfortunately, the lesson did not prevent my body from aching the next day.
From journal Week of Winter in Montreal