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Ski Mountains

We have a full article on this very topic available here. In summary, checking the ski mountain's website for weekly deals, or purchasing your lift tickets at home in advance can save you money. You can also try Liftopia, which offers lift tickets at various discounts when purchased in advance.
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Snowparks are terrain areas on the mountain that feature boxes, rails, modules and jumps. At some mountains, access is only granted to those who purchased a Park-Pass, while at others it is open to all. A helmet is highly recommended and usually mandatory. Snowparks offer a progression of sectors and areas that are suited to the needs of most freestylers as they progress and advance in skill from beginners all the way to expert.
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Most mountains are only reachable by vehicle. Some ski tourism and travel companies do offer Ski Bus programs, where on specific weekends or dates, a bus will run from a major shopping mall or destination to select ski mountains. Other mountains due to their location are situated in a town or municipality, and as such the local public transit offers transporation directly to the ski slopes. It is best to check with the mountain you wish to visit to see what programs or services are offered, as they would be the best to advise on the particular options available to reach them.
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Night skiing is skiing that takes place in the evening, after the sun starts setting. Mountains that offer night skiing have lights installed along the open trails, maintaining visibility from top to bottom. Skiing typically can end around 9 or 10pm but some mountains run special events where it can continue to midnight or even later. It is important to note that typically glade trails are not open for night skiing. Mountains also offer reduced terrain during night skiing than what is typically available during the daytime.
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Ski-in Ski-out lodging is also known as slopeside lodging. By its name, this type of lodging is located right on the ski slopes or immediately at the base of the mountain, such that it is possible to ski directly without effort to the entrance from the slopes as well as reach the slopes and lifts easily from the lodging. These types of lodging typically also offer ski lockers in a separated area to store your equipment and gear, as well as separate entrances for when skiing. Slopeside lodging is generally highly sought after as it allows visitors to maximize their time on the slopes, without having to drive, commute or travel between lodging and mountain.
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Snowtubing is a winter activity that can be enjoyed by anyone. Riders go up a designated section of the mountain, either by walking, by magic carpet or chairlift. Once at the top, riders descend specially made slopes on inflated tubes, either single or in groups tied together. Snowtubing is a great activity that allows those who do not ski or snowboard to also enjoy the mountain.
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Ski schools offer lessons for all skill levels, from beginners to experts. Lessons can take the form of individual private lessons to group lessons, depending on the style of learning you want and the price you wish to pay. Instruction is highly recommended for beginners to avoid forming bad habits or developing wrong ski techniques. Instructors are able to advise skiers and snowboarders as to where the most suitable terrain on the mountain would be for their skill level and to advance.

Lessons are available for a variety of reasons, from learning the basics, to advancing one's technique, to correcting issues, and being more confident skiing all mountain. Some ski schools also offer programs to learn to ski glades, moguls and snowparks.
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Ski mountains offer several types of terrain for beginners. Most typically, a separated zone is available, that features a gentle slope and a magic carpet (conveyor belt style) or short chairlift. Some mountains also offer terrain based learning, in which the slope is built with a curved track to help promote and learn the necessary actions, movements and positions related to skiing. As beginners progress, so does the terrain available, and more suitable terrain is available elsewhere on the mountain, often starting from the summit, to continue the learning and progression.
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Season passes are available in many forms. From individual passes, to couples and family passes, to group passes and more. Passes are also available for anytime, weekdays and nights. Most mountains offer option passes that are good on specific days and times of the week at a fair discount from the full anytime pass. As a general recommendation, if you won't be skiing every day of the week, it is best to determine when you will be going and determining if there is an options pass available for those days. For example, there are passes available for just the weekdays (Monday to Friday), there are also passes available for nights after 3 or 5pm (All week), and of course the full Anytime pass that is usable any day, any time.
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In Quebec, the following mountains operate gondola lifts: Tremblant, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, Bromont, Orford.
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