I just got home from Quebec after four days away on a skiing/snowboarding trip.
We left on Friday at 8:15 in the morning, all of our stuff almost didn't fit on the bus and our driver was incredibly sassy.
We stopped at an OnRoute on the way during the six hour drive. We got to Bromont around five, and it was nice, the mountain is small, but not crowded. And there are a lot of boarders there, and the food is good. everyone excited to have beaver tail and poutine in the small chalet.
We ended up grocery shopping right after so we could stock up on snacks before we got to the Orford arts centre...which wasn't my favorite place to stay.
The food was bad -save for a few items- the sinks were in the bedroom and not in the bathroom, there was major calcium buildup on the shower heads and the toilets wouldn't flush. there were fridges in the downstairs rooms but they ended up being more like freezers and necessary. The pillows provided were stained and gross, the tv in the common room looked like it was from the eighties and didn't work, and the couches looked terrible and even worse than the pillows. Some of the keys they gave us didn't work and one of the beds broke due to not being put together properly.
Mont Orford was decent, though it was really busy and there was one snowboarder per twenty skiers. It's a big mountain with good runs, though it was really crowded and a lot of the people were really rude to my friends and I. they gave us mean looks and said snarky things to us...most of which I could only understand a few words of. They also had no concept of personal space, whether it be in the chalet or on the mountain.
There were newbies on the black diamond runs doing a heel stomp all the way down. people standing on the top of the jump blocking the way for other riders. there were people cutting others off and causing accidents or someone ending up going into a bad part of the run, there were people ending up in moguls because the signs were knocked over and covered completely. The lifts and gondolas were well maintained though, despite a lot of grafitti in them.
Overall it was a good trip and I preferred Bromont over Orford, but it was still fun. And I'm glad to be home.