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Old 07-30-07, 05:57 AM
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Anyone ride at Bromont?

Was at Bromont , Quebec over the weekend and tried out Ski Hill mountain biking. A lot of fun. My 24 pound cross country HT rig was a little out of it's element, but was fun to ride. The brakes held up great. I saw several people taken out on ATV's with injuries, and I can see how easily this happens when you combine gravity, rocks and trees.
Anyway, what a great deal this place is if you are a local. Nice lifts, great trails, and only $99 for a season's pass. Lot's of very impressive (fast) riders to watch.
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Old 07-30-07, 06:51 AM
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Originally Posted by DonValley View Post
Was at Bromont , Quebec over the weekend and tried out Ski Hill mountain biking. A lot of fun. My 24 pound cross country HT rig was a little out of it's element, but was fun to ride. The brakes held up great. I saw several people taken out on ATV's with injuries, and I can see how easily this happens when you combine gravity, rocks and trees.
Anyway, what a great deal this place is if you are a local. Nice lifts, great trails, and only $99 for a season's pass. Lot's of very impressive (fast) riders to watch.
I ride on Bromont's XC trails, but I never rode the lift trails.
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Originally Posted by DonValley View Post
Was at Bromont , Quebec over the weekend and tried out Ski Hill mountain biking. A lot of fun. My 24 pound cross country HT rig was a little out of it's element, but was fun to ride. The brakes held up great.
I've seen some pictures from Bromont, and I imagine it was interesting at times on that tiny little bike. It's great to hear you enjoyed the challenge and had fun. Do I see a DH rig in your future?
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Old 07-30-07, 12:01 PM
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I've been secretly hoping to eventually getting a ski chalet at one of our hills. Bromont because of it's mountain bike friendly status is on my short list. Unfortunately it's south of the city so it doesn't necessarily get as much snow as the places north of us.
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Old 07-30-07, 02:18 PM
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If I lived there, I'd definately get a DH rig. The ski hills where I live are pathetically small. I go skiing anyway (Just to keep sharp for the real hills in Western Canada). I took my Son (8) and daughter(6) as well. She just got the training wheels off this spring, so riding down a ski hill on her new Norco put some big eyes on her. When we came upon the first injury, I made sure to try and block the sight of blood coming off an injured girl's face. My son did very well on his Marin Hidden Canyon, but he has sevaral years under his belt now and rides the Don Valley with me when I can drag him out. I could get very used to not pedalling the bike uphill.
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Originally Posted by DonValley View Post
The ski hills where I live are pathetically small.
Way harsh.

Maybe True, but still harsh.
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Old 07-30-07, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by ghettocruiser View Post
Way harsh.

Maybe True, but still harsh.
Just put down $1100 for a family pass at snow valley this evening. Another year of 270 ft vertical!!
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Old 07-30-07, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DonValley View Post
If I lived there, I'd definately get a DH rig. The ski hills where I live are pathetically small. I go skiing anyway (Just to keep sharp for the real hills in Western Canada). I took my Son (8) and daughter(6) as well. She just got the training wheels off this spring, so riding down a ski hill on her new Norco put some big eyes on her. When we came upon the first injury, I made sure to try and block the sight of blood coming off an injured girl's face. My son did very well on his Marin Hidden Canyon, but he has sevaral years under his belt now and rides the Don Valley with me when I can drag him out. I could get very used to not pedalling the bike uphill.
They have trails for young ones like that? Is it all smooth? I thought everything coming off a ski lift had drops and jumps.
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The slope of the trail was gradual and it was mostly pebble gravel as a surface. It lacked traction if you wanted to move, but my 8 year old was fine with it. My 6 year old is scared going down hill for the most part, so it was tense with her. I had to bolt down the hill to get help for the stricken person who might have had a broken arm. I was amazed how long this trail was over how fast I was going. I saw some people coming up the trail. I considered going back after I got to the bottom, but knew I would have a heart attack with that long of a climb. Later in the day I tried some Blue runs, and they were pretty exciting with larger loose rocks on a more natural trail. I decided to touch my rotor to see how hot it was at the bottom. Way too hot to touch.
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Did you try any of the XC trails? There is a simple trail that goes around the entire complex that is really suited to family runs. It has little if any elevation change. Shooting off of that are the singletrack trails. Climbing is involved but they can be rewarding as there are some pretty nice downhill sections with switchbacks.

The XC trails at Bromont offer little in terms of technical riding, though. They are pretty smooth with hardly any roots or rocks. There are some but not too much.
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No we just stuck to the ski hill till my kids decided they would much rather be in the water park. I got in three extra runs at that point.
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