there's snow business like snow business
55 minutes of uphill, then 35 glorious minutes coming back down.
The descent after the summit passes the famous Mont Royal cross
The trip to the summit of Mont Royal on skis is one of the ultimate Montreal experiences. For significantly added fun, do it in a snowstorm.
Sure, cross-country skiing looks like it is leg exercise, but for amateurs like us there's sure a lot of triceps. Fortunately that's ideal training for the assume-the-position aspect of road cycling.
More good news: the snow conditions are excellent!
Here's a link to the official Mont Royal ski trail map. Page two is ethics and rules, please take a minute to read it. Then go and have the best urban ski experience of your life.