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Ah, spring break. A time to press pause on the hectic schedule of exams, classes and post-holiday doldrums. The weather is warming, the days are elongating and it’s high time for celebrating. We explore five reasons why Quebec’s Eastern Townships – and specifically Bromont – Montagne d’Expériences are an ideal spring break vacation destination.

1. Nuit Blanche & Special Spring Break Rates

Not only is Bromont offering incredible deals on Spring Break packages, like an 8-hour lift ticket for only $39, special student discounts and family packages, the mountain is also kicking of the week with its famous Nuit Blanche evening, full of festivities, games, great food (like real-deal French Onion soup at the bistro-bar La Débarque). Every Thursday you can also catch live music from acts like Édouard Lagacé, Amos J, and Eager Dance and Veronica Winter.

2. Winter Ice Wine Tours

The Winter Ice Wine Tour offered by Kava Tours, visits three of the top wineries in the Eastern Townships, including Vignoble de l’Orpailleur and Union Libre Cidre & Vin. Departing from Bromont, the tour offers guest the opportunity to learn all about ice wine and ice cider through interactive workshops. Take a mixology class, then enjoy a warm and comforting traditional Quebec meal before a blind tasting session. Finally, learn the art of sabering the sparkling wine before visiting the oldest winery in Quebec.

3. The Junior Provincial Circuit Alpine Downhill Race

On March 10, Bromont will be hosting a Junior Provincial Circuit race, where the region’s top junior athletes will be competing for points on the FIS circuit. Come out and see the new blood race for glory.

4. Dining & Spa Tours

After a day on the slopes, treat yourself to a spa experience at one of many Bromont spas, like the Amerispa Château-Bromont, the Balnea Spa and the Auberge-Spa le Madrigal. Then sample incredible, authentic French cuisine at restaurants like Les David & GoliathRestaurant La PerouseLe Cellier Du Roi Par Jerome FerrerBistro le 633Canael Boulangerie-Patisserie or Le Macpherson. Don’t forget to make time to visit the Brunelle Maple Grove for sweet, freshly tapped maple syrup on a snow cone.

5. Tour Bromont’s Museums and Galleries

The Eastern Townships are teeming with local artists, unique retailers and eclectic antique dealers. Spend a day wandering through the Chocolate Museum, the Atelier Galerie Marie-Claude Tétreault, the Berick Art GalleryGalerie Arteria, and the Antiquités La Blanche Hermine.

If you’re looking for a unique and memorable spring break vacation, the Eastern Townships promises to deliver. Discover old-world culture, incredible skiing and wonderful people at Bromont this year. You won’t regret it.

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