Where else in the world can you watch bikini-clad hotties (and surf-trunked hunks) lounging poolside while you ride a chairlift with your bike and drip sweat into your spandex?
Bromont Parc in southern Quebec is like the Disney World of mountain biking â€“ colorful chalet-style condos surround an extensive water park at the base of the 1800-foot Mt. Brom, which boasts over 60 miles of riding trails and 12 lift-accessed downhill tracks.
It may seem odd that the first stop on our journey to create the comprehensive Vermont mountain bike guide isnâ€™t even in the same country, but Bromont is only 30 miles from the stateâ€™s border and itâ€™s so awesome, hundreds of Americans visit every season.
Just how good is it you ask? When we pulled into the parking lot, Ryan and I were immediately greeted by the sight of two women in Brazilian-style bathing suits sashaying towards the water park. We were then given one comp lift pass (Ryan already has a seasonâ€™s pass which he got for only $179) and we hit trails that offered everything from 10-foot drops (kudos to Ryanâ€™s cahones), buffed-out berms, mellow stream-side circuits, table-top booters, and rocky roll-downs, West Coast style.
Bromont will definitely be listed in the addendum of our â€œMountain Bike Vermont â€“ a comprehensive guideâ€ book. A place this good deserves international recognition.