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Thread: Will the cold winter weather affect your travels to Mtl this year?

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    Will the cold winter weather affect your travels to Mtl this year?

    The weather has been kind of crazy so far. It's been unusually very cold in the States (even Hawaii) and the Buffalo area has had record snowfalls. It's only a matter of time before this crazy weather hits the Montreal area, i believe. Like 99% of the scientists, i blame climate change. I know Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann & Ted Cruz have their own opinions in regards to this (bet you two of them failed science), but that's another story.

    Will weather be a factor in your decisions to travel to Montreal this year? If not, will you come prepared & bring proper clothing for this type of cold weather?

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    I don't see why the weather would affect me that much. It's not as if I am skiing or dog sledding my way in. So long as the planes, trains and buses run I am good to go for my next visit.

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    Won't affect my plans. But it does affect women's ability to dress sexy and for that we all suffer.

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    I have lived in the North most of my life. I have seen weather like this, and worse, so no, it will not change a thing.

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    I never cease to be amazed on my winter Montreal trips what a great job the city does with Mont Royal (not sure if I spelled that correctly). I like the attitude. If there is a lot of snow, embrace it and make great winter hiking and skiing trails for the locals and the tourists. I cannot think of any northern U.S. cities that do a similar thing for free.

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    The little walooo has a mind of itself and doesnt care about the weather.

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    I will be there in December!

    (And yes, I will be hobbying! )

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    I'm seeing a lot of how Montreal weather and snow is right now, up to date, via Snapchat, the Snapchats that I follow, and I would not want to be in Montreal, or Laval, at all right now, during the winter. Even the East Coast Americans are making it news of the snow storm that seems so typical of weather in Quebec. And asking for an outcall, for a girl to come through, or even be on time for even an incall, in this cold weather, seems to be cruel. I'd tip a little extra, or, when I make billionaire bucks, just tip a round trip ticket to warmer climates.

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    Billionaire bucks? If your that rich im sure temperature is the least/last of your concerns. Give me a moment to cry for the poor freezing of your rich person.

    Now that its done and we all could cry about your rich person being a bit frisky right now, let me say this to you. This is Quebec, its never too cold. We are used to it and its just another day at the office for us.
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    I cancelled a quick trip to Montreal last week because of bad conditions, on my end and in Montreal. I live in a snowbelt with roughly the same temperatures as Montreal, so that doesn't faze me; but Google was telling me that it was taking 45 minutes to get from Longueuil across the bridge because of traffic, and I didn't need to deal with that. I imagine the construction isn't helping. Anyway, it's generally an easy enough trip that I'll just come back after the holidays.

    Also, I wouldn't hold off on doing an outcall in any weather--that's their livelihood. As hard as the trek may be, they're still getting paid (and tipped). I doubt that waiting around on call for nothing to materialize is worse.

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    My trip to Montreal takes me through the Vermont mountains where even if the weather is wonderful north and south of the mountains, it can be hellacious in those mountains. On my way to VIP9 I was startled to hit some bad weather in those mountains but none south or north. At some point on I-89 I did observe a vehicle that had gone off the highway down a very steep grassy embankment about 50-75 meters off the highway. I saw the driver out of his car and he was talking to a State Trooper presumably about how the hell to get the car back on the highway. Where that car was, when it came to final rest, there was no way he could get back on the highway and there was no way to get a tow truck down that ravine to get the vehicle. Although it appeared undamaged, he may have had to abandon the vehicle because I just couldn't see any way to get it back up to the highway at all.

    If you are from NYC or CT, to drive to Montreal, you have no choice but to drive through the Adirondack Mountains in NY or the Green Mountains in VT. Even if the weather forecast is perfect in Montreal and NYC it's like 50-50 you could see very bad weather in those mountains. I even went through a whiteout up there which is pretty scary. So if you have a thin skin on weather just stay home, or else man up, get a good vehicle, and drive slowly until you clear the mountains. Don't be that guy at the bottom of the ravine who was forced to abandon his vehicle.

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    Years ago, I cancelled a winter trip to Montreal when - during near white out conditions - I witnessed the incoming flight touch down (or nearly touch down) and then pull up and circle the airport a few more times before landing. This was the plane that was going to take me on my first leg of the trip. The storm was forcasted to nail the East coast (the second leg of my trip.) It scared the hell out of me and I cancelled the trip.

    My last winter trip to Montreal was for Mike of GG's birthday party 2 years ago. My face froze during my walk to my hotel (I honestly feared frostbite). I cursed Montreal and my stupid ass for traveling north instead of south for a February hobby trip. I made a deal with God that if I could avoid frostbite that I would never travel to Montreal in February again. I did have a couple of great sessions, however: one with Chloe and the other with Gabrielle Garnier. The party was fun too but I thought how nice would it be to chase Gatinhas in Brasil or try Colombia or do a return trip to Tijuana?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    My trip to Montreal takes me through the Vermont mountains where even if the weather is wonderful north and south of the mountains.......
    I couldn't agree more. I drive up from NYC. Once I get north of Albany anything goes. I've been caught in white out conditions when just a few minutes before it was clear blue skies. I upgraded my truck with winter tires, brighter headlights, etc. I load the vehicle up with extra clothing, blankets, snow chains, batteries, etc. NYS does a pretty good job at clearing the snow, but they can only do so much if it is blizzard conditions and I have found that in the Albany area there is just no escaping the road from icing.

    Always be prepared for the worst and hope for the best. Safe travels everyone.

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    No, I live here.
    It will definitely affect my plans to live somewhere warmer for part of the winter though.
    Florida or Australia is starting to look better and better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatwalooo View Post
    I couldn't agree more. I drive up from NYC. Once I get north of Albany anything goes.
    If one takes I-91 north to I-89, the same rules apply, pretty much throw out the forecast and anything goes from White River Junction north until Burlington - this is the Vermont "anything goes" zone. The land become flat again as you arrive towards Burlington. I have advised some California hobbyists travelling to Montreal to fly to Burlington and then rent a car and drive to Montreal, which means vastly cheaper domestic air fare and a drive that misses the mountains as Burlington is already north of them. Theoretically you can do the same trip by flying in to Plattsurgh on the I-87 side, which puts you north of the Adirondacks, and then drive from Plattsburgh to Montreal.

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