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What ski(s) do you like on Mont Tremblant?

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Leaving on Friday for a 10 day trip to Mont Tremblant. I have no idea what to expect. Is it traditional east coast resort or more open? Is it open enough for Fischer FIS GS? I have Fischer Race SC, Progressor 9+, Atomic GS9, Atomic Race SL 12 and Legend 8000 as well. We're 5 going so only room on the rack for a single pair.  :-(

 

Thanks in advance!

 

      - Tim

 

post #2 of 11

I would bring the Fischer FIS GS.

 

They have a bit of everything there.

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I would bring the Fischer FIS GS.


That's the best news of the day!  :-)

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As someone who lives nearby...and yes there is a bit of everything...I would definitely go for something more versatile than an FIS GS ski. There can be a fair bit of ice, but also bumps, steeps and some glades. I would go for the Progressor or the Race SC, depending on what you ski moguls best on.

 

I don't know what sort of ski and stay package you are committed to, but if you want to try some other (more interesting?) places to ski within a few hours drive...give me a buzz.

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Ice, bumps? Sounds east coast. I guess I'm going to take the Fischer Race SC's and maybe hit Daniel Lechance for some demos. Demo day at Tremblant on the 25th too.

 

Allan, do you have a recommendation other than Daniel Lechance for demo/rental? $60 to $70/day sounds a little steep just to demo a Progressor 10.

 

We've rented a big house with two other families. It's a family trip otherwise I'd love to explore beyond the resort.

post #6 of 11

Those prices do seem expensive. I never demoed skis there so I do not know for sure...but I believe there is a demo place at the Mountain. From what I remember it may only be Salomon. The 25th I will be skiing at Mont Orford in the Eastern Townships...great place to ski the trees if you ever have a chance. FWIW I ski on Fisher Motive 84's as my everyday ski in the Laurentians. Great bump ski, surprisingly good on ice!

post #7 of 11

P.S. According to their website the demo day is the 26th. Might be quite the zoo on a Saturday.

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Right, a Saturday and I'm sure you're right, It will be a mob scene. Beginning of Quebec vacation I hear. On second thought I'm going to bungie cord the Fischer FIS GS's to the rack and skip the demos.

 

Eastern Townships will be another trip sans family. I'll be looking you up when the time comes.

 

Enjoy the trees!

 

     - Tim

post #9 of 11

To answer your question about the runs: yes, they are wide enough for a GS ski.  The groomers there are really fun; Geant is a great run for a GS race ski (along with about 60 other trails).

 

Some more stuff to think about:  it will probably be crowded on some of the days you go there, and I don't know how comfortable you feel charging on a GS ski on crowded slopes.  Also, there are a good deal of bump runs there and some nice glade areas suiting to all levels of glade skiers (not sure if you are into those), and I'm pretty sure your GS race ski wouldn't be the best of those.  However, most of the trails on three of the four mountain zones there are groomed and suitable for GS turns.

 

My own two cents: if I could choose from all of those skis I'd take the progressor.

post #10 of 11

The thing is, there are lots of trails where you can get good use out of your progressors; there are few hills where you can get good use out of your FIS GS, putting lots of turns together, and Mt. Tremblant is one of them.  Heck, if I were going, I would bring my SGs.

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Right, a Saturday and I'm sure you're right, It will be a mob scene. Beginning of Quebec vacation I hear. On second thought I'm going to bungie cord the Fischer FIS GS's to the rack and skip the demos.

 

Eastern Townships will be another trip sans family. I'll be looking you up when the time comes.

 

Enjoy the trees!

 

     - Tim

Any tine! All the glades are in great shape this year both at Sutton and Orford...those on the trail map and not!
 

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