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Mont Tremblant vs. Lake Tahoe

post #1 of 10
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I am fortunate enough to be making a second bigger ski trip (other than just heading up to VT for a weekend) this year with my pops.

 

Our first trip will be to Whistler for our first time at the end of January.  Very much looking forward to that trip!

 

Tonight my dad presented me with the option of either paying for my flight which will b like $450, and going to Lake Tahoe to ski Kirkwood, Northstar and Heavenly.  I believe it's some pass that you get a packaged deal on?  Anybody familiar?

 

Obviously we can choose to ski any of the three any of the days, we don't necessarily have to ski each of the three, although skiing as many different places is something we are trying to do.

 

The other option is, I don't have to contribute anything, and we drive 7 hours up to Mont Tremblant and ski there for 3 days.

 

The trip would be at the end of February.  The $450 doesn't mean much to me, just thought I'd throw it in there for people to take into consideration when they weigh one trip against the other.

 

We are both, strong advanced skiers.  I know people raise a riot anytime somebody says they are experts, but we'reboth very strong skiers that like to push our limits and will ski just about anything.

 

What do you guys thinks?

 

If you know of another lift package for Lake Tahoe that would allow us to ski some better resorts, I would definitely be up for that.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 10

Heavenly, Kirkwood, and Northstar are Vail resorts so it sounds like he has some kind of VR voucher for three days.

 

These three resorts are also rather spread out, Northstar is at the north end of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is at the south end about an hour's drive, and Kirkwood is another hour south.  The usual advice for a Tahoe trip is to pick an end of the lake (north or south) and not try to ski both in the same trip.  But if you stayed in South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly would be right there with the other two hills about and an hour's drive away.  Feasible, but maybe more driving than you want.  Also, when it snows there, it really snows. Bring chains if you plan to drive.

 

With Tremblant being a reasonable drive you can do that any time so I'd go for the Tahoe trip.  Even if you wind up skiing all three days at Heavenly it's big enough that you shouldn't be bored.  Tremblant's a great place to ski ( I go there almost every year) but I think Tahoe is the choice here.

post #3 of 10

if money is no issue i'd recomend going west.

 

i mean you mention that you ski vermont regularly so tremblant is similar to vermont but further north. I haven't been to tahoe but my guess is that it'll be more of a trip. 

 

 

also if you do decide tremblant (consider St Anne or le Massif.. it might be a bit further and don't really have villages but i like the mountains better)

post #4 of 10
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Yea so I guess since all three are Vail resorts, they offer some sort of ski pass that gives you access to all three with a small discount for buying a multiple day pass.

I believe my dad said we would be staying close to heavenly and that' he's not interested in renting a car but was told a shuttle ride is about 40 minutes to the other mountains.

How big of a hassle will that be?

Seeing as they're all Vail resorts, it makes sense they ahve this access pass, out of curiosity, are there any packaes/passes like this for other mountains? I'd love to be able to get alpine meadows in the mix if possible.

I'd ilke to save Squaw as a separate 3-4 full day trip for another time I think.

Thanks!
post #5 of 10

Definitely go to SLT.  Kirkwood is one of my favorite mountains.  

post #6 of 10
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Well there's been a game changer.

There is a Canadiens v. Maple Leafs game the Saturday we would be heading home from Mont Tremblant.

Seeing as my pops and I are both huge hockey guys, we're going to drive to Montral after skiing Saturday and stay in Montreal and go see the game and drive home Sunday instead.

I'll make it out to Tahoe eventually, but this is a very cool trip to do so I'm really looking forward to it!

Thanks for the input!
post #7 of 10


good luck getting tickets! though i guess depending on the price you,re willing to put up for tickets you can always find some in the street.

 

 

 

 

and obviously: go habs go!

post #8 of 10
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good luck getting tickets! though i guess depending on the price you,re willing to put up for tickets you can always find some in the street.

 

 

 

 

and obviously: go habs go!


Yeah..I'm thinking $300 a seat for nosebleeds..

 

and obviously: GO LEAFS GO!  :D

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
My dad said he saw tickets going for around $200 a piece.

I'll probably have to pay for my ticket but I don't mind.

What an awesome game to check out.

Defintely going to be a great trip.

And I think I'm going to have to root for the Habs on this one.

I'll never root for the Maple Leafs after what Darcy Tucker did to Michael Peca haha
post #10 of 10
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Originally Posted by mcl116 View Post

My dad said he saw tickets going for around $200 a piece.

I'll probably have to pay for my ticket but I don't mind.

What an awesome game to check out.

Defintely going to be a great trip.

And I think I'm going to have to root for the Habs on this one.

I'll never root for the Maple Leafs after what Darcy Tucker did to Michael Peca haha


That's a good price even for poor seats.  Take em!  :D

 

Meh..I don't blame you..I hate rooting for the Leafs..I'm just stuck with them.  :( 

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