The lift issue all agree is simply intolerable. Riding the chair should not be the risky part of your day.
As per the so called Disney village, I for one love the village atmosphere at Tremblant. Compare to other eastern resorts.
Tremblant = Top notch accomodations and lots of great places to eat albiet a tad expensive. The food at the top of Tremblant (cafeteria) is superior to the better restraunts at other hills.
Sunday River = Crappy accomodations, apres not even close to Tremblant. Limited places to eat. Lunch is greasy pub food, but no less expensive than quality food at Tremblant.
Sugarloaf = great ski hill, with accomodations and food superior to the Rivah. But the accomodations and food are not even close to Tremblant.
Granted Tremblant can be crowded. It has good skiing, but not as good as the Rivah or the Loaf. It depends on how much weight you put on each factor when weighing your total exprience. I for one would take Tremblant over Sunday River on most days, but I still go to SR. The Loaf and Tremblant are a toss up. I love both, but for different reasons.
I don't accept the anti Tremblant disney stuff about the village as intrawest, IMHO, has most other hills beat when it comes to accomodating and serving quality to customers at the base of the hill.
my 2 cents