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I am heading to Mont Tremblant the last week of March. I have never been there but have read good things about the blend of off-slope activities (nightlife, restaurants, bars, etc.) and skiing. I am hoping you can help me with opinions, comments, watchouts, recommendations, expected ski conditions, etc. that I can pass along to my friends before we go.

Thanks
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Arent they closed due to the strike?
post #3 of 15
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That would be the kind of information that will make or break the trip. Anyone know anything about a strike? Need to know as we are finalizing the logistics.
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Originally Posted by HiddenValleySkier
That would be the kind of information that will make or break the trip. Anyone know anything about a strike? Need to know as we are finalizing the logistics.
The strike is over. Check out this site, lots of useful, no BS, info on Tremblant. If you register in the chat section those guys can answer all your questions.
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I've skied every yr for the past 5 yrs :

Plus side ;

lifts are good
trails are varied , something for everyone
atmosphere is differant from the States -more European
cost
prefer the versant Nord side trails .Theyare a mite more quaint and for follks more interested in skiing than being seen

The versant Soleil has nice trail mix preferable to the south side (village)trails , if you want glades thereare plenty there and in a fourth area called the EDGE . But the Edge lift is ghastly SLOOOOWWW

MINUS
Can be CROWDED
Colder than a well digger's rear end
the village = Disneyworld IMO too many fashion skiers or "posers in one piecer's "
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Originally Posted by Warp daddy
MINUS
Can be CROWDED
Colder than a well digger's rear end
the village = Disneyworld IMO too many fashion skiers or "posers in one piecer's "
How about the fact that they refuse to blow a flake of snow after Jan. 31st, regardless of perfect snowmaking weather and regardless of how icy, skied off and treacherous conditions get? Big huge !

If Tremblant was in my backyard, I'd love it. But to actually plan a trip there in advance - I'll never do that again until they change their attitude about what really matters.

If you go there, pray for the miracle of natural snow. Pray very hard.
Maybe the last week of March will be warm enough that you'll at least get warm enough temps to soften thing up. In that case, you'll probably enjoy the mountain. Good luck.
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Originally Posted by HiddenValleySkier
I am heading to Mont Tremblant the last week of March. I have never been there but have read good things about the blend of off-slope activities (nightlife, restaurants, bars, etc.) and skiing. I am hoping you can help me with opinions, comments, watchouts, recommendations, expected ski conditions, etc. that I can pass along to my friends before we go.

Thanks
In regards to the off-slope activities... it's a great place just to hang out. I made a video of my trip I made with my parents, aunt, and brother - if you PM me, I'll send you a link with a lot of off-slope pictures in video format.

The food was fantastic there, although very expensive. The Italian restaurant, Coco Pazzo, is a must. French restaurant, Aux Truffes was also good. Oh and something to watch out for: If you take a walk early in the morning, like 6-7am... and feel like having breakfast before anything is opening... don't go to the small coffee shop type thing near the Voyageurs area (bottom of Cabriolet). I think I had a cream cheese bagel + orange juice.. and it came out to be like $10. I felt so ripped off... and the only good thing was that the waitress was hot.

On that site link someone posted, there should be a spring skiing question... some guy has a video of what conditions are like around that time.
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Originally Posted by carvemeister
How about the fact that they refuse to blow a flake of snow after Jan. 31st, regardless of perfect snowmaking weather and regardless of how icy, skied off and treacherous conditions get? Big huge !

If Tremblant was in my backyard, I'd love it. But to actually plan a trip there in advance - I'll never do that again until they change their attitude about what really matters.
Isn't this because of some governmental regulation? I think this occurs at other Canadian resorts too.
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Tremblant is a fun East Coast resort.. Montreal is pretty much the coolest city ever
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I've been there twice, both in March. I was concerned about the fact that they stopped making snow months before, but the conditions were fine. I think it stays so cold for most of the winter that nothing ever melts. The village while a bit Disneyesque was a lot of fun and there are plenty of good restaurants. The crepe place is great... the fondue place is fun... Unlike Disney, the restaurants and shops are not run by the corporation, but by individuals and that makes all the difference. The strike was settled a few weeks ago. Try out the Tremblant Insider site for excellent information.
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Originally Posted by crank
Unlike Disney, the restaurants and shops are not run by the corporation, but by individuals and that makes all the difference.
I don't think that is 100% accurate. I am pretty sure that some shops are run by ITW and the rest are private. I could be wrong. Does anyone else know this for a fact?
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Carvemeister is ON target re lack of snowmaking.Any groom on the hill gets scraped off early and by about 1-pm you'll need GINSU edges in some area's
ADVICE --MAKE damn sure your edges are tuned, wear your helmet

be sure to also venture over the the villages of Vieux Tremblant and St. Jovite for additional interesting restaurants and shops.

Avoid driving in rush hr in Montreal from 7-9 in the am 3-6 in the pm ITS a NITEMARE
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Rush hour in Montreal is like DC 24/7. You will hit traffic no matter what time of day it is...................
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Travel with a friend! Should be an HOV lane!
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