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Mont Tremblant or Beaver Creek???

post #1 of 17
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We've gone to Beaver Creek for the past 3 holiday seasons and were thinking of trying something a little different this year. We're mostly green/blue skiers who like to have other activities available to them when not skiing. We're thinking of trying Tremblant with a 2 day sidetrip to Montreal since the kids (teens) have never been to Canada. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
post #2 of 17
Holiday season= christmas? Tremblant december not enough snow, January through Feb bitter cold. March OK, but lots of crowds.

I ski the beav every december (2nd week), Always good snow, no crowds. Now the christmas week is another story, still great snow but expensive and fairly crowded. How about Utah?
post #3 of 17
If you're talking December, Tremblant will very likely be short on snow. Definitely by what you're used to skiing. Villiage is fake, but very nice nonetheless. Lots of posh hotels, good restaurants, bars, etc.

If you're looking for good skiing, I'd stick to the west, I'll echo Finndog, have you thought about Utah? Probably your best bet for early season snow. Or check out Steamboat. Could get pricey though at the holidays, but if you've been to BC around Christmas, you know the definition of pricey.

As for Montreal, beautiful city, great restaurants and nightlife as well. Nice hotels are surprisingly inexpensive for a city that size. All that being said, go when its warm so you can see the old port area, etc when its nice out. It is collllllld there from late November thru late March/early April.
post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice. Yes, holiday=Christmas. Bitter cold I've been reading about is a definite con. Been too Utah, enjoyed it, but prices just too high at Christmas. (I can stay free at the BC Hyatt.)
post #5 of 17
Do not go to Tremblant. They care almost nothing about the quality of your skiing experience. They want you to come, ski a little on their nearly snowless, uncared for slopes - then quit early in disgust, or fear of an accident so you can head for the shops and restaurants and spend like a drunken sailor so they can put up even more obscene bloated overpriced hotels.

They couldn't give a rat's coolie how you enjoyed the skiing as long as you're throwing your fat American dollars in their pasty greedy croissant stuffed fat faces.

Pity - it's a pretty nice hill.

Later, I'll tell you what I really think.
post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by stlrod View Post
Thanks for the advice. Yes, holiday=Christmas. Bitter cold I've been reading about is a definite con. Been too Utah, enjoyed it, but prices just too high at Christmas. (I can stay free at the BC Hyatt.)
If you can stay free in BC, I don't know why you're considering Tremblant?

If BC doesn't have enough for the group to do, then take a day off and go to Glenwood hotsprings, take a snowmobile trip or SPEND the day in Aspen.
post #7 of 17
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(I can stay free at the BC Hyatt.)
Cousin Rod!! Remember me? We were buds way back when our family used to get together at that place for that thing. How about hooking a brother (or cousin) up at the Hyatt?
post #8 of 17
I don't think you can even compare the two. The clincher is the Hyatt deal you have at BC. Tremblant can't hold a candle to BC.
post #9 of 17
yeah, if youve been at beaver creek; you'll be very disappointed in the quality, quantity of snow on the east coast espicially that early.
i'd try whistler, lake louise, utah, steamboat or even breckenridge unless you dont want to ski that much.
post #10 of 17
I ski Mont Tremblant regularly and also agree that you should go west (Sunshine Village, Lake Louise). There are new owners at Mont Tremblant, Fortress, and they may well put more money in the skiing experience eventually - but so far they have only announced the building of even more condos. If you want to ski in eastern Canada stay in Quebec City and ski at Mont Ste Anne and Le Massif otherwise go west.

Chris
post #11 of 17
I've skied Tremblant for yrs __GO WEST tremblant will have little to no cover , be colder than a well diggers rear end and frankly GOD forbid you should need medical attention in Canada . You need buckets of cash upfront for teh ER and ambulance service

-- If i had your choice -ITS A NO BRAINER
post #12 of 17
WHAO! Hold the pony pal, free at the Park Hyatt? I have stayed there a few times and there is no better, maybe the Ritz in BAchelor gulch, but why are you even thinking of going anywhere else? Fly into Eagle (EGE), 20 minutes later your slopeside, don't forget to tip the ski valets!
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
WHAO! Hold the pony pal, free at the Park Hyatt? I have stayed there a few times and there is no better, maybe the Ritz in BAchelor gulch, but why are you even thinking of going anywhere else? Fly into Eagle (EGE), 20 minutes later your slopeside, don't forget to tip the ski valets!
Actually the airport is in Gypsum (by the new Costco)
post #14 of 17
Personally if I were a blue/green type skier going to Colorado I would go to Breckenridge. You can cruise till you can't cruise no more there and be happy. The town is an actual town too.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by cal to colorado View Post
Actually the airport is in Gypsum (by the new Costco)

The airport is called Eagle, EGE is the symbol.
post #16 of 17
Even if you could stay free at the Tremblant Hyatt,going there for a holiday would be a waste.BC has some of the best snow in the world.Check out Big White,Fernie, or Silver Star.Great terrain,lots of snow and they won't gouge you for every nickel.If you are feeling adventurous,why not go cat skiing for a day or two.Island Lake Lodge at Fernie is a good one.If you're flush with cash,check out Mike Wiegle's Heli-Skiing.It beats mediocre sex,and maybe even great sex on a perfect day.Cantley is right about Quebec City.
Nice to have the family re-union with Rod and Matt.It's been a while guys,let me know which Hyatt and when.I don't need anything fancy,Rod,but a hot tub would be nice.
post #17 of 17
Tremblant is all rock and ice in December so I would avoid that. But if you're a blue/green skier and you're not stuck on a major "brand" resort, I would consider Mont Saint Sauveur which is 45 minutes north of Montreal and 45 minutes south of Tremblant. The specs of the mountan won't thrill you for sure, and it may not be challenging for everyone, but snow making is excellent and its a nice early season place to ski. And the atmosphere is much better than Tremblant ... you and your wife will love the shops and restaurants (I was brought up there so I'm a bit biased). But the attraction of Sauveur is the whole vacation experience and not just the skiing.

http://www.montsaintsauveur.com/en/st_sauveur/
http://www.manoir-saint-sauveur.com/ENG/index.html
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