Originally Posted by med
Grey Rocks is just a few miles from Mt.Tremblant and about 2 hr. drive from Montreal. Total verticle was around 600 ft. as I remember. A ski week included:
- Stayed in a lodge about 100 yds. from the lifts
- Five full days and a half day on Saturday of skiing with the same instructor in a 10 person group. One day the group would go to Tremblant
- Three of the best meals each day
- Major Apre ski each night, and, that's why my memory is a little blurred
- In it's day the cost was around $600 all inclusive
What's not to like?
Sept 12, 2007
You're memory serves you correctly.
$600.00 all inclusive (but we all chipped in $10-$15 to tip the coach at the end of the week)
Apres Ski. I was always too tired at the end of the day to partaketh too deeply in this enjoyment.
Meals. Great French cuisine. Nothing more to say
Saturday morning, a group choice to ski or to enter a race
. Thursday was a group choice to either ski at home or Tremblant, which added $25.00 (?) to the bill.
Stayed in a four star hotel (not lodge) 100 yards from the lifts. Only down side was crossing the busy road in front of the lodge, er I mean hotel
600 vertical feet on Sugar Peak.
Arrived Sunday noon to get in a few hours of skiing (gratis, compliments of the management ). Monday morning 200-300 people stood around at the bottom of Sugar Peak. Réal Charette (SSD and he was a big, impressive, handsome man) and two assistants walked around and without even a ski off would say you report to sign post 11 (there were 30+ posts arranged on the outskirts of the gathering area, each with a sign with a number on it). I think that he had so much experience that he could assign people of similar skiing abilities just by observing the clothes, equipment and stance each person persented (with the exception of the top 5-10 classes, depending on the makeup of the skiers for that week, these people would be involved in a brief ski off). In the first two hours, slight adjustments to class membership would be made. Once you're class was formed, you took the double t-bar (one person on each side of a big t-bar) to get up the mountain. Now note that Gray Rocks was famous for teaching beginners, so everything had a purpose and the initial t-bar was so that when you went elsewhere to ski, you would be able to safely use a t-bar, j-bar, poma lift etc (for you youngsters, those lifts, known as surface lifts were still being used right after the dinosaurs went extinct
). This double t-bar was the six-pack super lift of it's day
. Sugar Peak was small and compact but had all types of terrain for beginners/intermediates to practice on. Mainly long groomed to the hilt runs, with a sprinkling of short steep pitches, short bump runs and I remember most vividly a drop of 10+ feet, where the coach just pointed the tips of his skis down and said "follow me" before he took the leap. Ah, those were the days.
Does this jog your memory at all? Correct me if you see any lapses.