Saddleback doesn't have many lifts for the entire mountain and I'm curious about lines and wait time, especially the 2-person chair the seems to service most of the mountain. Any ideas? We would stay at a ski-in/ski-out condo, which is nice. The beginners area seems to be quite large and is serviced by a 4-person chair (also a plus)
The Quebec option offers more varied terrain and more lifts to access the terrain. Le Massif is only about 30mins from our planned hotel (5mins from Ste Anne) and also includes a shuttle to Ste Anne. Ste Anne has a beginners area serviced by two pomas and a majic carpet. The beginners area at Le Massif is basic, seems to be one run serviced by a poma, although there are some quite long green runs from the summit. Ste Anne has night skiing, which means I could get a little more ski time in on those days. Our planned hotel in Quebec has an indoor pool, which is really good because our son is part fish.
From a cost perspective, we've done a rough budget that includes lodging, gas, lift tickets & food. Saddleback is about $150 cheaper than the Quebec combo. Not really a big enough difference to make the decision easy - but cheaper is better right?!?
What about restaurants/eating and apres ski activities....any good? Are there any? At Saddleback we would most likely make our own food in the condo whereas in Quebec we would eat out.
Anyway, looking for some advice from the epic ski community. Any thoughts?
Thanks in advance!