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Old 07-18-2010, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im headed up to quebec for a couple weeks this december and was wondering where's the best place to shred up there. i have absolutely no knowledge of the area so any help would be appreciated
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Mt Tremblant would be your best bet.

Mont Tremblant Ski Resort Official Site - Ski, Hotel, Condos, Golf, Spa, 4 Seasons Vacations in Quebec, Canada
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Where in Quebec are you going?
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Where in Quebec are you going?
It's looking like I'll be in the Montreal area

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You ever been there?
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I've been there twice. Once in about 1997 and again in 2009. It's about 1hr from Montreal even in a snowstorm (we drove through one on the way in). We had good weather, nonstop snow but not a ton of accumulation (maybe 8-10 inches for the week), but be prepared for variable conditions as you would expect anywhere else on the East Coast. When I was there in '97 it was 0 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next. The resort area is really self-contained, which is nice. There's a little shopping district, a handful of bars, restaurants, and a decent microbrewery which are all steps from the main lift area. It goes about 2,000 vertical feet which is pretty respectable. The terrain isn't particularly steep gnarly, but it's varied enough for most. They set up some decent park areas if I remember correctly, and they do some good gladed areas, too.

I'd go more often if it wasn't a 10-hour drive.
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Tremblant is about 1-1.5 hours north of Montreal. I've been there in 2008 and 2009 both in mid decemeber. As one other member stated the conditions can vary. A couple of days were really cold and icy, some days we got a huge dump of fresh snow. I'll be there again in mid december this year.
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I've been there twice. Once in about 1997 and again in 2009. It's about 1hr from Montreal even in a snowstorm (we drove through one on the way in). We had good weather, nonstop snow but not a ton of accumulation (maybe 8-10 inches for the week), but be prepared for variable conditions as you would expect anywhere else on the East Coast. When I was there in '97 it was 0 degrees one day and 36 degrees the next. The resort area is really self-contained, which is nice. There's a little shopping district, a handful of bars, restaurants, and a decent microbrewery which are all steps from the main lift area. It goes about 2,000 vertical feet which is pretty respectable. The terrain isn't particularly steep gnarly, but it's varied enough for most. They set up some decent park areas if I remember correctly, and they do some good gladed areas, too.

I'd go more often if it wasn't a 10-hour drive.
pfft if you're going on a 10 hour drive hit up vermont! I've done it twice this year, hoping for more times next year.

OP:Only resort i hear about is Mt. Tremblant(as everyone in this topic is saying)
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Vermont is 13+ from Detroit, and that's if you go through Canada. If you drive around lake Erie, it's more like 15.

I have considered taking the AmTrak from Toledo to Rutland for a VT trip. It's an overnight train leaving ~2am. The lodging options at Tremblant are more "resort-y" from my limited experience, and considerably less expensive. We weren't "slopeside" but we were only 1/4 mile from lifts and walked to/from the bars and our condo. Places like that in VT cost an arm and a leg...
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Vermont is 13+ from Detroit, and that's if you go through Canada. If you drive around lake Erie, it's more like 15.

I have considered taking the AmTrak from Toledo to Rutland for a VT trip. It's an overnight train leaving ~2am. The lodging options at Tremblant are more "resort-y" from my limited experience, and considerably less expensive. We weren't "slopeside" but we were only 1/4 mile from lifts and walked to/from the bars and our condo. Places like that in VT cost an arm and a leg...
I live in West Bloomfield..me and my dad have gotten 12 hours including stops. We went to small hotel in Bennington(like 50 a night max?), which was around 40 minutes from Mt Snow(best vermont park, has 7 parks on 1 slope), and around 40-50 to Stratton. If you're willing to step down from condos/slopeside, you can get verrry cheap hotels, and better riding.
EDIT; Why Rutland? Killington is good for the stash, but otherwise snow/stratton are better. Okemo is very good too, and i don't think its that far from where we stayed. Maybe 90 minutes

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