by: gohabsgo - 3rd December 2010

  • 2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Expert
  • 1All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 2Terrain Park
  • Overall Value
Long Runs, Nice Village, Convenient, good for beginners
Expensive, Busy, Icy, Not much snow, cold, Bad Skiers

Full review

Tremblant is the largest and most expensive ski hill in quebec. You can get much better skiing done in the montreal area than here. Go to sutton, Jay peak or stowe. They get more snow and the terrain is better. They are less busy and the snow doesn't get skied up one hour after opening on a powder day. There are many runs to choose from. The wide open runs are usually icy by ten from all the lousy snowboarders in their $500 ski suits. The glades are great if there is a lot of snow or you are in the mood to ruin your skis. There is little if any variety for expert skiers. Half the mountain is flat especially on the north side. The only good thing about tremblant is the village. Intrawest has invested millions upon millions to have a whistler esque villiage for a crappy north eastern hill. There are tons of restaurant choices from pizza to sushi but they are all very expensive. Expect to pay at least $15 a person for the lunch on top. Lunch in village can cost at least $20 with tip. For dinners go to caseys the food is moderately priced, good quality and good service. Its not worth it to fly here or drive here from anywhere further than ottawa. Skiing: for beginners: i recommend skiing runs like the nansen on the south side (long run out at the end) or the ptit bonheur on the northside (the only 2 top to bottom beginner runs) for intermediate skiers: -ski off the northside in the morning (beauchemin, fuddle duddle, etc.) -then head to versent soleil in the afternoon there are some nice long winding runs with not too tough pitches -for an introduction to glades try the windigo off of the expo chair -for a great introduction do a black diamond try le geant it isnt very busy and usually isnt that icy - the beauvallon is busy but very well groomed -avoid the flying mile chair as there is little skiing to be done there - ski to the bottom dont go to the lowell thomas for expert skiers: -do a couple laps on the geant / superier (decent carving runs) then head to the edge (if not a lot of snow ski the front runs under the gondola they are always groomed well Grand-prix is great for that) -ski the glades on the soleil (only one run but nice pitch) -if there is fresh snow ski the ryan (always gets skied up quickly but is nice long mogul pitch) -the CBC on the northside is a good knee burner which is usually not very icy -the runs off of the expo chair are usually quite icy -except for the windigo glades which have a slight pitch but are a very nice mogul field -stay away from the zig-zag/vertigo unless tons of snow Terrain parks: -there is a basic terrain park on the northside which has a few jumps, rails and boxes -there is a bigger park off of the flying mile which you have to pay for (if you like the park its worth it as it is better groomed and has bigger and better features)
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