March Break 09

by: dcole - Mar 23, 2009

  • Overall Rating 4
  • Family Friendly 5
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 4
  • Terrain Park 5
  • Nightlife 3

    Pros: great deals on accomadation

    Cons: Saturday was extremly busy

    Recommended For: Singles, Family Friendly, Empty Nesters

    Date Visited: Mar 1, 2009

Full review

Went March 21, 3 days, with family, had kids in lessons so I could play

Saturday was extremely busy, snow was soft, managed to avoid lines at lifts
Sunday was about 1/3 of people from previous day, had a few inches of new snow, and a little colder
Monday was extremely cold, and after picking up tuned equipment, hit the newly groomed trails
Some trails are closed now due to lack of snow/snow making, still lots of trails to explore

Kids had group ski lessons, not nearly as good as private, won't be there, to expensive$
Found great deal on accommodation at, about 1/2 of Tremblant rates.
Was a problem at check-in with room, resort upgraded us to better room at no extra cost
Lots of activities, and first tracks included(kids loved the tubing/other evening activities)
Did swimming at aqua club 1 day, kids love it, not cheap($50 family)
Made a point to bring enough food to make all meals as it helps control cost(room had full kitchen, was worth it)
Most other thing like lift passes, you cannot change(we use Bang Pass/2 day T-pack) to help out

Looking forward to next year

There are cheaper places to go, but being hillside has advantages, especially when dealing with young children