If your on the windy side of the mountain its cold as fuck. As long as you remember ALL of your warm clothes you'll be good. (accidently brought my lighter hat for under my helmet) I haven't hit the full park but from videos it looks dope as fuck. lots of stuff to do on and off the mountain.
I tail tapped a gaper who was standing on the knuckle yesterday. It was a nice firm smack right to the helmet, definitely the high point of my day.
3 dudes living together with a ferret...really hope I don't end up like that when I'm 30.
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The mountain it self has good terrain but ALWAYS busy
If your going for the village and the tourist atmosphere go to Tremblant but if you are more looking toward the park and the mountain go to one of the less tourist places, that way you still get the terrain but dont have the crowds.
The only time i went, the whole mountain was a sheet of ice. no snow anywhere. Probably some of the worst skiing conditions ive ever experienced. On the other side, if you get it on a good day i could see it being a whole lot of fun. the local kids are pretty cool too and the beer is great
[Father:] Hey Kids!
[Kids:] Hey Dad!
[Father:] What'da want to do today?
[Kids:] We don't know.
[Father:] Wanna go to the matinee?
[Father:] Wanna go to the Amusement Park?
[Father:] Wanna go to the punk rock show?
[Kids:] Yeah! Let's go to the punk rock show!
The Adrenaline park is usually in tip top shape come late January (note however that you'll need a park pass to get in). There are also some beginner and intermediate features that won't require a pass to access.
Conditions are all over the place dependent on weather and crowds. Sometimes the top of the mountain is shrouded in clouds and you can't see 5 feet in front of you. On the other hand some days you get to the edge chair the morning after a snowfall and you could get some acceptable fresh. Some nice groomers and some decent EC trees also.
Always use the singles line.
I always stay away from the gondola, but that's just me.
Lift tickets are expensive.
There is some good nightlife in the village and good apres ski beer deals. My recommendation is to go shred, grab beers at caribou, get loaded, eat, recharge, get back out on the town and go crazy. Then rinse wash repeat the next day.
What are we doing?
We're having some awesome snow fun!
I've skiied Tremblant pretty often, and I've noticed that the weather/conditions are either really awesome or really shitty. Hopefully you won't spend 100$ only to regret not bringing your skates with you...
The park(s) are fairly nice; well maintained and such, and often pretty empty.
Now, the town itself is pretty cool; it's definitely worth the visit after a day of skiing. Hopefully you're 18+ and you can check out some of the bars... Quebec girls are pretty awesome ;)
Been there several years for school trips in mid jan. By then the big park isnt set up and its really cold. I would suggest going there later, like in feb/mar to experience the park. But if the trees are your thing, go after a good storm and ski fresh all day. Not sure why others say its skied off in 30minutes, ive had fresh pow at 330 in le soleil. You just gotta get into the woods where there are not crowds on the north side.
Night life rocks, thats the only benefit to a crowded ski resort, the parties rock.