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    incognito_NYC
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    Mont Tremblant???

    So can anyone tell me how the ski conditions might be up in the mountains?
    Our ski season here in the Northeast US was pretty much non-existent this year.

    I wasted $350 bucks on a Killington season pass that I only used three weekends!!!

    So the first skiing I got to do all year was Presidents Day week when I did a couple of days up in the Laurentians. But of course I didn't waste money on a hotel room in the resort areas. I wisely decided to stay in downtown Montreal where there's a helluva lot more to do at night!

    The Tremblant website claims that they're about 60% open put that tells you nothing about the snow conditions. Any skiers out here who may have been there in the past week or two?

    P.S. - Do you at all detect any hint that someone here may be desperately looking for an excuse to drive back to Montreal?
    - Incognito_NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by incognito_NYC
    The Tremblant website claims that they're about 60% open put that tells you nothing about the snow conditions. Any skiers out here who may have been there in the past week or two?
    I think they're exaggerating quite a bit in order to suck up more money from the tourists. I spoke to someone recently who had returned from there and he told me that there wasn't much snow left where he was located. He told me to forget about starting my downhill skiing career this year.

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    Conditions here are corn snow and very sticky if you come up make sure you wax first - But there is skiing available and its not terrible.

    There you go incognito_NYC, excuse to drive back to Montreal provided.

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    Incognito, I'll tell you where the best ski conditions are: the Wasatch mountains in Utah. No hobbying there, of course, but bigamy is allowed

    Don't feel too bad about throwing your $ away. I used to love to ski Cannon. It's one of the great classic mountains in the northeast, and the oldest ski area in North America. It's also a shambles. Between the lack of snow in recent years, and the horrible winds that Cannon is prone to, it's too risky to buy a season pass there. Instead I bought a threedom pass, luckily only $269, but I used it exactly once.
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    Go to Quebec City

    If you want to go to Tremblant, bring your golf clubs.

    If you want skiing, go to Quebec City - they had more snow there this year than they've had in a long time - and they always have a lot of snow.

    Mont St. Anne is usually open till the end of April and the Massif will likely be open till the end of April as well. If you're serious about skiing, (I lived in the province of Quebec all my life), St. Anne and the Massif are THE places to ski in Eastern Canada.

    The Massif is a hidden gem since its less known but has the highest vertical drop in eastern Canada. I would also say its effective vertical drop is on par with Killington even if its a few hundred feet less because you experience real drop from top to bottom - it can't go any further since its base is right on the St. Lawrence river. The view from the mountain is quite spectacular.

    Both St. Anne and the Massif are much better than mountains than Tremblant which has an effective drop of 1500 ft. The double diamonds at ST. Anne and the Massif are on par with Stowe if you know that hill.

    The problem at Tremblant is the quoted drop is 2100 ft on the south side but the bottom of the mountain is a long slope with a long flat that requires poling - sucks.

    St. Anne has lots of lodging at the base. The Massif requires you stay in a nearby village but is in a beautiful part of Quebec. St. Anne is about 30 minutes from downtown Quebec City and the Massif is about 1 hour from same. QC is also a great party city with lots of bars and restaurants and a pretty good SP scene. Quebec City is about 2.5 hours from Montreal.
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    Tremblant

    I know Tremblant quite well as I teach skiing in the Laurentians. Tremblant started going bad about two weeks ago. The first hour or two of each day would be okay but by noon, things will get very slushy and there will be mini moguls on practically every slope. They are also cutting down on costs so not every lift will be open since they have had a terrible year due to their strike in December. Tremblant also has a habit this past season on not being consistent with grooming. Recent rain in the area will wash out some of the snow too. So there is skiing but it's pretty crappy and will not be worth your trip up here. Best time to come is between Feb and March.

    Funny, cause I was going to ask the same question about conditions down in Vermont!

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    Ski Vermont ...

    to "ExoticSpirit" ...

    The inside scoop last I heard in Vermont was that Jay Peak is the place to go for late season snow this year. This info was from a Killington employee who was whispering because he said that he could probably lose his job if one of his mangers overheard. You'd think we were talking international espionage - LOL.

    But he says that his son has been skiing there most of the season because they are known for getting more natural snowfall than any other VT resort. They're just lucky enough to be in a location that benefits from one of Vermonts quirky weather phenomona known as micro-climates. (That's where the local weather in one small area can be completely different from everywhere else in the immediate area - has to do with close concentrations of high peaks & low valleys.)

    Plus for you guys up in The Great White North it's just over the border.
    - Incognito_NYC

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    Bigamy?!?!

    to "btyger" ...

    Bigamy is where you get to marry more than one women at a time. Actually what I have in mind is a little more short term.

    Why have twice (or triple) the headaches when you can have double (or triple) the pleasure?!?

    Speaking of snow again - yeah the West was the place to be this season. Record snowfall at alot of their resorts.

    But I was just looking to do something more local - plus I have a hotel discount special for Montreal that I need to use before a certain date so I already have a weekend in April booked. Looks like if there's no snow I'll just have to entertain myself some other way ... snow white peaks, mounds of pleasure, going down into the valley ... can be quite more fulfilling than skiing.
    - Incognito_NYC

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