Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Snow ConditionsThe ski hills of Eastern Canada and the United States are notoriously icy. Tremblant is no exception and generally in mid February it would be at it's worst. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the snow conditions were optimal. Indeed, you had to try very hard to find those icy patches! Not once in the three days of riding, did I find myself on my butt crying and cursing that I had taken on too much hill!
It was cold. Going up in the chair lifts was bone chilling! Everyone had their goggles down and face masks up. But there was a great big clear.blue sky and at the bottom of the runs in the lift lines the sun warmed you up, a bit. Monday morning it was -19C with the wind chill making it seem like -29C. I tried to take a picture of the wind blowing Luke around at the summit but I think it was too cold for the camera. There is no picture anyway.
Big thanks to my brother's brother-in-law for arranging the weekend. Planning is something I'm not very good at and committing to a ski vacation months in advance is something I never do. You can't trust the weather or the snow conditions. I never would have gone to Tremblant this past weekend if I had been paying attention to the weather. Just goes to show, you never know.
NightlifeIf you really want to enjoy the nightlife at Tremblant, you need to say on the Hill preferably in the pedestrian village. The condo the family stayed at was about a 15 minute walk from the bar scene which ensured the young adults would have all kinds of drama on their night out. Which they did.
We were not at the condo but at the old railway hotel Hotel Mont Tremblant and Au Coin Resto-Bar in the old village. We discovered that there is a great bus service and took advantage of it to avoid drinking and driving and enjoy dinner with the family at the condo and a pitcher of beer at El Diablo on saturday night. El Diablo is a great little brew pub we always visit when we at Tremblant.