Because I happened to be nearby for the Porsche ice driving school, I figured I might as well go check out Mt Tremblant, especially as I went to its racetrack in the summer 8 years ago and while we were there, they nicely gave us a ride to the ski resort during the summer.
It almost looked the same :)
Anyway, I left my previous hotel bright and early for the 1h drive to Mt Tremblant. A big storm was coming in later that day, so it was great to have a room at the Marriott with underground parking and walking to the slopes:
the village is cute
given that it was a weekday without new snow, no lines
this was a summary of the resort: ice city...
Sadly, the first day was cold (-18C) and no new snow. Due to freezing rain the week prior, the entire place was covered with ice outside of trails that were groomed, but the grooming only lasted so long:
going down to soleil was a big mistake, sun facing slopes were of course sheer ice
After a few hours or doing mostly boring groomers and hating my life the moment I left groomers, so I left the slopes by noon and went snowmobiling instead.
Thankfully the next morning we got over 30cm of new snow, which fixed a lot of things:
my hotel gave me an early tracks pass, was able to up 45mn earlier, score
it snowed most of the day, so we got more
it didn't suck, but the snow was barely enough to cover the ice in places
not a big sign
wait, I'm out of bounds? Since when?
the village was more snowy by the end of the day :)
Day 3 got another 15 to 20cm, which helped refill the tracks somewhat from the previous day:
hot tubs were missing an Arturo :)
haha, great that they tell you
oh boy, some of the translations were wrong. This one actually said the opposite...
a bit of a line, but I was almost first to go up
not so warm either, but good to keep the snow
the north facing side had 3 good high speed chairs and better snow
pseudo side-country was pretty good
'le edge', haha
short moment of sun
By 12:30 I got off the slopes to get back to the airport, but had yummy of poutine (with chicken and bacon) for the drive back :)
other side country