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    Posted: Oct/26/2010 at 8:18am
Hey guys i live in nyc and i was wondering whats a good place to drive to in canada to snowboard. Can you please give me some info and as to where is the cheapest place to stay in.  thx.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/28/2010 at 12:45pm
If you're thinking about staying on the east coast, go to mont tremblanc in that area and fairly close to you relatively speaking.

Also, being in Quebec gives you the flair that the main language is French.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Oct/30/2010 at 5:25pm
Yup, Id say Mont Tremblant is very popular and worth the trip. A bit expensive though since it's touristic
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/01/2010 at 9:03am
staying in USA might actually be better... for example vermont is closer and might even have better snow.  could be cheaper too.  I've only been to Jaypeak and it was a while ago so I don't know the prices.

Edit: I haven't been to Killington but that is a lot closer to NYC as well.  Probably save 4-5 hours drive from there to Tremblent.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/01/2010 at 9:43am
blue mountain is pretty popular, mount treblant is also a top pick. theres some big ones in alberta (know of, butnot name wise). l think that blue>treblant but both are worthy of going if its your first time
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/01/2010 at 10:16am
Originally posted by keljai

blue mountain is pretty popular, mount treblant is also a top pick. theres some big ones in alberta (know of, butnot name wise). l think that blue>treblant but both are worthy of going if its your first time
 
Blue mountain is only popular because of location.
I would have to rank tremblant ahead of blue.
 
As some have said, staying in the states and going to vermont may be a better option.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/01/2010 at 10:24am
is it better to fly to Mont Tremblant or drive?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/01/2010 at 10:31am
dont come to blue, its not worth it i live 5 mins from blue trust me unless you loove to ride on ice
if your going to do quebec do st anne or something not as tourist filled
also have you checked vermont or upstate ny?? way better then ontario
and in quebec they have strings of crazy wind and cold and vermont has way better snow

and google hostels in the area you wana go for cheap place to stay
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/02/2010 at 4:48am
stay away from Blue.  It is the sorriest excuse for a mountain you have ever seen.  If you like 1 min runs, ice, line ups, and crowded hills, definitely go there.  otherwise stick to vermont.  the other suggestion of St. Anne is ok too.  I would do St. Anne over tremblent.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/02/2010 at 4:52am
I agree that there might be better snow/better riding closer to home in VT, NH & Maine but nothing beats the experience of being in Quebec.  You truly feel like you are away from home.  If you can go to Mont Tremblant do it... it's so freaking beautiful and nothing like what we have here!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/02/2010 at 5:11am
Originally posted by andreww

is it better to fly to Mont Tremblant or drive?
 
my gut instinct says flying is always better then driving, but then there are so many other factors. If you have a bunch of friends going, driving might not be so bad.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2010 at 8:28am
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Originally posted by andreww

is it better to fly to Mont Tremblant or drive?
 
my gut instinct says flying is always better then driving, but then there are so many other factors. If you have a bunch of friends going, driving might not be so bad.


your main deciding factors are cost vs time.  Flying will be much faster but will cost you more.  trade off.  How much is your time worth?  Don't forget all the time you waste at the airport when you figure out the time to drive vs time to fly vs cost for each
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/03/2010 at 8:49am
I second the VT trip.  Killington is soooo nice.  The drive is about 5 hours from NYC (queens here).  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2010 at 1:26pm
Would anyone recommend whistler? I have always wanted to go since I was about 18. My dad would love to go to Canada to watch the snow fall (yes thats right not to ski.. to watch the snow fall) so it has to have plenty!

Me on the other hand wants to get out and board!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2010 at 2:20pm
I just got back from 3 full days at Tremblant and it was excellent.  It was extremely cold on Monday up on the summit, I would say approaching -35C with the wind chill and it was blowing all the damned snow right off the top!  The other 2 days were excellent, weather wise, but crowded as hell with the holiday traffic.
 
I have been to Blue Mountain, Horseshoe Valley & Moonstone many times and Tremblant destroys them completely.  Blue's vertical is something like 600 ft, Tremblant is 2100...
 
If you do go, stick to the north side and try out "Petit Bonheur".  It's an amazing green run that is great for carving and never seems to end, my favorite run there.
 
The blue glades in "The Edge" are also a lot of fun.  Sensation, reaction and Windigo are their names I believe.
 
If you have any other questions about Tremblant I would be happy to answer them for you.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/31/2010 at 2:33pm
Moonstone has a decent park, but there really isn't anything in Ontario. 

Whistler is really awesome, I went once during the Olympics and it wasn't even crowded :O

I wish I lived in BC 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/02/2011 at 3:58am
Originally posted by Mhall86

Would anyone recommend whistler? I have always wanted to go since I was about 18. My dad would love to go to Canada to watch the snow fall (yes thats right not to ski.. to watch the snow fall) so it has to have plenty!

Me on the other hand wants to get out and board!!

whistler has very consistent snow.  if you are there a week, you should see some snow.  I've been to CO and CA now.  Nothing compares to Whistler/Blackcomb.  Whistler has everything on one mountain.  There might be better bowls somewhere else or better glades somewhere else but nowhere has the variety that Whistler has all in one place. 
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[QUOTE=Mhall86]Would anyone recommend whistler? I have always wanted to go since I was about 18. My dad would love to go to Canada to watch the snow fall (yes thats right not to ski.. to watch the snow fall) so it has to have plenty!

I'm not from the BC area, but heard from friends from Vancouver and Victoria that Whistler is way busier since the Olympics. Correct me if I'm wrong though!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/19/2011 at 6:01am
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I'm not from the BC area, but heard from friends from Vancouver and Victoria that Whistler is way busier since the Olympics. Correct me if I'm wrong though!

i went right after the olympics (actually the paralympics were still on) and I found the hills to be empty and almost no lift lines.  Haven't been to whistler since mar 2010.  Don't know what this season is like.
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