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A few Mont Tremblant questions

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A few Mont Tremblant questions

We have been to Whistler many times, I know nothing about Mont Tremblant is it similar to Whistler as far as things to do other than ski (my wife doesnt ski), apres ski, nightlife, restaurants, shopping? Even if its not on the scale of Whistler (or maybe it is?) is it the closest to what we are looking for in Eastern Canada or is there another Resort that is better for those things listed above?

Where to stay? Prefer to be right in the Village to easily walk around to everything, cost not a factor Fairmont, Westin, either or?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

It is not of the same size as Whistler, but for being in Eastern Canada, it's closest thing you'll find to that Whistler ski village atmosphere.

The Fairmont is a nice choice, and my wife and I stay there for a couple of weeks every winter. You can ski right from the hotel, and they have some excellent outdoor hot pools for relaxing after skiing. But no matter where you stay in the village, you'll be able to walk to everything easily.

Coming from SFO, you'll be able to book a flight with Air Canada (with a single connection in Toronto) right into YTM airport. From there, the airport offers shuttles right to your hotel in the village.

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2. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

Great thanks for your help. We will be in Boston for Christmas then want to fly to Montreal spend a day and night before heading up the Mountain. Returning to SFO looks like if I fly from YTM the layover in Toronto is a long one (3.5 hours) so just easier to drive to Montreal and grab a non-stop to SFO from there.

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Don't forget you go through US preclearance (customs/immigration) in Canadian airports. Means being at the airport 2 hours minimum before your flight time.

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4. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

Tremblant village is not as large as Whistler but it is the best in the East. Also she can take the local bus and go shopping in St Jovite which has a nice main street with nice shops and restaurants. It would be no more than a 20 to 30 minutes ride.

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5. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

One thing that Tremblant has and not Whistler is a small casino. Nice restaurant and lounge with shows on weekends an ok slot floor and minimal table games. When the gondola from the Village works it is very nice going through the woods. Also a free bus shuttle from and to the Village.

Hope that you have some winter driving experience. Even if winter tires are compulsory in Québec it is just a basic precaution but skills are way more important. But if you have a car it is very easy to go to the Saint-Jovite sector of the aglomerated City of Mont-Tremblant, less espensive shopping and restaurants that are goes the gamut from gastronomic places to local chains. If you want to go to a place where locals go to celebrate then L'Escalope, which is a BYOB is the answer.

Also the SAQ wine and liquor store is way better in Saint-Jovite over the onei n the Village.

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6. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

You can't go wrong with the Fairmont. It's at the top of the pedestrian village, just off the main square and a short traverse on skiis to the gondola. Ideal location for bars, restaurants and ski in/ski out, which for me is essential. I'm done with driving to a distant free parking lot and hiking in with skiis, poles and boots slung over your shoulder. You will also be close to the gondola which takes you over to the Casino....when it is running!

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7. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

I also vote for the Fairmont, I just wish I could afford it. We were at the Residence Inn, which for us was great, we had our own kitchen, they also include breakfast.

The Fairmont is a large step above.

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8. Re: A few Mont Tremblant questions

The Fairmont is a great choice and it meets all of your requirements.

Even nicer than the Fairmont, though a short walk from the lifts, is Hotel Quintessence. It is across the street from the mid part of the Tremblant resort village and is not part of the resort. Despite this, Quintessence is generally regarded as the best hotel in the region and its location is actually closer than the Fairmont to the shops, restaurants and bars in the middle and lower parts of the village.

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