I live in Toronto and am planning a skiing trip to Tremblant with few families during Xmas time. We will be driving mid-size SUVs and minivans with new all-season tires which was just installed in Sept. this year. We have kids and will have to stop every 2 to 3 hours on the way.
From google map, the route via Ottawa is shorter(51km in distance and 11 mins in time). But the road from Ottawa to Tremblant looks like poorly maintained country hwy to me. I have worry about their winter condition as well as the availability of service stations along the road, if there is any.
Should I take the route via Montreal instead? Or is there any other consideration I should put into? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!