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Christmas Vacation in Vermont, Montreal and Quebec City

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Christmas Vacation in Vermont, Montreal and Quebec City

We want to visit for a week during Christmas. Want to Ski in Vermont - Looking for some reasonably priced places to Ski? Want to drive and visit Montreal and Quebec City. How is the drive during that time?

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Burke Mountain is an inexpensive place to ski and it's a nice little mountain. The only draw back is that it's pretty far off the beaten path.

Jay Peak and Smuggler's Notch are also quite good and not as expensive as Killington or Stowe.

Driving conditions can be icy. Roads are sometimes covered with snow. But the road crews are very good. They do a good job of salting the roads and keeping them clear. If you hit a blizzard, then the roads will be a bit difficult for a day or so. But generally speaking, the roads are fine.

There is one trick to driving on winter roads. Use this trick and you'll stay out of the ditch. Here is the trick: slow down.

Have a great vacation.

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Truman's "trick" is the best advice anyone could ever give.

If you come here and see people whizzing by you at 65 when they should be doing 35, don't be tempted to join them at the higher speed. It will not be a case of the locals "knowing better" what's appropriate.

Too often, on icy days, you'll round a sharp bend and find Mr. 65 MPH has met a very unpleasant fate.

Edited: 12 November 2011, 12:00
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reasonable during xmas is different than any other time. the further you stay from the mountain, the more "reasonable" the price. also, you will be staying in a hotel, motel, inn as you can't get a condo for less than a week which will impact the cost.

When it is clear, the driving is fine and when it is not, neither is the driving. Some years I haven't seen a flake until I arrive at a mountain and another time it took me 8 hours to drive from NJ to Ct before having to find a place to stay in Hartford.

Make sure you understand the amount of driving time you are considering.

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