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Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

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Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Good morning,

As a Christmas present, I am surprising my husband with a 4 day trip to Mont Tremblant. We are driving up from New York and have never been to this area before and I am having a problem figuring out what is what!

We are staying at the Homewood Suites. Is that a good choice for being close to skiing and other outdoor activities (I am hoping to do some snow shoeing too).

Should we bring our own rental equipment from home or is renting equipment relatively convenient and reasonably priced?

As a first time vistor, is there anything we absolutely must do or see?

We love going to casinos, is it easy to get to?

Any other advice or information would be very much appreciated.

Thank you in advance!

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1. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Your hotel choice is good. Nice local right at the resort right by the slopes and all the fun. They serve a decent included breakfast too.

Bring your own equipment if you have it, it will be cheaper than renting here.

You can snowshoe out of the door, up the mountain and the ice skating should be good to go by them if temperatures continue to stay this cold.

The casino is open limited hours, check their website. They run a shuttle bus daily and sometimes the gondola runs to and from the resort, your hotel front desk will know the schedule, it changes a lot.

Before you go check the Tremblant.ca website they will have a calendar of events up closer to the time and they will certainly be activities and entertainment for you to enjoy.

Tremblant is very Christmassy, you will have lots of fun.

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2. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

If you wish to more in nature for a day (away from Mont-Tremblant resort) you go to nearby Mont-Tremblant National Park. You can do snow shoeing, crosscountry skiing:

www.sepaq.com/pq/mot/index.dot?language_id=1

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3. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Thanks for the replies! Our trip is booked for tomorrow thru Saturday which, lucky us, turned out to be the coldest week of the winter! Oh well! We will make the best of it and see and ski as much as we can!

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4. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

The key to this cold weather is to dress right. Lots of layers, making sure the top one will back wind. Cover your face well and keep extremities well wrapped up. Go in often for warm drinks, stay hydrated.

I plan on running tomorrow.

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5. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Bring face masks, they really make skiing in extreme cold more bearable.

Bring bathing suits Trembant has a great acquatic centre.

Visit a supermarket before arriving at ther village. Prices are high and selection limited in the small groccery store (more of a convenience store) in the village.

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6. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Good advice about supermarkets, if you plan on doing any cooking. There are quite good ones in the Mont-Tremblant area. Personally, I like the IGA on Route 117, Metro in downtown Mont-Tremblant on rue St-Jovite and Bourassa, about a block north of Metro.

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7. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

If you are foodies go to Bourassa first (in the Saint-Jovite sector, like 15 kms before arriving to the mountain resort) and then go one block away to Métro to complement your picks. Same street, one more block both Dollarama and next door Tigre Géant have cheap clothing items for the cold. Dollarama sometimes even carry chemical pouches that you pout in your gloves and crush to get eztra heat. Also if long johns are difficult to find Tigre Géant carry flannelite pajama pants that can be useful if they have run out of long underwear.

The gondola to go to the Casino makes for a very nice ride, just check when it will be open, if coming back later don't worry there is a shuttle bus to bring you back. Be aware that the casinos, and all indoor public spaces in fact are smoke free. Also the casino doesn't allow alcoholic beverages in the gaming areas only at bars and restaurant at the one armed bandits or tables you will have to contend yourselves with free coffee and soft drinks. The lounge usually has good acts on week-ends.

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8. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

We've never been that far up into Canada (only Niagara Falls and Toronto). Will all the stores in that area accept USD or do I have to exchange for CAD?

And someone else mentioned that Tremblant is very Christmassy. Will they still have all of those decorations into mid-March, or have they already dismantled them?

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9. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Tremblant keeps lights up all winter, not Christmas as such, but wintery and pretty. It is quite an attractive ski resort.

Please bring CAD, stores might accept your USD, but the exchange will be vastly in their favour. Many stores will not accept them at all. Just like when I go to the US it is polite to pay in local money.

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10. Re: Arrivng in January, trying to figure out a game plan.

Don't worry about getting Canadian dollars ahead of time, your bank card willl work at ATMs at Tremblant and elsewhere in Canada.