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Mont Tremblant Ski Trip - 2024

  • March 17, 2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • March 22, 2024
  • 9:00 PM
  • Mont Tremblant, Québec, Canada
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Mont Tremblant, Québec, Canada

March 17-22, 2024

US$850 per person, based on double occupancy


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Trip Price includes:

  • roundtrip bus transportation from Endicott with Shafer Bus
  • 5 nights at the Holiday Inn Express (double occupancy) 
  • continental breakfast buffet daily
  • one group dinner and an après ski party

    NOT included - lift tickets

    • US$63 / daily
    • Seniors 70+ US$60 / daily
    • Lift tickets to be purchased in advance by 7 Dec.
    • Tremblant is an IKON ski resort.

      Sign-up & Deposit Payment:

      • Online registration will start Wednesday, 21 June @ 7 pm
      • Individuals MUST register online to reserve a seat on the bus.
      • $250 check deposit will be due upon registering. 
      • Make checks payable to TCSC; mail deposit checks to:
        Pete Punzo, 4818 Lepinske Farm Place, Clay, NY 13041
      • Review our Trip Policy for this event.
        *Currency Adjustment - for Canadian travel, a currency adjustment may be made prior to final payment due date.

        Payment Schedule: 
        Checks payable to TCSC; mail to: Pete Punzo or bring to club meeting.
        (mail checks to Pete @ 4818 Lepinske Farm Place, Clay, NY 13041)

        • 1st payment - $250 due now
        • 2nd payment -  $200 due Sept 7, 2023
        • 3rd payment -  $200 due Oct 5, 2023
        • 4th payment -  $200 due Nov 2, 2023
        • Optional Lift Tickets - due Dec 7, 2023
          $252 / 4 day lift ticket (senior 70+, $240 / 4 day)


          Border Crossing:

          You must have either a valid passport OR an enhanced driver's license to cross the USA-Canada border.  Do not wait to apply for one of these government issued documents; it takes weeks (sometimes months) to get one!!


          Parking:

          Folks interested in self-driving will incur an extra parking expense of CAD$20 per day at the hotel.  NOTE - there is no free parking in the Mont Tremblant area.


          Questions? - feel free to contact our trip leaders:

          Susanna Stumpe,   wildrose411@gmail.com

          Pete Punzo,   ppunzo@gmail.com


          More Info...

          Join us for five nights in Mont Tremblant, Québec, located north of Montreal in French speaking province of Canada. Enjoy four to four-and-half days of skiing in Canada's Laurentian Mountains (les Laurentides en français) where your US dollar goes further!

          Mont Tremblant ski resort, with 754 skiable acres and 102 runs is the tallest peak in the Laurentians at 2,871 feet. Mont Tremblant Ski Resort has consistently  been ranked the #1 ski resort in Eastern North America; and is an IKON ski resort.

          The name of the mountain, Mont Tremblant, was derived from the Algonquin indigenous people, who called it the "trembling mountain."

          https://www.tremblant.ca/discover

          There are many non-skiing activities, such as ice skating, dog-sledding, fat biking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, walking the pedestrian village and more!

          https://theplanetd.com/things-to-do-in-mont-tremblant/

          We will be staying at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites (160 Chem. du Curé Deslauriers), which is a short walk from the Cabriolet Lift.  Our hotel is located at the heart of the Mont Tremblant picturesque ski village.  This pedestrian village (MAP) is renowned for its European charm.  We will have breathtaking views of the Laurentians, with easy access to 40 restaurants, bars, cafés and over 30 boutiques for shopping, and a casino!


           * ITINERARY *

          Sunday, 17 March

          8:00 am - arrive at Shafer Bus, 500 North St, Endicott, NY

          **bring your own food and beverage on the bus

          9:00 am - bus departs Shafer for Canada

          10:00 am - McGraw (Cortland)pick-up additional passengers

               Pit Stop / Onvo Travel Plaza, McGraw - Exit 10 off Rt 81

               3742 U.S. 11, McGraw, NY

          12:30 pm - lunch break on your own (30 min), Mallorytown South, ON

          4:30~5:30 pm - approximate arrival Holiday Inn, Mont Tremblant

          Dinner on your own.

          Monday, 18 March

          6:30-10:30 am - continental breakfast included

          9:00 am - ski, ski, ski

          lunch and dinner on your own

          Tuesday, 19 March

          6:30-10:30 am - continental breakfast included

          9:00 am - ski, ski, ski, ...ice-skate

          lunch on your own

          6:00 pm - group dinner (restaurant: TBD)

          Wednesday, 20 March

          6:30-10:30 am - continental breakfast included

          9:00 am - ski, ski, ski, ...shop

          lunch and dinner on your own

          Thursday, 21 March

          6:30-10:30 am - continental breakfast included

          9:00 am - ski, shop, ski, shop

          4:30 pm - après ski soirée (location: TBD)

          lunch and dinner on your own

          Friday, 22 March

          6:30-10:30 am - continental breakfast

          10-11:00 am - check-out of hotel; load bus

          ** bring your own food and beverage on the bus

          12:00 pm - depart for USA

          5:00 pm - dinner on your own (Cracker Barrel, Watertown, NY)

          7:30 pm - drop-off Cortland passengers

          8:30~9:00 pm - approximate arrival at Shafer Bus

          *Itinerary is subject to changes; check back for updates.

          Mont Tremblant Trip Policy



          Travel Insurance:

          Purchasing of insurance is recommended, but not mandatory.  You can use this website to make 'shopping' for insurance much easier,

          https://www.travelinsurance.com/


          Currency:  Canadian Dollars

          Exchange rate calculator - CLICK HERE
          There are ATMs (GABs?) in the pedestrian village.


          Language:   French (then English)

          Signs and Menus will appear in French, then English.

          Learn some basic French words... click on this article
          You can purchase (optional) a French phrase book - CLICK HERE.


          Electricity:

          Electric current and outlets are identical to the USA - 120V.


          Bus, (free) Resort Shuttle Services - click here for info


          MAPS:


          Distance to Chairlift:

          A one-minute walk (downhill) from our hotel to the Le Cabriolet gondola (100 meters).  Video of the detachable gondola in Mont Tremblant.


          Non-skiing Activities:

          X-country skiing - is available within walking distance from our hotel to Parking Lot #2; there are 11 kms of trails.  Other trails are accessible via taxi.


          On-Mountain Amenities:

          • Mountain Guided Tours - learn the history of the Laurentian Mountains, Tremblant's hidden treasures... best scenic views, the sunniest slopes, and secluded retreats.  Tours every day at 9:30 am and 1 pm.  CLICK HERE for more info.
          • On-Mountain Restaurants -
            Le Grand Manitou, cafeteria style, MENU
            Le Refuge du Trappeur, log cabin serving a limited MENU


          Hotel - Holiday Inn Express

          Address: 160 Chem. du Curé Deslauriers, Mont-Tremblant, QC
          • Room amenities:  coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave, blow dryer. 
          • Hotel amenities:  ski locker, ice machine, outdoor hot tub, indoor sauna, indoor fitness center (open daily:  5:30 am to 11 pm).  Continental Breakfast Buffet, daily 6:30 to 10:30 am.


          Village Amenities:

          • Liquor Store - SAQ (Société des alcools du Québec)
            Address:  100 Chem. de Kandahar, Mont-Tremblant, QC
            Liquor stores are government run; Québec drinking age is 19 years.  The SAQ is open daily; opening times vary, closes at 6 pm.  Video of SAQ in Mont Tremblant.
          • General Store - Magasin Général
            Address:  120 Chem. de Kandahar, Mont-Tremblant, QC
            The general store offers a large selection of groceries: beer and wine, fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, pastries, frozen meals, hygiene products, pharmacy items and many others.  Store is open daily 10 am to 6 pm, and there is an ATM inside.  Video of the general store.


          Apps for your Smartphone:

          • Mont Tremblant, (resort app) has interactive ski trail map, ski conditions, weather report and live webcams. Pedestrian village guide to locate restaurants, shops, activities, services and accommodation. 
          • Yelp, restaurant location app with menu links and reviews.
          • Google Translate, language translation app.
          • 'converter app' (many to choose from), convert money, liters, kilos, etc.


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