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Skiing and I are reunited and it feels so good! We owe it all to Mont Tremblant. 

This is what skiing at >-15C looks like!

This is what skiing at >-15C looks like!

Today was our first day here on the mountain and it reminded me what I love about skiing. Conditions were superb on the slopes with a 167cm base and 5cm of fresh snow and surprisingly not as busy as I thought it would be (that might be due to the -15 degrees celsius at the village without a windchill).

We got a couple of hours in with the help of feet and hand warms, stops at the top and an early lunch of Poutine and B52s at Bistro Bar de la Forge!

Some tips if you are a first time visitor to Tremblant and staying outside the village (and you don’t need to be in the village to have a good time – we actually prefer having our own place in the old village outside of the craziness).

  • Do the free parking – we pulled up to the main booth, got our lift tickets and drove back to the free lot (you can actually ski down without a lift ticket if you head in the direction of the booth).
  • If you have been collecting Air Miles for years like I have – use them for your lift tickets! Today’s tickets would have been $93 making us feel very pressured to stay out and enjoy the extreme cold.
  • Make sure you have lots of clothing – I had layers and neck warmers and a face mask and a hood and helmet and still needed the fun little chemical packs to keep my extremities toasty and the skiing bearable.  This cold is nothing like the cold in Western New York.
Tomorrow looks balmy!

Tomorrow looks balmy!

I rewarded myself with a hot bubble bath soak with a glass of wine and am spending the evening by the fire preparing for day two tomorrow, the final day of this wonderful year.

Life is good.

Check out about.com Canadian travel post on Tremblant for even more tips and things to consider before you book your trip.