Tremblant Downhill Trails - TRAIL

Tremblant Downhill Trails - Trail, Montreal, Quebec

Intermediate to Advanced Downhill Runs

User Reviews (8)

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Will   [Sep 04, 2000]

Tremblant is an Intrawest corporation so you know, right off the bat, that they don't much care about mountain bikers. The company's primary concern is to flog base perimeter real estate so the focus is to put most of the money into the golf course and "pedestrain village." Mountain amenities are an after-thought.

Tremblant has a bipolar mindset on downhill mountain biking. It's a growing sport and they want a piece of the market. At the same time, they worry that all the yuppie sightsee-ers will be nervous by the presence of mountain bikes. Two years ago (1998), bikers could access the summit on the Gondola. In 1999, Tremblant came up with some lame excuse about environmental damage and banned bike access to the summit putting riders, instead, onto a chairlift well away from the tourists and accessing only the half-way point on the mountain. Now we're in 2000 and Tremblant is back to allowing limited summit access. Stay tuned for next year.

In the meantime, trails are constantly changing and are poorly maintained. Remember - at an Intrawest resort, unless you are buying real estate, you are a second class citizen.

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George   [Sep 06, 2000]

Yes I agree that Intrawests main concern is how to suck even more money out of the general public. The free parking is now five dollars, how ridiculous is that, the place is expensive enough as it is. In his review Will did not mention which trails he took, I stuck mainly to the Vertigo, BikerX and Nanson. The trails were crap last year absolute garbage and I was surprised to see that there has at least been some effort made to improve them now that you can take the gondola to the top this year. The Biker X is now a dual slalom course which is not to bad. The Vertigo has a great new section added on to it near the end. With all the rain that we have had this year maintenance is an issue but to my surprise there has been some effort made to repair the damage. Yes Intrawest has a ways to go, but the trails, downhill and cross country are a hell of a lot better than they were last year. I was at the Coupe de Quebec races this year and was amazed at the crowds that came to watch. I am sure that Intrawest sees a buck to be made and will have no choice but to improve the quality of the trail network.

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George Muller   [Apr 01, 2001]

Just recieved news that Mont Tremblant in their infinite wisdom has canceled the use of their mountain for downhill this year! Their reason erosion and weak attendance. Erosion perhaps because they do not wish to spend money on maintenance, attendance is an odd reason as I always found it crowded with riders even during mid week. More that likely the rich condo owners have taken over the mountain and do not like our presence on "their" mountain. If you have an opinion on this contact the powers that be at Tremblant at www.tremblant.com and at www.tremblant.ca.

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mtb_411   [Apr 16, 2001]

Tremblant is full of shit. They don't maintain trails, charge an arm and leg to ride boring trails, and then invent some lame excuse to cancel the 2001 season. I don't even like to ski there anymore. Give your money to someone who deserves it, like Coaticook, Glen, or some other smaller locations

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airside   [Apr 18, 2001]

A big 0 to Tremblant, and a 10 for Bromont !!!!

very Stupid decisions......

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Similar Products Used: BROMONT
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Vincent   [Oct 08, 2001]

Claiming "environmental" reasons, Intrawest (the resort owner) has closed all downhill trails this year. That's it.

Well, the bottom line is that Intrawest has done a pretty good job over the years of bulldozing a very decent network of trails on and around the mountain, in order to make way to new ski runs, parking lots, access roads, multiple golf courses (dumping tons of pesticides and fungicides in the local ecosystem)and paved paths. They basically did everything they could to drive away riders and attract wealthy seniors (well, good for them, some day, I'll be one)instead.

So, some trails are indeed left but they are not worth the trip, especially considering the fact that they bulldoze a few more every year.

Conclusion, to avoid, but bring instead your inline skates. A few segments of the old MTB trail network have become a wicked skate run.

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Changes every year. Intrawest (the resort owner) keeps destroying trails all the time. The downhill is closed. What's left are some trails like "La chouette" squeezed between new golf courses, parking lots and paved paths.

Similar Products Used: Try the Mont-Tremblant park instead. No very technical but extensive and "charming".
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John   [Oct 29, 2002]

There's nothing left to review. Intrawest is following demographics and catering to the senior set. Bad company making bad decisions. We won't forget it.

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Nothing to recommend. Another anti-biking decision by Intrawest. No bikes during the summer - fine. We won't ski there in the winter. Idiots.

Similar Products Used: Just go to Bromont (it's always been better).
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Ryan   [Dec 13, 2002]

The shameful Intrawest (look at that stock price crumble)is pro-golf, pro-shopper, pro-eater and anti-biker. I agree - no summer dh = no winter skiing (for my friends and I). Want to make golf and a phony Austrian village your priorities - go right ahead. You win some and you lose many. If only I was the pesticide supplier to Intrawest - I'd be rich from the golf course contracts alone.

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Don't go - summer or winter.

Similar Products Used: Ste. Anne, Bromont, Killington
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