Friday, October 14, 2005

Christmas Week Ski Vacations

Only 55 days until Christmas! While it may still seem like a long way off, the Christmas holiday week will be here very quickly. Obviously, the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the busiest week of the ski season, as many people take advantage of school and office closings in order to take their first ski trip of the year. This week also represents the week that most New England resorts are finally open to 100% capacity, so they are well prepared to handle the large crowds.

Consequently, even now, more than two months before the holidays, slopeside lodging at most resorts is already completely booked. Fortunately, each season we reserve several rooms at different resorts throughout the northeast as soon as they become available, in order to ‘lock in’ lower rates. We can pass these low prices directly to travelers, and have offered these units in the ‘Hot Deals’ section of the Tours de Sport website. In some cases, these units represent the LAST units available at some of the resorts.

One skiing option that we offer that may be completely unknown to most Americans is Mont Tremblant in Quebec. While it is a little further away for most people than the New England resorts (about 100 miles northwest of Montreal), this is one resort that is definitely worth the drive. Nearly all skiers and publications consider Tremblant as the finest resort in eastern North America. For starters, the pedestrian village at the base of the mountain is the largest in the east. It has the feel of a classic European ski town, except with modern amenities and attractions. Shops, restaurants, art galleries, and even a full-service recreation center and spa are all within easy walking distance of all of the lodging properties in the village. Furthermore, a small lift takes guests directly over the sloping village and drops off right at the base of the gondola, so minimal walking is required. Best of all, the rates at these properties are much more affordable than anything we offer in New England, especially for the Christmas week.

Christmas Week at:
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Killington, Vermont
Okemo,Vermont 1, 2
Sugarbush, Vermont

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