Originally Posted by shreddog
While I don't do Montreal anymore, I always thought that it would have been great to have a "ski train" to one of the hills. I know that a couple tour groups used to organize bus day trips to various hills - anyone know if this is still the case? Having someone else do the driving makes a 2+ hour trek each way easily doable.
EDIT: don't forget lift ticket pricing - something else that can influence a day. BTW, a walk up day ticket at Whistler is $139. Ouch
I always thought Vancouver should get a train to Whistler but there is the downside that the resort would be even more crowded than it already is. The capacity is 69,939 skiers per hour but I don't know if it is saturated, if there is potential for capacity growth or if they limit the number of lift ticket beyond a certain point.
The obvious resort near Montreal that could get a ski train is Tremblant. Although, I don't know if the capacity justifies it. I guess they could do a scenic ski train like the one at Le Massif.
Tremblant: 27,230 skiers/hour
Saint-Sauveur: 15,604 skiers/hour
Owl's Head: 14,400 skers/hour
Whiteface: 13,279 skiers/hour
Jay Peak: 12,820 skiers/hour
Sutton: 11,800 skiers/hour
Orford: 11,400 skiers/hour
Bromont: 7,150 skiers/hour