Wouldnít you love to take your family to Europe to ski the snowy
But just over the border, seven hours from
Families will find the mountainside resort village is very well-designed, equipped to handle the skiing masses from
After skiing Tremblantís four faces and 2,116-foot vertical, served by modern lifts - including a base-to-summit gondola, take the kids ice skating on Lac Tremblant, or splashing in the themed Aqua Club with rope swings and slides (plus hot tubs for Mom and Dad). Then stroll the animated Intrawest village, treat the kids to a Beaver tail (a fried dough confection shaped like a beaverís tale), browse the boutiques. Then dine like the French in a cafť, a Swiss Chalet serving Fondue, or indulge in adult aprŤs ski at La Diable or Le Pítit Caribou to kick up your ski boots. There is even a casino reached by gondola if you are a high alpine high roller.
Have your passports for the border crossing. Itís not quite
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Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.