Why You Should Visit Mont Tremblant


Mont Tremblant, a magical European village in Quebec is home to one of the greatest skiing resorts in the country. This is the perfect location with tons of activities that involve everything from skiing/snowboarding, dog sledding, ice skating and plenty of restaurants and boutiques. Just two hours north of Montreal, Mont Tremblant has some of the top slopes in North America.



With cobblestone streets that mimic Montreal’s Old City, quaint restaurants and picturesque views of snow capped mountains, Mont Tremblant is nothing short of a winter wonderland. It was labeled one of the top winter getaways by Condé Nast Traveler and it’s easy to see why.




Mont Tremblant has an impressive selection of accommodations perfect for every traveler. Whether you look forward to relaxing in a nice hot tub during a cold winter’s day or having immediate access to the mountain,-Mont Tremblant has you covered.


Fairmont Tremblant



Tremblant’s landmark ski-in ski-out hotel provides some of the most spectacular views of the mountain. Perfectly located at the foot of the Tremblant peaks, the Fairmont offers all the amenities of a world-class resort. Their spa is award winning and will offer the best après ski treatment on a cold day.


Le Westin Resort & Spa



Also within walking distance to the ski lifts and Le Géant Golf Course, Le Westin Resort is located within the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village. Their heated outdoor pool is definitely a hot spot in the afternoon and their resort restaurant offers top quality meals.


Marriot Residence Inn


We stayed at the Mont Tremblant Marriot and had an unforgettable travel experience. Situated in the heart of Tremblant Pedestrian Village, the Marriot Residence Inn was just steps away from premier shopping and dining. At the base if the hotel runs a small gondola lift bringing you and your equipment straight to the mountain’s base! The slopes run directly through the village to the Marriot’s front entrance, so you can ski straight to your hotel room without taking your skis off!




We’ll start with the obvious…and the reason we came to Mont Tremblant in the first place-skiing. With 662 acres of diverse skiable terrain, Mont Tremblant offers 102 trails on four slopes. The mountain offers plenty of runs perfect for the beginner, intermediate and expert skier.


The south side provides a good introduction to the exhilarating sport and the location of a local ski school which is considered one of the best in North America.



Intermediate-Expert skiers find the more challenging slopes in the north’s side with plenty of double black diamond runs to keep you challenged throughout the day. The breakout is 32% intermediate and 46% advanced along with three snow parks with 60 modules in 3 different areas of the mountain.


The longest trail is 3.7 miles and breaks off to excellent mogul trails and some tree glades! We had a blast exploring the mountain, and even being the first ones to hit the slopes and the last ones to leave every day, we still didn’t have enough time to explore every run!



The top of the 2,871 foot summit gives you an amazing vista of the Laurentians. The resort receives an abundance of snowfall (it snowed heavily two of the four days we were there) and in case Mother Nature falls short, the mountain is complimented by one of the largest snowmaking systems covering 465 acres!



Tremblant offers tons of outdoor activities that don’t necessarily involve skiing. A common activity they have is to go dog sledding. If you’ve dreamt of driving your own team of huskies on snow trails surrounded by pine forests and amazing views of Mont Tremblant, then this is the place to do it! You’re able to bundle up and stay warm while on your thrilling dog sled adventure and take in all of the incredible natural beauty of the area. You can book with many companies, but the most famous one is with Expedition Wolf. There’s a fun pit stop at a log cabin for hot chocolate and maple cookies!



If you enjoy climbing, the resort offers you the chance to climb the highest peak in the Laurentians with snowshoes! The snowshoe and fondue tour offers a three-mile guided nighttime trek through the mountain terrain with only your headlamp and the moonlight guiding your path. This amazing workout is rewarded with a stop in a rustic cabin for hot fondue and maple whiskey complimented by a live band! The tour leaves from the summit and ends at the base of the mountain as you make your way down with a full belly and great company.


If you want to do everything in this tour except the climbing part-then no worries, you can embark on a grooming machine tour!



Free for guests staying in Mont Tremblant hotels, take advantage of the ice skating rink around Chapelle St-Bernard. The rink is open late at night and is lit up by sparkling lights and festive music. It is located at the heart of the pedestrian village and has everything from drinks, a crackling fire and a picturesque atmosphere. The Tremblant Activity Center also offers various other activities such as tubing, snowmobiling and ice fishing!



If you need time to unwind and give your body a rest, be sure to visit the Scandinave Spa. The spa is home to the famous traditional Scandinavian baths and is set high in a quiet mountainside spot along the Diable River. The spa’s rustic installations are nestles within the Laurentian forest and will both relax and invigorate you. Tremblant offers Eucalyptus steam baths, Finnish dry saunas, hot baths and thermal waterfalls. Their cold installations cause the pores of the skin to close, with a brief but highly beneficial cool rinse in the Diable River, Nordic waterfalls, cold plunge pools and cool showers. The final stage in the cycle is strictly for relaxation and is meant to rest the body and heart rate in one of their solariums, fire pits, terraces, decks, hammocks or Zero-Gravity Pavilion.




The best part about a long ski day is enjoying the hearty food and creative cocktails with friends and family at some of Mont Tremblant’s top bars and restaurants.


The small village has a surprising number of authentic specialty restaurants and top notch gourmet menus available. From fine dining grills to local breweries, you’ll find an unexpected gem in every place Mont Tremblant has to offer.


Coco Pazzo

A bit on the fancier side, Coco Pazzo, offers mouthwatering, exquisite Italian cuisine inspired by international influences. The restaurant serves delicious pastas, creamy risottos, succulent seafood and excellent steak options.


La Forge Grill

The Forge Bistro offers the perfect place for trendy après-ski or a sit down meal with friends and family. The Forge Grill is a steakhouse which offers the best wood-grilled specialties in Mont Tremblant. Famous for their warm cocktails and shots, their drink menu is worth exploring.


Altitude


Even if you’re not much of a gambler, the casino’s top-floor Altitude serves amazing food; everything from lobster tails to prime rib with an interesting twist on many traditional five star meals. The modern space gives you a look at the mountains and the indoor décor is elegantly grand.


Microbrasserie La Diable


This hopping brewery is the only place in the world you can taste the Quebec microbrewery’s brews. At the foot of the slopes, the brewery offers craft beers with great food that compliments all the drinks they have to offer.


La Maison de la Crêpe

Maison de la Crêpe is a big hut that serves fresh, quality products in mouth-watering crêpes filled with irresistible toppings.


La Savoie

For the best local meal, head to a small traditional wood-filled hut in the pedestrian village, La Savoie. A model straight out of the French Alps, La Savoir offers a diverse list of fondues and my personal favorite, raclette!


Le Shack



We actually took a nice hour long lunch break from skiing to come to this long-time favorite in Tremblant. Artificial trees poke through the ceiling at this rustic interior with a roomy patio and classic pub menu, this rest-bar is at the base of the mountain and perfect for Happy Hour.


Gypsy

Spanish-inspired Mediterranean cuisine in a magical atmosphere, Gypsy serves tapas, paella and other specialties. The food is meant to be shared with friends in a relaxed and warm atmosphere and to be combined with great wine and cocktails.


Le P’tit Caribou

This Quebecois-style club has a crazy nightlife scene with a unique cocktail menu, DJs and an amazing atmosphere. This bar has grown to cover two floors offering a dance floor and vast lounge