Mont Tremblant Ski Resort Guide
Mont Tremblant is a year-round resort located 80 miles outside of Montreal, Quebec, in the Laurentian Mountains.
Open from November to April, this resort is a highly-popular location for skiing in Eastern Canada, as well as a popular resort area through the warmer seasons.
Tremblant is beautiful and charming, with a gondola connecting the upper and lower sections of the pedestrian village. The municipal village of Mont-Tremblant is 3 miles away. It is a smaller centre of about 10,000 people and exists in its current form mainly due to the business generated by the resort itself. There are shuttle busses that run skiers between the municipal centre and the resort.
The resort itself has the charm and appeal of French-Canadian traditional architecture, with an open square and none of the hassles of the usual motor traffic.
If you have the time to take a day to explore Montreal, or slightly-more-distant Ottawa, either one is close enough for a day trip.
On the slopes
Tremblant’s elevation ranges from 230-875 metres, which doesn’t sound like much when compared with Alpine elevations, but the northerly latitude and distance from the ocean makes up for it.
With over 4.5m of snowfall each year, and 71% of the runs covered by snowmaking systems, snow reliability is quite good.
The resort’s 2.4km2 of area is spread over four mountain faces. It is considered one of the best skiing facilities in Eastern Canada. The resort has 96 runs in total, about half of which are expert level, with a third for intermediate skiers. With a longest run of 4 miles, you’ll be able to cruise and take in the scenery with a minimum of time spent in a lift queue.
Add to this the four snowparks, and your day on the slopes will be more than full.
Nightlife is quite lively in Mont Tremblant, with clubs like the multi-level Café Bar d’Epoque, with cage dancers, DJs flaming cocktails and throngs of patrons crowding the dancefloor. For all the wild, and a wider variety of music, dance on the bar at Cariboo – yes, they let you do that!
For something a big quieter, the MicrobrasserieLe Diable offers unique beers and excellent food, and establishments like La Diable Microbrewery, or Le Lounge serve a variety of beers, whiskeys and cocktails in welcoming atmospheres.
The resort offers gambling too, at the Casino Mont-Tremblant, which has the added perk of the Altitude Restaurant Seafood and Grill.
For great food and drink in a mountain-chic atmosphere, the Nansen Lounge Fairmont Tremblant is an excellent choice.
The area also includes ample shopping and several tours are on offer – including helicopter tours. Visitors can go cross-country skiing, dogsledding, ice-climbing, skating, snowmobiling and more.
For off-snow options, try one of the spas, stunning outdoor swimming pools (even in winter), or something indoors, like the Complex Aquatique Mont-Tremblant.