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Do you love to ski? Believe it or not, I only started skiing a few years ago as an adult, but after just a few times out, I was totally hooked. Skiing down mountain trails feels like exploring a whole new world. Combine that with the crisp, clean mountain air and all your stress disappears. Skiing combines for an all-around fun winter day spent outdoors.
After researching a variety of ski resorts in the northeastern United States, Mont Tremblant Ski Resort was high on my list to visit. Ski magazine voted Mont Tremblant the #1 Ski Resort in the Eastern part of North America and the photos of the ski village looked as charming as can be. And so, ski Mont Tremblant it was!
A Perfect Ski Getaway to Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant is situated in the Laurentian Mountains in Eastern Canada. From the International Airport, Montreal to Mont Tremblant is about an hour and a half by car or bus. Upon arrival in Montreal, catch an Intercity Bus or rent a car from the airport for a simple transfer to Mont Tremblant.
TIP: Short flights from points like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Charlotte are easy to book with British Airways Avios. If you’re paying for your tickets, be sure to check Momondo for the cheapest flights to Mont Tremblant.
One of the great things about Montreal is feeling like you’ve crossed the Atlantic and landed in a quaint European ski village. Mont Tremblant locals speak French and English interchangeably. The colorful, snow-topped shops and buildings are reminiscent of a Swiss or French village in the Alps. Visitors travel to Mont Tremblant from all over which only adds to its international feel.
Mont Tremblant Village is pedestrian-only and ski on/ski off! Once you arrive, all you’ll need are your skis (or snowboard).
Mont Tremblant’s village streets are lined with plenty of restaurants and bars in a range of cuisines. What could be better than skiing to apres-ski drinks and dinner?!
Unfortunately, we didn’t stay long enough to determine the absolute best restaurants in Mont Tremblant. But, we enjoyed the hearty food and slopeside location of Le Shack for lunch. La Diable was perfect for dinner with its casual laid-back vibe and tasty pub food.
The village has numerous shops, a General Store, and even a small movie theater. You’ll be able to buy prepared foods at the General Store to heat and eat. This is a fantastic way to save money on food and perfect if your accommodations have a kitchen.
After skiing all day, you’ll need to replace some burned calories. 😉 Eat a Beaver Tail for dessert free from any guilt. You won’t be able to resist this Canadian favorite covered in a delicious chocolate hazelnut spread.
With all the creature comforts you’ll need in Mont Tremblant village and the slopes just steps away, how could it get any better?
Wondering about Mont Tremblant Hotels?
The village is equipped with hotels and apartments for lodging. If you’d like to book accommodations with points, there are Marriott, Hilton, and Fairmont properties inside the ski village.
Mont Tremblant village hotels range from moderate to somewhat pricey. The upscale Fairmont is at the base of the slopes with the 2 ski lifts just steps outside the hotel’s doors. The Hilton is tucked away into the top, left, corner of the village and just a 2-minute walk to the lifts. While the Marriott is at the lower end of the village conveniently located next to the Cabriolet, a bucket style lift that drops you at the base of the slopes.
We stayed at the Marriott Residence Inn and loved it. The hotel’s rooms are like small apartments with a separate living room, bedroom, and kitchenette. There’s parking in the garage under the hotel and a hearty breakfast served each morning. Ski storage is provided at the hotel (and around the village). If you need a ski lock, the front desk will be happy to provide one.
It couldn’t have been easier riding the Cabriolet up to the lifts and skiing the Voyager trail right back to the hotel’s entrance at the end of the day. Here is a pedestrian map of the village to help you plan.
In addition to hotels, you’ll also find Mont Tremblant chalet rentals and apartments. For families or travelers on a budget, these options allow for more space and the ability to prepare meals. Check the latest prices on Mont Tremblant vacation rentals on VRBO.
TIP: Try to book Mont Tremblant lodging at the top or bottom of the village. You’ll have to trek a short distance up the hill to the lift or down the hill to catch a ride on the Cabriolet for hotels in the middle of the village.
For quicker trips, Mont Tremblant hotels in the pedestrian village will be the biggest time-savers compared hotels near Mont Tremblant.
Skiing at Mont Tremblant soon?
Once you’re ready to do some Montreal skiing, you’ll find over 600 acres of trails on the north and south sides of the peaks. With 94 marked trails for all ability levels, grab a Mont Tremblant ski map and carve powder until your legs won’t go anymore!
Obviously, Mont Tremblant ski conditions vary from day to day, but we were lucky to have soft packed snow for easy cruising. One notable highlight is how it’s possible to ski from the top of the mountain even as a beginner. Long, gentle green trails wind you down the mountain while building stamina and allowing for practice.
As you ride the lift and look out from the peaks, stunning Lac Tremblant captures your gaze. The ice-covered lake is nestled among the mountains, surrounded by pines, and speckled with tiny islands. The colorful pedestrian village sits aside the lake and combines for incredible views from the slopes.
Mont Tremblant Lift Tickets and Gear
If you need gear, Mont Tremblant ski rentals has everything from skis to poles to ski jackets and helmets. Be sure you’re dressed right whether you pack your own ski gear (like I do) or rent equipment. Nothing ruins a perfect day on the mountain like feeling cold and uncomfortable!
Check Liftopia for discounted Mont Tremblant lift tickets before you arrive.
If you stay at a village hotel, you’ll have access to first-tracks, giving you the chance to carve up the corduroy 30 minutes before the day visitors arrive. Use your Mont Tremblant ski passes in the evening to get access to snow-tubing hills and other Mont Tremblant family-friendly activities. Non-skiers/snowboarders can take advantage of other Mont Tremblant attractions like snowshoeing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, and ice climbing.
Looking to just relax or soothe tired leg muscles? You have Mont Tremblant spa options! The Slope Side Spa at Amerispa is located in the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village and the Scandinavian Baths are just a 5-minute drive away.
Spend a few days at Mont Tremblant skiing and enjoying this spectacular winter landscape. It comes out on top of all Montreal ski resorts. Not to mention, it’s the perfect blend of worthy mountain peaks and a European vibe all conveniently tucked into Canada’s northeast corner.
Have you been to Mont Tremblant? Where do you like to get away to ski?
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