Skiing at Mont Tremblant

A Perfect Ski Getaway to Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Are you thinking about skiing in Mont Tremblant in Quebec? Great choice!

Skiing at Mont Tremblant comes with more than 100 ski trails for skiers of every ability and a pretty pedestrian village complete with shops and restaurants for a truly European ski village feel. 

In this guide, you’ll find everything you need to plan your winter trip to Mont Tremblant Ski Resort.

A Perfect Ski Getaway to Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Believe it or not, I only started skiing 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 it’s as if your stress just melts away. Skiing is 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 has voted Mont Tremblant the best ski resort in the Eastern part of North America 20 times(!) and the photos of the ski village looked as charming as can be.

And so, ski Mont Tremblant it was!

How to Get to Mont Tremblant from Montreal

Mont Tremblant is situated in the Laurentian Mountains in Eastern Canada. From the International Airport, Montreal to Mont Tremblant is about 90 minutes by car or bus. 

Upon arrival in Montreal, rent a car from the airport for the most convenient transfer to Mont Tremblant. The trip includes travel along major highways that are cleared during snowy weather.

Bus and shuttle services to Mont Tremblant from Montreal have been temporarily paused due to the pandemic. Although on the pricey side, private car and van transportation can be arranged. 

Flights to Mont Tremblant

Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, and United all fly into Montreal from a variety of U.S. cities including Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Atlanta, and New York.

ProTip: Search Momondo or another flight aggregator like Google Flights for the cheapest flights to Mont Tremblant. 

If you’re hoping to book an award flight using your miles and points, short flights from cities like New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Charlotte are easy to book with British Airways Avios and often a great value when compared to cash prices.

Mont Tremblant Village

Mont Tremblant pedestrian village

One of the best 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. Plus, visitors travel to Mont Tremblant from all over the world 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?!

I haven’t tried every restaurant in the village to determine the absolute best restaurants in Mont Tremblant. But, we enjoyed the hearty food and slopeside location of Le Shack for lunch. And, 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 in Mont Tremblant all day, you’ll need to replace some of those burned calories. 😉 So, be sure to eat a Beaver Tail!

Mont Tremblant Beaver Tail

You won’t be able to resist this Canadian favorite covered in a delicious chocolate hazelnut spread topped with bananas or another sweet treat.

With all the creature comforts you’ll need in Mont Tremblant village and the slopes just steps away, how could it get any better?

Skiing at Mont Tremblant

Once you’re ready to do some Montreal skiing, you’ll find over 750 acres of trails on the north and south sides of the peaks. With 100+ 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 blue skies with some passing flurries during our last trip. Thanks to mother nature and the 1,000+ snow guns at Mont Tremblant, soft packed snow for easy cruising is everywhere!

The Mont Tremblant snowboarding and skiing experience is truly fun for all levels. Perhaps one of the most notable features compared with other eastern North American ski resorts is that it’s possible to ski or snowboard from the top of the mountain even as a beginner

Long, gentle green trails wind you down the south side of the mountain while building stamina and allowing for practice. For example, Nansen trail is a green ski slope that stretches for 3.7 miles, going from the top of the mountain all the way back to the pedestrian village.

As you ride the lift and gondola and look out from the summit 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 adjacent to the lake and combines for incredible views from the slopes.

Advanced skiers will find challenging terrain on both the south and north sides of the mountain. And, anyone looking to practice jumps and other tricks will find everything they need at Mont Tremblant’s 3 snowparks.

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 and have packed the essentials for a ski trip! Nothing ruins a perfect day on the mountain like feeling cold and uncomfortable!

Mont Tremblant Ski FAQs

Can I purchase a Mont Tremblant Ski pass in advance?

Yes, and the earlier you book the better prices you’ll find on day and multi-day passes. Pricing is based on the skier or snowboarder’s age from Peewees to Seniors.

You should also check Liftopia for discounted Mont Tremblant lift tickets before you arrive. Sometimes reduced-price tickets are available for the dates you plan to ski.

What are the weather conditions like at Mont Tremblant in winter?

Average temperatures are typically below freezing for much of the winter in Mont Tremblant. Between December and March, snow falls, on average, 4 days of the week. The abundant snowfall combined with Mont Tremblant’s powerful snow guns means a solid base with soft powder on top.

When does the Mont Tremblant ski season start and end?

The ski and snowboarding season at Mont Tremblant typically starts around the 3rd or 4th week of November and ends roughly the 2nd or 3rd week of April.

Are there Mont Tremblant ski rentals?

Yes, and it’s best to rent your ski gear in advance to save time and money…2 things always in short supply on a ski trip! 😉

What is the elevation of Mont Tremblant?

The height of Mont Tremblant at its summit is 2,871 feet.

Map of Mont Tremblant

Tremblant village is small but filled with everything you could need for a ski getaway. In fact, its size is what makes it so pedestrian-friendly.

I’ve linked to a couple of helpful maps so you can visualize and plan accordingly. But once your ski boots are on the ground, you’ll realize how quickly you can familiarize yourself with your surroundings.

Tremblant Village Pedestrian map

Mont Tremblant Ski Trail Map

Winter Activities in Mont Tremblant

Snowshoeing in Luosto Finland

Whether you’re a skier looking to take a break from the slopes or a non-skier/snowboarder, there are plenty of other Mont Tremblant attractions like snowshoeing, dog-sledding, snowmobiling, and ice climbing.

Aside from the village itself with its shops and restaurants, there are plenty of attractions in Mont Tremblant to keep everyone happily entertained.

Dog Sledding in Mont Tremblant

One of the best ways to enjoy the mountain scenery covered in white is on a dog sled. You can sit back as a passenger or learn how to drive the sled yourself, all on a guided dog sledding tour.

An expert guide will accompany you on the sled as you travel the trails of the snowy eastern Canadian forests. We dog-sledded in Finnish Lapland and again in Mont Tremblant with our family and had a great time.

Mont Tremblant Snowshoeing

If you’ve never snowshoed before, I highly recommend you give it a try! It’s quick and easy to learn and there isn’t a more peaceful way to enjoy a winter forest. In fact, besides skiing, snowshoeing is one of my favorite forest and mountain activities.

Mont Tremblant has 7 designated snowshoe trails on both the south and north sides of the mountain. You can rent snowshoes at the activity center in the center of the village.

If you prefer, you can also go on a snowshoeing guided tour with an experienced guide who can help you discover the flora and fauna of Mont Tremblant.

Scandinavian Baths

If you’re looking to just relax or soothe tired leg muscles, you have Mont Tremblant spa options! The Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant is just a 5-minute drive away from the village. 

These Scandinavian baths come complete with outdoor heated pools, steam rooms, cold plunge pools, and indoor, fireside places where you can enjoy the peace of the wilderness all around.

You can also book a massage for a complete day experience of serenity and relaxation.

Tremblant Ice Climbing School

Skiing and snowboarding at Mont Tremblant aren’t the only ways to experience mountain thrills. This instructor-led beginner-friendly ice climbing activity comes with all the gear needed to try out a new sport. 

The meeting point is at the Mont Tremblant Activity Center, right at the bottom of the slopes.

Snowmobiling

Why not give your legs a break from the ski slopes and head out for a snowmobiling tour? You can depart right from the Mont Tremblant activity center for a thrilling adventure by snowmobile. 

Guides will customize the experience based on your driving ability so no need to worry if you’re a beginner. The tour also includes all the winter gear you’ll need like boots, winter suits, and helmets.

Once you’re ready, you’ll spend 90-120 minutes exploring the gorgeous scenery around Mont Tremblant.

Snow Tubing

I’m not sure you can find more innocent fun than sitting in a snow tube and sliding down a big hill. Luckily, Mont Tremblant opens up several of its trails at the base of the pedestrian village for everyone, young and old, to partake in the fun.

The ski trails close in the late afternoon, typically between 4 pm and 5 pm depending on the sunset times. Snow tubing is typically available on weekend evenings and during holiday periods. If you’re staying at a village hotel, you can access the snow tubing as one of your lodging privileges.

Helicopter Ride

Looking to get aerial at Mont Tremblant but not interested in doing tricks on your skis or snowboard at the snowpark? Then, Mont Tremblant’s Helicopter tours will be perfect for you! 

Fly over Mont Tremblant Resort and Mont Tremblant National Park for unparalleled views of the mountains, lakes, forest, and ski slopes. Your pilot and guide will share history and information about the region, as well as point out notable highlights of the area.

Private Sleigh ride

These family-friendly sleigh rides take you by horse-drawn sled through the snowy pine forests and to points where you can take in the beautiful mountain vistas.

The meeting point is just 2 minutes by car from Mont Tremblant village. 

Check out this guide if you’re looking for more Mont Tremblant family-friendly activities

Fat Biking Mont Tremblant

Mont Tremblant has 60km of single and double track groomed trails for fat biking excursions. There are fat bikes for rent (with helmets included) in a range of sizes for ages 8 and up at Centre Aventure of Chalet des Voyageurs. 

From there, there is a trail that allows you to set off from the front of Chalet des Voyageurs.

Advanced bookings aren’t available so be sure to arrive early to rent your fat bike, especially during peak holiday ski times.

Ice Skating

At the bottom of the village, Mont Tremblant has an outdoor ice rink. It’s just beside Saint Bernard Chapel, open from 1 pm to 9 pm every day.

If you’re staying at a hotel in Mont Tremblant, lodging privileges include free ice skate loans every day for up to 2 hours. Just be sure to check the conditions because the rink will be closed if the ice isn’t thick enough for skating.

Mont Tremblant Casino

And for anyone looking to try their luck apres-ski or on a day away from the slopes, the Casino de Mont Tremblant has hundreds of slot machines, as well as numerous table games.

There’s a shuttle from the village that departs from the Chalet des Voyageurs by the cabriolet. There’s also an 8-person casino express gondola just behind Les Sommet des Neiges at the top of the village.

Mont Tremblant Hotels

The Hilton Homewood Suites is tucked into the corner.

Besides the beautiful mountain scenery and Mont Tremblant skiing, staying in the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village comes with a lot of advantages. 

Not only does the village have the charm of a mountainside European ski village, but the hotels, apartments, and lodging in Mont Tremblant located within it offer ski-in/ski-out privileges, as well as activities like sledding, restaurants, and shopping all within walking distance. 

If you stay at Mont Tremblant accommodations in the village, you’ll have access to first-tracks, giving you the chance to carve up the corduroy 30 minutes before the day visitors arrive. Once the slopes have shut down for the day, use your Mont Tremblant ski passes in the evening to get access to snow-tubing hills.

If you’ve rented a car, you’ll be able to park it on arrival and walk to everything within the village. It’s standard for the lodging at Mont Tremblant to offer parking, even if for a daily fee.

For booking accommodations with points, there are Mont Tremblant village hotels in the Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Fairmont families all conveniently located to the ski trails and village offerings.

If not, use Hotels.com. Their rewards program is simple. For every 10 nights you stay, you get 1 night free. Free nights can be accumulated and used together or as single free nights.

ProTip: Try to book Mont Tremblant lodging at the top or bottom of the village or near the Voyageur Trail.

For hotels in the middle 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 to reach the ski lifts.

Fairmont Tremblant

The Fairmont Mont Tremblant is an upscale hotel at the base of the slopes with 2 ski lifts for easy access just steps outside the hotel’s doors. And when your legs are ready for a rest after a day in the beautiful Laurentian Mountain range, this luxury hotel serves as a relaxing retreat complete with a spa and fine dining.

Rooms and suites are available, most with views, and some even with a complete kitchen. Several of the village’s restaurants are also just steps from the hotel, as is the Cabriolet (bucket-style lift) to carry you to the lower part of the pedestrian village.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Mont Tremblant

On my most recent trip, I had a fantastic stay at the Homewood Suites Mont Tremblant. Hilton Homewood Suites is tucked into the top corner of the village, close to the Fairmont. The base of the mountain peaks and the lifts are just a 2-minute walk, as are several of the slopeside restaurants and shops.

The hotel offers a variety of room sizes and suites. We booked a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite that also included a full kitchen and dining area, as well as a living room with a pullout couch and a fireplace. Parking is located below the hotel. Breakfast is served daily. And furry members of the family are also welcome as this is a pet-friendly Mont Tremblant hotel.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant

This hotel is part of the IHG family of hotels and is just next to the Residence Inn by Marriott. 

The short walk downhill to the Cabriolet makes it easy to access the ski trails at the top of the village.  And similarly, the Voyageur trail provides almost ski-off access, landing you very close to the hotel.

Rooms range from standard to oversized with a living area. Connecting rooms are also available. The hotel has a sauna and outdoor whirlpool and serves free breakfast every day.

Residence Inn by Marriott

The cabriolet goes right over the Residence Inn.

This is 1 of 2 hotels by Marriott in Mont Tremblant. The Westin Tremblant is the other. (See below for more on that hotel.) The hotel offers apartment-like rooms and suites, with amenities like fireplaces, balconies, and kitchens. I booked 2 nights at the Residence Inn for my first trip to Mont Tremblant and had a great stay. 

The hotel is located in the lower part of the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village, so it’s not slopeside. However, it’s conveniently located near the Cabriolet, a bucket-style lift that drops you at the base of the mountain peaks and ski lifts. In just a minute, you and your skis are whisked up and away over the village. 

The 2-minute walk to the Cabriolet from the front of the hotel is downhill, so no steep uphill walking in ski boots is required! When you’re ready to head back to your room, ski directly back to the hotel via the Voyageur ski trail. 

The village’s restaurants and shops are all accessible by foot for a short uphill walk or by hopping the cabriolet to the top of the village. Parking is located under the hotel, with an easy drive up to the lobby to drop your luggage.

Le Westin Mont Tremblant

The Westin Tremblant is also a Marriott hotel. You can earn and redeem Marriott points for your stay.

The above-listed hotels in Mont Tremblant village are at the top or the bottom of the village. The Westin, however, is in the middle of the village. At this location, you are about halfway from the ski lifts at the top and the cabriolet at the bottom. To ski, you’ll need to walk with your skis and boots either uphill or downhill and vice versa for the return to the hotel.

The village’s restaurants and shops are all easy to get to by foot, though.

The hotel offers both rooms and suites, with features like fireplaces, kitchenettes, and open living space. The outdoor heated pool is the perfect apres-ski spot to rest sore muscles.

ProTip: For quick ski getaways, Mont Tremblant hotels in the pedestrian village will save the time and hassle of having to drive or shuttle from hotels near Mont Tremblant. 

The cabriolet goes from the bottom of the pedestrian village to the base of the slopes at the top. It’s a quick and easy ride, with great views over Mont Tremblant.

Lodge de la Montagne

This 3-star ski on/ski off property is located just near the top of the pedestrian village. Rooms and suites are available with kitchenettes and pull-out sofas for larger groups or families. The property also has an indoor hot tub and sauna.

Sommet des Neiges

This hotel in Mont Tremblant is the definition of a prime location! It’s located just 300 feet from the ski gondola at the base of the mountain peaks. The rooms are laid out like apartments and the balconies offer views of the skiers as they carve up the fresh mountain powder. The Casino Mont Tremblant Express Gondola is also just outside the hotel.

Ermitage du Lac

Located at the bottom of the pedestrian village, this boutique hotel is near the cabriolet and the ice rink. Rooms and suites are available and include a continental breakfast. The hotel also offers vouchers for the ski storage area at the base of the slopes so you can easily ride the cabriolet to and from the hotel without needing to carry your gear.

Tours des Voyageurs

This 3-star accommodation has 2 buildings on either side of the cabriolet at the bottom of the village. Rooms and suites offer pull-out sofas, kitchens, and an open living area. The outdoor hot tub and sauna are perfect after a day of skiing or snowshoeing. Coffee shops and eateries are within walking distance, as is the Mont Tremblant ice rink.

Mont Tremblant Rentals

In addition to Tremblant village hotels, you’ll also find cottages in Mont Tremblant, as well as chalet rentals and apartments. 

For families or travelers on a budget, these options allow for more space and the ability to prepare meals which can be a great way to save money. 

And while I’ve only stayed in hotels on my trips, these chalets and condos for rent in Mont Tremblant have caught my eye because of their ski on/ski off locations and comfortable, group-friendly living space. 

Ski in and Ski out at Mont Tremblant!

Spend a few days at Mont Tremblant skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying this spectacular winter landscape and overall great winter destination. It comes out on top of all Montreal ski resorts, as well as the best in eastern North America.

Mont Tremblant is the perfect blend of magnificent mountain peaks and absolute winter fun and beauty, all with a European vibe conveniently tucked into Canada’s northeast corner.

Are you planning a ski getaway to Mont Tremblant?

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18 thoughts on “A Perfect Ski Getaway to Mont Tremblant, Quebec”

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      Absolutely, Bob! The Lake is gorgeous and the area has winter activities for everyone’s liking.

  1. Great post! Looks like a great time and not too crazy busy. The Beaver Tail looks interesting…very curious to try it. Never heard of Mont Tremblant before so thanks for sharing about this amazing ski destination!

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      It really wasn’t so busy, Rosemary, and the area is quite beautiful. It’s also good for summer activities like hiking and canoeing. 🙂

  2. I love the village shops and how they look so quaint. It’s been years since I went on a getaway in the mountain to ski/snowboard. Quebec sounds amazing for a weekend like that!

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      You should find some time, Erica! Quebec is a great destination. Mont Tremblant is a perfect ski getaway and with more time you could explore Quebec City to stroll through the old town.

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      Quebec City has so much charm. If Mont Tremblant isn’t your thing, Quebec City offers shops and dining out in a charming old city with a big European feel. 🙂

  3. So cool this place is pedestrian only and I want to eat one of those Beaver Tails so bad haha! I’ve been skiing only a couple of times too and absolutely love it but I feel I need a couple more lessons :/ I can get from A to B but it’s hardly graceful.

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      Alice, it was so nice to park the car and forget it until it was time to go. I don’t think I look all that graceful at times, either! 😉 Mont Tremblant has really nice beginner runs perfect for building stamina and…grace! 🙂

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      It was sooo delicious, Holly! I never skied as a kid and only picked it up a few years ago. Being up on the mountain enjoying the views and breathing in the crisp, cold air feels so free. I’d definitely give it a try if I were you. 🙂

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      Thanks, Fiona! It’s never too late. I learned to ski just a few years ago! It wasn’t easy but it was a major achievement. 🙂

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      It was such fun, Meg. My favorite place for beginners on the east coast is Sunday River in Maine. Perfect easy green slopes for practice. What I especially liked about Mont Tremblant’s green slopes were how long they were. Great for stamina building! Definitely give skiing a try!?

  4. I’m going to just point out a few things since I live at tremblant 1 we no longer have the movie theater it is now mission laser with is laser tag and you cannot ski to most of the restaurants beyond that I loved your story hope to see you on the slopes

    1. Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie

      Thanks for reading, Dereck. Appreciate the info. I actually was back skiing in Tremblant in late winter and will be updating this post with new photos and info shortly.

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