We all know the Canadian heavy-hitters of Whistler and Banff, but did you know that Canada’s eastern side holds some exceptional skiing as well? Having won numerous ski awards over the years, Tremblant is one of the best and most well-known of the eastern resorts. Situated in the heart of French Canada, in the beautiful Laurentian Mountains, with a ski area that stretches over 600 acres, there’s little not to love about Tremblant.
The resort has retained its old Quebec charm and narrow pedestrian streets are lined with cafés and patisserie shops. The brightly coloured architecture and traffic free streets enrich Tremblant's heritage and display a certain “joie de vivre”, whilst still retaining the resort’s laid back atmosphere. With the resort set in the mountains, access to the slopes couldn't be simpler, with the vast majority of properties being ski in, ski out.
Located only an hour and a half from the vibrant city of Montreal, Tremblant ski resort provides not only a short transfer but also the opportunity to add on a short stay in this fascinating city.
Skiing in resort
Tremblant is an excellent resort due to its varied terrain and relatively even distribution of green, blue and black runs. It’s an excellent choice for families, with great areas for kids to both ski and play.
Beginners will enjoy the dedicated area on the south side of the mountain and the advantage of being able to ski down to resort from most lifts is a real bonus, as it means groups of mixed ability can easily meet up for lunch.
Intermediate skiers are greeted with a good selection of long blues and tree lined runs, set against the stunning back drop of the Laurentian Mountains. Advanced skiers will be in their element as Tremblant is about 45% black runs - the steep gladed runs are a real test for those looking to push themselves. Off-piste skiing isn't as abundant as resorts in places like British Columbia, however there is some challenging terrain on Mont Tremblant's backside.
The village provides a charismatic location for après ski, eating and shopping. With traditional French-Canadian style buildings, boutiques and squares offer a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy this eclectic mix of restaurants and bars.
Tremblant also offers some exceptional winter experiences. Dog sledding, tubing, ice skating, cross-country skiing or spa days are all readily available to ensure you make the most of your holiday, on or off the slopes.