Tremblant, with its cobbled streets and quaint houses is the most colourful and atmospheric ski town in Quebec province. Consistently voted the ‘Best Resort in Eastern North America’ by the Ski Magazine, the slope-side pedestrian village is perfectly constructed with skiers in mind.
Everything is within walking distance and you can easily reach the ski lifts from many of the hotels we offer in resort. At 875m the mountain, Mont Tremblant is one of the highest peaks in the Laurentians National Park and provides four mountain faces of extensive skiing: Versant Sud, Versant Soleil, Versant Nord and the Edge. It’s possibly the best skiing you can do in Eastern Canada with an excellent variety of groomed runs.
Mont Tremblant inherited its name from the local First Nation tribe, the Algonquins, who called it the ‘trembling mountain’. The village of Tremblant first became a ski resort in 1939 when American, Joseph Bondurant Ryan constructed its first chair lift.
The blend of Québécois and American architecture in the resort gives Mont Tremblant a unique and charming atmosphere. The resort is also known as ‘the Disneyland of winter ski’ as there is such a wealth of activities for skiers and non-skiers alike.
The added benefit of a ski holiday to Mont Tremblant is the excellent food. The French-speaking culture of Quebec perfectly blends Canadian and French cuisine to create some of the tastiest food in North America.
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Beginners skiing and snowboarding in Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant is an almost perfect ski resort for beginner skiers and snowboarders. The brilliant Tremblant ski school provides an excellent standard of tuition and can help you improve your technique no matter your ability.
The ski school meeting point is right next to the Express Gondola. This will transport you directly to the top of the south side of the mountain, the Versant Sud, where the majority of the beginner slopes are found.
We recommend the long, gentle Nansen run which takes you from the summit of Mont Tremblant through enchanted forests back into the village. A perfect opportunity to pause for lunch!
Intermediates skiing and snowboarding in Mont Tremblant
There are plenty of runs to occupy the intermediate skier and snowboarder in Mont Tremblant, no matter what side of the mountain you find yourself on. Mont Tremblant has possibly the best groomed pistes on the East coast of North America.
The resort is almost exclusively made up of well-groomed and picturesque, tree-lined runs. It’s perfect for cruising all day and the efficient Express Gondola will help you to extensively explore the mountain.
Improvers can also make use of the excellent Tremblant ski school to hone their ski technique. Intermediate skiers should head to the Beauchemin a scenic trail which swoops down the North side of the mountain and the equally beautiful Beauvallon on the south side.
Advanced skiing and snowboarding in Mont Tremblant
You may not find the steep pistes that you do in the Alps or on the West coast of North America but with 46% of the skiable terrain marked as black diamond or double black diamond there is a great variety of runs to challenge the advanced and expert skier and snowboarder in Mont Tremblant. Advanced runs in Mont Tremblant are typified by excellent mogul trails and challenging tree glades.
One of the steepest runs in resort is the ominously titled Dynamite on the north side of the mountain, best accessed via the Expo Express lift. The also excellently named Edge face of the mountain offers skiers some of the best glade skiing in the resort.
Freeriders will be delighted at the excellent snow record in Mont Tremblant which means deep powder across the mountain and when exploring the backcountry. To get the whole of Mont Tremblant to yourself make the most of the first tracks at 7.45am, before the lifts properly open at 8.30am.
Freestyle and terrain parks in Mont Tremblant
Mont Tremblant has three excellent snowparks each geared towards different levels - ideal for freestyle enthusiasts and beginners alike. On the south side of the mountain are the Progression and Adrénaline parks. Progression is great for improvers looking to perfect their technique, while Adrénaline has a variety of modules designed for experts. On the north face of the mountain the Évolution snowpark provides a range of terrain, including the excellent Rope Tow trail, for beginners to learn the basics.
Cross-country skiing in Mont Tremblant
There are 75km of trails open to cross-country skiers visiting Tremblant, 50km of which are suitable for skate style cross-country skiing. The trails can be explored both independently or with an experienced local guide.
Cross-country skiing is a fantastic way to explore the incredible natural beauty of the resort. Equipment hire and guiding can all be arranged in resort at the Mont Tremblant Activity Centre.
Longest run 6km.
0830-15.30 - every day
Yes only within boundary
3 snow parks
Free ski hosting with your local Ski Host
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant, formerly know as the The Kandahar and Country Inn & Suites, features cosy hotel rooms and spacious suites make good choice for people looking to be in the lively part of Tremblant with array of bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from in Le Vieux Tremblant (Old Town).
Restaurants, food and drink
The food on offer in Mont Tremblant is largely North American (burgers, chips, maple syrup pancakes) but served with typical Quebecois flair.
Local favourites include poutine, French fries served in gravy with cheese and meat toppings; and cabanes à sucre (sugar shacks), maple taffy cooled in the snow and eaten on the stick. Trust us, it’s delicious.
At the top of the mountain is The Grand Manitou, a restaurant serving soups, pizza, pasta and burgers. It’s a perfect place to stop for lunch. For evening meals Le Shack in Place Saint-Bernard has an excellent menu serving traditional Quebecois food.
Another superb choice for dinner is nearby La Forge serving a selection of maple-wood grilled steaks.
Après, bars, clubs and nightlife
Mont Tremblant has a loud and lively aprés scene, one of the most enjoyable in North America. There are plenty of places to visit for live music and DJ sets and the clubs stay open until late.
The Café d’Epoque is one of the liveliest nightclubs in town – in their own words ‘the wildest bar on the mountain’ – it has an eclectic calendar of themed nights.
Around the corner is P’tit Caribou, consistently voted the best après-ski bar in Eastern North America. Not only do they have regular DJ sets, their cocktail menu is stunning. We recommend the signature Coupe Caribou.
Those of you who prefer a more genteel après experience should head to La Diable micro-brewery for a chilled out afternoon sampling the many, delicious craft beers that are brewed locally. La Diable also has an excellent food menu, and is well worth a visit for dinner one evening.
The main shopping area in Mont Tremblant is the Place Saint-Bernard, in the heart of the pedestrian village, right next to the ski lifts. There are several sports equipment shops to choose from for hiring or buying ski and snowboarding gear from.
We recommend the Adventure Centre located in the Sommet des Neiges, directly opposite the Express Gondola. There are also plenty of options for fascinating souvenirs.
For an interesting gift to take back to friends and family try Le Studio Créatif, a pottery store where you can decorate your own mugs, plates and bowls, amongst other items. The town of St Jovite, which is only 20 minutes away by bus, also has a splendid variety of shops and restaurants.
Guests staying in Mont Tremblant on self-catering basis are well served Magasin General on Kandahar Street. The general store is open from 7am to 11pm.
Alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the local liquor store on Place Saint-Bernard. Larger supermarkets can be found in the nearby-town of St Jovite.
Spas and relaxation
There’s nothing like relaxing in the spa after a hectic day skiing on the mountain. Guests at the Hotel Fairmont Tremblant are well served with extensive wellness facilities, including amazing outdoor pools. Guests of the hotel can also purchase spa treatments locally.
Just five minutes’ drive from Tremblant is the excellent Scandinave Spa which provides tradition Scandanavian baths and massages in the incredible natural setting of the Laurentian Mountains.
Aquaclub La Source is a family friendly pool and fitness centre in the centre of the pedestrian village. The indoor pool is colourful and lively – perfect for children, while the gym is great for maintaining your fitness off the pistes.
Arts, culture and events
For a ski destination with a difference you should totally head to Mont Tremblant. It is a favourite destination for Hollywood celebrities Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones who have skied here many times in the past.
The resort is bursting with unique Quebecois history and charm. The historic, old village of Tremblant, on the shore of Lake Mercier, is easily accessed by public transport from the ski resort. The old railway station here was rebuilt as a public art gallery – the Place de la Gare.
Mont Tremblant’s calendar is jam-packed with sporting events. In late January the fun filled Festival Rando Alpine Tremblant celebrates the pursuit of winter sports with a host of exciting activities including fat-bike touring of the North side of the mountain, and even an opportunity to watch the sunrise from the summit of Mont Tremblant!
Freestylers will want to register to compete in the LTD Ski and Snowboard Rail Jam – prizes for the most crowd pleasing tricks include sports-wear from some of the top ski and snowboarding brands.
At the end of the season Tremblant hosts the Snow Polo Tremblant tournament. This is a fascinating spectacle as international teams go head to head over the course of this two-day event.
Also worth watching is the mad-cap Caribou Cup, in which crazy, costumed skiers and snowboarders race down the mountain before attempting to cross a 75-foot swimming pool – still on their skis and snowboards.
As the ‘the Disneyland of winter ski’ there are almost too many winter activities in Mont Tremblant for one single holiday. The following activities can all be booked locally or arranged through your Inghams representative.
An ideal way to explore the Laurentians. This family friendly adventure is a must for anyone in search of a pure Canadian experience and to explore while being one with nature. Dogsledding can be booked at the Activity Centre in Place Saint Bernard, or through speaking to your Inghams representative.
This is a thrilling way to explore the forests and mountains around Mont Tremblant. There are a number of tours offered locally, including evening and full day tours.
You can even arrange for your own private guide. The easiest way to book a snowmobiling adventure is to head to the Activity Centre in Place Saint Bernard, or through speaking to your Inghams representative.
Horse drawn sleigh rides
A sleigh ride is a magical way to explore the meadows and forests of the Laurentians National Park. Lead by an engaging guide, both 16 passenger and smaller 4 passenger groups are catered for, with larger group tours including hot chocolate and music.
Sleigh rides can be booked at the Activity Centre in Place Saint Bernard, or through speaking to your Inghams representative.
Make sure to pack your camera for a Mont Tremblant helicopter tour! This is a spectacular way to explore this incredible landscape, offering unique and breath-taking views of the national park.
Your knowledgeable pilot makes for a fantastic guide on this thrilling tour. To book a helicopter tour head to the Activity Centre in Place Saint Bernard or speak to your Inghams representative.
Wilderness adventure with local trapper
Begin your education into becoming an expert wilderness survivor on this fascinating experience hosted in the forests around Mont Tremblant.
This 5-hour long excursion will give you an incredible insight into how to survive in a frozen wilderness. Book locally at the Activity Centre in Place Saint Bernard or by speaking to your Inghams representative.
Free ice skating on the beautiful Lac Miroir and skate hire is available to all Inghams guests in Mont Tremblant with a Lodging Privileges card. Your card can be obtained at the front desk of your Inghams hotel.
Other activities in Mont Tremblant:
Montreal - City Break Add On
The culture capital of Quebec, a city break to Montreal is the perfect accompaniment to a ski holiday in Mont Tremblant.
This sophisticated city is like no other in Canada, with its distinctive French-Canadian culture and uncompromising beauty.
The thriving Downtown is renowned for its fashion, arts and eateries – a fantastic place to spend an afternoon shopping. A highlight for culture vultures will surely be the Downtown Musée des Beaux-Arts with its incredible collection of international and Canadian art.
The stunning Old Montreal along the banks of the St Lawrence River is a wonderful place to explore, full of fascinating history and beautiful, architecture. This is one of the most attractive cities in North America.
Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition
LEARN TO SKI/BOARD
3 days lift pass, 3 days ski/board hire, 3 days tuition (2hrs per day)
Adult (Ski/Snowboard) £425 (H)* £380(L)
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|6 Days||Low Season Rest of the dates||£310||£252||£174||£144||FREE|
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|Child (2-12yrs)†||6/10||Skis & boots||£103/£137||-|
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†Child snowboard & boots = 6-12yrs. Please see here for description of hire categories.prices for ski packs are for guideline only
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Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.
Resort Code: CAMT
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT-5
Flights depart Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
Fly direct from Heathrow
Via Amsterdam Aberdeen
Flying time 7hrs 30mins direct
Transfer 1hr 30mins, 130km, by coach
Supplements apply on some flights.
Private transfers and Car hire are available.
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Free connecting flights via Heathrow with British Airways from Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Edinburgh & Aberdeen
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No