A WINTER WONDERLAND WHERE PAST AND PRESENT LIVE IN PERFECT HARMONY
It’s that faraway land, the realm of happy memories. First snowfalls, twilight sleigh rides, and moonlight strolls through fragrant pines under a bright winter sky. A place where nostalgia is celebrated, where winter is king, and a trembling mountain reigns supreme over a land where remembrances of things past come back to life every day.
For more than 75 years, Mont-Tremblant, the sleeping winter giant of Quebec’s ancient Laurentian mountain range, has been making visitors dreams come true. A mecca for winter sport enthusiasts since an American millionaire named Joe Ryan decided to share his slice of paradise with world by turning into a ski resort in 1938.
One of the most ski-in-ski-out friendly snow resorts on the planet, Tremblant is a gorgeous pedestrian village where, just like in times past, almost everything is accessible by foot.
In those early days, skiers from Hollywood to New York would visit Tremblant to enjoy a little taste of Europe in their own backyard. Joe would often meet his guests in Montreal and take them up to Tremblant on the P’tit train du Nord, a whistling locomotive, always packed with excited skiers wearing leather boots, carrying bamboo poles and wooden skis.
Today, travelers from around the world can fly directly to Mont-Tremblant on non-stop 65-minute flights via Air Canada from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, a direct hop-skip-and-jump away from major US hubs like La Guardia, O’Hare, and LAX. So where exactly do you land a big plane in Tremblant?
Let’s just say you’ll be touching down at the coziest, coolest little “mountain-chic” airport on the globe. A modern, high-tech, one terminal airport built to look like “a faraway log cabin in Canada” – Mont-Tremblant International Airport is designed for the quick entry and exit snow sport travelers keen to hit the slopes expect – a place where line-ups and delays are few and far between.
If you’ve never been to Quebec’s trembling winter giant, you’re in for a treat.
With four mountain faces, 662 skiable acres, 96 trails, 3 terrain parks, more than 1000 snow guns and lifts, there is a run for everyone on at this mountain. Bumps, corduroy, Tremblant has it all. Fortunately, the magic of Tremblant doesn’t end when after your last run…it’s only beginning.
When the sun sets, and the stars come out to play, the spirit of old Tremblant awakens! A throwback to a bygone era, this slopeslide village is ablaze with the twinkling lights of shop windows, candle lit bars, and restaurants with huge blazing fireplaces every night.
This little ski town in the heart of French Canada, and the “joie de vivre” vibe it thrives on, is considered by some to be the ancestral home of “après ski” – which is a French term by the way – and you’ll probably find no better place to celebrate it anywhere.
One of the most ski-in-ski-out friendly snow resorts on the planet, Tremblant is a gorgeous pedestrian village where, just like in times past, almost everything is accessible by foot. No driving necessary in this mountainside hamlet after a perfect day on the slopes that morphs into a long afternoon and evening enjoying drinks by a cozy fire.
When après ski ends and dinner time begins, Tremblant’s cornucopia of gastronomic delights is always just outside your door. Believe us, there is a restaurant for everyone in this village – whether you are craving foie gras, escargot, Swiss fondue, gourmet pizza or a big juicy burger covered in American cheese!
It’s no wonder Ski Magazine readers voted Tremblant Number 1 on their list of ski villages in the East again this year –for the 18th time in case anyone’s counting!
After an exhilarating day on the mountain, and an afternoon and evening in the heart of Tremblant’s European-style village, with its colorful “New France” architecture (which includes a Casino at the Versant Soleil side of the mountain, a quick shuttle ride away!) you’ll lay your head down to sleep at one the 1,900 stylish condos and hotel rooms offered up 13 lodging establishments and 5 world-class hotel chains.
Trust us, these guys know how to do mountain chic when it comes to where you snuggle down for the night.
With a weak Canadian dollar, and a healthy U.S. buck worth about $1.30 north of the border, there is no better time to take trip to Mont-Tremblant than now. If a winter holiday to a place where the past and present living in perfect harmony is what you’re craving -Tremblant is the place to be!