words :: Marie-Pierre Belisle-Kennedy.
For your next winter family getaway, choose a place where nature and recreation come together: Mont-Tremblant. In the middle of southern Quebec’s rugged Laurentian Mountains, Tremblant rises 875 metres, one of the tallest in the range. With plentiful and reliable snowpack all season long—and one of the world’s most advanced snowmaking systems—it’s time to rediscover what winter really means at Mont-Tremblant.
You won’t be the first to discover Tremblant, voted eastern North America’s #1 Resort by SKI magazine from 1996 to 2012, and then again from 2014 to 2017, and 2020. But Tremblant is big enough that everyone can carve their own spacious turns here and share lots of elbow room with nature. With 754 acres of terrain, 102 trails, glades and alpine touring zones for all skier and snowboarder levels over four mountainsides, you need weeks to fully explore this place. Fourteen state-of-the-art lifts can transport almost 28,000 skiers/boarders up the mountain every hour, so prepare to put in extra laps.
And many other outdoor and indoor activities await you and your family at Mont-Tremblant.
Winter hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing at Mont-Tremblant Cross Country Center is a must, where chickadees literally eat out of your hands. Snowshoeing is an easy-to-master activity for participants young and old, and Mont-Tremblant Cross Country Center, situated on the magnificent land of Domaine Saint-Bernard boasts countless kilometres of well-marked trails through the woods and along scenic lakes and rivers. Exploring these 1500 protected acres of hardwood forests, you can truly find your own trail to blaze.
At the welcome centre, the staff of Ski de fond Mont-Tremblant will be happy to show you around, help you with rentals and share some of nature’s secrets. Cross-country skiers will also be enchanted with the seemingly endless trails of P’tit Train du Nord rail trail, and the Parc national du Mont-Tremblant—the latter features 43km of mechanically groomed trails spread over six circuits, ranging from easy to difficult, plus six warming huts for comfort along the way.
Do you love ice skating? You’re in luck, as the region has many scenic rinks with skate rentals too. Tubing is always a hit for families, as well as dogsledding, horseback riding, ice climbing and other adrenaline-stoking activities. Fatbiking has increased in popularity lately and Tremblant offers a 60-km network of expertly groomed trails, in collaboration with Ski de fond Mont-Tremblant. Fatbikers can choose from singletrack trails as well as double tracks (shared with cross-country skiers). Fatbike rentals available at Chalet des Voyageurs.
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Should the kids need to warm up or everyone wants to relax for après-ski, the newly redesigned Brind’O Aquaclub is an on-mountain indoor water park with 4 slides, 35 interactive water games, a fitness area plus outdoor hot tub. And over the last few years, Tremblant has added many indoor activities to weatherproof your precious family time, including laser tag and escape rooms, and virtual reality games for everyone from the beginner to the dedicated gamer. Indoors or outdoors, Mont-Tremblant offers worlds of wonder to explore and return to again and again. —ML
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