The thrill of chasing winter landed me in no other then the magical Tremblant. In the eastern North region of Canada, this European style ski village beckons travelers from all over the world. After a day on the slopes, and a few adventures under my belt, I can see why.
The wide variety of options, means even if you don't ski, there is plenty to do. I loved taking the time to try out some new activities like snowshoeing, and the Scandinavian spa in addition to time on mountain. With the village being completely walkable, it was easy to jump from a day snowboarding to the hotel and then straight to dinner — no car needed.
So how exactly do you spend winter in Tremblant?
How to get to Tremblant:
- The quickest way in and out of Tremblant is by the direct flights serviced by Air Canada and Porter in Tremblant Airport. It's an incredible airport as it is a converted log cabin. If you plan on staying in the Tremblant village, a car isn't necessary as there are plenty of free shuttles — you can pre-book a transfer or arrange with your hotel. If you're coming from Montreal, there are bus services that take you for a flat fee. See here for more information on transportation.
Where to stay in Tremblant:
- There is an array of opportunities for lodging in Tremblant, from the chalet style to hotel. For a room that is more like an apartment with a large living area and a kitchen, the Sommet des Neiges is a great choice. For the luxe, the Fairmont Tremblant is available as well with a wide array of amenities. Both of these accommodations are situated at the base of the mountain. Note: staying the Tremblant lodging (onsite hotels) gives you privileges of complimentary First Tracks, nightly tubing, and Ice skate loans.
Where to eat in Tremblant:
- Fluide Juice Bar: the spot to stop by for fulfilling smoothies and fresh juice to start your day.
- Nansen Lounge at Fairmont: One of the best views in town with cozy food like French onion soup, elevated Poutine, and more.
- La Diable Microbrewery: A local favorite with some incredible beer on tap — a great spot to fill up after the slopes.
- Gypsy at Westin: Spanish tapas done with a twist.
- O'Wok: Southeast Asian dishes in a cute cabin.
- Altitude Seafood & Grill at the casino: An elevated dining experience in a trendy art-deco room, featuring dishes with local ingredients.
- The Sugar Shack: Stop by to try the famous maple taffy made right in the snow!
- Samurai Sushi Pub: The place for yummy sushi rolls, hot sake, in an intimate space.
What to experience in Tremblant:
- Traditional Scandinavian Spa: At Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant, there's an opportunity to relax the day way and rejuvenate. The beautiful facilities are set riverside, making it the perfect place to slow down for the day.
- Snowshoe Fondue Tour: As the sun starts to set, make your way by snowshoe at summit with a guide to a log cabin. After stopping to enjoy a fondue dinner, afterwards make your way down the mountain by headlamp and light of the moon.
- Iceskating: In the village of Tremblant, there is a beautiful, pond that transforms into an iceskating rink for all ages.
- Ski or Snowboard: The mountain is fresh for discovery, with perfectly groomed slopes. One tip would be to go with a mountain guide and have a good introduction into what will be the best area for you to ride.
- Dogsledding: One of the oldest ways of winter transportation, have an opportunity to experience dogsledding in the stunning terrain of Tremblant.
- Sledding: After the sun has gone down, at the base of the mountain the tubing and sledding area opens up. It's for all ages — and it's some serious fun no matter how old you are.
- Cross-country Ski: Taking an afternoon to enjoy the fresh air by cross-country ski is a perfect way to experience the scenery.
- Casino de Mont-Tremblant: After the day is down, and the night is getting started, the lively energy can be found in the casino. With a great cocktail menu, and tables for blackjack, roulette, and more, it's a great evening on the town. *Shuttle available from village.
- Bars & Lounges: In the heart of Tremblant village, there are many bars and lounges offering top cocktails, music, and dancing. Check out Cafe d'Epoque for dancing and Le Lounge for whiskey, scotch, and cocktails.
Bon Traveler's Tips:
- By staying at one of the lodges onsite, you have privileges like free skates for iceskating, First Tracks (access to the mountain before others), and free sledding nightly.
- Book a shuttle from the airport, saving you in a car rental. The entire village is walkable and has everything you'll need.
- Take a lesson for any of the activities, it's great insight to the experience by a local.
+ Bon Traveler was welcome as a guest of Tremblant Resorts, as always, all opinions are own.