Mont Tremblant, the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America
- December 15, 2021
- By Prasad Gopinath
Are you a ski or snowboarding enthusiast? Then you must head to Mont Tremblant, the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America as named by readers of Ski Magazine year over year.
So, what’s so special about Mont Tremblant?
Tremblant's summit rises to a height of 875 meters (2871 feet) and offers a breathtaking view of the Laurentians. The resort is home to the largest ski resort in eastern Canada with over a 1,000 snow guns and, one of the most efficient snowmaking systems in place. The ski area covers 654 acres with 94 ski trails on 4 distinct slopes. Tremblant is incredibly scenic and as you ski downhill towards the pretty village you get to see incredible views of the frozen Lake Tremblant below.
Skier and snowboarder, a beginner or an expert, Mont Tremblant Ski never fails to deliver an unforgettable experience. Whether you are a group of friends looking for an all-out trip or a family seeking some bonding time on the slopes, our Mont Tremblant Ski Packages are second to none.
Located in the Laurentian Mountains on the shores of Lake Tremblant, 130 kms northwest of Montreal, Mont-Tremblant is a seven-hour drive from Boston, six hours drive form Toronto and approximately a two-hour drive from Montreal. The nearest major international airport would be YUL (Pierre Trudeau International Airport) in Montreal.
Private limousine transfers are available from YUL to the resort during the Ski season. The shuttle service between YUL Airport and Mont Tremblant is suspended for the time being.
Mont Tremblant (YTM) also has its own airport, just 22 miles away from the resort.
- Driving Distances – each way
- YUL – 125 KM, 1 ½ hours’ drive.
- Ottawa – 153 KM, 1 ½ hours’ drive.
- Quebec City – 366 KM, 4 hours’ drive.
- Toronto – 552 KM, 6 ½ hours’ drive.
- Boston, MA – 386 miles, 6 ¼ hors drive.
- New York, NY – 452 miles, 7 ½ hours drive.
The ski area of 654 acres that covers most of the mountain is divided into four separate sectors. The Versant Sud (South Side) is the prime face of the massif, overlooking the village and Lake Tremblant, and has a distinct eastern linked sub-sector called Versant Soleil (Sunny Side). The back side of the mountain is the Versant Nord (North Side) sector, which again has a further linked sub-sector known as Versant Edge (The Edge).
Of the ski area’s 94 trails, 15 are gladed.
With the entire mountain face forested, skiing and riding through the trails in this pretty landscape imparts one the impression of being surrounded by parkland, which in many ways is exactly what this resort is.
The ski terrain can be broadly classified into Easy – 22%; Difficult – 34%; More Difficult – 42% and Extreme – 15%.
Mont Tremblant ski slopes include an area on the South Side (The Versant Sud ) of the mountain that is dedicated to beginners. This slope also has two Magic Carpet lifts which are easy for beginners to use making them more comfortable while learning to ski.
Skiers and snowboarding enthusiasts have the most choices of runs and trails equal to about 45% of the mountain. The intermediate runs are easy to access with the mountain’s impressive network of lifts. Some of the great intermediate runs include Beauvallon, Ryan and Devil’s River.
For the experienced skis, Mont Tremblant ski slopes offer plenty sophisticated terrain with an assorted of challenging runs and trails on both sides of the mountain. Expert skiers attempt runs like The Edge, Flying Mile Express and Dynamite which is famous for its steepness.
The village with its cobbled paths lined with boutiques, bakeries, maple syrup shops and restaurants is a pretty scene to behold. Mont Tremblant village features plenty of restaurants and bars offering a range of cuisines both local and international. What could be better than skiing to apres-ski drinks and dinner?! The pedestrian village with its lineup of great restaurants, shops, galleries, and cafés is a charming place to just spend time around wandering and window shopping. Top-up your energy levels after a exhilarating day on the hills with Quebec’s all-important cheese fondue or poutine!
The village offers a wide variety of hotels and condominiums for lodging. Mont Tremblant village hotels range from moderate to somewhat pricey. We recommend
Fairmont Tremblant – luxurious upscale property at the base of the slopes with the 2 ski lifts just steps outside the hotel’s doors.
Westin Resort & Spa - tucked between the village and the Mont Tremblant, the Westin is again a ski-in ski-out property.
Ermitage du Lac – situated in the village, this boutique hotel features ski-in/ski-out access and ski lockers. Guests also offers an outdoor swimming pool and hot tub for guests to relax and rewind.
Le Lodge De La Montagne – located close ski lifts and minutes from Aquaclub La Source and Mont Tremblant Activities Centre. This ski hotel is within proximity of Skyline Luge Mont-Tremblant and Mont-Tremblant Activity Centre and is a ski-in/ski-out property. Please note that some of our units are currently undergoing renovations to offer guests a better experience. This property offers 2-bedroom suites with kitchen.
Place St-Bernard - The condos at Place St-Bernard are where you will never miss one minute of party time. Eat, drink and be merry within the non-stop vibe of the pedestrian village. This property is again a ski-in ski-out property. This property offers 2-bedroom suites with kitchen.
Restaurant Scene & Nightlife
Mont Tremblant village offers a wide range of local and international cuisine including bars offering good comfort-food menus. Après ski is reasonably animated, and the best bars are in the Vieux Tremblant quarter of the village. Nightlife mostly revolves around live music and dancing and the liveliest of those are the Café d'Epoque for fun theme nights and the P'tit Caribou for a younger crowd.
Maison de la Crepe is by far the most popular restaurants in Mont Tremblant. It’s located in a charming old village house turned restaurant within a pedestrian village. Specialties include generous portions of both sweet and savory crepes.
Microbrasserie Le Diable – located within the pedestrian village, this a casual restaurant and microbrewery is known for its fun vibe and rustic & relaxed ambience. The menu is simple, but the food is supposed to be exceptionally good.
Restaurant Antipasto – This restaurant is about 10 minutes from the resort village in the downtown St. Jovite area. A casual dining place, this restaurant is housed in an old, refurbished train station, making it a unique experience for wood stove pizzas and some of the best lasagna you can find.
Restaurant Ital Deli - A cozy, comfortable Italian restaurant situated close to the old Tremblant village, and about 2 miles off the resort, this is the place for an great meal. The fare is delicious and reasonably priced. Some of the more popular options include homemade pasta (try the one with the rosé sauce), pizza, calamari, and good veal and steak dishes. Remember to save room for their desserts, which are comfort food style and quite delicious.
Restaurant Le St. Louis – located in old Tremblant village (about 5-10 minutes from the Tremblant resort), Restaurant St. Louis is a family-owned restaurant run by a father and son team. Breakfast favorites include the “big breakfast”, eggs Benedict and crepes. You also must try their home fries.
Restaurant Le Savoie – An upscale restaurant, Restaurant Le Savoie is reputed for delicious food and unique dining experience. Located at the base of the pedestrian village in Mont-Tremblant, and serving French and Swiss cuisine, the restaurant offers a choice of fondues, charcuteries and a local specialty called Raclette.
Mont Tremblant Cheap Eats
Ya’oooo Pizza Pub – situated at the base of Mont-Tremblant, this fast-food pizza joint serves great pizza and a family-style salad.
La Roulotte - a local Mom & Pop joint serving steamed hot dogs, burgers, and fries is the best! Amazing homemade fries and the very best Quebecois “poutine”, all priced fairly.
Smokes Poutinerie - Located in the pedestrian village, this casual restaurant specializes in poutine of all sorts.
Queues de Castor (Beaver Tails) – This is where you go if you’re hungry for a dessert or a snack.
There's also a cinema in the resort; and a casino with slots, card gaming and roulette.
Top 10 Winter Activities other than Skiing and Snowboarding in Mont Tremblant
By far the most popular winter destination in the province, Tremblant is an unparalleled playground to all those who love the outdoors and wide-open spaces. Activity options besides skiing and snowboarding include:
Dogsledding - Go on a dogsledding tour, dashing through the woods pulled by a pack of exuberant huskies.
Snowmobile Tour - A quintessential Canadian activity, the Mont-Tremblant region offers hundreds of kilometres of slopes renowned across Quebec, and breathtakingly beautiful panoramas unfold before your eyes throughout the adventure.
Dune Buggy 4 X 4 – If you are not comfortable getting on a snowmobile or looking for a family outing then consider 4 X 4 dune buggy!
Sleigh Rides - tour in a small private sleigh; enjoy a pleasant ride in the company of your family or loved one.
Snowtubing – Mont Tremblant offers 8 tubing lanes—from beginner to expert level—to let loose on the slopes of a well-groomed hill in downtown Mont-Tremblant. The tow- lift back up to the top lets you save on your energy for the ride.
Snowshoeing – Embark on an adventure on your own with rented snowshoes or treat yourself to the exciting experience of a guided tour with interpretation of the natural surroundings and local folklore.
Ice Fishing - Ideal for small group, an experienced guide is there to teach you the technique and introduce you to the local fauna. For reasons related to conservation, yellow perch, bass, and pike, which are the usual catch will be released into the water at the end of the activity for conservation reasons.
Health & Safety
- Face Mask is required in all public places.
- Social Distance is enforced in all public places.
- A Vaccine Passport or proof of double vaccination for guest aged 13 and up is mandatory to use the lifts. for more details on the Mt. Tremblant COVID 19 Policy, please visit - Winter 2021-2022 Operation plan.
Please check with us for our Mont Tremblant Ski Packages.