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Mont Tremblant Ski Resort: All about Skiing Areas

ski lifts at Mont-Tremblant

Runs: 102

Easy: 22

Difficult: 34

More difficult: 42

Extreme: 15

Longest Run: 6 km (4 mi) (Nansen)

Slopes: 4

Lifts: 14

Skiable Area: 305

Situated northwest of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, within the Laurentian Mountains, Mont-Tremblant is one of the most loved skiing areas and is famous for its excellent long trails, which can be at par with those of the European skiing spots.

Skiing Areas

The resort provides 755 acres of skiable areas for all types of skiers. This consists of 178 acres of glades and has a great mix of beginner to advanced terrain. With long, perfectly groomed intermediate and beginner trails, 21% is beginner, 32% intermediate, and 46% for advanced.

There are 3 snow parks with 60 modules in 3 different areas of the mountain. About 3.7 miles is the longest trail. Advanced and expert skiers will find excellent mogul trails and some tree glades.

With yearly snowfall reaching 156 inches, the resort is also known as the most extensive snowmaking system in North America, covering 465 acres. The ski resort is comprised of 102 trails and 4 slopes, supported by 14 lifts. The summit sits at 2,871 feet with a base elevation of 755 feet and a total vertical of 2,116 feet.

Elevation

Top elevation 875 m (2,871 ft)

Base elevation 230 m (755 ft)

Skiable area 2.53 km2 (630 acres)

Lift system: 14 total

Capacity: 27,830 skiers / hour

2 gondolas (including Télécabine Casino Express),

3 magic carpets

High-speed 4-passenger chairlifts: 6

4-passenger chairlifts: 1

3-passenger chairlifts: 1

Cabriolet: 1

Snowfall: 452 cm (178 in) per year

Snowmaking 71%

Other Winter Sports in Mont Tremblant Ski Resort

Skiers on Tremblant

Besides being known as an excellent skiing spot in Quebec, visitors who are up for some adrenaline boosting fun can enjoy several acclaimed winter sports and golf courses.

The resort is commonly referred to as Tremblant, is open year-round, and is about 130 km (80 mi) northwest of Montreal. The Lake Tremblant is suitable for swimming and two golf courses in the summer months.

The mountain’s name ‘Mont Tremblant,’ was given by the Algonquin indigenous people, who called it the “trembling mountain.” At an elevation of 875 m (2,871 ft), the mountain’s summit is one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians. The Edge, a glade skiing area, located one km north of the principal downhill area, and 2.8 km north of the Edge is the true summit, Pic Johanssen 932 m, which has a trail over the top and is Black Diamond for skiers and boarders. The Alterra Mountain Company owns the resort.

The mountain and resort belong to the Mont-Tremblant National Park and are both situated near the village of Mont-Tremblant.

Summer Activities

There are various activities you can indulge in while you stay in the resort. There are all-terrain vehicle tours, boating, croisieres, canoeing trips, cycling, dune buggy tours, fishing tours, golf, helicopter tours, hiking, horseback riding, lake cruises, mountain biking, paintball games, rafting, rock climbing school, spas, via Ferrata, waterskiing and wakeboarding, white-water rafting, and zip-lines.

Some winter activities they offer are cross-country skiing, dog sledding, downhill skiing and ski schools, helicopter tours, ice-climbing, ice fishing, ice skating, paintball, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, spas, and via Ferrata.

A Brief History of the Resort

Beginning from the installation of the first chair-lift in, today, Tremblant has gone merely beyond a ski resort due to the most extensive and most varied skiable terrain in Eastern North America but is also an extraordinary holiday destination, whether traveling solo or with family and friends.

The Ski Magazine featured Mont Tremblant as the #1 Ski Resort in the North American East and continues to be ranked at the head of the Quebec line-up for sports and the outdoors, in summer and winter.

Where to stay at Tremblant

artificial waterfalls outside a hotel in Tremblant

Planning where to stay during your holiday and vacation at Mont Tremblant, here are some of the hotels that are most picked by many visitors.

  • Hotel Quintessence
  • Lodge de la Montagne
  • AX hotel
  • Auberge Mountain View Inn
  • Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Mont Tremblant
  • Hotel Vacances Tremblant
  • Chateau Beauvallon Mont Tremblant
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Mont Tremblant Manoir Labelle

Best Time to Visit Mont-Tremblant

For ski enthusiasts, the winter months of November to February are ideal for visiting the resort. But for hiking and trekking lovers, the best months to visit would be from June to August, and September has the most pleasant temperatures in the year.

In summer, Mont Tremblant has mild and pleasant weather with daytime temperatures that can exceed 30 degrees Celsius while the nights are cool and breezy. There are also rains in both spring season and summer season. So, it would be best to pack waterproof gear.

During winter, the temperatures can drop to as low as -30 degrees Celsius. And during December, January and February are the coldest times, and there are also heavy snowfall and strong winds.

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