Summer Resorts 2000-Northeast, Mont Tremblant, Que.


For more than 60 years, skiers have known about the winter wonderland Tremblant offers. Now imagine this mountain haven when the snow melts and the 360-degree summit view surrounds you with endless trees, lakes and rivers. Located in La Belle Province of Quebec, this resort has become a world-class four-season destination. A 7-mile-long lake rests at the foot of the mountain, creating an ideal spot to swim, water-ski, sail or relax on the beach. If golf is your game, Tremblant boasts two championship courses, Le Géant and Le Diable. Need help? Professional instructors from the Tremblant Golf Academy can perfect your drive.

Prefer to swing a racket? Then head to the Beach and Tennis Club, located on the shoreline of Lake Tremblant, with 13 courts and beach access. Speed up the pace on the miles of mountain bike trails around Mont Tremblant, blessedly accessed from the Flying Mile high-speed quad. At 3,000 feet, Mont Tremblant is the highest peak in the Laurentian range. Hop the Gondola Express and climb the observation tower, or take the EcoTour, a discovery trail that circles the mountain's White Peak summit. Rock out July 14-16 with the International Blues Festival, the largest blues event in Canada. Ponder cosmic possibilities as the peaks light up during Tremblant Under the Stars, an August festival to celebrate the region's meteor showers. Or simply stroll through Tremblant's village, where you'll find everything you could want-except more time to enjoy the intoxicating Québécois joie de vivre.

DON'T MISS A sea-plane tour with Wheelair Adventure (819-425-5662).

BEST DEAL Five nights' lodging in a two-bedroom condo in Domaine de la Foret, unlimited beach access, gondola rides and Kidz Club access for children ages 2-7, for $110 per family per day. Call (800) 461-8711, or visit