Always at the top of East Coast skiers’ lists, Tremblant’s winning formula comes from excelling at the basics. It continuously receives rave reviews for lodging, dining, après, and nightlife options.
But what Tremblant is perhaps best known for is its charm and local flavor. The resort blends Old World European style with Disneyesque perfection to create a magical experience both on and off the mountain. The pedestrian village enchants guests with vibrant colors, outdoor firepits, cobbled walkways and squares, and an open gondola linking one end to the other. The mountain rising above is etched with trails on four faces, and high-speed lifts provide express rides from the base to the top, which means skiing long runs and sustained pitches.
Savvy locals advise starting on the North Side, while tree skiers favor The Edge and Sunny Side. Sure, the lines can be long, especially on weekends, and weather can be bone-chillingly cold, but consider either an excuse to explore the village, try your luck at the casino, immerse in the waterpark, or indulge your inner Canadian and say mais oui to crêpes, poutine, a microbrew, or a beaver tail.
A high-speed quad replaces the North Side’s Lowell Thomas triple; five new glades totaling 50 acres on the North Side and The Edge; and Le Grand Manitou and North Side lodge expansions.
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APRÈS Beer aficionados should hit Le Diable, a microbrewery that brews craft beers on site.
CHARM Take a spin on the village ice rink to feel like you’re the star of a Norman Rockwell painting, French Canadian style.
LOCAL FLAVOR Join a guided, three-mile, summit-to-base snowshoe tour through the woods, breaking en route at a cozy log cabin for a fondue feast.
FAMILY ACTIVITY La Source, the huge waterpark. And don’t forget, Quebec school breaks are typically a couple weeks after American ones. Perfect.
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES Try your luck at the Casino de Mont- Tremblant, in the heart Versant Soleil.
FIRST TRACKS and get on the slopes 30 minutes before the first chairs officially start to spin. Dig into breakfast at the summit, too.
SKATING RINK in front of picturesque St. Bernard Chapel. Rentals are free if you’re staying in the village. Warm up by the adjacent fire pits and enjoy the village buzz.
DINNER PICK So hard to choose, but the hottest tables are at Mille Pâtes (Italian/pas- tas), Seb Lartisan Culinaire (Quebe- cois/new Canadian), and La Savoie (fondue/raclette).