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Being immersed in nature while still enjoying the comfort and pampering of a vacation isn’t always possible, but it is exactly what you will find when you get away to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec.
Set in the Laurentian mountains, Mont-Tremblant Resort operates year-round with activities like skiing and dog sledding in the winter; and golf and fishing in the warmer months. The pedestrian village is made up of local artisans, restaurants of every caliber and dozens of shops that are open summer and winter alike. Whichever season you choose, you will always be able to find comfortable and luxurious places to stay and dine.
The height of luxury, Le Fairmont Tremblant recently underwent renovations to ensure it continue to please visitors. Located at the top of the pedestrian village, it is a ski-in and out hotel that offers ski valet and concierge services. With both indoor and outdoor pools, several restaurants and a full-service spa, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Not to be outdone, Le Westin Resort and Spa Tremblant has also continued to invest in the upkeep of the property. It features an outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi, concierge service and is home to the Gypsy Mediterranean cuisine restaurant.
Perfect for families, Sommet des Neiges offers 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites. Like Le Fairmont, it is a ski-in and out hotel and a concierge service. The outdoor pool is open during the summer months and the whirlpool and sauna are available year-round.
The gastronomy of Mont-Tremblant
Fine dining is second nature to Mont-Tremblant. The resort hotels and pedestrian village are home to a variety of culinary treats. Some of the most notable fine dining restaurants include La Forge, Choux Gras and La Savoie.
La Forge is an award-winning bistro that offers a relaxed après-ski experience on their first floor and a sophisticated steak house on the upper level. Their wine list and wide selection of cognacs and scotch are only topped by their fine cut steaks that are grilled over maple-wood coals.
With outstanding views overlooking the pedestrian village, Choux Gras is an exceptional specialty restaurant located in Le Fairmont Tremblant. Their menu features fresh, local and seasonal products that are sure to inspire those who appreciate fine cuisine.
La Savoie has been creating authentic French dishes and a savoyard experience for nearly 25 years. Fondue, bread and fine wine showcase a little piece of France and make up some of the culinary highlights of La Savoie.
Things to do in Mont-Tremblant
Your visit to Mont-Tremblant is not all luxury hotels and fine dining. The resort is exploding with activities and ways to experience nature and is home to the Scandinave Spa and the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. The resort is also home to five world class golf courses: Tremblant’s Le Geant and Le Diable, Le Maître, La Belle and La Bête.
Adventurous visitors will be excited to take a guided kayak excursion down the Riviere Rouge with Kayak Café; or zipline over the treetops with ZipTrek EcoTours. Other adventurous activities include dune buggy tours, rock climbing, mountain biking, ice climbing and of course, skiing.
Visitors looking for a more relaxed experience with nature can enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, snow tubing or take a sleigh ride. They can also ride the Panoramic Gondola, head to the beach, play tennis or visit La Source Aquaclub for a swim.
Possibly the most unique experience you will find at Mont-Tremblant is Tonga Lumina. A night time hike up the mountain, this guided excursion will take you on an enchanted journey in search of the legendary sleeping giant that lives in the mountain. The illuminated pathway tells a story as you go, with some interactive experiences along the way. At the end of the 1.5-kilometer hike, your search efforts are fulfilled and the story comes to a close. It is a truly magical way to end your day at Mont-Tremblant. ■