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Mont Tremblant

Family-focussed and Quebec’s skiing capital, this is one of North America’s oldest, most loved resorts. Whether it’s the brightly coloured village, Franco-Canadian atmosphere or another thing entirely, there’s something seriously enchanting about Mont Tremblant – a ski town like no other where maple taffies meet Savoie fondues.

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At a glance: • Traffic free village • Award-winning resort • Evenly mixed terrain

Great for: • Families • Doorstep skiing • Short transfer

Family-focussed and Quebec’s skiing capital, this is one of North America’s oldest, most loved resorts. Whether it’s the brightly coloured village, Franco-Canadian atmosphere or another thing entirely, there’s something seriously enchanting about Mont Tremblant – a ski town like no other where maple taffies meet Savoie fondues.

Mont Tremblant Resort

While the surrounding Laurentian Mountains haven’t changed for millennia, the resort had an Alpine-style facelift in the early nineties which has been an enormous success: Tremblant has since won the title of “Best Eastern North American resort” (Ski Magazine) a whopping 17 years in a row.

Catch the Cabriolet lift for a fantastic birds-eye view of the car-free village, which, at the foot of the Tremblant Mountain looks like nowhere else on earth. Best described as the skiing world’s endearing answer to Disneyland or Whoville, it consists of cobbled streets and brightly coloured buildings housing restaurants, bars, hotels and condos - all brimming with Quebecois charm and better yet, nearly all ski in / ski out.

With so much Gallic influence in this French-speaking region, holidays here are marketed to North Americans as a way to experience a European-style ski holiday without having to cross the pond.

The location in Eastern Canada is a bonus for Brits too – it’s one of the nearest Canadian resorts to our side of the Atlantic and to top it off, under an hour’s transfer from Tremblant airport. The French feel also provides a welcome taste of familiarity (great if you can’t survive a week of skiing without a tartiflette…) and the blend of European and North American is unusual and charming, with fondue restaurants and bistros rubbing shoulders with waffle houses and burger bars.

Place Saint-Bernard is the beating heart of the pedestrian village but if you’re looking for a bit of peace, quiet and genuine Olde Worlde, head 3 miles out to the original Mont Tremblant. Between the ski resort and downtown, by the stunning Lake Mercer, the old village has its fair share of accommodation, restaurants and cafes and is linked to the ski area by shuttle bus.

Stats & FAQ

Location: Quebec, Eastern Canada

Established: 1939

Open: Nov - April

Downhill: 78.9km

View our detailed Mont Tremblant snow forecast or snow report and see all live webcams, piste maps, road and travel maps and lift pass prices. For a picture of historic snow conditions see the snow depths month by month with our Mont Tremblant snow history.

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Mont Tremblant International airport:50 mins 61km
Montreal:90 mins 134km
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • 19runs 21%

  • 30runs 32%

  • 46runs 47%

Top Altitude:875m
Bottom Altitude:230m
Resort Altitude:645m
Longest run:6km
Slope Orientation:N S E W
Vertical Drop:645m
Skiable Vertical:645m
Night Skiing:No
Glacier:No

Snow Report

  • Top
  • 5cm
  • Base
  • 61cm
  • Forecast
  • 91cm

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Downhill Runs:78.9km
Beginner slopes:21%
Intermediate:32%
Advanced slopes:47%
Lift Pass Price: $393.60 (Adult six days)
Nearby resorts: Mont-Saint-Anne, Mont Blanc

Skiing/BoardingSkiing in Mont Tremblant

The ski area’s spread over four different sides: Versant Nord (the North Side) and Versant Edge, then Versant Sud (South Side) and Versant Soleil. We love that green, blue and black runs are mixed throughout, so everyone can enjoy the full area. Although a lot of the runs are graded as advanced, many (like the “Cossak”) would probably be a red in Europe.

In Versant Nord, the Expo chairlift takes you halfway up to a few blues, blacks and the lovely “Sissy Schuss” green. Hop on the Duncan for direct access to the top, where experts can ski the black diamond “JJ Anderson” down to base. For a gentler descent on greens, ski the “P’tit Bonheur” to the Lowell Thomas lift and link onto the “Beauchemin Bas”. The Edge tends to be the area experts love the most, with its naturally leg-burning glade runs and the super steep “Haute Tension” (this sector’s sometimes closed during the week to let snow build up, so if it’s open, make the most of it!).

At Versant Sud, the Flying Mile chairlift leads to the “TAM-TAM zone” which kids love practicing their snowploughs on. The long 6km “Nansen” over here is great for beginners – a wide, gentle descent back down to the village that gives a confidence-boosting end to a ski day. Experts can reach a network of black diamonds and double diamonds via the Telecabine Express Gondola or Fripp Chair. Good trails include the increasingly testing “Ryan Haut/Bas run” and mogulled “Erik Guay” – before you head down, take in some of the best views of the Laurentians from the top station.

You’ll find three different snowparks: Versant Nord has the family-friendly Evolution Park, while over on Versant Sud, the Progression Park has medium and large features and Adrenaline Park is well equipped for experts and has a skicross.

Mont Tremblant Apres Ski

Le Shack is great for an après ski quencher – and on warmer days, the live music outside really adds to the atmosphere. La Diable’s home-brewed beers and hearty comfort food also go down a treat after a long day on the hill.

If you’re craving some French favourites, Creperie Catherine has a terrific menu and La Savoie provides the all-important ski holiday fondue and raclette. There’s no shortage of Canadian specialities - anyone with a sweet tooth absolutely must try maple taffy (a lollipop made from pouring maple syrup in snow).

For high-end gastro, book a table at La Petit Cachee, where the menu glitters with Mediterranean-influenced dishes like Filet mignon (they also do cracking pizzas for kids). A firm favourite, worth booking a table at, is Patrick Bermand in the middle of the village. It has a wonderfully extensive wine list and a la carte menu - the sea bass roasted in vodka is delicious. Chef Gonzalez creates an exquisite five course menu at Altitude (above the casino) and for some after-supper entertainment, the casino has everything from classic table games to something like 500 slot machines.

Later on, Nansen Lounge has an awesome selection of wine, beer and cocktails, Café d’Epoque’s DJ has the music blasting till 3am and local legend, P’tit Caribou will see you dancing on tables until the early hours.

The 8 lane tubing hill and dog sledding with Expedition Wolf are two fantastic things to do here, on top of more traditional winter activities like ice-skating and snow shoeing. The thermal baths at Scandinave are heaven when you need to warm up and unwind after a long days skiing, while kids will love the play pool at Aquaclub La Source.

Best time to go

Best time to ski Mont Tremblant

When is the best time to ski Mont Tremblant?

The season usually runs from November to April, with 1100 snow guns to aid Mother Nature if need be. The best powder days tend to occur during January and February. If you’re heading here early-mid season, bear in mind that the temperatures can get pretty low in this neck of the woods and pack lots of layers to keep the chill out. Thankfully, a lot of the pedestrian village is ski in, ski out and you’ll also find stop-offs on the mountain, so a warming hot chocolate is never far away. The snow tends be in best nick on the North Side later on in the season – take the Duncan express to access a collection of greens, blues and blacks.

Peak Dates

Christmas in Mont Tremblant is usually brimming with holiday cheer – wrap up warm and experience one of the skiing world’s most charming villages at the most wonderful time of the year. Browse Mont Tremblant Christmas ski holidays ‣

Look out for traditions like the candlelight descent and fireworks if you’re spending New Year in Mont Tremblant and soak up the views from the top of Versant Soleil on New Year’s Day. Browse Mont Tremblant New Year ski holidays ‣

With different school holidays to Europe, spending February half term in Mont Tremblant means you can really make the most of this fabulous family resort. Browse Mont Tremblant Half Term ski holidays ‣

The springtime sun usually brings milder temperatures for Easter in Mont Tremblant. Keep your eyes peeled for live music on the sun terraces and special activities like egg decorating and egg hunts. Browse Mont Tremblant Easter ski holidays ‣

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I did a ski season in Mont Tremblant and qualified as a snowboard instructor here so know it rather well! It's a great intermediate size resort, that boasts a variety of runs, not to mention good off-piste on the heavily wooded slopes. Abundant snow cannons combined with a cold climate make it snow sure. The re... + more
Seb, SNO Staff
4 out of 5
If Whoville was designed as a ski resort, Tremblant would be it. Brightly coloured and quirky designs buildings, this is the one place I would happily return time and time again if I could only go skiing in one resort. Awesome piste, welcoming and hospitable, pleasant bars, perfect size and close proximity to t... + more
Sean Stanfield,
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Families in Mont Tremblant

Yes it looks like Disney Land in the mountains, but there are many more reasons that Mont Tremblant's fabulous for families.

First off, the flight times from the UK tend to be a lot shorter than those to other Canadian resorts, in view of MT being on the eastern side of the country. It's possible to book direct flights to the resort, or, if you're landing in Montréal, the transfer time's a reasonable hour and a half.

Next, the hotel and apartment owners have clearly thought long and hard about what makes a holiday with children brilliant, choosing locations close to the slopes and village centre and providing on-site kids clubs and facilities like swimming pools.

And then there's the rest of resort… The colourful, traffic-free streets are safe and easy to navigate and family friendly restaurants and cafes abound. If your accommodation doesn't have childcare, Kidz Club Daycare in village can look after children from 1-6 years. The calendar is always full of fun events and activities, especially if you're here over Christmas, New Year or Easter. Besides a superb ski area, activities include sleigh rides, snowmobile trips and dog sledding - all bookable at the Activity Centre. The tubing slope always provides hours of fun, as does the ice rink and the Aquaclub.

The level of tuition here is outstanding - 3-6 year olds can learn in the Onésime area and before you know it they'll be tearing up the gentle modules at the Burton Riglet Park. A fairly new offering for families who've booked lessons with the Snow School is a ‘Flaik GPS' tracking system - it shows your child's movements throughout the day and records the speeds and distance covered, which they will love checking at the end of the day. On the mountains, one to ski together is the Tam Tam trail, which you can access through the Nansen Bas run on the South Side - small skiers will love the animal themed sculptures, games and modules. For confident skiers and boarders, the massive modules at the Adrenaline Park (also on the South Side) make it one of the best in North America.Adrénaline Adrénaline Adrénaline Adrénaline

GroupsGroup Holidays Mont Tremblant

4 mountain faces, a cheerful pedestrian village and oodles of bars, restaurants and activities make Mont Tremblant a big hit with groups.

While learners and improvers have lessons with the Snow School, for experts, the Adrenaline Snowpark's the most challenging of the three parks - one of the best in North America. Both the North and South Sides have a mixture of runs, meaning groups of different abilities don't have to be split up at opposite ends of the area.

Other on-snow activities include tubing, paintballing, dog sledding, sleigh rides and dune buggy tours, while back in the village you'll find ice skating, spas, shops and a casino.

In terms of food and drink, you'd struggle not to satisfy even the fussiest eaters: Café Johannsen is a great meeting point for coffee and cake while Le Lounge's whisky and cocktail menus make for super après ski. There are more than enough restaurants, from veggie and GF food at Fluide to home-made beer and sausages at the Microbrasserie, with tonnes of grills and Italians in between. For night owls, Bar Café d'Époque and Le P'tit Caribou are two legendary nightclubs.


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"Top tip: wrap up warm!"

Seb, SNO Staff
4/ out of 5
I did a ski season in Mont Tremblant and qualified as a snowboard instructor here so know it rather well! It's a great intermediate size resort, that boasts a variety of runs, not to mention good off-piste on the heavily wooded slopes. Abundant snow cannons combined with a cold climate make it snow sure. The resort offers two snowparks. Mont Tremblant is also an ideal family area, with a cosy feel and friendly ski school. The nightlife will satisfy party animals, Café d'Époque has some of the best bartenders I have ever seen, lighting the bar on fire amongst other tricks (they blow fiery oil from bottles into the crowd - don't look up!) and there are a number of restaurants to relax in.

"Would return in a heartbeat"

Sean Stanfield
5/ out of 5
If Whoville was designed as a ski resort, Tremblant would be it. Brightly coloured and quirky designs buildings, this is the one place I would happily return time and time again if I could only go skiing in one resort. Awesome piste, welcoming and hospitable, pleasant bars, perfect size and close proximity to the mountain. I wouldn't change a thing, it is quite simply my favourite resort... ever! The Yahoo bar was a favourite (hopefully it's still there) and the sweet shops were amazing for children. Beginners to experienced, everyone should go there at least once!
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