Friday, April 1, 2016

Mont-Tremblant Ski Village & Resort

Nestled in the foothills of the Laurentian Mountains in beautiful Mont Tremblant Quebec is a colorful little village reminiscent of a charming European town. This lovely resort surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, luxurious chalets and spectacular wilderness is one of Canada’s hidden gems and a must-see destination. Tourists flock here from all over the world to experience the ski village ranked #1 in Eastern North America and whether you crave relaxation or adventure there is something for everyone!

There is no shortage of accommodations to suit your preferences including quaint inns, B & B’s upscale hotels, beautiful condos tucked into the mountains plus spacious suites, villas and studios.

With direct flights from Toronto and connecting flights through New York getting here is easy and as you land in Mont Tremblant and step into the warm log cabin airport, hectic city life seems to fade away and become a thing of the past. Tremblant is where couples come for romance and where families and friends come to play!

The airport shuttle service took us to the magnificent Fairmont Hotel which sits majestically atop the splendid little village. This full-service hotel with cozy fireplaces and rustic chandeliers is very large and boasts fabulous restaurants, heated pools, hot tubs, a trendy lounge, spa, a fully equipped gym and a variety of quality services to help you make the most of your stay. 

We were greeted warmly at the reception desk and in our spacious room there was a welcome package with delectable treats infused with Canadian maple syrup!

The deck of the Fairmont Hotel

The view from our room was spectacular and for a hotel that receives a high number of guests I was impressed with its level of cleanliness and comfort. The bathroom was conveniently stocked with an array of great toiletries and there was a large work desk, flat screen TV and a bed so comfortable I wanted to take it home with me! After a long, thrilling day in the village the Fairmont was a fabulous place to kick-back, have a drink and enjoy the evening. Click HERE for more info and rates.

Photo Source: Fairmont Hotel Mont Tremblant

After settling in and grabbing our map we headed out to explore. The resort is now transitioning out of winter and preparing for the spring-summer season but there was just enough snow for ski lovers to hit the slopes one last time.

The pedestrian village provides everything you need during your stay including a wonderful variety of restaurants, 35 boutiques, a casino, candy shops, lifts, bars, toasty outdoor fires, a grocery store, art galleries, and even free concerts! There is no need to battle traffic and city smog, simply take your time, stroll leisurely and enjoy the fresh mountain air.

For lunch we had reservations at Maison de la Crêpe which seems to be quite popular with visitors. The restaurant is cozy and small but the food is well worth the wait! I ordered the onion soup and a lunch crêpe with crispy chicken, tomato, yogurt and guacamole. 

We also went back for dessert the following night to try the scrumptious dessert crêpes. This mouth-watering creation is topped with homemade chocolate hazelnut sauce, fresh strawberries, sweet banana, and vanilla ice cream! I highly recommend stopping by to refuel between activities.

Aside from great skiing, snowmobiles, snowboarding and many other winter sports there are countless other activities to choose from during the spring/summer season including: horseback riding, ziplining, helicopter tours, swimming, golf, luge, canoeing, boat cruises, ATV tours, fly fishing, rafting, cycling, rollerblading, paint ball, rock climbing, hiking, yoga, the Aqua Club, eco tours at Mont-Tremblant National Park, dune buggy tours and more! The resort even hosts an International Blues Festival with an eclectic mix of artists and over 300 free shows! The seasonal and holiday events are fun for the whole family. Check out the activity video below!

One of my favorite ways to unwind and relax during my stay was spending a morning at the Scandinave Spa located just a short drive from the village. This luxurious spa is situated in a lush oasis of tranquility and seclusion, surrounded by forest and a sparkling river. The entrance is a quiet trail canopied by trees which leads to complete serenity. 

As you enter the toasty cabin you are provided with a fluffy robe, towels and water plus an explanation of your treatment plan.

The spa is well known for its hot baths, rejuvenating eucalyptus sauna and restful relaxation rooms surrounded by nature. You can enjoy a variety of soothing massages followed by a reviving dip in the various pools. The steam treatment opens the pores, releases toxins and stimulates circulation plus the invigorating jets and cascading waterfall helps loosen tired aching muscles to ease pain and soreness.

Photo source: Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant

Photo source: Scandinave Spa Mont Tremblant

The Scandinave Spa or the Amerispa back at the village is the perfect blissful retreat and romantic hideout for couples, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet. You can visit the website by clicking HERE.

For dinner I highly recommend Coco Pazzo a delicious Italian restaurant with authentic dishes and
ȎWok which serves exquisite Asian Fusion courses like Pad Thai and sautéed chicken skewers dipped in savory curry sauce. The variety of restaurants at Tremblant Village is a culinary delight and there are options to tantalize every palette.

At night the village lights up with a variety of entertainment including live outdoor bands. Guests can socialize and dance around a roaring fire or enjoy drinks in one of the many bars. Vacationing at Tremblant is never dull and there is always something to do!

If you are looking for a fabulous getaway Tremblant resort is a Canadian treasure that will satisfy your need to de-stress, indulge and explore your adventurous side. For more information visit the website by clicking HERE.

*Special thanks to Pierre-Alexandre Legault, Tremblant Resort and The Fairmont Hotel

1 comment:

  1. Oh I'm from Quebec originally and I'm ashamed to say I have never been. It looks incredible - I love the mountain air....and I love spa.


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