Why Montrealers Love Mont-Tremblant
Feeling like a tourist and loving.
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Tremblant is awesome, that's right I said it. There's always a bunch of haters coming out trying to say that their smaller hill is better. They say Tremblant is too touristy, the lines are too long or that it's too far away. But the truth is, it's the only good hill in the area for a lot of reasons and here are a few of our favorites.
The Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort is probably the best ski destination you can drive to in an hour and a half. It's big, it's fun and unlike any other mountain in the area. With an elevation of 875 meters, it's pretty much the only mountain where you won't spend twice as much time riding the chairlift than riding the actual hill. And speaking of chairlifts, you don't have to ride one for the entire day if you don't want to, just stick to the gondola (only mountain in the area who has one). Plus if you find the main runs too crowded, there are plenty of more secluded parts of the hill with amazing glades and secret paths through the woods. And although it may be expensive there are plenty of ways to save money on tickets such as buying discounted bundles from Costco or taking advantage of some of their special season passes.
If you're the kind of person who can't stand the cold there are plenty of other warmers option to take advantage of. There are 5 different spas in the area, 3 of them right in the village (including one resort spa) so you can escape the cold in style. Because you're a smart person, you know that ice is for cooling drinks, not for sliding. And the only time you should be surrounded by snow is if you're in a boiling outdoor hot-tub.
3. The Village
The Tremblant village might not compare to a real Swiss village, but you have to admit it's cute as hell with the bright colors, the clock tower and the cabriolet chairlift that gives you a bird's eye view of the whole area. The restaurants are perfect for grabbing a beer and a few snacks, especially during the end of the skiing season when it's nice enough to drink outside and the streets of the village get crowded with tourists. Plus we all know you want to take a picture on the giant Fat Tuesday Adirondack chair.
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There's no shortage of trails to explore in the Tremblant area. So grab yourself a walking stick or rent some rackets if the snow is too deep and go do some exploring. While you're there, you can ask the locals about some of the more secret trails you can find. (pro-tip: follow the Riviere du Diable)
5. Winter activities
Just because you're not a skier or snowboarder doesn't mean there aren't a ton of winter activities you can take part it. You can spend the day doing a dune buggy, dog-sledding, helicopter or snowmobile tour. You can lose your hard earned cash at the casino, go zip-lining or take part in a fondue tour. There's also ice fishing, ice climbing and ice skating, tubing, paintball and a ton of special events. Plus if that's still not enough you can always just sleep in front of the TV all day or hang out in the mountain top chalets while sipping hot-chocolate.
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