Today we are featuring Deana Prud’Homme who has been living in Tremblant for 13 years. Her love for snowboarding, music industry, and her work in the tourism industry has given her the chance to experience everything Tremblant has to offer year round. You can follow Deana on her blog www.blogtremblant.com/ to read more about events and activities happening in Mont Tremblant.
Mont Tremblant is considered an international renowned ski destination but it’s so much more than that, in recent years Mont-Tremblant has become a popular getaway for tourist and locals alike for both winter and summer activities. The great mountain, lake, restaurants, shops, spas, and hospitable people are just a few reasons why you should visit Mont Tremblant.
Aside from skiing, there are plenty of other great things to do. I always mention to guests to make sure that if they come during the winter to try out dogsledding, it’s a fantastic experience. There is nothing like rounding up your own dogs and tying them up to your sled yourself to really get the adventure started. Expedition Wolf is my favorite dogsledding place, they have been around for quite some time and the fact that you can participate in the dog handling really makes the experience hands on.
Ice skating at night is another fantastic thing to do, I like to go in the Old Village of Tremblant on Lac Moore. It is only a 4 minute car ride off resort but it’s not a manmade rink, it is located on a lake that is lit up at night and just looks magical. I’m also a fan of the guided snowshoeing tour at night. You have to request it at the Activity Center on the resort, it’s called the Fireman tour and it’s a different experience than a normal tour. The guide who does this is incredible, he knows the mountain like the back of his hand.
If you are visiting in the summer there is no shortage of golf courses in the Laurentians. Six of them are located very close to the resort. Mont Tremblant has become an excellent getaway for golfers over the years with its famous championship courses.
My number one favorite thing to do in the summer is rent a pontoon on Lake Tremblant. Pack a lunch with somebeveragesand head out with a couple friends or family on to the lake for a few hours. Swim and soak up some rays, this is as good as it gets. You are your own boat driver and you can head out to the end of the lake and feel complete privacy, accompanied by the perfect backdrop. The more people you are the less expensive it becomes and you can be away from it all for the day and experience why people fall in love with Tremblant. Here are some tips to help you plan a menu for the day!
Speaking of food, if you are visiting during the summer, please take advantage of the Old Village Market that is open every Saturday morning in the old town of Tremblant village. It is an organic market where you can sample the best cheeses, wines, breads and fish to name a few goodies. It’s all local produce and fresh pastries.
There is no shortage of spas for relaxation, a must any time of year would be The Spa Scandinav. Going during the week is always best to avoid the crowds and at night is always a bit more romantic of you are having a couples getaway. Multiple baths, hot and cold surround the Diable river and a dunk in the ice cold water is going to rejuvenate anyone.
The resort does a great job putting on free concerts on the resort throughout the year. The most popular ones being the Blues Festival, the 24h and Symphony under the Stars, but almost every week there are out of town and local shows. One of my favorite recent shows was Boogiewonderband. They put on a great dance party for us all.
Let’s not forget the wonderful Fall season, my personal favorite. The time between mid-September til the end of October is where Tremblant is most breath taking. The trees are beaming with great colors and the air smells great.
There are plenty of great places to stay when traveling here. Most of the hotels are located directly on the resort but there are around 285 fabulous FlipKey Rentals in Mont Tremblant located near or in the resort as well. Here are some of the great high end properties that FlipKey offers in Mont Tremblant.