The region of Mont Tremblant

Nature and outdoor activities

The magnificent region of Mont-Tremblant is heaven on earth for nature lovers and all those who enjoy the outdoors.

Located amid mountains, lakes and forests, close to five world-class golf courses, the Parc national du Mont-Tremblant and the internationally famous Tremblant Resort, Mont-Tremblant lets you discover an unlimited range of outdoor activities, with something for every taste.

In a Tremblant winter, you can count on an exceptional blanket of snow and enchanting vistas. Lovers of alpine skiing and snowboarding have an embarrassment of riches in terms of choice, with ski centres such as the internationally renowned Mont Tremblant and Mont Blanc at their disposal. Cross-country skiing is practiced on close to 300 km of magnificent trails that run across valleys and alongside rivers. It’s the perfect place for discovering snowshoeing, snowmobiling, dogsledding, ice skating, tube sliding or ice fishing.

In summer, escape your daily cares in Tremblant’s glorious natural surroundings. There are many activities available, including golf, cycling, tennis, hiking, in-line skating, horseback riding, fishing, helicopter tours and a whole panoply of water sports.

 

National and International Awards (2012)

  • Mont Tremblant was chosen among the World’s 25 Best Ski Towns by the National Geographic Magazine - February, 2012
  • Mont Tremblant was selected as the Favorite Eastern Canada Resort for Women who ski by Ski diva.com, 2012
  • Tremblant was selected for 15 years in a row as the #1 Resort in Eastern North America by Ski Magazine (1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012).

Cultural Events

All year round, the region fairly bubbles with cultural activities, international-calibre events and sports competitions. The many festivals mean activities for all and a large number of free outdoor concerts.

  • Festival of Colours
  • 24 heures Tremblant
  • Telus Spin skiing and snowboarding event
  • Ferrari Festival
  • Tremblant’s International Blues Festival
  • Tremblant International Film Festival
  • The Angèle Dubeau classical music festival
  • Tremblant Jazz Festival

Lots of exciting experiences to enjoy with family or friends

 

Ville de Mont-Tremblant

Come discover the charm of the Ville de Mont-Tremblant – the town of Mont-Tremblant – which is made up of three distinct sectors: Tremblant Resort with its unique, delightful, pedestrian village; the Old Village sector on the shores of Lac Mercier; and the Centre-town sector (formerly Saint-Jovite), the leading settlement in the region for more than 100 years.

Each sector provides visitors with an interesting, charming experience. Tremblant Resort, located at the base of Mont Tremblant, faces Lac Tremblant. Its pedestrians-only streets are packed with elegant boutiques, bars and trendy restaurants, art galleries and activities.

A stroll through the Old Village of Tremblant, with its typical Québec flavour, will allow you to discover a kebab of good restaurants featuring the flavours of the world, plus a contagious joie de vivre that will enchant you from the moment you arrive.

Centre-town sector, lively with activity, offers city services, specialized businesses and a wide range of local activities for the whole family.

 

History

Over four thousand years ago, long before the arrival of Europeans in the 17th century, Native Americans lived in and around the "Trembling Mountain" area. At the turn of the 19th century, forestry companies discovered the immense natural resources of the surrounding mountains. The forest of Mont-Tremblant supplied the American pulp & paper industry until 1930.

As of 1850, Father Antoine Labelle, visionary and fiery curate of St. Jerome, undertook a program of colonization in the northern regions. He dreamed of a territory mainly populated with French-Canadian Roman Catholics. Between 1872 and 1890, from Ste. Agathe to Mont-Laurier, Father Labelle opened twenty-nine counties and twenty parishes, including that of Saint- Jovite in 1879.

At the turn of the 20th century, the choice of the Mont-Tremblant region as a summer playground increased in popularity. Guesthouses, inns and hotels sprouted up everywhere. The surrounding forest, the pure mountain air and the striking beauty of the scenery drew wealthy Montrealers, as well as Americans and Europeans.

In 1936, Joe Ryan, an eccentric young American millionaire, was so taken by the scenery from the summit of Mont Tremblant that he decided to build "the biggest ski centre in the East." Three years later, with the indispensable backing of the parish priest Father Deslauriers and the enthusiastic participation of local residents, Joe Ryan's dream became a reality. Mont Tremblant Lodge was inaugurated and the ski resort proved to be an immediate success, particularly with the upper crust of American society.

With the onset of the 1950s booming postwar economy, the automobile and a higher standard of living that allowed for more leisure activity, the Laurentians became the playground for middle-class Montrealers and suburbanites.

1991 brought winds of change! Intrawest, the biggest Canadian promoter of alpine resorts, announced a significant investment that dramatically thrust Mont Tremblant Resort into the 21st century.

The intuition and vision of Father Labelle and Joe Ryan paid off. Today, Mont-Tremblant is without a doubt a first-class international vacation destination year-round!

 

Mont Tremblant Weather

Source : Tourisme Mont-Tremblant

 

Mont tremblant real estate market

Tremblant, a lifestyle

If you’re looking for peace, tranquility and somewhere that allows you to get close to nature, and you also want the stimulation of sports activities and the excitement of cultural events, you’re in the right place!

Living in Mont-Tremblant means:

  • Flying down the slopes of Tremblant, just minutes from your door
  • Treading the luxurious greens of six world-class golf courses
  • Savouring regional cuisine created with pride by the many local restaurateurs
  • Enjoying a leisurely outing by bicycle, snowshoes or cross-country skis over the kilometres of perfectly maintained trails that crisscross the Laurentians
  • Recharging your batteries thanks to the hundreds of crystal-clear lakes and rivers
  • Being pampered in a spa such as the internationally known Le Scandinave
  • Discovering a warm and welcoming place, known for its contagious joie de vivre.

 

Tremblant, in expansion mode

With the arrival of Intrawest in 1991, the Mont-Tremblant region experienced a real economic boom. Investments of several billions of dollars in local infrastructure, in real estate, and in the development of sports and recreational activities have completely transformed the regional economy.

This region, which for more than 50 years was considered the special playground of Montrealers, suddenly became an international destination very popular with Americans, Europeans and Asians.

Voted “the #1 ski resort in the American Northeast” by readers of Ski Magazine for the past 12 years, Mont-Tremblant continues its exponential growth with the construction of a casino and a new real estate project at the base of its south side, called the Versant Soleil (“sunny side”).

With its spectacularly beautiful wide open spaces, its first class services, the international reputation of the ski resort, and its exceptionally high quality golf courses, Mont-Tremblant’s future is assured.

 

Investing in Tremblant

A Tremblant pied-à-terre at the foot of the slopes for your sports-related escapes, a luxurious penthouse with a view of Lac Tremblant where you can enjoy the beauties of nature, a huge private residence where your whole family can get together, a house on the golf course with rental revenues, or a piece of land by the water where you can build your comfortable country home... A Mont-Tremblant property is a private retreat into nature, in the centre of a region teeming with activities and cultural events. But it is also a strategic investment in a unique location.

Located just 90 minutes from Montréal, Mont-Tremblant now boasts an international airport offering direct flights from New York and Toronto.

The Mont-Tremblant real estate market is bursting with options and Tremblant Platinum is there to help you find the place of your dreams, and to let you take advantage of exceptional value in resort real estate!