History of Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is a world-class ski, cycle, race, and general tourism destination. It is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. Approximately 130 km north of Montreal, and 150 km northeast of Ottawa, Mont-Tremblant is easily accessible by car, and air. The name Mont-Tremblant comes from the Native American populations that originally lived on these lands. Tremblant, French for “trembling”, was the name they used for the mountain we now hike up and ski down, because the native populations once believed there was a great deity who lived inside the mountain, causing it to tremble when he was upset.
Mont-Tremblant started becoming popular as a ski and summer destination in the 60’s. The 70’s and 80’s saw more and more people coming up north. The 90’s was the heyday for (now defunct) family resort Grey Rocks. The Intrawest Tremblant resort, the colorful pedestrian village we know and love, was built in 1991. Since then, various accommodation types have been in continuous growth. Large hotel chains have locations in Mont-Tremblant, including the Hilton, Mariott, and most recently Holiday Inn. There was a large boom in construction of condominiums and townhomes. There are also a large number of vacation rentals available in the region, which are privately owned.