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 north east 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.
Demographics of Mont-Tremblant
The population of Mont-Tremblant for year round residents is quite low (8,892 in 2006 which includes Saint-Jovite) with English as first language at 7.7% and French at 90% as first language.
Real Estate of Mont-Tremblant
Many people occupy their homes only in winter or summer months, or live abroad and rent their homes through property management companies.
Homes can range in value from $200,000 to $9 Million and you can find anything from co-ownership homes, Hotel condos in the resort village with ski-in/ski-out access, townhouses, country cottages, luxury log homes and mansions with private pools and other unique features such as lakeside and mountain views. The price of real estate is driven up by the recreational nature of the region.
Celebrities that Frequent Mont-Tremblant
It is no wonder many celebrities own, or have owned property in the Mont-Tremblant region. Our airport makes it easy for private jets to come and go, our world-class restaurants and serene lakes and forests are the perfect playground. Famous Tremblant visitors include Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas, Celine Dion, a Saudi Arabian prince, and the Bronfmans.
Activities and Attractions at Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant is not only for the rich and famous, however. People from all over Ontario, Quebec, the US and Internationally come to enjoy activities like hiking, cycling, swimming, race-car driving, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, snowmobiling, dog sledding, maple tasting, and so many more…
We are a seasonal destination, and we have wonders to offer visitors year round! Winter brings snow, ice and great outdoor fun. It is also balanced by cozy times indoors by the fire, wonderfully hearty meals and fine wines. Spring is special because of maple season and baby deer. Summer brings water activities like sailing, canoeing, stand up paddling, kayaking, rafting, and the Ironman competitions. The fall, is the colours, attracting visitors the world over to appreciate nature’s preparation for winter, once again.
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