It may be cold out, but that doesn’t stop us Canadians and our visitors from enjoying Mother Nature’s beauty and bounty and spending lots of time outside!
What you need to know about enjoying Canadian winter is dressing properly.
Here you can find Tremblant Living’s tips and tricks for what to bring and wear when you are travelling to Tremblant, Quebec, during the winter.
1. You need layers! Layering your clothing is important because it allows for air and your body heat to work together to insulate your body. When layering, you need:
- Comfortable and breathable underwear. If you are enjoying winter sport and are dressed warmly, you will sweat.
- Your base layer. This means long underwear or long-johns, or whatever you may call them! You can buy them pretty much at any outdoor store and you want something that is comfortable, skin tight, but not too tight, and ideally that wicks sweat away from your body
- Mid layer (only necessary if it colder than -15): this is ideally cotton. A turtleneck shirt, and a pair or yoga or sweatpants work well. These should also be fairly body hugging but not too tight. You don’t want extra bulk.
- Fleece! If you have fleece jacket or pants, you are lucky! You can wear this instead of the mid-layer, or on top, depending on whether your snow pants and jacket already have a liner in them.
- Outer layer: should be water and wind resistant. This is the shell part of your layers. Pants and a jacket are needed, or even better, one piece all together. Make sure the zippers work well, and ideally you have underarm and leg vents to cool off when you get overheated.
2. Accessories are key. You have your body covered, but your ears, eyes, nose, and throat are equally important when enjoying winter activities.
- You need a good pair of gloves or mitts. Really smart people have a pair of inner gloves, and a pair of outer mitts. Layers again! and mittens keep you warmer than gloves because your fingers share their warmth.
- Hat! This is so important, we have always been told that heat escapes through our head and it is true. If you have a knit hat, make sure it has a fleece liner.
- Neckie. This is a tube of fleece that slips over your head and keeps your neck and face warm without the bulk of a scarf, and it stays in place. On cold days, you can pull it up over your nose and mouth.
- Glasses or goggles. When you are speeding down the slopes cold air can hurt your eyes, so make sure to protect them from sun and wind with a good pair of sunglasses or goggles.
At Tremblant Living, we have strong family values. Though we work hard and love the work we do, we know that family comes first, and we know you feel the same way.
A lot of our clients are families, with children young and old, and often grandparents too! Our luxury chalets are really perfect for providing the balance between privacy and community. We have heard time and time again about how our properties have been a great backdrop to your family stories, and it makes us so proud.
We want more and more families to have these amazing experiences, and so we created this video about one family’s story. We are really proud of it, and hope you enjoy it. If you do, please share with your friends and loved ones!
April is here, and once it stops snowing it will be time to start cycling! It has been a record spring snowfall here in Mont-Tremblant, and spring skiing has been absolutely incredible! (Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see up to date photos of the ski conditions in Tremblant, and photos of our beautiful properties.)
Mont-Tremblant is a world renowned ski hill, but did you know we are also well-known for our amazing road bike and mountain bike trails? Mont-Tremblant is host to a variety of races, most notably the Ironman 70.3, and Ironman. We also have the 24h de Velo, and Gran Fondo Cycling races. There are kilometres of paved cycling lanes, one of the most famous is the 15+ km stretch between the resort and Lake Superior. Locals refer to this challenging bit as dame Superior.
There is also of course, the revered Petit Train du Nord, or Parc linéaire. This amazing and very unique trails is over 100 km long and is paved in many places. This is designated as a multi-use trail, and people run, cycle and walk on it, from Blainville close to Montreal all the way to Mont-Laurier!
Cycling doesn’t only happen on roads! We have really special mountain biking trails too! The Domaine Saint Bernard, and the Park National du Mont-Tremblant have an excellent network of mountain bike trails appropriate for cyclists of varying degrees of experience.
Vélo Mont-Tremblant, a local group composed of avid cyclists and cycling businesses, has announced that there will be a huge financial investment in the already wonderful cycling infrastructure here in Mont-Tremblant.
Tremblant Living contributes to this thriving community by having bike accessible properties. All of our properties also have ample locked storage where you can keep your bicycle and tune it up! After an active day of cycling, you can relax in your luxury chalet’s private hot tub, or with a private yoga class.
Contact our sales team today and take advantage of our excellent Spring Rates.
View: Mont-Tremblant and forest
Why we love it: This gorgeous new chalet is sleek yet warm and inviting. With two fireplaces, and 5 terraces, and plentiful windows it is the ideal setting for communing with nature in utmost luxury and style.
What makes it so luxurious: This modern masterpiece is brand new, styled and decorated by Tremblant’s best interior designer. All furnishings, furniture and linens are of the finest quality and have been selected with utmost care and style.
Ideal for: Families that want to be close to the village but enjoy perfect solitude in the wilderness, with all of the comforts imaginable!
Fun features: Chalet Trappeur has an outdoor living room, complete with fireplace and sofas! – Click Here >>
Bedrooms: 4 – sleeps 12 comfortably !
View: Ski trails and mountains
Why we love it: We just renovated this ski-in, ski-out townhouse! You can walk right out of your back door, onto the ski trails. Or watch other skiers from the comfort of the Jacuzzi.
What makes it so luxurious: Private parking, one inside and one out, pool table, ping pong, two fireplaces, full kitchen and beds for everyone! What else could you need for an ideal ski vacation?
Ideal for: Groups of friends or families who want to ski and enjoy the village of Mont-Tremblant. This property is ski-in ski out AND within a 12 minute walk to the pedestrian village. For larger groups, we also rent out other Panache units.
Fun features: This property is equipped with trundle beds so you can put all the kids into one bedroom for a fun sleepover! The pool table doubles as a Ping-Pong table for twice the fun. We have replaced linens, repainted, refreshed, and redecorated this townhome! It’s waiting for you to create memories.
View: Mountain and forest
Why we love it: A ski in ski out townhome, right on the edge of the Panache development so has a completely private view of the woods, and access to the Nansen ski trail. Recently revamped with modern style and bright, cool colours, Panache 506 is ready to welcome you.
What makes it so luxurious: Freshly painted and decorated, this Panache unit is fully equipped: heated floors, fireplaces, private hot tub, screened in porch, and sleeps 12 comfortably.
Ideal for: Anyone who wants privacy and easy access to ski hills and village.
Fun features: This townhome, like all our Panache units, gives access to Tremblant’s Privilege Program, in the winter this means access to First Tracks, nighttime sledding, and the skating rink, in the summer and fall access to the Gondola. Our private concierge will provide you with information and tickets to take advantage of this fun perk!
Why we love it: This gorgeous property provides privacy as it is tucked away on the woods, but also convenience: steps away from world-renowned golf, within a short shuttle ride to Tremblant Village, ski hills, beach and tennis, hiking and cycling!
What makes it so luxurious: Private baths for each bedroom and a two car heated garage for winter vacations.
Ideal for: Groups, families, or couples who want to share space but have privacy too while enjoying lots of activities!
Fun features: The outdoor Jacuzzi tub is built into the ground with beautiful inlaid stonework, giving the landscape a peaceful natural feel.
We are less than a week away from the official first day of spring.
The sun has been shining and the snow falling in Tremblant for the past few days, the weather has warmed and the ski conditions are absolutely incredible! Let’s not forget we have a whole other month of skiing left!
Why come see us in the spring?
Well, first of all you can get amazing deals on lift passes! You can get unlimited skiing for less than $200 this spring! Contact Tremblant for more details.
Once you get on the hill, you will find it is a lot less busy! It is great time to visit, or try skiing for the first time with less people on the hill.
Of course, the weather is much warmer and the days are sunnier, with the daylight lasting longer lifts are open a little bit later too.
After skiing, the weather is warmer and our terraces are some of the first to open in Quebec on which to enjoy a well deserved après ski drink!
Besides the ski hills, you can enjoy Tremblant’s natural playground through hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing, too! The warmer weather and longer days are wonderful for all sorts of outdoor fun.
Another important staple of spring in Tremblant is Maple Syrup! Now is the time when we tap our trees and the delicious naturally sweet liquid comes pouring out. The traditional “Cabane a sucre” feast is not to be missed. It generally includes, pancakes, bacon, sausages, meat pie, pea soup, and a lot of fresh seasonal maple syrup!
Spring is also the time of new life, everywhere! You can see the plants making new buds, but also the animals making new babies. Visit a local farm with your family to get a glimpse of adorable lambs, goats, colts, or calves.
Spring can also provide some good prices in terms of lodging, so contact our sales team today at Tremblant Living and find out when you can come up and enjoy another beautiful season with us!
The first month of 2015 is almost over. Have you started on any of your New Year’s Resolutions?
Most people’s new year’s resolutions tend to have a lot in common. People generally want to he be healthier and happier in their lives. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are:
Spend more time with family.
We all understand that family comes first, but in these busy times, with work, school, and extra curricular activities, it is difficult to get everyone together in the same place! When you rent a Tremblant Living luxury chalet, you spend way more time together cooking, lounging, playing board games or billiards than you would in a hotel, for a comparable cost.
Get more exercise
Who doesn’t want to me healthier, lose weight, and generally feel better? It is difficult to take time out of busy work days to get your heart rate up and your blood pumping. With Tremblant Living, you have access to the ski slopes of Tremblant, have a private yoga class in your chalet, or even use the gym facilities in some of our rentals!
Relax… So much easier said than done! Stress is linked to many illnesses, and plagues most of north America today. Taking some time away, with family and friends is an important step in rest and rejuvenation, for both your body and your mind. All of our rentals have private hot tubs, or access to one, to help with that process. We also have the best massage therapists on call, to really relax you!
Spend more time with nature
Studies show that the human brain needs time spent in nature to survive. Most of us, and most of our children, spend more than 8 hours a day staring at a screen, whether it be computer, phone, or TV. Reverse that process by spending time outside enjoying the many activities Tremblant has to offer. We do have high speed internet I all of our chalets, though, so don’t worry!
View: Mountains and Lake Tremblant
Why we love it: We just renovated this gorgeous luxury condo! Like all of our Panache units, it offers the large size and privacy of a chalet, with the ski-in ski-out proximity of a condo.
What makes it so luxurious: Lots of bedrooms means everyone can have their own space. A full kitchen and living room with a fireplace make for cozy gatherings. Of course, you have a private hot tub and pool table for maximum enjoyment.
Ideal for: Corporate groups or families who want to ski, or enjoy the village of Mont-Tremblant. This property is ski-in ski out or within a 12 minute walk to the pedestrian village. For larger groups, we also rent out other Panache units.
Fun features: Heated floors throughout the main areas are an attractive point. There is also a heated garage, and a screened in porch, all helpful for Tremblant’s varying seasons. We have also just repainted and redecorated this unit, enjoy the bright new furnishings! – Click here >>