Posted on December 27, 2023 | in Tremblant Activities
Mont-Tremblant is one of the most widely visited ski and snowboard destinations in North America. People head here from all over the world to see this lovely area that offers incredible slopes, mouthwatering restaurants, cozy cafes, annual events, and fun things to do. No matter if you are a snow bunny or if you would rather spend your free time shopping and eating in fine dining restaurants, Mont-Tremblant is an ideal destination.
But where should you start if you’re interested in hitting the slopes right away in Mont-Tremblant? After all, this is a premier ski and snowboard destination for people of various levels. When it comes to skiing in Mont-Tremblant, it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner looking to engage in green slope skiing or if you would rather challenge yourself to a steep black diamond run. There is something for various ages and skill levels in the different resorts in Mont-Tremblant. Keep reading to find out some key information on how to plan your ski vacation in Mont-Tremblant this upcoming winter season. When you stay with us, we guarantee you’re only just steps away from the best skiing in the entire northern hemisphere!
First thing’s first — consider hitting the wooded area that offers windy paths and great views of the town down below. Versant Nord, also known as the Tunnel Trail, is an exciting and challenging path that can be accessed using the Lowell-Thomas Trail. Make sure you build up your speed as you head here, winding through the narrow corridor and leading out to the wooded forest. This steep slope is a great break from the crowded main path.
This ‘hidden’ trail is a bit of a walk from the main path, which makes it slightly less accessible and crowded than other more popular paths on the mountain. We recommend using the Ryan Haut on Versant Sud to get here or the Versant Soleil Laurentienne path to access this steep trail. Or you can walk or ski around 5-10 minutes from the merging of the Sud and Soleil hillsides. No matter which way you choose, you will be rewarded with incredible views from the head of the trail!
Le Versant Edge
Another popular trail and must-visit area for avid skiers and snowboarders in Mont-Tremblant is Le Versant Edge, but we recommend that only advanced skiers take this challenge! Skiing off piste and off the trail is a very different sport and game than a well-manicured green slope. This hillside trail feels more like you’re going down a mountainside on your own, which can add to the excitement and fervor for expert athletes. Weave your way down the Le Versant Edge by taking the Emotion or Sensation paths, or the central Haute Tension path.
Marie-Claude Asselin is a fun trail on the Versant Nord that used to be a T-bar lift, but now is popular among locals and frequent Mont-Tremblant visitors for those who like moguls, steep slopes, wooded and secluded areas, and far-reaching views! If you want to keep up with your fitness and test your off-piste skills, there is nowhere better.
Après Ski After a Few Runs
Once you have tried your luck at the different runs around Mont-Tremblant, you might feel a bit peckish or thirsty. Where should you go for a nice après ski drink or meal? Fortunately for you, there are tons of options to choose from! We recommend going to the Microbrasserie La Diable in the late afternoon or evening for a perfect pour of craft beer, shareable appetizers to split with the entire table, and filling pub food that will warm you up after multiple cold hours on the mountain.
Skip the Queues
One of the main things to keep in mind is how to ditch the crowds and have more peace during your mountainous adventure. The last thing you want is to wait in line for hours and hours to queue for a ski pass, lift, or après ski drink. We recommend finding lesser-used lifts and off-piste runs that make it feel a bit more relaxing and adventurous. One of the best parts of Mont-Tremblant to explore includes Versant Nord. The parking is easy to find, and there are a variety of lifts. We also recommend taking a different pathway of lifts to get to the top of the mountain to skip crowds, such as combining a lift to the Versant Sud and then changing to another gondola to the top of Versant Soleil.
As you can see, there is so much for you to do and see during your time in Mont-Tremblant. And if you are an avid snow bunny, make sure you hit the slopes of the nearby resorts during your time in this prestigious mountain town. There are different areas for you to explore, including challenging hillside paths and easy green slopes that make it suitable for beginners. Lace up your ski boots, buy your season pass, and head out on the mountain!
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