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Overview

Canada’s leading Eastern ski resort though purpose built has managed to retain much of the olde worlde charm of the traditional village. A strong French-Canadian influence prevails. Reliable snow comes not only from nature but from nearly 600 snow cannons covering 80% of the terrain, Canada’s biggest snow making operation.

Profile

Canada’s leading Eastern ski resort though purpose built has managed to retain much of the olde worlde charm of the traditional village. A strong French-Canadian influence prevails. Reliable snow comes not only from nature but from nearly 600 snow cannons covering 80% of the terrain, Canada’s biggest snow making operation.

Tremblant has introduced other new initiatives in recent seasons including the Salomon Snowblades camp which gives instruction in this new sport and an IBM sponsored ‘Cybersnow Camp’ where participants ski or surf the slopes in the morning, and the Web in the afternoon. Several women-only programs are also in operation, as well as a Performance Centre for advanced skiers and numerous learn to ride programs. Snowscooting is another sport available if you should tire of skiing and boarding.

Mountain Information

The skiing in front of Tremblant resort is the ‘South Side’ of the mountain and is immediately accessible by a range of modern lifts. These are currently being upgraded each year, the latest seeing the Tremblant Express high speed quad replaced by a heated 8-seater gondola for the 1999 season. There is a wide range of skiing, on tree lined runs, for all standards of skier with trails of all skier level descending from the key lift top stations. To have the sun all day you short start on the North Side in the morning (which will also be quieter) then move to the South Side for the afternoon. The longest run on the mountain is the 6km (3.75 mile) Nansen which is great for beginners. Experts will enjoy Expo (moguls), Cossack and Dynamite, Eastern Canada’s steepest run with a 42 degree pitch. In 1998 Tremblant sectioned parts of the ski area in to ‘zones’ including a ‘mogul zone’, ‘blade zone’, ‘slow skiing zone’ and ‘glade zone’. An ‘XZone’ operates on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings — a vast playground of obstacles, jumps and contours on which to enjoy all the latest sliding devices. Snow making from nearly 600 snow cannons covers 80% of the terrain, Canada’s biggest snow making operation.

Apres Ski

Plenty ski in ski out accommodation available. Off piste opportunities range from quaint coffee shops to a variety of more exciting bars and lively restaurants. Outdoor grills and live music are pleasant distractions when it’s milder, and Montreal can make for an interesting day trip away from the slopes.

Resort Information • Tremblant

Resort Height Resort Height 265m
Top Station Top Station 915m
Bottom Station Bottom Station 265m
Vertical Descent Vertical Descent 650m
Drag Lifts Drag Lifts 20
Chair Lifts Chair Lifts 9
High Capacity High Capacity 1
Opening Dates Opening Dates Nov - May
Rating Expert Rating Expert 86
Rating Intermediate Rating Intermediate 8
Rating Beginner Rating Beginner 8
Apres Ski Rating Apres Ski Rating 7
Snow Reliability Snow Reliability 8