Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Mont Tremblant Ski Resort

Mont-Tremblant is a city in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada, approximately 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Montreal and 140 kilometres (87 mi) northeast of Ottawa, Ontario. The current municipality with city status was formed in 2000. Mont-Tremblant is most famous for its ski resort, the Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort, which is 7 kilometres from the village proper, at the foot of a mountain called Mont Tremblant (derived from local Algonquins who referred to it as the "trembling mountain").

Mont-Tremblant has a race track called Circuit Mont-Tremblant. It has hosted or currently hosts Formula One, Can-Am, Trans-Am, and Champ Car World Series competitions amongst others.

The surrounding area also features hiking, cycling, canoeing, fishing, golfing, ziplines, and a host of other outdoor activities.

Since the summer of 2006, Mont-Tremblant has its own senior amateur Canadian football team, the Mystral, and Junior AA hockey team, Les Diables (Devils).

Mont Tremblant Ski Resort (commonly referred to as Tremblant) is a year-round resort in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada, located about 130 km (80 mi) northwest of Montreal. It is best known as a ski destination, but also features Lake Tremblant suitable for swimming and two golf courses in the summer months. The name of the mountain, Mont Tremblant, was derived from the Algonquin indigenous people, who called it the "trembling mountain."[1] The summit is at an elevation of 875 m (2,871 ft), which makes it one of the tallest peaks in the Laurentians. The resort is owned by Alterra Mountain Company.

The mountain and resort are part of the Mont-Tremblant National Park and are both located near the village of Mont-Tremblant.

The main resort has more than 600 acres (2.4 km2) of ski and snowboarding trails in four distinct areas: North Side (Versant Nord), South Side (Versant Sud), Sunny Side (Versant Soleil) and The Edge (Versant Edge).

As of the 2018-2019 winter season, the resort has 102 ski trails. Of those trails, 22 are labelled easy, 28 intermediate, 32 difficult and 14 expert. The intermediate trails include four snow parks.

The resort features 13 ski lifts, consisting of 2 gondolas (including Télécabine Casino Express), 6 detachable chairlifts, 2 regular chairlifts and 3 magic carpets.[3] An open-air gondola, or cabriolet lift, is used to transport skiers above the village from the parking lot to the bottom of the mountain. The 14 lifts total a 27,230 skiers per hour capacity.

The top of the mountain has a chalet and cafeteria, Le Grand Manitou, open winter and summer.

Mont Tremblant has year-round activities which take advantage of the surrounding environment (mountains, forest, lakes and rivers); most are set up on daily schedules and usually take the form of tours in small groups and are accessible to families; most are run by independent operators or specialized guides.

Summer activities include, all-terrain vehicle tours, croisieres, boating, canoeing trips, cycling, dune buggy tours, fishing tours, golf, helicopter tours, hiking, horse back riding, lake cruises, mountain biking, paintball games, rafting, rock climbing school, spas, via ferrata, waterskiing and wakeboarding, white-water rafting, and zip-lines.

Winter activities include cross-country skiing, dogsledding, downhill skiing and ski schools, helicopter tours, ice-climbing, ice fishing, ice skating, paintball, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, tubing, spas and via ferrata.

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