Mont-Tremblant Resort in Quebec, Canada, is not only a ski resort, it’s a winter experience destination. Of course, it is great for skiing and beginners will enjoy the variety of blue and green runs, but even if you're not interested in skiing, you're sure to have an amazing time.
If you are new to skiing you will get a thrill out of the Nansen run. What’s great about the Nansen run for families is it’s one very long run where you get to perfect your turns over and over before getting down the hill. This means instead of going down the hill, getting on the chair lift and back up a few times you can be on one hill longer. This is great for novice and intermediate skiers who might want a downhill experience but don’t want to keep going up and down the lift.
Families that don't ski will find a variety of off-hill experiences. Whether that is a trip to Le Scandinave Spa or a dog sledding family experience, there's something for everyone. Many of the properties at the resort offer a sauna and pool experience, but be sure to save time in your vacation to visit Le Scandinave. This spa offers a luxurious experience — complete with heated floors — and you can visit from morning to night.
There are a plethora of activities available at the resort itself and if you are staying at one the resort properties you get some of them for free. With your resort access, you can get first access to the ski runs, free skate rental and free snow tubing in the evenings.
One thing that is not free but definitely recommended is taking the kids to the Aquaclub La Source for a break from the cold. My kids had a great time swimming in the heated pools. The 5-year-old was in heaven! I like to say this is how he does “après-ski”.
Our family of varying ages and abilities all had a wonderful time exploring Mont-Tremblant. Whether you are an avid skier or a novice, there truly is something here for everyone.
By Claire Kerr-Zlobin