Are you planning to move from Montreal to Mont-Tremblant ? Winter has come and you are planning you season vacation in Mont-Tremblant, located approximately 130 kilometers northwest of Montreal and 140 kilometers northeast of Ottawa, Ontario. The 9,494-people city offers several activities during the cold season that have been spread mouth to mouth for several years. The following list would include those activities related directly to the cold weather, although some of them can be done whether it is hot or cold. Here is the list:
If you are not very fond of skiing or not considered necessary an expert in the field, relax would be the best thing to do while visiting this location. This Spa is in seven acres on the shores of the Diable River and it is open all year long. Including in the facilities, you can find Scandinavian steam baths with whirlpools, Nordic and thermal waterfalls, hot and cold dives, Finnish dry saunas, plus an attractive bar for healthy snacks and just squeezed juices. Furthermore, there are some areas destined to relaxation with hammocks, terraces, solariums, and fireplaces. Besides all the facilities, massages are included in the Spa.
To practice this activity, the area provides with more than 100 kilometers of trails. Furthermore, five districts destined to the cross-country skiing offer four rental centers, and four ticket offices to go among classic, skate, or tour. After finish any of the choices, you can warm up from the cold drinking coffee at the café of any of the centers.
With a total of 96 runs, 14 lifts, and 269 hectares of skiable terrain, Mont Tremblant gives an incredible experience for downhill skiers and snowboarders. Four mountainsides offer different slopes, ranging from steep trained runs to more expert-oriented paths. These are the activities with the biggest amount of participants in the zone. An advantage from skiing and snowboarding takes place on clear sky, when at the top of the mountains you can enjoy the views of Lake Tremblant and the village. And if the last lift is taken, the sunset would be an exciting landscape.
From early December to late March, basic training in sledding is given before getting to gather and harness your own pack of dogs and takes the six-mile trip through the snow-covered forest. Usually, this activity is made in pairs – depending on several factors such as weather and weight distribution. It is a two-hour experience and it ends up with a warm cup of chocolate at a log cabin in the woods.
Trying Ice fishing and you would be sharing a historical Canadian pastime. The Activity Center of the city puts together an organized journey to the frozen lakes around the area and guided by expert ice fishermen, you can catch fish such as poke, perch, and smallmouth bass. Other activities related to ice are ice climbing and ice skating.
By using wide tires and taking advantage of the trails of Mont Tremblant, biking in the snow is an outdoor activity that can be done instead of skiing. A warning should be made for those expert bikers in warmer weathers; fat biking requires a lot more of effort than riding a bicycle in summer time.
So, sports are not a thing you are very proud of, and you rather stay indoors avoiding the cold and the snowy weather, the Casino is the place for you to stay. A lot machines, baccarat, poker, and blackjack are the main attractions for this gambling place and, as a plus, there is an Altitude Restaurant that offer the best view of the hills.
Skiing, snowboarding, and other snow involved activities are the main reason to visit Mont Tremblant, but other options arise to people who do not like these events.
One of them is going on a trip using a dune buggy in the snow. There are two ways of taking part on this activity: firstly, you can get a ride with a guide who will take you through the woods on the edge of Mont-Tremblant National Parc. On the other hand, the other choice is the adrenaline driven ride where you are the sole driver of this adventure.
It has been a method of transportation used in Quebec for ages, but today it has turned into the perfect family way, as well as adventurers, to experience original winter wilderness. In the area, there are 36 trails cover all over the five districts where you can perform “Raquette” as it is known in the region. Whether you take easy tracks such as Lac des Femmes or harder ones along Parc national du Mont-Tremblant – such as Sentir de la Roche, just stop every now and then to listen to the absolute silence and observe the falling snow going softly to the ground.
After a day at the cold weather mountains and a hard-intense day of activities, it is good to get away from the cold for a while and visit the European-style village located in the area for shopping. More than 35 stores are at your disposal where you can buy clothes and even shops that sell products made from maple from syrup to maple butter ice cream. But the options for breaking from the snow at Mont-Tremblant do not restrain to shopping. The Casino already mentioned above is another way to escape momentary from the cold weather, and we can also include some other options as dining in the several restaurants and cafés around the city for a good meal to close (or start) a day.
And after a whole exhaustive day full of activities, the best way of closing it is taking shelter in a log cabin in front of a fireplace sharing a good cup of hot chocolate with your favorite person.
And, certainly, you will have a winter to remember and recall with your couple and children in the future.
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