North America? Europe? Which is better? Well I’m not going to get into that right now – that’s a debate that requires a lot of time and probably a few drinks to help it along. How about a compromise? Tremblant is in the heart of French speaking Canada – a place with an identity all of its own but which takes influences from both Europe and Canada.
Tremblant doesn’t have the traditional cobbled streets and crooked farmhouses of St Martin de Belleville or Morzine, and it doesn’t have the fashionable bars and boutiques of Vail or Aspen, but it is purpose-built perfection with many coloured buildings that twinkle on the hillside giving it an almost Disney-esque appearance.
One of the great things about Tremblant is how well laid out it is: the village is compact and you can walk from one side to the other in just a few minutes. The village is on a hillside, but there’s an aerial cabriolet lift to take you from the bottom to the top, so it couldn’t be easier. This lift brings you right out next to the ski lifts and the ski school meeting point. This is a resort where convenience is not left to chance!
On the mountain the same consideration is shown: the mountains of Eastern Canada lack the elevation of their Western cousins, but there’s enough terrain here to please most skiers. In particular the skiing is ideal for families who may be of mixed ability: there are green, blue and black options from every lift, and there are three terrain parks. You can ski on both the north and south side of the mountain so you can follow the sun, and always find somewhere quiet.
Ski Independence has some great offers in Tremblant for this winter: families can make big savings as children 12 and under get free lift tickets and rental equipment (one free child per paying adult). That offer is valid all season, bar one week at New Year, so it’s even available during February Half Term! Skiers looking for a longer stay can also benefit from extra savings – when you pay for 8 days you can ski for up to 14. The savings don’t stop on the mountain. There are great deals on flights and lodging too. Until the 25th September both British Airways and Air Canada have discounted flights, saving around £100 per person from the regular fares.
The video below gives you a great taste of what’s on offer in Tremblant for the whole family:
There are some great lodging offers available for early booking. There are several properties offering 7 nights for the price of 5 all season! Here are some sample prices:
Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 for a 7 night stay from January 10th including British Airways flights from Heathrow to Montreal and coach transfers:
Country Inns and Suites: 1 bedroom Suite (includes breakfast): 7 nights for the price of 5: £3148
Tour des Voyageurs: 2 Bedroom Suite (Room Only): 7 nights for the price of 5: £3390
Hilton Homewood Suites: 1 Bedroom Suite (bed and breakfast): 15% discount: £3198
Le Westin: 1 Bedroom Suite (Room Only): 7 nights for the price of 5: £3500
Fairmont Tremblant: 1 Bedroom Suite (Room Only): 20% discount: £3930