Mont-Tremblant Travel Diary

Last weekend my family and I headed out for a little winter escape to Mont-Tremblant, Québec (see what I packed here). We had never been there before, but after reading about it about a month ago, I just knew we had to check it out! We went to celebrate my birthday (it’s today!), and had such an amazing time.

Mont-Tremblant is one of the oldest ski resorts in North America, and is such a beautiful town. The Old World charm mixed with the rustic ski town atmosphere is incredible and feels like you are in the French Alps. There are the cutest bed-and-breakfasts and ski lodges everywhere, with tons of skiers and snowboarders around town.

Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are so many winter activities to take part in. There is an hour-long horse-drawn sleigh ride through the snowy forest, complete with warm blankets and a pit stop for hot cocoa halfway through the ride. It’s basically like an Alpine safari — you’ll probably see white-tailed deer and red boxes — and it’s run through the resort’s Activity Center. Outside of town there is also a two-hour dog sledding spot, Nordic Adventure Dog Sledding, which is located at a camp in the woods. You learn how to steer, stop, and go (“hop-hop!” and “mush!”), as you wind through a scene that looks like it belongs in a snowglobe.

Aside from sleigh and dog sled rides, there are even more winter activities: tubing and ice skating! We didn’t have enough time in the few days that we were there to partake in these activities; we figured they were both two things we can do at home and we wanted to optimize our time there.

There is also a bit of shopping to do in Mont-Tremblant (and in a nearby village, Centre-Ville) — the villages are filled with boutiques. I also have to tell you guys about the most amazing spa! Le Scandinave is a Nordic-themed spa with a rustic-chic atmosphere, and it’s owned by two retired NHL hockey players. You warm up with a thermal waterfall, Finnish sauna, Norwegian steam bath, and outdoor hot-tubs before taking a cold plunge into the Diable River out back, or the cold waterfall and baths. Not to mentioned a Swedish massage is the perfect way to end a long, chilling day on the slopes.

You also absolutely need to get a BeaverTail while you are there! They are basically flat pastries (kind of churro-like) that have all different toppings. Our favorite was the Nutella one — so good! There are the cutest little warming stations around the village with fire pits and benches around them, so we grabbed a BeaverTail and sat around the fire. I also got the most delicious drink from Au Grain de Café… It was half hot chocolate/half coffee with frothy milk and a little dusting of cocoa on top. I wish I could drink it every day!

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{village du mont-tremblant}

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{scandinave spa (trust me — the pictures do not do it justice!)}

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{half hot chocolate/half coffee at au grain de café}

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{stocked up on fire wood for the warming stations}

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{through the forest}

 

Do you have any other Mont-Tremblant recommendations?

xoxo

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Comments (2)

  • Morgan

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    Love this!!! That Village looks like how I would imagine the North Pole. Your pictures are absolutely Beautiful!!

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    • emily

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      Thank you, Morgan!! I would definitely recommend going there if you ever get the chance! xx

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