Tremblant open, ready for the holidays and welcoming more Canadians

Tremblant open, ready for the holidays and welcoming more Canadians 

MONT-TREMBLANT — Tremblant has kicked off its 2021-2022 season with 47 trails and 11 lifts open, and more opening for the holidays.

With international destinations becoming more difficult given the omicron variant, Canadians and their travel agents are turning to the world-class destinations within our own borders.

“Tremblant is one of the best ski experiences in North America with the highest peak in the Laurentians region, a huge skiable area and great snow conditions,” says Pierre-Alexandre Legault, Chief of Communications & PR, Tremblant. “When you put together the magic of the holidays and Tremblant’s winter wonderland ambience, you have the recipe for unforgettable memories.”

Tremblant provides world-class skiing with the highest skiable mountain in the Laurentians, breathtaking views of Lac Tremblant, a picturesque and lively pedestrian village packed with boutiques and restaurants.

Tremblant and the surrounding area offers a multitude of winter activities including including skiing, snowboarding, snowmobile treks, dogsledding, ice climbing or exploring superb cross-country ski and snowshoe trails, tubing or an old-fashioned sleigh ride.

“Snow sports enthusiasts or not, guests can also discover a unique European-style pedestrian village directly at the bottom of the mountain. With its colourful and historical buildings, including more than 75 shops, restaurants and bars, boutiques and an interior water games complex, there is plenty to do in any kind of weather,” added Legault.

There are 1,900 lodging units available in Tremblant, and clients can choose from a list of options: guestrooms, luxury suites, fully equipped condos, mountainside chalets or villas overlooking golf courses – there’s something for everyone. L’Ermitage du Lac invested $2 million into renovations for its lodging units and common area. Other accommodations including Fairmont Tremblant, Residence Inn by Marriott or Homewood Suites by Hilton offer many amenities, or visitors can choose smaller lodges like the Algonquin, Altitude or Boise nestled into the mountain.

Porter Airlines has returned to Mont-Tremblant for the winter 2021-2022 season. Nonstop service from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Mont-Tremblant International Airport kicked off Dec. 17, 2021 and will run until March 28, 2022. The winter schedule includes up to four weekly flights, with connections from various Porter locations also available.

“It is exciting to return to our first seasonal destination. Our passengers can fly from downtown Toronto to Mont-Tremblant in as little as 70 minutes and enjoy a number of winter and holiday festivities,” said Michael Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airlines.

COVID precautions are being taken resort-wide including increased security, social distancing markings, high frequency cleaning and hand sanitizer availability. Ski lifts will be operating at full capacity, however in the lineups, face coverings are recommended, and in the gondola, face coverings are mandatory. Access to the four different chalets on the ski hill require proof of vaccination, but after validation, your lift pass will count as proof of vaccination.

Unfortunately the COVID situation in Quebec has been escalating with Health Minister Christian Dube calling the situation “critical.” New restrictions were announced Monday, shutting bars, gyms and schools, as Dube warned that further restrictions could be coming once the government received new projections on the spread of the virus and its impact on hospitalizations.

“Tremblant is following the latest announcements from Quebec Public Health authorities while always making sure that visitors’ well-being remains a priority,” said Legault.

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