Whether you’re seeking affordable ski vacations on the east coast, a great ski resort for beginners or just brainstorming family vacation ideas this is the guide for you. This is the premiere yet still affordable east coast ski vacation!
I recently had the pleasure to visit Mont Tremblant in Canada for my first time skiing! This affordable ski destination was a 8 hour drive from New York City and a quick flight for my friends. We were looking for cheap ski resorts where I could take a beginner ski lesson and this did not disappoint! Here are some of the top reasons to visit Mont Tremblant Village!
First, Where is Mont Tremblant?
Mont Tremblant is a ski resort and village nestled at the base of a mountain named, you guessed it, Mont Tremblant. Opened in 1939 Mont Tremblant has been a world class alpine village for decades. Serving ski lovers from Montreal and overseas alike, this is a great ski resort for beginners and families due to it’s ease, proximity to Montreal and multiple amenities.
The ski resort is located 132km outside of Montreal which makes for about a 1.5 hour journey by car or shuttle. Learn how to the best of getting yourself to the resort.
With such easy travel times, it’s no wonder this is a hit destination for travelers from Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, New York City, and Boston.
1.) A Ski resort for Beginners | Take a lesson at the Tremblant Ski School
Thinking about taking a ski lesson? I cannot say good enough things about the instructors at the Tremblant Snow School. They offer a variety of lessons for children, groups, singles, private as well as a range of longer form ski schools for students on break from school. I took a private lesson so that I could maximize my time with the instructor and he was friendly (Canadian!), efficient and quick to get me on the slopes! I saw a lot of children in the group lessons which was a great place to drop off your little ones while the adults ski the mountain. All in all Mont Tremblant is a family friendly and kid friendly vacation spot!
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2.) Après Ski at the local bars!
Translating to social activities and entertainment following a day’s skiing, you will find tons to do in Mont Tremblant Village. Visit some of the following bars for a relaxing afternoon drink or for a weekend party. College ski trips and couples ski trips rejoice
3.) Blue Mountain Scandinave Spa
Once you’re nice and sore from a day of activities test the waters at the Scandinave Spa . This luxurious spa touted a maze of icy, moderate and hot pools which they encouraged to rotate through. I was game to try their endless sauna options after getting through my first ski lesson. Weekends are especially busy. Try to go on a weeknight for utmost serenity. All Guests must be 18 years of age or older to enter the spa. Remember, its a silent spa, so no chatting or cellphones allowed!
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4.) Activities Center – Dog Sledding, Ice Climbing, Cross- Country Skiing + Alpine Touring
Just when you think you’ve had enough skiing or snowboarding you can seek out one of the plethora of other activities from the Activities Center. Outside of just a ski resort for beginners Mont Tremblant has tons of family friendly options!
I really enjoyed our 1.5 hour long dog sledding adventure! We learned all about the dogs (we got to pet them), depart from camp on our own sleds, cruise through the fields of snow and then switch partners so everyone got a chance to command the sled! This is an adventure surely not to be missed! Enjoy a warm cacao with the instructor afterwards!
Cross Country Skiing:
Cross-country is a great way to stay active as well as take in the gorgeous views. Explore nature at your own pace on one of the many trails.
Check out the snowshoe trails with a guide who can tailor your travels for all levels. After taking in streams, waterfalls and views end with fondue dinner at the heart of the forest.
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5.)Stay at a Luxe Hotel in Mont Tremblant Village
A brilliant place to rest and rejuvenate. Staying at any of the luxe hotels offers tons of great additional amenities such as concierge service, restaurant, tennis court, pool, gym, spa and more. Surround yourself with mountain views in these luxurious modern chalets!
6.) Casino de Mont Tremblant
Located within Mont Tremblant Village is the Casino de Mont Tremblant.
Offering an array of games, shows, activities, bar, and restaurant with a sweeping view of the mountain, this is surely not to be missed. Park yourself at the Casino to break from the madness or unwind with an apres cocktail at Altitude Seafood Bar +Grill.
If you need help packing for your next couples vacation to Mont Tremblant, I wrote a guide on what to pack for a ski trip. Now that you know of one of the best ski resorts for beginners it’s time for you to hit the slopes!