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Charming Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Posted on: November 18th, 2013 by Erin Weir No Comments

Clock_tower_at_Mont-Tremblant_ResortBoasting world class skiing and snowboarding, Mont Tremblant, Quebec is one of the top winter destinations on the eastern seaboard of North America.  Enjoy fabulous skiing, food, and relaxation in this resort town.

Part of the Laurentian mountain range, Mont Tremblant has an elevation of 875 meters (2,871 ft), making it one of the tallest peaks, and its name translates to “trembling mountain.”

The village was first settled in the late 19th century by Antoine Labelle, a parish priest.  In 1892 the Lac Mercier train station was established in what would become the village of Mont Tremblant in 1904.  It connected the area to Montreal making access to the mountain extremely easy.

In 1938 American explorers Joe Ryan, Harry Wheeler, and Lowell Thomas climbed to the summit of Mont Tremblant.  Ryan vowed to create a world class alpine village in the area.  He began construction on a ski resort in the area, and in February of 1939 the Mont Tremblant Lodge was opened.  Today that lodge is part of the Pedestrian Village.   The resort began to play host to visitors from all over the world.

Lowell Thomas, who was an American radio broadcaster, helped to make the resort popular by advertising it on his radio show.  Named after him at the resort are a triple ski lift on the north side of the mountain, and several ski trails.

A casino was opened in 2009 at the base of the soleil trails, serviced by the gondola which runs from the main resort.

Today, Mont Tremblant is home to some of the East Coast’s best skiing, and is a world class resort destination.  It is the perfect place for winter family fun or a romantic getaway!

 

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