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February, the month of love

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It’s February, the month of love and of delightful and surprising revelations. Speaking of revelations: Reuters news agency announced in January that Intrawest, owned by New York’s Fortress Investment Group, was looking for potential purchasers for their ski resorts. Their holdings include Tremblant in Québec, Steamboat in Colorado, Stratton in Vermont and Canadian Mountain Holidays

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Arts, culture, sports and recreation

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That’s pretty much a résumé of life in Mont-Tremblant, particularly in the summer when this beautiful part of the world abounds with activities for everyone. First, take a look at the festivals this month: Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant, Festival Classique des Hautes-Laurentides and the 25th annual Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur (p.56 & 57). Another festival is back, as well:

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When springtime means construction

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There seems to be a current of revitalization in the air here, particularly in the renovation and building sector. At least, that’s the conclusion to be drawn from the Ville de Mont-Tremblant’s 2015 numbers, with a 30 per cent increase in the number of permits granted for renovation or new residential construction. All of which leads to the belief that 2016 will be another good year for

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Great news

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Snow, finally! The white gold made us wait, but we finally got a good amount of snow for March and the school breaks. Families will have something to play with outdoors. As you read through the pages of this issue of Tremblant Express, you’ll see that there’s no lack of activities and events in our area. Our columns – What to do, Going out and the Domaine Saint-Bernard – will

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Snow polo

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The front page news this month is the return of snow polo to Mont-Tremblant…more specifically, on lac Tremblant in front of the Quintessence hotel. We give you the scoop on who the promoters are, how a polo match on snow is played, where to get tickets, the full schedule, and the map to access the site. Don’t miss this exclusive event at the end of the month. The Domaine Saint-Bernard

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ALOHA! 2015

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To balance this late-coming winter, Tremblant Express thought it would offer you a special report from under the sun in Kailua-Kona. We’ll reveal the secrets of the Ultraman, held every year on the majestic island of Hawaii. Our journalist, Guillaume Vincent, was invited to follow Tony O’Keefe throughout his adventure, which saw them travel 515 km around the largest island of the archipelago.

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An exciting start to the season!

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When you read the pages of Tremblant Express, you’ll realize that the snow sports season looks really exciting. The celebrations surrounding the 15th birthday of the 24h Tremblant will get the season off to a great start on December 4, 5 and 6.  You’re probably right to expect that the money raised this year for the children will yet again break all the records. And in addition to

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Fall renovations

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In our October edition, you’ll find a 30-page Home & Renovation section in which you will learn about the latest trends in renovation and the housing development projects in the region. Our journalist Guillaume Vincent writes about the new trends in wood flooring, the viability of solar energy in winter, interior living green walls, which supposedly improve the quality of the air, and the

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Wake up your senses!

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This September issue is planned to awaken all five of your senses. Certainly La Fête de la Musique, at Tremblant, scheduled for September 4 to 7 under the able direction of Angèle Dubeau, will speak to your hearing. More than 30 free outdoor concerts showcasing several musical styles, including jazz, classical and international music, should delight your auditory faculties. The beautiful

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Jazz, Ironman and yoga!

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The organizers of Festi Jazz Mont-Tremblant and the spokesperson for the eighth such event, Michel Donato, has quite a festival in store for you from August 5 to 9. The artists taking part in the annual jazz event that takes place in downtown Mont-Tremblant are, again this year, highly talented. Event general and artistic director Luc Hamel has, in only eight years, created a real jazz event worthy

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Sports season takes off!

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The month of May heralds a spring bursting with sports activities and events. The Tremblant Express team has put together an issue that’s bound to encourage you to participate in or be a spectator at all these summer activities. The Gran Fondo is a terrific event and continues to gain popularity; it’s a set of cycling activities to be held on May 30. Participants will travel through the

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Spring is (nearly) here!

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After a winter that had us shivering nonstop and chilled to the bone, the arrival of March—with its warm rays of sunshine—has us dreaming of a perfect spring. Blue sky, brilliant sun, relaxing on a terrace with a cocktail, BBQs on a Place Saint-Bernard overflowing with great music . . . . That’s what I’m dreaming about to help me exorcise the bitter cold of January and February.

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Mon Tremblant! (“My Tremblant”)

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Thanks to the program called Mon Tremblant (“My Tremblant”) inaugurated in 2014 by the Resort, more than 2,800 children have been initiated free of charge into the pleasures of skiing or boarding. The program is for regional schools and permits students to discover the joys of these winter sports. On January 27, I was part of a group of parents who accompanied their children on one of

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A new Destination!

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This year there’s something new to coincide with the Holiday Season. TMT (Tourisme Mont-Tremblant) launched, at an event attended by the general public and members of the Chamber of Commerce, its new website and its new brand: Destination Mont-Tremblant, which will bear the slogan “Live to feel good”. The slogan expresses our contagious joie de vivre and the love we have for our beautiful

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Let’s take pride in our success!

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For the past three years we’ve hosted the 70.3 and the Ironman athletes. More than 15,000 people came to Tremblant and to our beautiful region to live this special experience. And Tremblant Express has been there for every competition. We were right there on-site to see and live this extraordinary sports event. What impresses me most is the warm welcome provided by the volunteers, and their

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Summer’s 24h of Cycling!

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For more than five years Tremblant Express has been a partner and participant in the Tremblant 24h of Cycling and this year, the event took place at the Circuit Mont-Tremblant in mid-July. Despite oppressive heat and a sun that baked the track, the cyclists were as dedicated as ever to cycling the demanding circuit. More than 700 participants pedaled 42,273 kilometres all weekend to achieve one sole

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Shows all summer long!

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In addition to offering major sporting events—such as the Québec-Canada World Cup of Mountain Biking this past spring and the four Ironman triathlons this summer—Mont-Tremblant also provides an impressive array of other events to enjoy in the area. More than 50, according to the Tourisme Mont-Tremblant website. Tremblant and its surrounding area is not, after all, merely a place

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Towards summer!

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Finally some warmth! We had a fantastic 75th ski season and we are now slowly heading towards summer. Sporting events of all kinds will take place this spring, and elite sports athletes as well as families will share a memorable experience. There will be two major events at Mont-Tremblant Resort in May. The Canada/Quebec Mountain Bike Cup is back. The 20th edition of the race, produced by Vélomotion,

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Two major events!

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The first is a sports classic. It returns every four years and takes place in some of the most beautiful spots on the planet. This year, the Olympic Winter Games will be held in Russia — more specifically, in the seaside town of Sochi. Close to 3,000 Olympic athletes will face off against each other, to the delight of millions of TV viewers glued to their screens. Several ambassadors from the

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Quite an honour!

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It was an incredible start to the season for those of us who enjoy winter sports. At the Domaine Saint-Bernard – a favourite spot for cross-county skiers and snowshoers – all the trails opened early this year. When that beautiful snow, that white gold, covers the earth, it’s time to get out and enjoy it! Of course, here at Mont-Tremblant opportunities abound. So . . . go play outside! Speaking

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Congratulations Tremblant Express!

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Tremblant Express was presented with two fine awards at the 2013 Business Excellence Gala of the Mont-Tremblant Chamber of Commerce, which was held on November 9, and the theme of the evening was the 1920s. The first award was a tribute to the companies that have distinguished themselves during the past 20 years; it was awarded for the newspaper’s general success during its 20 years of existence.

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Hats off to the volunteers!

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Congratulations to the volunteers of Mont-Tremblant for a very successful Ironman 70.3 which was held last June on a course showing the natural beauty of our region. The Ironman 70.3 is a 70.3-mile long triathlon (1.9 km swimming, 90 km biking and 21.1 km running). Once again, the people of Mont-Tremblant welcomed with open arms over 2,300 athletes on the morning of June 23 and rose to the challenge,

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Spring is on the move!

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After a fantastic winter, the sunshine is heating up, getting us ready to enjoy a wonderful spring. We have all kinds of great news and interesting activities to tell you about for May.   In this issue one of the topics we’ll talk about is the Diable River and its importance to area residents. The AGIR pour la Diable movement, with new director Ariane Tremblay-Daoust, wants to sensitize

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Spring break!

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Hard to believe, but it’s already March and time for spring break: Québec’s, from March 2 to 9, and Ontario’s, March 9 to 17. Spring break means playing in the snow, having fun as a family, experiencing the unique pleasures of life in the mountains or outdoors, enjoying a good dinner and maybe doing a bit of shopping…. In our March issue you’ll find, thanks to

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Skiing: a passion!

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Snow lovers will surely remember this winter and especially its abundant snowfall in December 2012 and January 2013. It’s the perfect opportunity to practice your favorite winter activities and sports. So in February go play outside and discover the region of Mont-Tremblant. Tremblant Express proposes various locations for outdoor activities. With André Courey, learn how to ski the Edge

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