“Going to a ski resort in the summer? Why would you do that?” To be honest, when we were asked this question before our trip – we didn’t really have a concrete answer. We just figured there would be a bunch of activities available but didn’t realize what was in store for our weekend getaway in Tremblant.
As soon as we arrived, we realized the scale of resort meant there would be something for everyone. There seemed to be people from all walks of life at the resort – children, adults, retirees, tourists, local Canadians, etc. Since it was a long weekend, it was pretty busy; but if you ask me, I think that just added to the charm of the Village.
We pulled up to the Fairmont Tremblant hotel and were greeted promptly by the valet and bellman. The Fairmont was visible from afar so we had no trouble finding the place at all. Inside, our first impressions were great! The lobby made us feel as if we were entering a grand cabin or lodge and the decor was on point! Check-in was a breeze and since we were pretty tired from the drive, we headed to the room to freshen up before it was time for our lunch reservations!
Just so you know, there are actually three main restaurants within the Fairmont Tremblant hotel – all of which we had a chance to try during our stay! It’s important to note that even if you are not staying at the Fairmont itself, you can still come in for a meal – and valet parking is included!
We had lunch at the Axe Lounge & Bar, which is located adjacent to the lobby. We absolutely loved this spot! With amazing views of the pools and Village, we really enjoyed grabbing a bite to eat here before heading out to explore Tremblant. I had the Sweet & Salty Salad, Faizan ordered the Salmon Trio, and there was no way we could pass on the famous Tremblant Nachos! I also had a Strawberry Mojito (virgin of course) – which was delicious and totally customized to my liking. Our server, Carl, was super accommodating and patient with us, which really made us feel welcome and comfortable.
We decided to check out Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire for dinner and once again, were super impressed with not only the options, but willingness to customize our meals. We noticed this at Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver as well – the staff within the hotel (whether it be the bartenders, waiters, housekeeping, or even reception), do their absolute best to make sure their guests are comfortable and content. This is consistent across all Fairmont locations (including Chateau Frontenac – stay tuned for upcoming blog post), which is why we respect and love the brand so much! To be honest, the best part of dinner for me was the dessert! If you know me, you know I have a big sweet tooth! The selection of desserts was amazing and I’m so so so glad we indulged!
The next morning, we woke up to a beautiful view of the Village from our room on the Fairmont Gold floor. Before heading out for the day, we decided to check out the breakfast buffet at Le Comptoir Cuisine Du Marché and boy were we in for a treat. To call the buffet options “astonishing” would be an understatement. Faizan especially loved the breakfast spread and said it was even better than both the resorts we’ve been to in Mexico. I couldn’t agree more! They had this maple caramel sauce to go with the bread pudding and crepes, which I highly recommend. The staff were super sweet and once again, accommodated our every request!
In terms of the Tremblant Village itself, there was so much to do that we wish we had known sooner – we would have definitely stayed an extra day! We had activity cards which can be purchased in various quantities (3/5/7 activities) and can be used all over the resort. The first activity we did was the Gondola ride up to the summit. The ride was great and the views from the top of the mountain are not to be missed! Definitely recommend – with or without the activity card!
Once you take the Gondola up, besides the amazing views, there is also a “Birds of Prey Show” which takes place at the top of the mountain, included in your activity card! Other activities include the beach/tennis club, canoe/kayak rentals, eurobungy, mini-golf, bike rentals, laser tag, and more! Definitely worth getting a card for your time in Tremblant!
We also had the chance to participate in what’s called the “Tonga Lumina” activity after dinner. This is essentially a 1.5 km night walk through an illuminated forest with various stops and light installations which will blow your mind! The one-hour activity will teach you about Mother Nature and inspire you to do more to protect our planet Earth. It’s a perfect post-dinner activity before you head back to the hotel for bed!
But that’s not all! Before leaving Fairmont Tremblant, we also had the chance to unwind (after a jam packed day of activities) at their very own Moment Spa, located inside the hotel. We had a tandem massage which was followed by a Nordic Spa relaxation chair experience. The massage therapists were professional and had tons of experience. Also important to note – the spa has RMTs, which can provide receipts for insurance purposes! Win-win! Needless to say, it was the perfect end to our busy weekend and we were completely restored for the next leg of our trip (Quebec City)!
Overall, we loved our experience at Mont Tremblant this summer! I can’t even begin to imagine how beautiful it will be in the autumn with the fall foliage. Now I can genuinely say, regardless of the season, visiting Mont Tremblant is always a great idea!
Until next time,
/In partnership with Fairmont Tremblant & Tremblant Resort Association
Great article! Felt like I was there with you guys!!