Mont-Tremblant is the number one ski resort in Eastern North America for many reasons, one of which is the many events that are held at the destination each year to celebrate the holiday season. Once the mountain opens on December 9, it is certain that the fun and excitement will not stop until the very final run of the season.
Tremblant is a massive winter playground with 95 runs serviced by 14 state-of-the-art lifts. There are trails for skiers of all levels, so an exhilarating mountain experience for all is guaranteed. Plus, on top of great skiing, Tremblant offers a level of après-ski and nightlife that simply is not seen at most other resorts.
Festivals and events this season at Mont Tremblant, Quebec
24-Hour Ski Marathon. From December 11 to 13, the 9th annual 24 hours of Tremblant fundraising event will be held with the intent of raising one million dollars for the children of the ‘Fondation Centre de cancérologie Charles-Bruneau,’ the Sens Foundation and the Tremblant Foundation. This event, which is North America’s largest fundraising ski event, is a 24-hour ski marathon. When the race starts, each team must choose the first participant to take part in the ski-o-thon and that participant must begin their downhill runs. Afterwards, teams are allowed to choose their own rotation of skiers for the remainder of the event.
For the first time in the event’s history, the maximum number of teams has been registered, with 225 teams in total ready to participate. Attendees will be able to enjoy the awesome musical program that includes Jonas, Yann Perreau, Boom Desjardins, DJ Champion et ses G-Strings, Stefie Shock and Ariane Moffat.
2010 Olympic Torch Relay. On December 9, Tremblant will welcome the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay starting at 9am at the Place des Voyageurs located at the base of the mountain. The relay will move up the rue des Remparts to the bottom of the ski slopes, where spectators can watch guest of honour Peter Duncan ski down the last pitch with the torch. The next guest of honour, Peggy Austin, will then take over and carry the torch to the Place St-Bernard. Be sure not to miss this once-in-a-lifetime parade.
Holiday Season Events. Three other special events mark the holiday season at Tremblant. On December 24th, catch the Santa Claus Parade in the afternoon. On the 25th, many activities are planned for the whole day in the pedestrian village, with a detailed program being released shortly. On the 31st, New Year’s Eve, the festivities start at 7:30pm with the Torchlight Parade followed by a show from the Snow School Team. From 9pm until midnight, a multicultural show will be held on the stage of the Place St-Bernard, turning the place into a giant outdoor disco. Midnight will be marked by explosive fireworks that will surely delight all revelers.
Carnival Parades. During the holidays, between December 19 and January 2, from Tuesdays to Saturdays at nightfall, the team from the Crazy Parade will be out and about in the village for the pleasure of the young and not so young. Everyone is invited to join the parade at the Place St-Bernard, where games, entertainment, gifts, dancing, music, surprises and, of course, the parade will create a Carnival-like atmosphere.
The Ski and Stay Package offers a great deal on accommodations. Available from December 12 to April 11, this package allows skiers to book a minimum of two nights and two days of skiing and, subsequently, save on lodging and lift tickets. Packages range from $110 to $218 Canadian per adult per night.
Build Your Own Package. Tremblant is also offering a vacation solution that allows travellers to build their own package and save up to 15%. This offer is available all season long and can be booked as little as 72 hours in advance. Additionally, the student pass offers unlimited access for the entire winter season to all full time students aged 16 to 29 years old for $285, and the T-Pack offers two days of skiing for $75.
People might first come to Tremblant for the legendary skiing, but they come back year after year for the unique ‘joie de vivre’ that can only be found there. Visit www.tremblant.ca to learn more about this exciting alpine destination.
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