There are more than a dozen lively nightspots, as well as a good choice of quieter bars for après-ski in Tremblant.
Among the most popular options are La Diable Microbrewery (tel: +1 819 681 4546; www.microladiable.com), which often hosts musical entertainment to go along with its home-brewed beers, Le Shack (tel: +1 819 681 4700; www.leshack.com), a sports bar with a big-screen TV, and Le P'tit Caribou (tel: +1 819 681 4500; www.ptitcaribou.com), one of the busiest nightlife sports in Tremblant and has even been voted the best in eastern Canada by the locals. It had a major makeover in 2016, adding a new whisky bar.
For some alternative night-time fun, the casino in Versant Soleil is linked to the resort by a shuttle bus and is a popular spot to spend an evening or two.
Tremblant has more than 100 cafes and restaurants, catering to all budgets and tastes.
One of the most popular is Le Cheval de Jade (tel: +1 819 425 5233; www.chevaldejade.com), which serves a wide range of cuisine using organic ingredients and has a particularly strong reputation for its vegetarian dishes.
SEb L'Artisan Culinaire (tel: +1 819 428 6991; www.seblartisanculinaire.com) is also known for its exquisite dining experience, with more of an onus on meat dishes; it's located in one of the older and more atmospheric buildings in the area.
Mille Pates (tel: +1 819 717 3830; www.millepates.ca) is another popular establishment, particularly well loved for its pasta dishes.
Beyond the slopes
Tremblant is one of the few ski resorts that's truly a year-round destination. A high percentage of visitors here are happy to just stroll around the shops and pavement cafés, soaking up the ambiance without ever strapping on a pair of skis.
On-snow and ice alternatives to downhill sliding include ice skating, ice climbing, horse riding, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing and sleigh rides.
Off the white stuff, visit the La Source AquaClub, or take a day trip to Montreal, which is a little less than two hours away by car. Those who like a spot of pampering should try Le Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant (tel: +1 819 425 5524; www.scandinave.com), a complex of wooden sauna huts, pools and spa areas in the middle of the countryside just south of the resort (reservations must be made at least two days in advance).
Tremblant is an excellent choice for families with its pedestrianised centre, easy access and wide range of family-friendly activities and eateries on and off the slopes.
The Kidz Club day care accepts children aged one to six, with the ski school an option for children who want to learn to ski from the age of three.
The indoor pool complex, Aquaclub La Source (tel: +1 819 681 5668), is a particularly good family attraction. The complex is designed to resemble a Laurentian lake, but with the bonus of having a subtropical atmosphere and the latest spa facilities on site.
The 50 boutiques and shops in Tremblant put it amongst the world's top 30 for retail choice at a ski resort, which is unsurprising considering the village has itself been designed as something of a mountainside mall.
Among the boutiques is Bagnoles et Bobinettes (tel: +1 819 717 4080), which sells unique gifts and toys, while Tremblant & Co. (tel: +1 819 681 5956) is the place to head for resort-branded souvenirs.
Take to the skies for magnificent views of Mount Tremblant and the Diable River with Héli-Tremblant (tel: +1 819 425 5662; www.heli-tremblant.com). Among the options is the 60-minute 'Aventure' flight, which stops on a mountain summit.
There is a good range of apartments and hotels in Tremblant, the majority of which are located within vibrantly coloured buildings lining the narrow, cobbled streets in the village.
The Hotel Quintessence offers guests luxurious accommodation overlooking Lake Tremblant. Situated within a five-minute drive of the resort, guests here can make use of the valet service that drops visitors to the foot of the slopes. The hotel also includes spa facilities and a highly-regarded restaurant.Address: , 135 chemin du lac Duhamel, Tremblant, J8E 2Y2
Telephone: +1 866 425 2789
This slopeside 'pamper palace' has in the past been voted the best ski hotel in Eastern North America by a number of magazines. Among the facilities are two on-site restaurants and a spa area.Address: , 3045 Chemin de la Chapelle, Tremblant, J8E 1E1
Telephone: +1 819 681 7000
Le Sommet des Neiges
Popular, condo-style accommodation located next to the main gondola, Le Sommet des Neiges has large rooms (all with kitchens), a hot tub and convenient underground parking.Address: , 150 Chemin Au Pied De la Montage, Tremblant, J8E 1E1
Telephone: +1 877 966 6873
Place Saint-Bernard Les Suites Tremblant
This hotel has a perfect location just steps from the lifts and primary resort amenities. Free entry to Aquaclub La Source is included in the room rate and underground parking is available to guests for an additional fee.Address: , Place Saint Bernard, Tremblant, J8E 1E1
Telephone: +1 877 966 6873
Boise Du Lac
Affordable, family-run 17-room motel, the Boise Du Lac is a 10-minute bus ride from the village and slopes. Breakfast is provided and guests are free to use the communal kitchen if they'd prefer to prepare their own meals rather than go out.Address: , 135 chemin du lac Duhamel, Tremblant, J8E 1E1
Telephone: +1 819 717 1410
Tremblant's original hotel – having first opened its doors in 1902 – is now a bed and breakfast and sits on the shores of pretty Lake Mercier. On-site dining is available in the cosy pub/restaurant Au Coin.Address: , 1900 Chemin du Village, Tremblant, J8E 1E1
Telephone: +1 819 717 1410
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