Beach or mountains? Since time immemorial, couples have debated which will make for a more satisfying vacation. If you both vote "mountains," consider a trip to Eastern Canada's Laurentians, scenic peaks less than an hour and a half's drive north of Montreal. (Unanimous on a beach vacation? Then go here instead.)
Mont Tremblant, the area's main draw, is home to a wilderness interspersed by quaint villages, tranquil lakes, inviting ski slopes, and verdant golf courses. Nearly a billion dollars has been poured into the region of late, making this four-seasons destination even more appealing to tourists.
Rated the No. 1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America by Ski Magazine, Mont Tremblant features a 2,131-foot vertical drop, more than 94 runs, and some 600 skiable acres.
Boutiques and restaurants are carved into the base of the peak, which is snow-covered well into spring. Once the snow begins to melt, temperatures are comfortable, reaching highs around 80º F (25º C) in summer. Come fall, the mountains provide the backdrop for an exquisite show of changing foliage.
Want to check it out for yourself?
Mont Tremblant Pictures
See what it looks like in December.
If you love the outdoors, there's a tremendous choice of activities to try. And even if you're a novice, you can find patient instruction in everything from golf to mushing (AKA dog sledding). Depending on the season, Mont Tremblant offers:
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Information on Hotels, Condos, and B&Bs
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Seasonal packages, prices, official mountain site with virtual tours, vacation guide, weather report, accommodation information, directions, and much more. Plus links to the nearby Laurentides towns of Ste-Agathe, St-Donat, and St-Jovite.