Tremblant, sports training destination

Discover Tremblant through your favourite sports! The mountain and its surroundings offers space, services and events that cater to sport enthusiasts of all levels. Running in the woods or on paved trails, mountain or road biking, open water or pool swimming… you’ll find the perfect workout experience in truly exceptional settings.

Installations

Lac Tremblant

Start your swimming workout in the beautiful waters of Lac Tremblant. Swimmers can follow the marked course for their safety. Water is accessible from two entry points:

  • Beach and Tennis Club
  • Parc Plage

Aquaclub la Source

Located at the heart of the pedestrian village, the Aquaclub La Source offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs as well as a fully-equipped training room.

Mountain Trails

A network of nearly 17 km of mountain biking trails are maintained directly on the mountain for cyclists of all levels.

Hotel Training Rooms

Several Tremblant Resort hotels and condos offer guest access to their training room:

  • Ermitage du Lac
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tremblant
  • Lodge de la Montagne
  • Sommet des Neiges
  • Tour des Voyageurs
  • Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant
  • Fairmont Tremblant
  • Marriott Residence Inn

Multifunctional Trail

The paved multifunctional trail linking Tremblant Resort to the Village sector runs for 11.4 km and includes a 1.2 km loop.

Services

IRONMAN Information Centre

Located directly at the Beach and Tennis Club, this is the ideal place to find out more about your training possibilities! The information centre will be opened from June 2 to September 4, 2017.

Running Clubs

Two running clubs are welcoming you for weekday training sessions. The Salomon Trail Running Club meets up at noon on Wednesdays and Fridays for a 4 to 8-km run in the trails. The Magasin de la Place running club has outings every Tuesday and Thursday, at noon, for a 3 to 6-km run. Outings are supervised by trainers who guide and give advice to participants.

Private and personalized training

At Aquaclub La Source, take advantage of the trainers’ expertise to reach your training goals through private or semi-private training sessions.

Bike Rental Centre

Rent a bike directly at the base of the mountain at Centre Aventure or at Chalet des Voyageurs and start from there to discover the many trails of the area or follow the multifunctional paved trail for a nice ride.

Triathlon Boutique (accessories and gear)

Magasin de la Place, located on Place St-Bernard, welcomes you with accessories and gear for swimming, road biking and running, a triathlete’s paradise.

Bike repair services — Chalet des Voyageurs

For a tune-up or repairs, bring your bike at the bottom of the hill. Our professional technicians will get your bike ready for your next ride!

Spas and health services

A few spas are offered in Tremblant. The Spa de Tremblant – Fairmont Tremblant and Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant offer soothing treatments directly at the foot of the hill. A little further out, revitalize your body with the thermal effects of Scandinavian baths at Scandinavia Spa Mont-Tremblant.

 

2017 Sporting Events

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From May 19 to 22 — For this 24th edition of the Coupe Canada Cup / Coupe du Québec, mountain bikers will aim for the podium in downhill and cross-country events that will take place in the mountain biking trails of the ski area.

Demi-marathon Mont-Tremblant

This event offers beautiful 5, 10 and 21.1 km courses and will please the beginner runner as well as the athlete looking for a challenge. A 1-km kids race is also part of the weekend program.

Triathlon:

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June 24 — Athletes taking the start at the Beach and Tennis Club will pick either the Sprint (750 m swimming, 20 km biking and 5 km running) or the Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km biking and 10 km running).

Ironman 70.3

June 25 — Athletes will enter the waters of Lac Tremblant from the Beach and Tennis Club to swim for 1.9 km, bike for 90 km and run for 21.1 km before reaching the finish line at the heart of the pedestrian village.

Ironman (full)

August 20 — Athletes will start at the Beach and Tennis Club to swim 3.8 km, bike 180 km and run 42.2 km before crossing the finish line at the heart of the pedestrian village.

Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant

May 22 — This mass sporting event gathers thousands of road biking adepts and offers four courses: 160 km, 125 km, 80 km and 45 km. These courses run across over 10 municipalities and were planned to allow participants to discover some of the most emblematic and beautiful landscapes of the area.

MEC Grand Montréal 2 trail run

July 30 — A trail run with 1, 5, 10, 20 and 40-km distances for all levels of runners. Smiles from the start to the finish!

Good to know

Station Mont Tremblant share its passion for training with many different sports organisations in the area. Don’t hesitate to reach out to them for a unique training experience adapted to your capabilities.

Outdoors:

Domaine St-Bernard offers walking and mountain biking trails, as does the Parc National de Mont-Tremblant. The P’tit Train du Nord linear park is the longest trail in Canada, extending 232 km.

Swimming:

When the temperature is not ideal for a swim in the lake, the aquatic centre complexe aquatique Mont-Tremblant houses a semi-Olympic pool with eight swim lanes, two of which are open at all times.

Training Clubs:

Many local training clubs operate in the area including Tri-Action Mont-Tremblant, offering training sessions in the three triathlon disciplines: swimming, biking, running.

Why run in the winter? Why not!

Running, during any season, remains one of the most accessible sports. A great addition to cross country skiing and snowshoeing, running has the advantage of not depending on snow conditions or locations. For those who have trained all summer, it’s a good way to maintain cardio and keep those muscles working!

Here in Tremblant, we run during the winter for the children. This year again, hundreds of people will participate in the annual 24h of Tremblant relay race. A brilliant experience for anyone who likes to run!

For those planning on running for fun, for training or even for good causes this winter, here are some tips: be well hydrated, clothed and have the right shoes!

Being well prepared is what makes the experience more enjoyable. The best tactic to staying warm during a winter workout remains the multilayer. When you get too hot at the beginning of your run, you produce sweat and at the slightest gust of wind you’ll get cold. This is why we need to have easily removable layers. Also, remember to protect your extremities from the wind. Our head and hands are where the heat escapes from first. A thin neck warmer like a Buff can also help block the cold and moisture that can obstruct your breathing.

On to shoes. If you want to start off on the right foot (pun intended), we recommend a visit to our Salomon shop. You will find various models for men and women, such as the 100% waterproof GORE-TEX SPEEDCROSS 4 GTX which offers good protection against winter weather. For better protection of the ankle, you may prefer the Salomon Snowcross model that is a bit higher.

Speedcross 4 GTX homme

Speedcross 4 GTX homme

Snowcross CShomme

Snowcross CShomme

Semelle Speedcross 4 GTX

Semelle Speedcross 4 GTX

If you often run snowy or icy conditions, you could opt for studded shoes. However, if you’re used to running on asphalt, this type of footwear is not usually recommended. The Spikecross 3 CS and CS Snowcross are both studded and will ensure a better grip in rough weather.

Some tips:

  • The foot should breathe so that there is no moisture and will remain dry.
  • It is best to wear synthetic socks and choose a pair of waterproof shoes to keep your feet warm.
  • In terms of maintenance, it is best to wash your shoes by hand with warm water and mild soap. Avoid the washer and dryer!

For more information, we recommend a visit to our shop to discuss with our experts!

Workout Wednesdays No. 4 – Run!

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Warm-up: the Sprint Revisited

Running has certainly been in the spotlight lately, especially with all the IRONMAN hype we’ve seen in Tremblant! When training, however, the emphasis is too often put on the distance and length of the run. What about the speed? An interval workout, high in intensity, is a well-known way to increase muscle endurance and cardiovascular strength. Plus, you’re maxing out your workout time, since the shorter run is more representative of the average ski or snowboard run.

Now to really get you going, imagine being chased by a zombie! The chase exercise is a fantastic way of stimulating a shorter but faster race.

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The Zombie Chase

The idea behind the game is to not let the zombie catch you! Around a circuit, the racers would start at intervals, one at a time, with the slowest leaving first and the fastest last. The time between the individuals can vary, but we recommend a 10-second lapse. You can also adapt this gap according to the caliber of the racers. Of course, when a person is overtaken there will be a consequence: BURPEES!

Be careful! You’ll want to take a good 3- to 4-minute break before the next lap. The point here is speed, not distance. You can change the order of individuals if needed and then do the exercise 2 or 3 times.

 

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What You’ll Need:

– A 200- to 500-metre circular long running track.

– At least two racers. If you are by yourself, you can download the Zombies, Run! application on your mobile device. Very popular in the running world, the app emits zombie cries that get louder as they are gaining on you. They catch up depending on your speed and step length.

Amusing: make crazed zombie noises as you’re gaining on your friends and see them work even harder to not get caught!

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In collaboration with Karl Britten – Trainer at la Source Aquaclub in the Tremblant Resort

 

Workout Wednesday No.3 – Steps

Are you looking for a good workout but can’t make it outside or to the gym? Is rain keeping you in or you have no time during lunch hour? The solution is steps … No, not as in taking a walk, but as in stairs. If you have access to a stairwell or at least a dozen or so steps, you can have yourself a perfectly efficient pre-ski workout.

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Start by getting warmed up with a few steps up and down. Then take two minutes to stretch your calves by pointing your toes against the wall or on a step and gently push the knee forward. Hold the stretch and gradually increase the amplitude going into the corners of the joint. Seeing as your ankle does not bend only in a perfectly linear way, you’ll want to push your knee forward yes, but also in an interior and exterior diagonal angle…  Similar to the way your knees and ankles flex in your ski boots.

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Once you’ve stretched and mobilized your ankle, you can increase the pace. Make it your goal to make the most ups and downs in a given time. You can up the ante of the training by adding squats or other movements, like push-ups, at the base of the steps, at the top, or both. You can also change the pattern of your steps. For example, you can try going one step at a time, 2×2, 3×3, jump with your feet together, only one foot (holding the ramp of course), etc. Have fun with it!

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In collaboration with Karl Britten—Trainer at Aquaclub La Source, Tremblant Resort

Workout Wednesday No.2 – Lunges

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The squat is the master of all fitness exercises and beneficial for almost every sport imaginable. Definitely a great addition to your preseason ski training! However, describing a squat in an article does not do it justice. The best way to enjoy this exercise would be to get the advice of a coach on your technique so as to properly develop the movement.

Lunges, on the other hand, are much easier to describe and are complete multi-joint movements that can be learned quite easily. You’ll feel your thighs, your buttocks and your trunk strengthen pretty rapidly.

The success of a good lunge depends on two elements that must be done in conjunction … one cannot be completed without the other.

1- The step

You have to take a big step, see a very big step forward. The absolute length of the stride not only depends on your size, but on the length of your limbs. So if your partner is the same size as you, but his legs are longer yours, his step will be larger.

How to tell if your lunge is big enough? It depends on the position of your knee in reference to your foot on the ground. If the knee is ahead of the toes when you dip down, then your step is not big enough. Contrariwise, if your span is too long, your knee will remain behind your heel and it will be difficult to complete the movement.

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2- The balance

As you dip down the trick is to stay balanced, all the while keeping a straight back. Avoid bending the shoulders forward while descending; the goal is to be as straight and stable as possible. Keep your shoulders slightly stretched backwards, think about dropping your back knee to the ground without putting pressure on it (keep the muscle tension active).

The exercise is to walk forward by doing lunges. The distance depends on your ability and the size of the challenge you want to impose on yourself. 100 metres is an interesting challenge!

What to do with the hands? Hands can simply be placed on the hips, but there are several ways to add difficulty to the lunges simply by placing hands on the head or right to the side. Weights can also be added: held like bags, on the back or above the head.

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Walking a distance of 100 metres will never have seemed so beneficial…

Happy training!

 


In collaboration with Karl Britten—Trainer at Aquaclub La Source, Tremblant Resort