More than ever, vacationers are flocking to destinations looking for fresh air and open spaces. Our beautiful mountain attracts outdoor enthusiasts in search of breathtaking views, and many trails are set up to let them discover the Laurentian forest to reach the summit. Thinking of stretching your legs at Tremblant? Consider the following before hitting the slopes:
Pick the Right Equipment
Whether for a short stroll or a longer hike to the summit, make sure you’re well equipped! While some people prefer hiking in lightweight and breathable running shoes, others will opt for hiking boots offering better ankle support. Whatever you choose, make sure you are comfortable so you don’t damage your feet!
As for clothing, sudden temperature changes call for multiple layers; when you reach the summit, the wind can be chilly! Wearing a hat and sunscreen protecting from harmful rays is always a good idea.
Use Marked Trails
You’ll find large signs with trail details in the pedestrian village. A host of clues will help you pick the best trail according to your fitness level and schedule. In addition to the map, you’ll also find out more on difficulty levels, average times and trail entrances.
Note that trail access at Tremblant in the summer is free, but beware; if you venture off trails and have to be rescued by the patrol, you may well have to pay the rescue fees! If you are unfamiliar with the mountain, feel free to pick up a trail map at one of our customer services desks.
Know Where You Are at All Times
All hiking trails are marked on the mountain. If you follow the signs carefully, you will be able to identify the safety markers at each new section. Note that the trails are not systematically swept by patrollers like the ski slopes are in winter! Also, cell phone coverage is not available in all areas, so if you are planning a long hike, it is a good idea to inform a close relative or friend.
Although it is unlikely to get lost at Tremblant, if you think you are lost on the mountain, start by calling the patrol at 819-681-5911.
If you are injured and need immediate assistance, call 9-1-1 instead. Always keep in mind the last marker you consulted to know your approximate position at all times.
Bring Water and Snacks
Bring small snacks and at least one water bottle to avoid dehydration or fatigue. An outing of a couple of hours can drag on for any number of reasons. Carrying a survival blanket, which weighs only a few ounces, is always a good idea when you go on longer hikes in case of injury, exhaustion or a sudden change in temperature.
Plan Your Return
What goes up must come down! Make sure you have enough time to get back to the base of the mountain before dark, or plan to use the gondola to get back down. Pick up a ticket in the pedestrian village before you leave or decide once you reach the summit, you can also purchase your one-way ticket up there. Make sure you check the hours of operation before you leave!
Learn about the rules of the mountain.
Leave only footprints behind. If your dog accompanies you—which is allowed on most trails during the summer season—please pick up after it.
You have access to restrooms at the top of the mountain. Enquire about opening hours before you leave.