By Michelle Pellerin

Need a short getaway with your best girl friends? Tremblant offers so many activities and options.

The mention of a girl’s weekend evokes images of a facial with slices of cucumber over the eyes, pedicures and pink cocktails. Here, we offer so much more than these dreams of relaxation and fun with your girlfriends.

Our weekend in question began on this mandatory note at the Spa de Tremblant at the Fairmont Tremblant. Entirely renovated, this magnificent space plunges us into luxury from the first few moments. After our selected treatments, we met at the outdoor swimming pool while admiring the skiers descending the Flying Mile ski trail in the beautiful spring sun.

Shopping is a must in the pedestrian village, so we headed there to admire the galleries and boutiques. We all fell in love with the new Lolë collection. Time to get ready for our Copacabanasucre evening at the Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Our room at the Lodge de la Montagne looks like a movie star’s dressing room… Makeup, hair products, choices of outfits and especially shoes (guys, I know I lost you at the title!)

What a nice surprise to see the words “girl’s weekend” on the front of the Casino shuttle waiting for us at the entrance of our hotel. These are the little touches that make all the difference.

The short drive to the Versant Soleil ends in front of the casino, all illuminated and so welcoming with its rustic cottage look. The follies continue with the playful photo booth: think photo background with pink flamingos who have deer antlers! This relates directly to the theme of the moment, Copacabanasucre, aiming to create a beautiful mix between the warmth of the tropics and the cold of Quebec.

All these activities open up the appetite and what better place to indulge than at Altitude restaurant seafood and grill where even our menus were personalized for the occasion. The dishes by Chef Olivier St-Arnaud, inspired by the flavors of the forest, completely amazed us. It was an excellent meal, including the mega dessert table that we devoured not only literally, but also with our eyes, as it was a masterpiece. The small sense of guilt while thinking about the calories was quickly forgotten thanks to the band that made us move to latin rhythms, pop songs and even country music.

Impossible to be at the casino without trying our luck at tables and slot machines, it’s so exciting to hear the sound of a winning machine. Especially if it’s one of ours!

Last stop before heading in, the most popular after-ski bar in North America according to Ski Magazine. P’Tit Caribou is a must for local as well as for visitors of all ages (adult of course).

The following day we were blessed with another beautiful sunny day for our outdoor activities; Magnificent spring skiing conditions, a break at the Refuge for a drink and to admire the view and après-ski on the terraces of Place St-Bernard.

It feels like a week of activities in 2 days and we were left wanting more ! We parted ways with promises to redo together this experience, which brought us closer still by making us forget for 48 hours the routine of everyday life. A perfect weekend to appreciate these precious friends. And all at a short distance from the city.


Thank you to the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, Tremblant’s Altitude seafood and grill restaurant, Spa de Tremblant at Fairmont Tremblant, Lodge de La Montagne by Les Suites Tremblant, Mont Tremblant Resort and SMT Stores for making this incredible weekend possible.