Ski culture is synonymous with sharing, friendships, and adventure. Every day, our employees share it with you, whether you are a regular visitor or just passing through for a stay. We all end up rubbing shoulders on the lifts, on the slopes or at après-ski.
We had a good taste of it during our inter-resort stay at our sister mountain, Blue Mountain, last February. Being also an Ikon Pass destination, why not take advantage of this access to discover all its attractions?
Where to Stay
Blue Mountain Resort is just under an eight-hour drive from Tremblant. By sleeping there one night or more, you will be able to take full advantage of it. Just like Tremblant, their village at the bottom of the slopes is full of accommodations to spend the night. Of these, the Grand Georgian Hotel is part of their Village Suites by Blue Mountain Resort hotel chain. The hotel, which is fashioned after a historic railway lodge, has been recently renovated, from the lobby to its 203 suites, with a rustic and warm decor. It is very well located in the heart of the activity of the village, and it offers rooms with mountain views, a fireplace, and a full kitchenette.
Check out the village micro-brewery, Northwinds Brewery, which is locally owned and operated, for a meal and a typical ski resort evening with comfort food and local beers. For breakfast, The Pottery Restaurant at the Blue Mountain Inn offers an excellent choice for a hearty classic breakfast, also available in buffet style, to start your day on the right foot and prepare you to face the mountain. Take your lunch break at the Off-Piste Patio, their brand-new outdoor restaurant, at the top of the mountain, for a barbecue overlooking the Georgian Bay. The ideal place to eat a bite between two descents or for an après-ski with friends. A final culinary destination in the village will bring you to the Bullwheel Pub for a well-deserved dinner and après-ski accompanied by musical entertainment.
What to Do
Ski & snowboard
While the slopes open at 9 a.m., Blue Mountain offers its visitors to ski until 9 p.m. You can therefore stretch out your skiing day to the fullest by skiing, for example, from opening hours until lunch time, enjoy the village in the afternoon, then return on the slopes at nightfall.
The grooming of the slopes is done both after the closing for the next morning and at the end of the afternoon to give visitors good night skiing conditions. You can therefore access first tracks both when the resort opens as well as in the evening, even during a snowstorm. Imagine! Skiing in powder snow on top of a freshly groomed terrain… impeccable conditions! This also allows people who work during the day to enjoy beautiful, groomed trails after their day.
Fun fact: the first ski lift in Ontario was installed at Blue Mountain in 1959.
Blue Mountain is much more than just a ski destination. Like Tremblant, the resort offers its visitors a wide range of activities, both in summer and winter.
A popular activity on the mountain is Woodview Mountaintop Skating, a 1.1 km long skating loop at the top of the mountain. Put down your skis or snowboard, put on your skates, and have fun! Then grab your ski gear and continue your day on the slopes. All with a view of the Niagara Escarpment.
Another popular activity to try with the family is Hike N Tube, their downhill tubing activity. A great activity on the mountain if you don’t ski or snowboard, or just to try something new.
The Blue Mountain Village is also full of shops and restaurants for all your needs and desires. Whether you’re looking for a new piece of ski gear, a spot for your après-ski, or just having an afternoon craving, you’ll be spoiled with choices. Simply walking around the village is pleasant and charming. Day or night the action is there!
Want to know what Blue Mountain has to say about Tremblant? Go read their blog about their visit to our beautiful resort!