At Station Mont Tremblant, preservation of the environment is one of our top priorities and we implement multiple actions to reduce our ecological footprint on a daily basis. The climate challenge of the 21st century concerns us all and we are convinced that each of our guests can support us by adopting eco-responsible practices during their stays. Through this blog article, we offer you different solutions that can easily be integrated into your travel habits.

Tremblant and its accessible transport medley for all

The transport sector is one of the main sources of GHG emissions in the world. The main mode of transport used when traveling is the automobile, yet many cheaper and more environmentally friendly alternatives are available. Station Mont Tremblant presents its transportation cocktail:

  1. Walk or bike, make your health a priority

Walking or cycling is the most beneficial mode of transport for your physical and mental health. It is also the most environmentally friendly mode of transport. At Station Mont Tremblant, enjoy many trails, multifunctional trails and other safe spaces to stroll in an enchanting environment. Why bother with your car when you could simply take advantage of one more moment with family or friends to contemplate the enchanting surroundings?

  1. A door-to-door shuttle is good, but a free one is even better

Did you know that all the residential estates located near the mountain are served by a shuttle network? And did you know that these shuttles are free at all times? Station Mont Tremblant offers this service which allows you to travel easily between your accommodation and the resort.

In addition, the City of Mont-Tremblant public transport network is also free and allows you to easily get to the mountain from downtown Mont-Tremblant (Saint-Jovite) or the Old Village. So leave the stress of the car at home and embrace public transit!

  1. Carpool and smile

Located in the P2 parking lot, a space is specifically dedicated to carpoolers in order to encourage this eco-responsible practice. For those who are used to traveling alone, this may be an opportunity to meet great people and learn more about your travel destination.

  1. Drive, but offset your greenhouse gas emissions

Station Mont Tremblant offsets part of its GHG emissions by contributing annually to the Carbone Boréal program of UQAC. This university research program aims to fight climate change through the forest’s carbon capturing powers and to finance the planting of trees.

If, like us, you wish to offset the GHG emissions related to your stay, you can do so directly on the website when making your reservation in the “Donations” category. The automatic $10 contribution is equivalent to the GHG emissions of a 1,400 km car trip or a 1,000 km flight for 2 people.

Wasting is cheesy

Waste management is a major issue for the preservation of the environment. Air, water and soil pollution are direct consequences that directly affect us as well as the fauna and flora. Reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering waste are essential practices to minimize our impact on the environment. We give you some techniques to apply on vacation as well as at home.

  1. Reusable for the win

At Tremblant, we are tackling single-use plastics and encouraging the use of reusable containers. Single-use plastics have a significant impact on the environment. The production of these plastics is very energy-intensive and emits a lot of GHGs due to the extraction and processing of raw materials. Their use also generates a lot of waste due to a very short life cycle and the non-recyclability of the material. Single-use plastics take about 10 years to decompose and end up in nature in the form of microparticles, thus contaminating our ecosystems.

A simple and powerful step to help you adopt an eco-responsible lifestyle during your visit is to use a reusable water bottle. No more plastic bottles, reusable water bottles are the new stars. We have put them in the spotlight by installing filling stations in the majority of our establishments. You can get one in several of our shops in the pedestrian centre. Adopt them, personalize them, and stay hydrated without wasting!

  1. Eco-responsible buyer

What could be better than shopping to bring back a souvenir of your stay? The pedestrian village offers a multitude of shops to discover. From a sustainable perspective, we have implemented the electronic receipt option by email in all of our stores. Get your receipt directly on your electronic device rather than keeping a paper receipt which, if you don’t lose it, will end up in the trash anyway. We encourage you to opt for the electronic version to generate less waste.

Plastic bags are now banned from our stores in order to reduce our carbon footprint and generate less waste. Paper bags will be made available to customers. However, the production of paper bags is not carbon neutral and we encourage you to use them only when necessary. When shopping, remember to make room in your bag to bring back your purchases.

  1. Eco-responsible consumer

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, about 1/3 of the world’s food production is wasted each year, which represents 1.3 billion tonnes of food lost or wasted annually. In Quebec, it is estimated that more than 1.2 million tons of food are wasted each year.

At Tremblant, you have the chance to enjoy a variety of menus offered in our many restaurants. Do not hesitate to ask our restaurateurs about the size of the portions served and if ever you cannot finish your plate, you can always ask for a take-away box for your leftovers.

  1. Recycling and transforming are in our genes

Did you know that at Tremblant we operate our own sorting centre? Indeed, we manage all the waste produced on our territory, whether it comes from hotels, restaurants, accommodation areas, our administrative offices, or the pedestrian site. Our goal is to recycle as much as possible, upcycle waste when feasible and minimize the volume of waste sent to landfill. We take our mission to heart and we encourage you to support us in these initiatives by ensuring that you follow the correct collection methods. If in doubt, ask us, this will avoid contaminating all recycled or composted materials.

Tremblant, between fauna and flora

At Tremblant, we have the outdoors in our blood, and we are proud to offer you a natural setting that you will have the luxury of exploring during your stay with us. However, it is essential to remember that we have an essential mission to ensure the preservation of this environment.

  1. Leave no trace behind

Did you know that paper wrappers from snacks or gum takes about 5 years to decompose in nature? The decomposition time of a soda can or a plastic bottle is 100 years, not counting the plastic microparticles that end up in the environment.

When hiking, biking, or skiing, adopt the principle of “Leave No Trace”. We encourage you to bring back your waste or that found on site and dispose of it responsibly in the bins made available to you.

  1. Follow the marked trails

At Tremblant, marked trails are designed to minimize our impact on the environment while providing privileged access to nature. They make it possible to circumvent sensitive zones, thus avoiding the destruction of fragile vegetation and wildlife breeding areas. By leaving the marked trails, you risk disturbing the animals and forcing them to leave their natural habitats.

Marked trails are also laid out in such a way as to minimize soil erosion. They are designed to absorb the impact of hikers and allow adequate drainage. When you stray from trails, you can create new paths that are not prepared to withstand human impact, leading to increased soil erosion.

  1. Respect the plants and animals

Observing wildlife is a wonderful experience, and although they might be used to humans, it’s crucial not to feed the animals. Feeding them can lead to dependency on humans and alter their natural behaviors, such as hunting instincts and proper food selection. Human food is not suitable for the nutritional needs of wild animals and can cause health problems like malnutrition, obesity, nutritional deficiencies, and imbalances.

Artificial feeding often results in abnormally high concentrations of animals in certain areas, which promotes disease transmission, increased competition for food resources, and habitat destruction. It can also make animals aggressive and pose risks to humans. Respect their habitat, observe from a distance, and let them find their own food for their well-being and ecosystem preservation.

At Tremblant, sustainability isn’t just the buzzword, it’s a way of life. We invite you to join our green initiatives and make a difference during your visit. By offsetting your carbon emissions, using a reusable water bottle, leaving no trace during your activities, and alternative transportation, you are actively contributing to the preservation of this breathtaking natural landscape. Together, we can ensure that Tremblant remains a thriving and sustainable destination for future generations. Let’s embark on this journey towards a greener future and inspire others to do the same.