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Spring break is among us and although it is hard to believe, some people don’t want to head south for a whole week.
For those who want a quick, easy to get to getaway packed with lots of fun Mont Tremblant, Quebec may be the place for you. It is great for couples, groups and families alike. My husband and I did a long weekend at Mont Tremblant this winter and even brought our little dog Murphy.
Here are some of the highlights from our trip that might inspire you to soak in the Joie de Vivre (joy of living).
We flew Porter Airlines to Mont Tremblant. It was as easy as catching bus, but felt more posh! This was Murphy’s inaugural flight and he did great.
After about an hour flight we landed in Mont Tremblant. Can you believe that THIS is the airport. So quaint and gorgeous. It totally felt like you are flying in on your private jet for the weekend! There is a fantastic round trip shuttle service offered through the airport’s website that will seamlessly whisk you and your bags to and from the airport to your hotel.
We stayed at the Le Westin Resort and Spa, located in the heart of the resort village. It was fantastic. Our room was set up like a small apartment; including a kitchenette, sitting area, gas fireplace, king size bed and huge washroom. From our juliette balcony, we had a great view of the village and mountain. The Westin also has a great pet program, so Murphy didn’t feel left out.
I couldn’t believe how well equipped the kitchenette was! Really, it had anything you would need to make an easy meal. Even a dishwasher to help with the cleanup.
For one day that we skied, we rented our ski equipment from the on site rental shop . Totally worth it if you aren’t a regular skier. It’s a busy place, but the staff were very efficient, friendly and took the time to make sure your equipment fit properly. This was the second time in 20 years that either of us had been skiing. It took the first run to get our “ski legs” back, but we weren’t in a hurry and had a blast.
Although, apres ski is more our style I mean really, I am in place where I can have poutine with every meal!? Sold! There were lots of restaurants on the resort to choose from. At every restaurant we went to the food and service was terrific.
If you stay on the resort, night tubing is free… yes, night tubing! It was BEYOND fun and a must do!! It even has a bunny hill lift to take you back up to the top. It opens at 6:00 pm and I would recommend going right at opening, so you can get a few runs in before the lines get too long. It is very popular with guests.
We took a day to just relax and explore the resort: walking, shopping and eating. If skiing isn’t your thing there is so much to do. For example, for those staying at the resort, there is free skating and skate rentals at the pond next to this beautiful, little white church. Such a great thing to do on a pretty winter day!
What did Murphy do? Much of very same thing he does at home. He loved watching the world go by from our window that looked into the resort village. He took some time out of his busy schedule to enjoy his “Heavenly” dog bed; provided as part of the Westin pet program. Although, I think he still prefers a king size bed. He also enjoyed taking walks along the great trails in and around the resort. The resort is very much dog friendly. With the exception of restaurants, he was welcome to come into the shops with us. We saw quite a few families with their dogs.