Approximately 80 miles northwest of Montreal, Mont-Tremblant is a small city in Quebec's lake-pocked Laurentian Mountains. Most famous for its Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort (which is in fact eight miles outside of town), the city was formed only in 2000, out of several municipalities, and includes Mont-Tremblant itself and the village of Saint-Jovite. The relatively smaller population is dramatically enlarged during the winter-sports season, but there are many meeting venues in Mont-Tremblant that encourage business during other times of the year.
Mont-Tremblant International Airport (YTM) is served by the excellent Porter Air direct to Toronto and Newark (for New York City), and thus to numerous other North American cities. A floatplane facility is planned, and shuttles are available to the city and major resorts, which on average are a 35-minute drive away (longer in winter).
There are no convention venues in Mont-Tremblant, per se, but the Centre de Congres (Congress Center) is impressive, with 41 meeting rooms and a ballroom able to host up to 800 guests. The main hotel venues in Mont-Tremblant also act as stand-alone conference centers. Those catering to meetings include the Westin Resort & Spa Tremblant, which has 4,500 square feet of meeting space; the 314-room Fairmont Tremblant, which has 16,000 square feet of meeting space for up to 950 persons; the 122-room Hotel du Lac, which has 10,000 square feet of meeting space; the 112-room Grand Lodge Mont-Tremblant, which has 12,000 square feet of meeting space; and the 70-room, boutique Chateau Beauvallon, which has four meeting rooms.
Unique event venues include the Casino de Mont-Tremblant, which has numerous spaces, including the Sommet Room for 152 persons and the La Cime Room for 40; the very different VELAN Astronomy Pavilion at the nature-oriented Domaine Saint-Bernard, which has a projection room and pavilion for up to 50 persons and an observatory for 20 (the sky in the whole area is very clear), as well as two banquet rooms and a nature center; and La Belle and La Bete golf courses (under the same management), which have a restaurant, bar and terrace and restaurant, bar and reception room for up to 150 persons, respectively. Two more options include group dog-sledding excursions with Expedition Wolf in nearby Riviere-Rouge and paintball contests at the Mont-Tremblant Paintball Centre, which has such “courses” as King of the Hill, Voodoo Fort and Le Marecage Infernal du Bucheron Maudit, which loosely translated means the Infernal Marsh of the Cursed Lumberjack.
There is a good range of restaurant options, with local cuisine mixing with old-world fare. Excellent choices include the Gibiers de la Diable, which has group space and features bison from its own herd; C'est La Vie, another local-cuisine choice in an equally idyllic Alpine-style chalet; the gorgeous, lakeside Le Saint-Louis restaurant at the Auberge La Porte Rouge resort; Il Pinnacolo restaurant at the Cap-Tremblant Mountain Resort, and Restaurant Patrick Bermand, which many consider to be the area's best.