Trips

Mont-Tremblant, Québec

I’ve been living here in Canada for almost three years now but this was my first time visiting Mont-Tremblant, a popular ski resort in Québec, during the Canadian Family Day weekend.

We left Ottawa at 8:30 AM, a little later than our goal departure time which should have been 30 minutes earlier. #FilipinoTime kicks in.

The 2-hour drive went smooth despite the cold breeze and fog on the road.

We arrived at nearly 12 noon and the resort was already in full swing.

As we look for a parking spot, I looked through the window and saw people in thick snow suits walked past us holding their ski and snowboard equipments, with their children beside them also dressed ready for the sport.

Just behind our parking space is a ski beginners slope. As a first timer, watching them slide down the mountain of snow and gracefully halt to a stop excites me and sparks my admiration for them.

It’s a beautiful sight to see.

Then we walked to the entrance and below was the first decent pic I took of the resort:

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The sky looks warm and bright and it was indeed a good day.

After taking some shots on the sled at the front, which is purposely for picture taking, we climbed the upper part of the resort through this free cable car ride:

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The view as we go up becomes even more stunning. 

When we reached the top, a sea of people welcomed us. Some were skiing down from the top of  the mountain, some waiting in line for the main cable car to take them back to the top, some await for their child to reach the bottom, some just strolling around, and some just enjoying the view and capturing the scenery with their phones.

The view was breathtaking. It was one of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen in my 17 years of existence. Families after families pass by to either ride the cable car going up to where we could sit, eat, and enjoy the warmth of the cabin, or ride down to get some warm coffee at Starbucks.

It was such a beautiful, sunny day in the mountain. Looking forward to going back next year and, hopefully, I already know how to ski or snowboard. Thanks Mont-Tremblant!

 

 

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