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Archive for September, 2010

Chalet Charca – Le Diable Riverside Lodge

25 Sep

The best Tremblant has to offer – Chalet Charca- Le Diable Riverside Lodge – View Slide Show

The home is designed for a distinctive lifestyle in the heart of nature. The central theme is that of bringing the outdoors in, integrating natural elements with the man-made.

Tremblant's Best - Chalet Charca- Le Diable Riverside Lodge

Tremblant's Best - Chalet Charca- Le Diable Riverside Lodge

Breath taking design with large out door patio – natural BBQ – screened in eating area with private hot tub and river side fire pit.

Inside be warmed by a massive stone fireplace while sitting in the natural light brought in by floor to ceiling windows. Look out the window and see the deer enjoy there stay on the property.

The ultra luxurious kitchen will make evry cooking occasion an experience – serve your quests in a beautiful large dinning room. Entertaining has never been this enjoyable.

The home is appointed with warm leather furniture and decorated to be distinctly Tremblant. Each room has a theme to accentuate the beautiful surroundings and the country environment.

Enjoy a game of pool or billiards from the loft and look outside at all nature has to offer. Relax sit back and put the pressures of the everyday world aside while you soak in the distinctive environment of Chalet Charca.

The bedrooms are appointed to make your stay is a memorable occasion. There are 2 master bedrooms with king bed and a with full ensuite bathroom to accentuate your vacation experience.

2 other bedrooms have king size beds and 1 bedroom 2 twin beds and the final bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds.

These luxury surrounding make for a great release after a long day on the slopes, biking the region or enjoying all of the activities Tremblant has to offer. Too many to mention … come and see for yourself.

The main entrainment center is state of the art with surround sound to make your viewing and listening enjoyment with large flat screen TVs. In fact you have 6 large flat screen TVs through the lodge. There is another entertainment center to serve the separate suite above the garage.

There is plenty of room to accommodate a large group, providing everyone with the chance to have their own space. There is a separate suite set up above the garage with has king bedroom and the other bedroom has 2 twin beds. If you want to separate off your group this allows for maximum flexibility.

For those who need to get some work done in comfort there is high-speed internet access. When it comes time to get the whole family together, the large modern kitchen is the place to be, and the home theatre system can make it easy to enjoy a night time movie.

Outside there is a children’s playground area and in winter snow shoes are provided for the trails that virtually go by the house.

Chalet Charca - Le Diable River Lodge

Chalet Charca - Le Diable River Lodge

 
 

Circuit Mont Tremblant

14 Sep

Circuit Mont Tremblant

Situated in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world for a race track, the layout is a classic for racers, as it combines the natural topography of the site with elevation changes from the start/finish line to corner 8 and back. The track is bordered by Lake Moore and Devil River (La Diable). The rocky hillsides around some parts of the track provide natural grandstands. It affords spectators magnificent elevated vantage points.

Circuit Mont Tremblant

Circuit Mont Tremblant

Built in 1964 in the shadow of the majestic Mont-Tremblant, the picturesque and twisty 15-corner circuit (formerly a 2.65-mile track) was completely rebuilt and upgraded up to the safety standards of the new millennium. With new pavement all the way around, the width of the track has increased from 28 to 36 feet, and run-off areas have been added or rebuilt.

Circuit Mont Tremblant is regarded as one of the finest racing circuits in North America and has seen some of the greatest names in racing drive their way around its demanding layout. Famous names like Villeneuve , Andrett , Stewart, Moss, Ickx , Rahl, and Tracy have all raced here on what Michael Schumacher described as the Little Nurburgring.

Circuit Mont Tremblant

Circuit Mont Tremblant


Whether you’re behind the wheel or not, we look forward to seeing you at the track and booking your lodging with Tremblant VIP Lodging.

The yearly line up consists of the follow standard schedule.

The Spring Classic in May – kicks off the racing season at Circuit Mont Tremblant. This event attracts drivers from all over competing in various categories.

Sommets des Legendes in June – step back in history and see the legendary race cars of yesterday compete once again at Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Ferrari, Maserati and Porsche are just a few of the classic race cars taking part for a weekend of legendary automobile racing. An event not to miss if you’re nostalgic about racing in its purest form.

Circuit Mont Tremblant


The Festival Ferrari in July – promises to be filled with action packed days. Made to celebrate the Ferrari heritage, the event is comprised of Ferrari races, displays and memorabilia exhibitions.

Spectators are invited into the paddock area to view the cars up close and to meet the drivers. Ferrari Club members are also invited to this event to participate and display their car.

The Annual Fall Classic in September is the last race of the season attracting competitors from various GT, Formula and Vintage Classes.

Circuit Mont Tremblant

Circuit Mont Tremblant


Whether you are racing or coming to see the events Tremblant VIP Lodging has accommodation within walking distance to the Circuit. We also have a number of larger homes within 3-5 minutes drive. Make your plans and stay with Tremblant VIP Lodging for all events at Le Circuit Mont Tremblant.

Stay with us when you visit the track.

 
 

Mont Tremblant – National Park

14 Sep

Mount Tremblant National Park.. where to start. There are over 400 lakes, plenty of wetlands, sandy beaches, canoe routes, mountain peaks and over 20 hiking trails. The best why to start was to take a sightseeing drive and check out the park.

Lac Escalier.

A remote campground with no power. My choice, as I wanted some quiet time. It was blissful to be hidden by trees again and wake up to birds singing instead of semi trucks, people talking and car doors slamming.

I decided to stay on the main road which was both paved and gravel. The roads I followed were called Nord 1 and parts of Nord 2. Which on the way back was Sud 1 and Sud 2. I put it together as north and south. My French was becoming intuitive or I had an eye for the obvious. Probably the latter.

I took the opportunity to stop and observe the scenery many easily accessible locations. As I wanted to save the hiking for the next day. I stopped in at Lac Monroe Service Centre (main kayak and canoe rentals), Lac Laplante Canoe Launch, Plage de la Cremaillaire (sandy beach), Rivierre de Diablo, Lac Lauzon Picnic Area of course Lac Escalier.

Lac Escalier, Moi Campground Lake

During my drive I had my park information with me so I could make mental notes of trailhead locations and length of trails. After some deliberation ( I hate missing good hikes) I decided I would narrow down the hikes to the ones most visited by tourists, of all ages. They tend to be shorter and I could get more of them researched during my stay.

However, there was one hike which was 14 kilometres long with an elevation gain of 500 metres, leading to peaks and waterfalls that I almost gave in to. But common sense prevailed, I stuck to the plan and narrowed it down to 4 hikes equaling a total of 10 kilometres. Better coverage, better move..

I decided to explore the Chute du Diablo, La Rouche and Le Lac Poisson Trails – a waterfall with lookout; a lookout with views of Lac Monroe and the Mount Tremblant Mountain Range; and a lake with some rock cascades.

Chute du Diablo – Waterfall

Chute du Diablo was a short 1.5 kilometre walk along a gravel, easy going path leading to a cliff side lookout. Below was the river and thundering waterfall. Not very big, only a 15 metre drop, but loud enough.

La Rouche was a lot more difficult than I expected. The description was weak. The path was gravel with some stone steps. It was a well maintained path. But what the description failed to make clear was that the trail was 2.5 kilometres straight up a hill, with only a mitt full of areas where it flattened out.

Well.. now I was excited! My legs kicked into high gear. They started to burn, but a good burn. At the 1 kilometre mark is the fork in the trail. Left goes to the lookout and right is another 2 kilometres to the cascades and Lac Poisson. I decided the lookout first and catch the cascades on the way down making it a big day.

Lac Monroe from Rouche Lookout

I set in high gear. I catch up to 3 groups and move pass them. Up I go to the top, churning, telling myself the trail is flat and looking at my feet and not at the hill ahead of me. “There is a prize at the end of the hike,” I tell myself. I was determined.

I arrived at the lookout – sweaty and satisfied. I quickly set up the tripod and take out my camera gear from my backpack and started taking pictures. Soon people would be arriving and fighting for rail space on the lookout.

Below me was the a large portion of the park. The views were eye popping. I could see Lac Munroe, the beach and the campgrounds. In the background was the Mount Tremblant Mountain Range.

I soon spotted, up on a ridge, a viewing bench with my name on it. I sat and had my lunch. Great views, light wind and good eats. It was a clear day, a hot day, a good day. Lots of people though. Good people watching spot. All shapes and sizes, huffing and puffing. I felt like yelling, “ It was worth it, take a look!“ I walked back down the hill listening to my tunes.

1.5 kilometre down the trail I reached the cascades fork. I stood and contemplated. I asked myself was the prize going to be worth it. Should I go do another trail instead. My hunch was do it.. so I did. And I was glad I did.

The trail was a total hoot. Back to boony-bashing days through the wilderness in BC. The first part is uphill again. Testing my legs even more. But after you reach Lac Poisson and the Le Cascades sign the trail takes on a whole new look. The trail is a narrow, single track, earthy route. There are overgrown sections, mud, boulders and exposed tree roots. Some areas the tree roots and boulders combine creating stairs and bridges. At one spot there was a dead fall tree laying across the trail.

Along the way I sat on a large flat rock, so to enjoy a clear view of Lac Poisson before arriving at the Cascades. It was peaceful and no one around. I had a feeling not many used this trail. Hope the Cascades are worth it.

When I arrived the Cascades were nothing I imagined. There was no thundering white water. There were no big boulders. There was basically almost no water, just a trickle of a creek, followed by mini waterfalls, one after another. But what was unique was that the entire river rock was one smooth surface, red and moonscape like. Not a boulder or pebble to be found. ( Main BLOG Photo)

I walked up the river as far as I could go. I then turned around and headed home. It was a full day and still 3 kilometres to hike. Downhill thank goodness. No time for a canoe by the time I drive back. I planned to canoe today. But rain and clouds changed the plans. I am on the road again to my next destination.

 
 

Tremblant – Fall Visit to see The Symphony of Colors

08 Sep

Tremblant – The Symphony of Colors


Tremblant Fall Colors

Tremblant Fall Colors

Just north of Montreal is Mont-Tremblant National Park, home of Mont Tremblant and a mountain some say is the most beautiful in eastern North America. Fall is extra special in the Laurentian Mountains where leaves are celebrated every year during the last week in September at Tremblant’s Symphonie des Couleurs.

Along with Quebec’s provincial tree, the yellow birch, this region provides color mainly from the deciduous sugar maple, and American beech. You can expect a mixture of conifer green to be included.

Tremblant Resort is just an hour and a half north of Montreal. You take the autoroute 15 North to Sainte-Agathe. After Sainte-Agathe, the 15 North merges with 117. Continue on the 117 North past Saint-Jovite. Take exit 119 (Montée Ryan) to Chemin Duplessis and just follow the signs.

Book you stay with Tremblant VIP Lodging and enjoy a weekend of breathtaking colors and music festivals.

Viewing Dates: Good viewing usually begins the last week in September in the higher elevations. The fall viewing season usually peaks the second week in October.

 

Tremblant – Visit with us for The Symphony of Colors

02 Sep

Tremblant – The Symphony of Colors

Just north of Montreal is Mont-Tremblant National Park, home of Mont Tremblant and a mountain some say is the most beautiful in eastern North America. Fall is extra special in the Laurentian Mountains where leaves are celebrated every year during the last week in September at Tremblant’s Symphonie des Couleurs.

Along with Quebec’s provincial tree, the yellow birch, this region provides color mainly from the deciduous sugar maple, and American beech. You can expect a mixture of conifer green to be included.

Tremblant Resort is just an hour and a half north of Montreal. You take the autoroute 15 North to Sainte-Agathe. After Sainte-Agathe, the 15 North merges with 117. Continue on the 117 North past Saint-Jovite. Take exit 119 (Montée Ryan) to Chemin Duplessis and just follow the signs.

Book you stay with Tremblant Resort Lodging and enjoy a weekend of breathtaking colors and music festivals.

Viewing Dates: Good viewing usually begins the last week in September in the higher elevations. The fall viewing season usually peaks the second week in October.

Tremblant in Full Color

 

Tremblant – Truly a 4 Seasons Resort

02 Sep

Enjoy the best Tremblant has to offer while staying in the best accommodation on the resort – Tremblant Resort Lodging

Tremblant rated the #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America.

In golf season there are 6 championship golf courses.

Great tennis schools and don’t forget the Trembalnt International Blues Festival.

In fall they call it the symphony of colors with 8 weeks of concerts & musical festivals.

For those who enjoy fresh mountain air and the authentic charm of small towns in the Laurentians, you will discover a profusion of lakes, calm and rumbling rivers, and outstanding views of magnificent mountains.

Situated in a region of Quebec where there is both the beauty of the country landscape and a plethora of activities.

There are many restaurants, shops and activities to experience that every member of the family and every type of family is sure to find something to meet their needs.

Village entertainment has a tradition of warmth and excitement with an unmistakable French-Canadian joie de vivre.

Street clowns and musicians surprise and delight. Irresistible boutiques, movie theatres and sizzling nightlife add to the magic that is Tremblant.

There is a sense of élan about the French, oui? And here at Tremblant you will discover all the flavors of Europe right here in Eastern Canada.

Activities and enterainamnt are only as limited as your time to enjoy them. Cross country and alpine skiing, dog sledding, skidooing, biking, golfing, fishing, swimming, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, mountaineering, snowmobiling are only a few of the activities available. Oh did we forget the great outdoor Scandinavian style spas all year round.

Summer, fall, winter or spring Tremblant has something to offer every member of the family every day of their visit. Your options are only limited by your imagination. Rated as one of the top 4 season destination resort in all of North America.