Guide to Mont Blanc

Situated in the Laurentian Mountains, close to the town of Saint-Agathe and north of Montréal, Mont Blanc resort offers great opportunities for skiing and snowboarding in a stunning alpine setting, and is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family. The lakeside setting and superb facilities of the village, coupled with a great range of pistes, make skiing in Mont Blanc a truly unforgettable experience.

Guide to Mont BlancMont Blanc provides skiing for all levels of expertise on 39 runs, in the ratio of 22 per cent beginner slopes, 31 per cent intermediate slopes and 47 per cent advanced/expert slopes. The resort also features five kilometres of cross-country runs. Snowboarders have access to all downhill runs and also have a snow park at their disposal. Transport to the pistes is supplied by eight high-speed lifts with the ability to carry as many as 10,000 riders per hour.

Non-skiing activities at Mont Blanc include tennis, a variety of sports at the hotel sports complex, and spa baths. Après-ski is limited at the resort, but there are several outstanding restaurants where visitors can wile away the evenings in style. More exuberant nightlife can be found in the nearby towns of Saint-Agathe, Saint-Jovite and Saint-Faustin.

The village of Mont Blanc provides a good selection of accommodation in hotels, inns, and bed-and-breakfasts, with most units offering slope-side accessibility; additional lodging is available in the surrounding towns. Mont Blanc features a tempting range of fashion and speciality stores, and a ski school provides comprehensive ski and snowboard tuition. Children are efficiently catered for at the resort, with childcare facilities and Canada’s largest indoor playroom.

Mont Blanc is open for skiing from December to April, with optimal snow conditions in February and more affordable rates before the Christmas holidays and towards the end of the season. Most visitors reach the resort by flying into Montréal’s Dorval International Airport and taking bus transportation to Mont Blanc.