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A huge ice slide on Lac Mercier

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The Ville de Mont-Tremblant, in collaboration with les entreprises Nicolas Godon, has built a huge ice slide on Lac Mercier  for kids to enjoy. Visitors can also stop to admire a snow sculpture by Laurent Godon (father) beside the slide. It’s an admirable initiative by the Ville and beautifully complements the superb ice skating oval on Lac Mercier.  www.laurentgodon.com©Denis

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From now on, the main MRC des Laurentides building

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From now on, the main MRC des Laurentides building will be called the Édifice Jacques Léonard, in honour of the father of the MRCs. A St-Jovite native, Mr. Léonard held several positions, including that of member of provincial parliament, parliamentary minister, and president of the Treasury Counsel. He was present at the ceremony marking the recognition, as were numerous dignitaries

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Vicky Pilotte is going green

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Hair salon Création coiffure Vicky Pilotte is going green. It has become the first hair salon in Mont-Tremblant to be certified Green Circle. At Vicky’s salon, your hair, the papers used to create your streaks, the tubes of colour and plastic items will all be recycled and transformed into new consumer goods. As for the dyes themselves and other chemical products, they won’t end

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In order to provide a truly pleasant

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In order to provide a truly pleasant, welcoming stay at Tremblant, Lodge de la Montagne hotel has been beautifully renovated in the past year. The most recent renovations have been made to all the bedrooms as well as reception, with the addition of a superb Gordon Harrison painting called Tremblant Nord’s 100-year old Boreal Forest (la forêt boréale centenaire Tremblant Nord). Give

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Our MP David Graham urges local enterprises and organizations

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Our MP David Graham urges local enterprises and organizations to apply to the federal government’s Canada Summer Jobs 2017 program for financial assistance to hire students for next summer. David says the program enriches students’ work experiences as well as having great social and economic benefits to the region. “I believe strongly in this initiative allowing our youth to develop

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Tourisme Mont-Tremblant offers financial support to event producers for 2017

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Tourisme Mont-Tremblant offers financial support to event producers for 2017 to encourage the development of the regional tourist offering through events which generate significant tourist interest.The organization will financially assist events which meet pre-established criteria. This financial support should be applied to the event’s promotional campaign. Event producers are therefore invited

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Mont St-Sauveur International (MSSI)

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Mont St-Sauveur International (MSSI) – the group with the largest number of ski resorts in Québec – now becomes Les Sommets. This identity change includes a complete redo of its websites. Sommet Saint-Sauveur, Sommet Morin-Heights, Sommet Olympia, Sommet Gabriel and Sommet Edelweiss are now all represented in the same website: www.sommets.com. In addition, the transactional site

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Right here in the Laurentians

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Right here in the Laurentians, more than 22,000 people, including 7,853 children, use a food bank at least once a month. The demand is huge. The Grande guignolée de Moisson Laurentides et des Medias, an important charitablefundraiser, will take place on Thursday, December 8, throughout the Laurentians to bring in both money and non-perishable foodstuffs. You may remember that the donations collected

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The Minipresso, a 360-gram traveler’s espresso machine

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Equip yourself for your next adventure. The Minipresso, a 360-gram traveler’s espresso machine, will permit you to make a true espresso, with its characteristic “crema”, wherever you are. It’s the perfect Seasonal gift: this superb invention fully holds its own against the most sophisticated machines. It is easy to clean and brews strong espresso thanks to a pressure of 113.76

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Exciting new website listing 14 area B&Bs

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B&B Tremblant, whose members have worked collaboratively for the past 16 years, recently went live with its exciting new website listing 14 area B&Bs and almost as many gourmet restaurants. Find out  where you can treat yourself to a fine experience. www.bbtremblant.com

An all-new furniture store opened

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An all-new furniture store opened in early September in Mont-Tremblant. Natur Meubles & Design, located at 586 rue de St-Jovite, offers quality furniture made largely by Québec and Canadian manufacturers, are broadly accessible in terms of price. High-end furniture lines are also available. Collections such at Hotte Couture bed linens are exclusive to this store, which is owned by interior

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On August 19

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On August 19, André Parisien and the team from Boutique Daniel Lachance ski shop organized a huge celebration on the banks of the Daniel and Sylvie’s farm in Brébeuf. They were celebrating, with its 92 participants, the next annual trip to Austria, in January 2017. For more than 35 years, André Parisien has invited his clients and friends to ski in the magnificent Zürs

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Last month the MRC des Laurentides

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Last month the MRC des Laurentides (RCM – Regional County Municipality of the Laurentians) revealed the four-seasons Web platform Plein air Laurentides (Outdoor Laurentians), which lists more than fifty outdoor sites and activities in its territory. Trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, rivers and lakes for canoeing, beaches for bathing and swimming, rock-climbing sites and

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Mont-Tremblant author Jacques O’Keefe

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 In June 2016, Mont-Tremblant author Jacques O’Keefe published Montréal, Étoile de l’Amérique (Montreal, Star of America) through Éditions Mont-Tremblant. Throughout his life, the retired architect recorded his many ideas in his journals. Now he has revisited his writings and put the finishing touches to them to be able to share them and perhaps –

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(CCMT) is here to stay

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Le Centre d’études collégiales de Mont-Tremblant (CCMT) is here to stay. The Minister of Advanced Education, Ms Helen David, announced an annual funding of $446,000 to Cégep de Saint-Jérôme to assist with the operating costs of the Centre d’études collégiales de Mont-Tremblant. An additional amount of $48,500 will be granted annually for the

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The new boutique Mata Hari

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At the new boutique Mata Hari, you’ll find decorative items, jewelry and several lines of Italian and French design clothing. Mata Hari also offers an exclusive collection of beautiful evening and casual dresses from the French line Pygmees, which is very popular in Europe. 960 rue de Saint-Jovite. 819 808-7351. ©Guillaume Vincent

The Parc aquatique Mont Saint-Sauveur

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Inaugurated in 1986, the Parc aquatique Mont Saint-Sauveur is celebrating this year its 30th anniversary of operation. To mark the event, on July 8, all visitors who have celebrated or who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2016 will get free access to all the water park’s activities and slides. All they will have to do is present a photo ID at the customer service counter. In addition,

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Mr Daniel Blier has been appointed

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Mr Daniel Blier has been appointed CEO of Tourisme Mont-Tremblant. Experienced manager in the recreation and tourism sector, Mr Blier was general manager for the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau. In the past, he held several executive positions at the Société du Vieux-Port de Montreal, including the management of the Services center, which meant overseeing all of the activities

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CÔTÉ MONTAGNE has had a store in Mont-Tremblant

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CÔTÉ MONTAGNE has had a store in Mont-Tremblant since 2011 and now, by popular demand, is heading back to Saint-Sauveur, as well. New items and new brand names await you in this second boutique at 25 rue de la Gare. 450 744-1244 www.cotemontagne.ca

major renovation

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Since the month of August 2015, the management of Franke Volvo has been engaged in a major renovation of this Volvo dealership, located at 180 rue Principale, Ste-Agathe. The aim of the project, which is estimated at close to a million dollars, is to adapt the dealership to the new Volvo international standards: VRE—“Volvo Retail Experience”. These standards are meant to provide a

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Tremblant real estate agents

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It’s been quite a year for the Engel & Völkers Tremblant real estate agents with their new affiliation with the Engel & Völkers network. Let’s start with Jean Parisien, who achieved Diamond level, thus qualifying in the category as one of the 10 best sellers in the country, ending up third in the entire Engel & Völkers network in Canada for 2015. Our most sincere

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LOU-TEC moved on April 16

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LOU-TEC moved on April 16 and is now located at 1265 rue de St-Jovite. In business for the past 10 years, LOU-TEC is now the only company in Mont-Tremblant renting heavy machinery, equipment and tools in the fields of construction, renovation and landscaping. www.outilstremblant.com/

Garage Sale Weekend 2016

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The year’s first Garage Sale Weekend will be held on May 21, 22 and 23 in the territory of Mont-Tremblant. Residents planning sales at their residences are invited to register before Friday, April 22. Registration provides visibility, because the town publishes a map on which the location of each sale is noted. The registration form is available in the March issue of the residents’ newsletter

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With considerable enthusiasm

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With considerable enthusiasm, the Chambre de commerce du Grand Mont-Tremblant presented the members of its new board of directors in March, during the annual general meeting. France Paré was elected president, and Gilles Monfette and Danielle Houle the two vice-presidents. Julie Racine will be the secretary and Dany Maltais becomes governor. There are 14 directors, who are as follows. from

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CogecoTV Laurentides showed

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COGECO Connexion and CogecoTV Laurentides showed their support to Centraide Laurentides (United Way) by donating $3,000 to the 2016 campaign. Christian Fournier, director of programming and community relations for CogecoTV Laurentides, noted that he was pleased and proud that the cable distribution company was so involved and could provide its support to Centraide Laurentides, which could in turn support

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Olivier Tali, chef and owner of the restaurant Le Cheval de Jade

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Olivier Tali, chef and owner of the restaurant Le Cheval de Jade, has inducted Montreal mayor Denis Coderre as a “Gentilhomme Canardier”. The ceremony took place on February 8 at the Ville de Montréal city hall, during the annual Gala of the Société des Chefs Cuisiniers et Pâtissiers de Montréal. As vice-consul of the Ordre des Canardiers, chef Olivier

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The Downy Woodpecker

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The Downy Woodpecker, cordial, leathery and curious, has been chosen among seven birds identified by the Ornithological Club of the Upper Laurentians to become the worthy representative of the Town of Mont-Tremblant. This was decided by town council following a public consultation in which more than 400 people casted their votes. The Downy Woodpecker obtained 27% of votes, followed by the Rose-breasted

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BB Tremblant, the Mont-Tremblant Network

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BB Tremblant, the Mont-Tremblant Network of B&Bs and Small Inns, recently celebrated its 15th anniversary of existence at Des Petits Ventres restaurant. During the event, BB Tremblant members collected prepared baby formula, diapers, nonperishable food and games to support La Maison de la Famille du Nord. This donation was made possible thanks to the generosity of BB Tremblant members who have

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The Mont-Tremblant movie theater

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The Mont-Tremblant movie theater closed its doors on January 22. Mylène Laframboise, owner, made the announcement through Facebook. There were numerous comments, and many appear to already miss the projection room located in the heart of the pedestrian village of Tremblant.

the Hot Boot Dryer was imagined and designed

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Created to make short work of drying your boots and gloves, the Hot Boot Dryer was imagined and designed in Mont-Tremblant by skiers from Tremblant. When the cold freezes their feet, skiers waste a lot of time. They have to go inside to reheat their feet in the chalet for a good half-hour before they can get back on the slopes. Same thing for Alpine Touring skiers who arrive at the summit with damp

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A new French bistro will open in Tremblant’s pedestrian village

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A new French bistro will open in Tremblant’s pedestrian village in December. Located at 127 rue Kandahar, the Laurent Louis will feature a wine bar on the ground floor and a dining room upstairs. The new restaurant, owned by Laurent-Louis Lecoq, owner of Oh la Vache!, will offer – to be eaten on-site or as takeout – delicious cheeses, platters of cold cuts, soups, salads, sandwiches,

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Physician Pierrre Langlois gave a presentation

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Physician Pierrre Langlois gave a presentation called La fantastique révolution des transports, as part of Colloque-action “Ma place dans l’uniVERT” (“My place in a green world”) on November 6 at the Polyvalente Curé-Mercure (high school). Mr. Langlois, author of the book Rouler sans pétrole, contributed most notably to the Stratégie d’électrification

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Flight statistics for the summer just ended

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Summer 2015, which ended in terms of flight traffic on Sunday, September 13, racked up good results for Toronto flights. In all, 1,368 passengers arrived between June 19 and September 13, which is a 47.6 per cent increase over last year. There were 40 flights in all – eight more than last year. Every month except June had major increases in the number of passengers. The overall results show the

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For a fifth consecutive year

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For a fifth consecutive year, the employees of Casino de Mont-Tremblant participated in a day of charitable work, this year on September 23 in two local grocery stores. The activity, organized in aid of Moisson Laurentides, resulted in the collection of more than $1450 in cash donations and 363 kilograms of food, which corresponds to 8,875 meals or the possibility of feeding 422 children for a week.  Left

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Introductory Course

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André Fauteux, editor of the magazine La Maison du 21e siècle, will again give an introductory course, in French, on solar houses, followed by a visit to his home on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Sainte-Adèle. You’ll learn how to cut your energy bills as well as boosting your comfort level and your house’s resilience to climate change. In the morning,

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The not-for-profit organization Habillons un enfant (“Let’s clothe a child”)

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The not-for-profit organization Habillons un enfant (“Let’s clothe a child”) has set itself the goal of providing new clothes to youngsters aged 0 to 17 whose families are experiencing financial difficulties. Made up exclusively of volunteers, the organization team considers that every child deserves to be properly dressed, whether to go to nursery school or school, or to play outdoors

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is offering young people aged eight to 17

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Jeune en vol 2015 Mont-Tremblant is offering young people aged eight to 17 the opportunity to experience flight in a small plane, free of charge, on Saturday, September 12, at the local Mont-Tremblant / Saint-Jovite airport. This day of initiation, which will probably remain indelibly engraved in the youngsters’ memories, has been organized by the l’Association des aviateurs région

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As a follow-up to the article published

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As a follow-up to the article published in our April issue about the Chic Shacks from Bonneville Industries, we want to announce that a sales office was set up in July close to Hwy 117 in La Conception. Promoter Daniel Bigras and his team are waiting to show you the Bonneville models in this new integrated micro-loft project. microchicshack.com or 1-514 222.3522

Richard Béliveau

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Palliacco, en collaboration avec l’APPUI Laurentides et la Ville de Mont-Tremblant, organise une conférence avec le professeur Richard Béliveau, docteur en biochimie, chercheur, auteur et conférencier, le dimanche 13 septembre prochain, à 15 h, à l’Église du Village au 1829, chemin du Village, à Mont-Tremblant. M. Richard Béliveau

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Following an exceptional 2014 year in real estate sales

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Following an exceptional 2014 year in real estate sales, Yanick Laporte, real estate broker and owner of Century 21 Tremblant, announced with pride and great pleasure the integration of his father, Robert Laporte, into the team as partner and residential real estate broker.  A Mont-Tremblant resident for over 15 years, and with more than 40 years of experience in construction and real estate,

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This summer

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This summer, RoulerEnLigne.com, a major resource in the world of inline skating, and its senior editor Nathalie Lambert, invite runners and cyclists to discover the benefits of skating to improve their endurance and maintain their motivation while training. The provincial tour, which includes information, tests and workshops, will be in Mont-Tremblant on August 8 in the context of the Half-Marathon.

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The fourth annual Cyclo 200

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The fourth annual Cyclo 200 of the Fondation médicale des Laurentides et des Pays-d’en-Haut will take place on June 28. Like last year, participants can choose from three possible distances: 110 km, 150 km and 200 km. The event is for cyclists who care about the cause and want to meet the challenge. The cost to register is $250 and the full amount will go to purchasing medical equipment

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Ribambelle kindergarten pupils invited their mums and dads

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Ribambelle kindergarten pupils invited their mums and dads to come to class to talk about their respective jobs, as part of an activity that took place through May and June. Erik Guay, there for his daughter Logann, and Denis Primeau, present for his son Victor, simulated a sports interview to illustrate what each of them does for a living. 

Chamber of Commerce of Greater Mont-Tremblant

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The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Mont-Tremblant presents the new 2015 board of directors. Mr. Maltais has been confirmed as chair, Mr. Sabourin and Ms. Paréas as vice-chairs, and Ms. Houle as secretary. Ms. Dominique Laverdure remains a governor. Jean-Philippe C. Boileau – Dupré Bédard Janelle Inc Marie-Josée Forbes-Mitchell – Construction Panache Caroline

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Chef of the restaurant sEb l’artisan culinaire, Jeremy Gardner

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The chef of the restaurant sEb l’artisan culinaire, Jeremy Gardner, will be taking on a major challenge in a national all-Canada competition. The regional Hawksworth Foundation competition for the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship will be held in Montreal on July 29 at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec. Ten cooks chosen from throughout Québec will participate

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The annual Fondation Tremblant fundraiser

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The annual Fondation Tremblant fundraiser, held at the Fairmont Tremblant on Saturday, April 4, 2015, was again a resounding success. Close to 625 guests attended the reception/auction. In addition to networking, those present made excellent purchases. The 278 gifts collected by the Fondation Tremblant from generous donors and offered for sale at the silent and live auctions raised close to $142,000.

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Following a recent cabinet shuffle

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Following a recent cabinet shuffle, Québec premier Philippe Couillard announced that Madame Christine Saint-Pierre, ministre des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, is now appointed minister responsible for the Laurentians. You may recall that Mme Saint-Pierre was the parliamentary correspondent for Radio-Canada and then Liberal member for Acadia.

Fondation Tremblant was founded in 1997

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The Fondation Tremblant was founded in 1997 by Mr. Roger McCarthy, CEO of Mont-Tremblant Resort, due to his concern about the social inequity between affluent skiers and the children of the MRC des Laurentides who were going hungry. The Fondation and its board of directors invite you to its major annual fundraising event on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fairmont Tremblant hotel

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The SPCA Laurentides-Labelle is celebrating its 30 years of existence!

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The SPCA Laurentides-Labelle is celebrating its 30 years of existence! The non-profit organization was founded in 1985, in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, by a team of dedicated volunteers. First, an adoption center, it was transformed over the years. In 2004, it became a shelter where only necessary euthanasia was performed. Strict protocols concerning animal health and hygiene were implemented. Outdoor

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Luc and Line Dubois, two independent distributors

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When the performance at work is so great that a company decides to honour its employees, or in this case its associates, the event certainly deserves to be mentioned. In January, USANA Health Sciences, a global nutritional company based in the United States, in Salt Lake City, Utah, acknowledged the achievements and exceptional dedication to the company of Luc and Line Dubois, two independent distributors

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