The Laurentians, just 45 minutes north of Montreal!

An area teeming with lakes, vast forests, festive villages and majestic mountains!

Blessed by Mother Nature, the Laurentians region is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. To begin with, the area enjoys arichly deserved reputation for its terrificskiing. With a dozen winter sports resorts and some 350 trails, the Laurentians has one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in North America. Among them, Mont-Tremblant is an internationally renowned ski destination and was voted the “#1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America” 19 times by the readers of SKI Magazine. And the Saint-Sauveur Valley, popular for its night skiing and other activities, is also nothing short of spectacular!

The Laurentians offers an unrivalled variety of activities, with something to please skiers of all skill levels, even those who don’t have their own gear, since the centres offer equipment rentals. And if you want to take a ski lesson, the region is also recognized for its schools. It’s got it all!

But skiing isn’t the only snow sport that can be enjoyed in this magical setting. There’s also tubing, alpine luging, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and hiking.

After an exhilarating day outdoors, unwind in one of the region’s Nordic spas before heading out to indulge in an evening of gastronomic delights.

An excellent array of accommodations can be found throughout the region, from resort hotels to outfitters, cottages and inns, many of which have implemented eco-friendly practices and are Green Key certified, including the Fairmont Tremblant, Estérel Resort, Super 8 Sainte-Agathe, Hôtel Vacances Tremblant, Manoir Saint-Sauveur and Best Western Saint-Jérôme!

A bus service from Montreal is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday: expressdunord.com