Quebec’s Mont Tremblant is celebrating its 75th anniversary this month with a free ski day on February 12, a huge birthday cake, retro skiwear and loads of photos…
Free Skiing: First, Tremblant is inviting all Mont-Tremblant residents to ski free on February 12 2014, upon presentation of their citizens’ card.
Fashion Flashback: To capture the spirit of the 75th, visitors are also invited to sport their smartest fashions from bygone eras both on-trail and in the photobooth located at the foot of the mountain. From 8:30am, everyone can be part of the Tremblant story by having their picture taken and collecting their digital image later, from the Photo Album specially created for this purpose at facebook.com/tremblant. Those who prefer taking their own photo with a mobile device and posting it on social media can do so with hashtag #tremblant.
Ski Blessings: To start the day off right, Father Deslauriers – an animated character well known to pedestrian village regulars and an important player in the development of the ski industry in the Laurentians – will be giving his blessing to slide fans from the moment the mountain opens.
Aerial Photograph: At 11:30am, skiers and visitors will have a golden opportunity to go down in Tremblant’s history when an aerial photograph of the number 75 using people as pixels will be taken from the summit of the highest skiable peak in the Laurentians. Anyone interested in taking part in this image that will travel across generations should rendezvous at the summit at 11:30am, between the Télécabine Express and the TGV lift.
Alpine Fare: At lunch, the Johannsen Café, le Grand Manitou and the Chalet des Voyageurs will be sliding back the hands of time with special menus marking the happy day. Period dishes will be featured to celebrate 75 years of alpine tradition – including the time-honoured tourtière.
Birthday Cake: At 1:30pm on Place St-Bernard, a lively celebration will take place hosted by a Tremblant veteran, none other than Peter Duncan. Later, students from participating elementary schools will present select creative pieces commemorating the mountain’s 75th, which will be collected and placed for safekeeping until their unveiling at festivities marking the ski area’s 100th. An immense birthday cake will be served to crown this epic moment.
Tremblant Timeline: For details about Tremblant’s history, a storyline offers a synopsis of the resort’s momentous dates. For everything there is to know about anniversary happenings and activities surrounding the 75th, the day’s agenda can be viewed online under 75th anniversary celebrations.
Social Media Celebration: Be a part of the Tremblant story by posting your photos and videos with hashtag #Tremblant on your social media networks. Photos available on our Flickr page, videos on our YouTube channel. Follow Tremblant at tremblant.ca, on Facebook or on our blog for the latest about Tremblant.
For more info: www.tremblant.ca
Photo of Tremblant c.1939 courtesy of Tremblant Resort Association.
SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles