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DESTINATION FEATURE HOLIDAY I QN by Leah Sekula I I w 7 i feu Photos Courtesy of Mont Tremblant, Scandinave Spa and Tourism Laurentians Sliding gracefully down a ski run with the chilly wind brush- OFF THE SNOW ing your warm cheeks is quite a thrilling experience, whether Don't worry if you prefer not to spend every waking moment you're weaving atop a pair of skis or pushing the limits with a on the mountain; the adorable village, which resembles a tiny snowboard. Mont Tremblant Ski Resort in Quebec, Canada of- town snuggled in a snow globe, has plenty to offer. fers more than 600 acres of skiing and snowboarding terrain, a picturesque pedestrian village and the best public golf courses Movie Magic: Catch a flick at the two-screen theatre, which in Quebec. Needless to say, there's a lot to see and do. presents the latest movie in both French and English. Or, wrap up in one of the Adirondack chairs surrounding the campfire. Sitting tall in the Laurentian Mountain range, Mont Tremblant's summit reaches an elevation of 2,871 feet, making it a phe- Shop Until You Drop: Have the itch for some retail therapy? nomenal playground for those seeking a little winter thrill. Dis- Enjoy strolling down the boutique-lined streets housing cloth- covered by a Philadelphia explorer searching for gold in the ing brands like Helly Hansen, Oakley, Hatley and Lole. early 1900s, the potential of the landscape was quickly real- ized with a world-class alpine village. Just one year later, in Art Enthusiast: Pop into one of the art galleries where you'll February 1939, Mont Tremblant Lodge was open for business. find unique sculptures, stained-glass windows, greeting cards, and even works of art on command by Pion, the owner of Gal- Today, the village has grown tremendously to include shop¬ erie d'art Pion. If this gets your creative juices flowing, then ping, multiple restaurants serving up an array of cuisines, more visit Le Studio Creatif to create a one-of-a-kind, paint-it-your- than 50 buildings of accommodations, and, of course, winter self souvenir. (and summer) activities galore. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 85


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