We have stayed at many of the hotels in Mont Tremblant’s pedestrian village, and I’ll share all of the links to those reviews in this post in case you’re still in the research phase of your trip planning. Our latest home base was Sommet des Neiges, which may have just edged out the Fairmont Tremblant as our top contender for best Mont Tremblant pedestrian village hotel.
So you’re looking for hotels in Mont Tremblant pedestrian village… Well, there is certainly no shortage of options. The first thing you really need to decide is whether or not you need a kitchen or kitchenette. If you plan to dine out for every meal, there’s really no reason to pay the (often extra) nightly fee for a kitchen suite, which is 100 per cent of the inventory at Sommet des Neiges.
If, however, you think you’d like to have every breakfast and a few dinners in your hotel room, it’s worth doing the math based on the size of your group and the total hotel cost to see if condo-like lodging makes sense financially.
For us, it does. We’re a family of four with two kids who are now too big to share a pull-out sofa, and my husband is too linebacker-y to crawl into anything smaller than a king bed at night. So, keeping in mind that we need a king plus two other beds (regardless of size), we already knock out a considerable number of hotels in the Mont Tremblant village. Then, when you tack on the amount of food my family consumes in a given day — let alone the extra snacks and bigger portions they’ll rip through during a ski vacation with all of the extra energy outputs — we spend way too much if we dine out or get takeout for three meals a day.
That’s what makes a condo-like rental, with enough beds for everyone and a full kitchen, the best choice for my family. If it is for yours, too, then keep reading because Sommet des Neiges is an awesome choice.
Hotels in Mont Tremblant pedestrian village
Alrighty… iff you’ve read this far and think Sommet des Neiges isn’t quite right for this trip of yours, here are some other hotels in Mont Tremblant pedestrian village to consider:
- Fairmont Tremblant
- Holiday Inn Tremblant
- Le Westin Tremblant
- Les Manoirs
- Tremblant Les Eaux
- A luxury Mont-Tremblant chalet
But now, let me tell you all about Sommet des Neiges…
Sommet des Neiges location
That saying, “Location! Location! Location!” definitely applies to Sommet des Neiges. In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to get a better location in the Mont Tremblant village. It’s one of the only two ski-in/ski-out lodging options in the pedestrian village and where the Fairmont wins on true ski-in/out (you literally ski right into the side door of the hotel and drop your skis off with the ski valet team), Sommet des Neiges comes pretty darn close and wins on gondola proximity. You can’t actually get any closer to the gondola line than you will staying here.
It’s also right beside the Activity Centre and Casino gondola, plus within 100 or so feet from the Snow School meeting point, equipment rentals, cabriolet, ticket booth and — at least currently — the tent where you’ll need to have your vaccine QR code checked before getting on the mountain.
Sommet des Neiges’ location also provides easy access to the village shops and restaurants.
Once you’ve planned your Tremblant getaway, be sure to check out my guide to Mont-Tremblant restaurants!
Should you be determined to never remove your skis or snowboard until you’re within 10 feet from your hotel or you need an in-house ski valet, you’ll definitely prefer the Fairmont Tremblant, but if you’re willing to take off your skis and carry them a bit farther and lock them up in your personal ski locker before heading up to your room, Sommet de Neiges will offer you a killer location plus more space and a kitchen — all for less than you’ll spend at the Fairmont.
Sommet des Neiges rooms
Although they aren’t five-star deluxe accommodations, the rooms at Sommet des Neiges are huge, clean and comfortable. We would stay there again in a heartbeat. Just don’t arrive expecting high-end furniture or splashy kitchens.
While we certainly love luxury hotels, we appreciate “cozy” when it comes to our ski getaways. Fancy is not a requirement, but ample space to lay out all of our gear and skiwear, a nice fire to warm up our boots in the morning and awesome pillows on which to fall asleep are imperative. And Sommet des Neiges delivers on all of those, and more.
The entire hotel is equipped with free WiFi and the connection was consistent and strong for all four of us from beginning to end. That included four mobile phones and two iPads in every corner of our three-bedroom suite.
Sommet des Neiges offers 111 rooms across five floors, with three different suite options: one-, two- and three-bedroom units — all with nicely equipped kitchens.
Check out my Hotel Mont Tremblant guide for all of the best hotels in Mont Tremblant!
We stayed in a three-bedroom suite; let me show you around, starting with the gigantic living room, which had more than enough space for all four of us to hang out all together:
Here’s a view that also encompasses the dining room, which sits just beyond the kitchen and across from one of the bedrooms:
Now for the kitchen, which — again — is pretty basic and could certainly use a refresh, but it had everything we needed, including salt and pepper and a dishwasher with enough detergent for our whole stay:
Here’s the first of three bedrooms, which could easily be shared by four little kids who are still small enough to fit two to a bed:
The first bedroom even had an ensuite:
Bedroom No. 2 sports a solo queen-sized bed and is just steps from the bathroom near the kitchen:
The third, primary bedroom had loads of storage between a closet and armoire, plus an ensuite (shown below). The king bed is a must for us since Big B is gargantuan, and as a bona fide pillow snob, I’m here to tell you — I APPROVE OF THESE PILLOWS!
The pressure in the primary ensuite is exactly what we needed at the end of big ski days, and the hot water never faltered:
Many of the Sommet des Neiges suites also have balconies:
And, finally, it was a room with a view. A spectacular view! Look straight out of your window at Sommet des Neiges and you’ll see the beginning of the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village; look to the left for the cabriolet (which takes you to the lower village); or look to the right for the gondolas. There was simply no bad view to be had:
Please note: there is a pool and hot tub, sauna, children’s playroom and a games room, but these were all closed due to COVID during our stay, so I’m not able to provide any insight on these. I’ll update this post after a follow-up visit.
Sommet des Neiges ski lockers
There are two entrances to Sommet des Neiges: one at the roundabout in front of the hotel, where you’ll park to unload your things and check-in, and one that faces the mountain near the gondola.
That second door, which is “ground level” so you aren’t carting your skis up stairs or in an elevator, leads you immediately into the ski locker area — an expansive space with row upon row of spacious lockers. You’re assigned a locker and provided with a lock at check-in, and we found ours big enough to hold four pair of skis and four sets of poles. If your family has four sets of snowboards, however, I don’t think they’d all fit; you should definitely call to inquire about your options.
Oh, and don’t lose the lock because it’s $25 to replace it! (Hint: take a pic of the combination the front desk will give you and then keep that somewhere safe in your hotel room.)
We’re big fans of set-ups like this because taking your equipment to and from a hotel room twice a day (or more) is a real PITA. Of course, the concierge-level service you get over at the Fairmont’s ski valet is probably the pinnacle of convenience out of every lodging choice in the Tremblant village, but I can’t even imagine what a multi-bedroom suite with a kitchen would cost per night over there; it would be…hefty. This is the next best thing when you’re fortunate enough to be staying so close to the mountain. Plus, no one will put ID stickers on your skis that don’t come off nicely after you finish your trip. Cough, cough, Fairmont!
Pro Tip: if you’re staying offsite or your hotel isn’t as conveniently located or doesn’t have a ski locker system like Sommet des Neiges, there’s a general Valet Ski hut about 20 feet from the gondola that’s $5/night per set of skis/poles; you just wear your ski boots out of your hotel or condo and take the cabriolet or walk up the village pathway each morning and use a punchcard to keep track of the number of nights for which you’ve paid.
But what does it cost?
Obviously, hotel prices can fluctuate wildly from week to week depending on peak vs. low-season bookings, holidays, room inventory and more. The best thing to do is visit the hotel’s website or call the reservations team (1-819-681-9000) to get the most up-to-date and accurate information for your particular stay.
That said…when I check online for availability in the second week of March (which is actually Quebec’s school break), the two-bedroom suite is $471/night and the three-bedroom is $676/night. And, remember, a family of four with two little kids who can share a pullout sofa could easily get away with the one-bedroom suite at Sommet des Neiges!
It’s also worth mentioning that kids 17 and under stay for free at Sommet des Neiges and because it’s a Tremblant-affiliated property, your stay also comes with Lodging Privileges.
When you consider that you could eat every meal in the hotel — and you’re even close enough to the ski runs to even pop back to your room for snacks, if you wanted — even spending $676 a night could save you hundreds each day in restaurant food.
One last pro tip, though? Don’t wait until you reach the Mont Tremblant pedestrian village to do your grocery shopping — it’s hella expensive. Instead, go to a grocery store en route to Tremblant, such as the Metro or IGA in St Jovite.
FOR MORE GREAT MONT-TREMBLANT INFORMATION TO HELP YOU PLAN YOUR OWN FAMILY-FRIENDLY OR ADULT-ONLY GETAWAY IN ANY SEASON, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ADDITIONAL PIECES I’VE WRITTEN OVER THE YEARS: MONT-TREMBLANT IN THE SUMMER; MONT-TREMBLANT SUMMER; CASINO MONT-TREMBLANT; CASINO TREMBLANT; WINTER ACTIVITIES IN MONT-TREMBLANT; MONT-TREMBLANT RESTAURANTS; MONT-TREMBLANT CHALET RENTALS; MONT-TREMBLANT VILLAGE; AND CAMP TREMBLANT. Happy planning!
DISCLAIMER: AVT gifted part of our stay at Sommet des Neiges and provided a nightly media rate for the balance of our stay to help facilitate this post. All opinions are my own, as always.
Barbara Di Mambro says
Good to see what is available for a potential trip there. Beautiful scenery.