Snowshoeing in the heart of nature
Whether you are headed for a family excursion or a high intensity cardio workout on the mountain, snowshoeing is a very popular activity in the Mont-Tremblant region. Region ambassadors and owners of Crossfit Mont-Tremblant, Marie-Andrée and Karl talk to us about their favourite snowshoe trails.
Both passionate about sports, physical activity and the outdoors, the couple moved to the region over 10 years ago. “ We always dreamed of settling down in the Laurentians, to start our family. It was alpine skiing that drew us to the region at first. But soon after, we discovered the wide variety of activities offered here ”, explains Karl with a smile.
Snowshoeing, an easy and accessible sport
It was with their respective families that Marie-Andrée and Karl discovered snowshoeing at a young age. Today, they have shared their love for this activity with their daughter with whom they explore the vast network of trails available in the region.
“Snowshoeing is a sport that is very accessible to all: families with young children, couples, outdoor enthusiasts, athletes. You just have to choose the trail that is best suited for the outing you are looking for, whether it be a relaxed nature excursion or an intense mountain cardio session”, adds Marie-Andrée, who not only co-founded CrossFit Mont-Tremblant but also runs her own event consulting business.
Over 135 km of trails
Mont-Tremblant offers a network of trails perfect for hiking pleasure or exciting climbs. Categorized as easy, intermediate or difficult, the trails extend across the Tremblant Resort, the P’tit Train du Nord linear park, the Domaine Saint-Bernard and the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant. According to the two ambassadors, what distinguishes the region is the immensity of the network and the exceptional quality and diversity of trails that are consistently maintained throughout the winter.
Their favourite pick: The Lac des Femmes Trail at the National Park
For their family outings, the couple particularly enjoys the Lac des Femmes trail at the Parc National du Mont-Tremblant. Offering breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains, the trail winds along streams, a river and a lake. It is an easy and enjoyable trail, even for their young 6-year-old daughter.
Their recommendation: start the day with a delicious lunch at the Discovery Center located in the park. Dress warm depending on the weather and be prepared to remove some layers if necessary. After the snowshoe, the family tradition is to head back to the center and enjoy a warm hot chocolate!
“One big plus about the national park, is that access and equipment is free for children. You can also see some wildlife which the kids love – deer, rabbits and more,” says Marie-Andrée.
The Lac des Femmes trail is about 2.5 km long or 5 km total starting from the Discovery Center. You should plan about 1 to 1.5 hours to do this trail as a family.
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