Montreal is the second largest city in Canada with a population of 3.9 million people and is considered the "cultural capital of Canada". While French is the city's official language, at least half of the city's population are bilingual and speak both English and French. Arriving in Montreal is easy with an international airport only 20 minutes from downtown with over 600 flights daily. Montreal is an easy drive from many places and is only 75km from the US border, 200km from Ottawa and 545km from Toronto. Montreal is a destination in itself with plenty of activities to keep you busy and entertained. But there is much more to the area than just good food, sports, culture and entertainment. Within a couple of hours drive you could be skiing in the Laurentian Mountains and enjoying fresh mountain air and scenic landscapes or skiing in the Eastern Townships and enjoying traditional Quebec cuisine. For your next ski vacation, consider renting your own vacation rental accommodation such as a chalet or condo house rental. Vacation rentals often provide greater value and facilities than hotel rooms, so why spend more and get less on your vacation?
There are 8 mountains that are easily accessible from Montreal for day trips or longer, 4 in the Laurentians and 4 in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. The Laurentian Mountains are found in the Laurentide region of Quebec, 130 km northwest of Montreal and 140km northeast of Ottawa. Of the 4 resorts in the area, Mont Tremblant accommodations are perhaps the most well-known. The European resort is well organized with 95 runs serviced by 14 lifts and includes 18 acres of ramps, rails and jumps. While you can enjoy the ski resort as a day trip from Montreal. you can also choose to stay at the mountain or nearby village in your own vacation rental accommodation such as a vacation rental condo, chalet or vacation home. Experience the quaint European village lifestyle and enjoy sumptuous food, relaxing spa treatments or soak in your own hot tub after a challenging day of skiing. The Eastern Townships are an easy 1-1.5hr drive from Montreal and extend from the Saint Lawrence River to the United States border. Choose to stay in the city and enjoy all that Montreal has to offer or stay closer to the resort and enjoy being surrounded by nature and wildlife. From chic, urban condos, lofts and apartment rentals to cozy chalets and larger vacation homes, Owner Direct has a large variety of styles and price ranges to fit all tastes and budgets.
Montreal & Southwestern Quebec Ski Resorts Statistics