2014 Scholarship Contest
We are pleased to congratulate our $500 annual scholarship winner Angela Brittain of University of Arizona. Each year Tremblant Sunstar hosts an essay writing scholarship competition and ask college students from across the U.S. and Canada to choose one of two topics provided and craft a detailed essay addressing the chosen topic. This year, contestants choose between writing about five popular travel experiences guests can experience while visiting our area, or to write a detailed marketing proposal that a travel company might use to entice vacationers to visit our destination. Although we had loads of fantastic entries, we had to choose just one. We invite you to read their submission below. We would like to thank all those who applied. Be sure to enter next year’s competition which will end on August 25th, 2015.
2014 Winning Essay – Mont Tremblant Quebec
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec is your get-away destination! Filled with unique and amazing activities year-round, there is something for everyone. The possibilities are endless, but following are some ideas to get you started!
Well-known as a ski destination, Mont-Tremblant was included in National Geographic Magazine’s list of the “Worlds 25 Best Ski Towns” in February, 2012. This lovely town was also selected 15 years in a row as the #1 Resort in Eastern North America by Ski Magazine. Mont-Tremblant is a part of the Laurentian mountain range and sits at an elevation of 875 meters/ 2,871 feet with 654 acres of skiable terrain. The mountain boasts 78.9 km/ 49 miles of trails, with options for novice, intermediate and expert skiers. Prepare yourself for a one-of-a-kind experience, as the beautiful views and fresh mountain air will fill your senses like nothing else!
Maybe you love the snow, but aren’t interested in skiing? No problem! Consider joining a dogsledding excursion with a professional musher. The rides will carry you through varied terrain over mountain and valley trails. You may choose to ride as a passenger or drive your own team of powerful Huskies. At the right time of year, you may even be given the chance to hold some pups. This is one experience you will definitely not forget!
If you prefer warmer weather, consider visiting during the fall, spring or summer months. The Panoramic Gondola will take you to the heights of the Laurentian mountain range, where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Once to the summit, you can choose from a wide range of activities including hiking any number of nature trails or attending the ever-popular Birds of Prey Show.
If you’re ready for relaxation and pampering, there are many luxurious and opulent spas to choose from. Whether you’d like an in-room massage in the comfort of your hotel room or vacation home, an authentic Scandinavian Bath by the Rivière du Diable, a lakeside nature escape, or a mountain château – there is something for you!
Mont-Tremblant is brimming with culture year-round. Some events to consider include: the Ferrari Festival, International Blues Festival, International Film Festival, the Angèle Dubeau Classical Music Festival, and the Tremblant Jazz Festival. There are also many art galleries, shops and boutiques to peruse to your heart’s content.
The finest treasures in life are not mere things that you hold with your hands, but memories that you hold in your heart! Find your treasure on the mountain – your adventure awaits!