An adventure of a different kind awaited me in the afternoon: ziplining in the forest of Mont Tremblant! First we learned to keep ourselves safe with carabiners, harnesses and pulleys. Then we learned how to manoeuvre on the suspended bridges and aerial obstacles in the trees and were let loose on a course that included zip lines that are strung about 25 to 60 feet up in the trees. Zipping at high speeds from tree to tree is no doubt an exhilarating adrenaline rush, and I could hear the hollering and excited shreeks from different zipliners from all over the forest.
Later in the afternoon our group of travel journalists reunited and went on a narrated boat tour of Lake Tremblant aboard “the Grand Manitou” sightseeing boat. We learned about local history and enjoyed a view of the pristine shorelines and islands of the lake.
In the early evening I got another adventure in: summer luging on the Skyline Luge track. Equipped with a helmet, I took the chairlift up a portion of the mountain and received my “luge”, a three-wheeled non-montorized cart equipped with a brake that is activated by pulling the handlebar towards oneself. Shortly after, I was careening down the mountain on the curvy track. I was occasionally passed by adults and children who were actually going quite a bit faster than me. The most audacious ones were leaning from side to side, just searching for speed.
Finally, after freshening up, we all congregated again for a gourmet dinner at the four-star Aux Truffes restaurant. Truffles are indeed one of the signature ingredients at this upscale restaurant. Aux Truffes is one of Station Mont Tremblant’s finest restaurants and has been awarded a 4 diamond rating by the CAA since 1998.
Renowned chef and owner Martin Faucher joined us to tell us about the background of the restaurant and his innovative and playful approach to fine cuisine that he and his team create for their discerning clientele. The exceptional cuisine at Aux Truffes was a fitting high point of an exciting day.