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The municipality of Mont-Tremblant (9,646 inhabitants in 2016; 23,440 ha)
is located 350 km south-west of Québec, 130 km north-west of Montreal, and 150
km east of Ottawa. The municipality was established on 22 November 2000 as the
merger of the former municipalities of Saint-Jovite (est. 1917), Saint-Jovite-Paroisse
(est. 1879), Mont-Tremblant-Village (est. 17 May 1940) and Lac-Tremblant-Nord
(est. 1915). In 2004, Lac-Tremblant-Nord separated from Mont-Tremblant,
becoming the least populous municipality in Québec (42 inh.).
Named for Mt. Tremblant (968 m), one of the highest peaks of the Laurentian Mountains, Mont-Tremblant is mostly known as a sports resort. In 1938, Joseph Bondurand Ryan founded Mount Tremblant Lodge; the next year, a chair ski lift and the posh Mountain Lodge were inaugurated. In 1965, the founder's widow, Mary Ryan, sold the estate, which was subsequently acquired by different private operators. Station Mont-Tremblant / Mont-Tremblant Resort scatters now over the mountain's four slopes. Out of its 269 ha, 188 ha are equipped with more than 1,000 snow cannons, allowing practice of skiing all the year round.
Several athletes of international level trained at Mont-Tremblant, the most famous of them being enrolled as "ambassadors" of the resort, including:
- the snowboarder Jasey-Jay Anderson (b. 1975), also blueberry farmer in Mont-Tremblant, represented Canada in six successive Olympic Games, from 1998 to 2018, winning the gold medal in parallel giant slalom at the 2010 Winter Olympics (Vancouver). He also won the FIS Snowboard World Cup (overall) in four successive seasons (200-2001 to 2003-2004).
- the alpine skier Erik Guay (b. 1981), member of Club de ski du Mont Tremblant and still living in the village, won the FIS World Championship in downhill (2011, Garmisch) and super-G (2017, Saint-Moritz); in 2010, he won the FIS World Cup in super-G.
- the freestyle skier Brittany Phelan (b. 1991), silver medalist in ski cross at the 2018 Winter Olympics (Pyeongchang).
Source: http://www.villedemont-tremblant.qc.ca/, Municipal website
The flag of Mont-Tremblant is white with the municipal emblem.
Ivan Sache, 19 July 2018