This was our sixth visit to Mont Tremblant and our first time staying at Sommet Des Neiges. Below you will see that I have listed this hotel as a "Hidden Gem". Physically, this is hardly true as it is one of the most beautiful structures in the village and commands the finest location virtually at the base of the south slope. However, it is not supported by an international hotel group such as Fairmont, Westin, Marriott, or Hilton all of whom have properties in the village. As a result, it can be easier to miss this property....DON'T!
When we arrived at the hotel, far before check in time, we were greeted be a lovely lady at reception named Suzanne. She was wonderful and kind and very efficient and was able to check us in immediately. Within two minutes of stepping up to the desk, a bellman appeared and quietly asked if he could assist us with our luggage. This doesn't sound special but already I knew I would feel at home here. You see, two things were very different. First, both of them did not have that well rehearsed "hospitality" air about them. They were both genuinely friendly and dignified. And second, I didn't feel like the bellman was trying to pick my pocket.
Although they have a wide variety of one, two, and three bedroom units, ours was a one bedroom suite on the third floor facing the slopes. The first thing that we said to each other in unison when we walked in was, "I could live here". We later realized that in fact, you can live there. The unit was spotless with huge windows to a juliet balcony, another large windowed door to a full balcony, a very nice living / dining area (with pull out sofa bed if needed), a gas fireplace, a fully stocked kitchen devoid of any mismatched glasses, cutlery, or even kitchen utensils, a comfortable bedroom and mattress, two televisions, one in the living room and one in the bedroom. The bathroom was very nice and had a deep soaking tub with separate glassed in shower stall and was easily big enough to mambo in if you keep your turns tight.....we tried it! The unit had free wireless internet, a washer and dryer, and a view that blows you away. The entire village and the south slope is your front yard.
And this brings up a good point; at Sommet you are in the middle of it all but just that far enough removed from the main square so as not to be inundated by crowds or noise. The fab concerts that Tremblant puts on in Place St. Bernard can still be heard but will not keep you awake. Oh, and it's easy to slip out the back into the waiting arms of the gondola to take you over the mountain to the Casino (it is right at the door of Sommet), that you can play a shoe or two of blackjack, toss the dice around, and be back before your partner wakes up from their nap.....sneaky! Ok, ok so I lost....big, big deal!
The universal fitness equipment looks brand new, they have cardio equipment, a year round hot tub, a good sized swimming pool and deck area which looks like it would be very nice in warmer weather, a games room with billiards, air hockey, and foosball. The ski lockers are ample and they have smaller day lockers as well.
You don't have to pay for parking, you can make your own meals and there is everything you could ever want to this end in St-Jovite just minutes away by car or public transit.. The space and comfort makes you want to linger with your feet up in front of the fireplace, a nice glass of burgundy in hand, and just stare out the windows at that unrivalled view.
This is not a full service hotel. If you are addicted to room service and buffet breakfasts, valet parking and 1 hour dry cleaning, spa treatments and obsequious service, mini bars stocked with splits of Veuve Cliquot and the price tag that goes along with them, then this is not the place for you. However, for the right type of traveller and guest, it is a perfect fit.
Try Sommet Des Neiges. It is truly a property not to be missed.
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