In its short tenure, IRONMAN 70.3 Mont-Tremblant has exceeded expectations with its scenic course and abundance of family-friendly activities.
Visitors to Mont-Tremblant will find that the area is filled with endless entertainment and recreational options. The pedestrian layout makes the city inviting and accessible, and boutiques, bistros and restaurants can all be found within walking distance of the IRONMAN Village.
If it’s family-oriented fun you’re looking for, activities such as mini golf, water games and a kids club are all conveniently located throughout the Mont-Tremblant resort area. Additionally, the beach, transition area and bike and run courses are centrally located and easily accessible.
The 1.2-mile swim takes place in Tremblant Lake, followed by a 1-loop, 56-mile bike through Mont-Tremblant’s mountains. Athletes will then embark on the 13.1-mile run course, finishing in the city's pedestrian village.
Athletes will start the 1.2-mile swim on the golden sands of the Beach & Tennis club, right beside the Tremblant pedestrian village. As you swim the 1.2-mile loop, you will enjoy the view of the sheltering mountains around this lovely, pristine lake. Lake Tremblant is a clean freshwater lake, with relatively calm waters at this time of the year; the average water temperature on race day should be a comfortable 65F/18C. The swim ends at Parc Plage, 300 meters from the transition point, at a small beach near the Quintessence, the region’s most luxurious hotels.
Nature lovers will be amazed by the beauty of the original IRONMAN bike course, which runs largely through forests and mountains. The ride features gorgeous natural landscapes with two beautiful rivers that will let you fully enjoy this beautiful part of the province!
Cyclists will begin their journey on Montée Ryan to reach Route 117, and, after entering downtown Ville de Mont-Tremblant for a turn-around, they will find themselves back on Montée Ryan and Chemin des Voyageurs, passing the Tremblant Resort and going towards the Municipality of Lac Supérieur on Chemin Duplessis. Here, you’ll notice that the landscape becomes wilder alongside the river. Before long you will face the most challenging elevation change of the circuit with a maximum grade or 8% and beautiful descents on the way back where they can reach speeds of 60 km per hour, a little rest on the legs before reaching transition for the run course.
Mont-Tremblant will offer a breath taking run course adapted to all kind of runners with a variety of magnificent terrains and views.
The one-loop, 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run course is known for its scenic beauty. As athletes exit the transition zone, they will go toward the Lac Tremblant and make a left on Chemin de la Chapelle to reach the Chemin du Village, athletes will head towards Intrawest Club and will continue to cross the picturesque Mont-Tremblant Old Village and continue on towards Lac Mercier. Then the athletes will have the opportunity to run on the famous "Le P’tit Train du Nord", a former railway bed that is now the longest linear park in Canada, and then return to the Mont-Tremblant Old Village, heading back towards Chemin du Village. The road will take runners past a waterfall, alongside beautiful Tremblant Lake and finally, back to the finish line in the Tremblant Resort. The finish line is at the bottom of the Cabriolet at the Chalet des Voyageurs.