Tremblant has had trails on both the north and south sides for decades, but they've expanded to the point where you can practically ski all 360 degrees. Most of the greens are on the south side (the side facing the village). If you're a beginner or an intermediate in need of a warm-up run or two, take the gondola to the top and try out La Crete, Bon Vivant and Nansen. You can then stick to the TGV, a quad that serves the upper half of the mountain, or head back to the bottom for more runs off the gondola.
Anyone looking for a little more challenge should start the day on the sunny side. Last season Tremblant added 20 percent more terrain off the eastern side of the mountain, called Versant Soleil. About 10 trails were designed to follow the natural contours of the mountain, mostly narrow winders and glades, all served by a high-speed quad called Le Soleil. Take a cruise down Franc-Sud, Toboggan and Tapecul to warm up in the early morning light, then do it again, only this time drop down into the glades of Brasse-Camarade or Bon Vieux Temps.
The north side catches early light. Take the Gondola from the village to the peak, where you can drop down a spread of two dozen trails, with even more on the western Edge. To the east (left as you face the north side), you'll find big bumps on black diamonds such as Banzai, Boiling Kettle and Geant.
In the afternoon stay south. The Gondola will take you to a wide range of trails. Pick from classics such as the Kandahar (named for one of the first and hairiest races in the world) or a narrow black chute called Fripp. The Flying Mile quad on the bottom half tends to attract fewer crowds, and, depending on wind direction, it can be more sheltered and therefore warmer.
Almanac: Tremblant, Que., Can.