Ice Climbing Initiation 3-hour

Ice Climbing for Beginners

Located directly beside Tremblant Resort

Push Your Limits

Why Choose this Course?

Ice climbing in Mont Tremblant is the perfect way to spend time outdoors and try something new and exciting. No experience required for this unique winter activity and our expert guides will make sure everyone feels confident and comfortable and has a great time. NOTE: Participants must bring their own ski boots.


Receive training from a certified, expert guide

Learn how to scale a frozen waterfall and belay fellow participants

Challenge yourself to climb higher in this secured environment

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Trip Details

Course Details


  • Adult/Youth (13 yrs+), min. 2 – $89
  • Child (8-12 yrs), min. 2 – $89
  • Adult/Youth (13 yrs+), solo – $178
  • Child (8-12 yrs), solo – $178

Rates do not include taxes or mandatory resort royalty of 3% and are subject to change.

Departure time

  • 9:30
  • 13:00

We strongly recommend taking the 13:00 departure on very cold days.

Meeting point

The Tremblant Activity Centre

Situated less than a 2-hour drive from Montreal and Ottawa.


Every day from December 18 to March 13


3 hours

Group size

Minimum 2 – maximum 9(including 6 children)

Participation Requirements

  • All participants must be aged 8 and above.
  • All participants ages between 8-12 must be accompanied by a person 13+ years (participating or not).
  • Maximum 250 lbs (113 kg).
  • Waist: 58-107 cm (23-42 in)
    Thigh: 43-71 cm (17-28 in)
  • Not recommended before the 14th week of pregnancy without the advice of a doctor. Pregnant women cannot participate after 14 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.


  • Harness, ropes, helmets, ice axes, crampons and all equipment (except alpine ski boots)

Not included


What to bring

  • Alpine ski boots – Participants need to bring their own ski boots
  • Water

About your guide

1 certified guide

Good to know

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Participants must bring their own ski boots. It is possible to rent ski boots on site at the Adventure Centre (full day rental for 28-32$ +txs). It is easy to tear snow pants on the crampons, so best to wear old snow pants.
What You’ll Do

A Mont Tremblant winter activity since 1998. Challenge yourself on this ice climbing initiation course. We start by meeting our guide at The Tremblant Activity Centre in the heart of Tremblant Resort. Together we will walk over to the unique location, a frozen waterfall on a cliff face, to begin our ice climbing adventure. We start with instructions from our guide on how to adhere to the safety protocol to ensure everyone feels comfortable and confident. Our guide will also explain the correct technique to use and how to belay fellow climbers in the group. Once all questions have been answered, it’s time to get the gear! We strap on our crampons and helmets, jump into our harnesses, and pick up our ice axes, ready for action.

During our 3 hour initiation, everyone will climb the ice face several times, perfecting the technique as we go. When we reach the top, we’ll be treated to spectacular views over the village and Lake Tremblant.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we offer almost exclusively beginner courses.

It takes place at Tremblant Resort, just a short walk from The Tremblant Activity Centre on a frozen waterfall.

As soon as you decide you want to come, the earlier the better. Reservations should be made a few days in advance.

Ice climbing is low intensity when you are belaying (supporting the climber), to high intensity when it’s your turn to climb. So you will need to dress in layers.

Wear snow pants because you will be in contact with the ice face. Occasionally there is water on the ice. The use of gaiters or old snow pants is recommended since you wear crampons for ice climbing which can tear pant ankles if you are not careful. You need to bring alpine ski boots if you don’t have any you will need to arrange rentals in advance. These can be rented at boutiques here in Tremblant but keep in mind that line-ups can be long, so plan accordingly. We provide un-insulated helmets. Tuques can be worn underneath. Please don’t wear a tuque with a huge pom-pom. It is recommended to bring sunglasses or goggles. Did we mention that YOU NEED TO BRING ALPINE SKI BOOTS?

See our What to Wear page for details.

Remember we lose a lot of body heat from our heads. It’s important to wear something on your head, like a tuque (that’s what Canadians call a knit or insulated cap!)

No, the climbing site is on private property, and for insurance reasons you must climb with a guide.

Yes, you can easily access the site to watch and photograph.

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