Full Day Ice Climbing Initiation

Good for beginners and climbers with some experience

All necessary climbing equipment is included

Fully certified guides provide an excellent learning experience

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.


Participants will have the opportunity to learn proper techniques for ice climbing and belaying.

Participants will have the chance to climb and descend multiple times over the course of the lesson.

Spend the day in a beautiful natural setting.

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Trip Details

Course Details


  • Price Adult (16 yrs+) – $136
  • Youth (12-15 yrs, accompanied by a 16 yrs+) – $136

Departure time

9:30 AM

Meeting point

Meeting point is 15 minutes from Tremblant Ski Resort. Approximately 1h30m drive from Montreal and Ottawa.


Every day


6 hours 30 minutes

Participation Requirements

  • 12 yrs minimum. Children aged 12 to 15 yrs old must be accompanied by a person 16 yrs + (participant or not).
  • Participants must bring lunch.
  • Pregnant women can participate but must reserve over the phone by calling The Activity Centre.


  • Harness, ropes, helmets, ice axes, crampons and all equipment

Not included


What to bring

  • Participants must bring lunch, water, and good clothing.

Good to know

Note* Minimum numbers apply (4 participants). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.

It can easily happen to damage your pants with the studs, so please be careful. It is recommended to bring a spare pair OR wear old snow pants.

What You’ll Do

A full day ice climbing excursion perfect for climbers with some experience or beginners looking for a solid challenge.

This course includes all the necessary climbing equipment, so all you need to bring is a few essentials (lunch, snacks, water, and good clothing) and a sense of adventure.

Our fully certified guide will start the lesson by getting you geared up. Once everyone is ready, you’ll spend about 30 minutes on technical training before taking the 15 minute hike to the ice wall.

The next 3.5 hours will include an introduction to ice climbing and all the equipment. Our guides will teach you the proper way to climb, as well as the proper techniques for belaying and lowering. You will have the chance to climb and descend several times over the course of the lesson.

Your day finishes with the hike back to the cabin to return the equipment.

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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