The quaint, rustic village of Mont-Tremblant is home to the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant. The surrounding area is known for its hiking, skiing, kayaking, golfing and cycling—making it an idyllic location for IRONMAN athletes and their families and friends. The village of Mont-Tremblant and its surrounding communities offer a walkable, easily navigable location for all your race-week activities.
Athletes will start the 2.4-mile (3.8 km) swim in Lac Tremblant, which in August boasts comfortably warm, wetsuit-legal temperatures. The quarter-mile run to T1 is lined with a soft red carpet, and cheering spectators. The two-loop, 112-mile (180 km) bike course runs through Mont-Tremblant’s forests and low lying mountains, offering challenging elevations and highly spectator-friendly vantage points. The two-loop, 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run course takes full advantage of the famous Le P'tit Train du Nord, a former railway bed turned into the longest linear park in Canada. Note that this once crushed gravel path has now been paved for the event. The run, lined with enthusiastic spectators, takes runners past a waterfall alongside Lac Tremblant and into the heart of the pedestrian village of Tremblant Resort.
Originally from: http://eu.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/mont-tremblant.aspx#ixzz3iynaZMQT
Except for my very first IM in Nice 10 years ago, this was the best organized IM I have done. And it had by far the best volunteers, spectators and staff. Was enough fun to sign up for the next year right away.
Swim was a simple rectangle. Easy to navigate. I am not a fan of rolling starts, as you never know who is competing with you later on. But it certainly makes the pack easier to organize.
Bike is beautiful. 2 loops of a permanently marked course.Starts with a fast TT along the highway out and back and then into the mountain. Some steep sections, but nothing one shouldn't be able to handle.
Run is a bit hilly to get out of town. But then out and backs on a converted railroad track, i.e. flat.
Plenty of well coordinated aid stations all around. They know how to optimize organization. The town is a perfect hot spot for all activities before, during, and after the race. Just the food at the opening event was soso and guest passes overpriced. Will go for a local restaurant this time.
Overall highly recommended.
Posted on 11.06.18