I rode a bus from Montreal to Mt. Tremblant which cost me CAN $44 round trip. The service was provided by the Limocar bus line, and I arrived to the St. Jovite station, which is still some 15-20 minutes away from the actual ski resort (and which is the loveliest area of Mt. Tremblant) ....
You can also get off the bus at the ski resort area, the ticket then would cost you 4 dollars (CAN) more and I think you have to catch your bus back to Montreal from that same spot. I didn't really know what Mt. Tremblant was like (with different areas away from each other) so I arrived to St. Jovite without knowing there were more things to see farther ahead, spent there a few hours, and then found out that there was still more to see up in the mountains... so I took a local bus (please see next tip) to climb the mountain and thus be able to visit the ski resort area.
I recommend that you do this, cause there isn't that much to do in the ski resort area (neither is there in St. Jovite) and if by any chance you want to go all the way down to visit St. Jovite you have to take the bus downhill and then uphill again just to catch the bus back to Montreal, which will head downhill again to St. Jovite anyway. Besides, the round trip with the local bus to and from the ski resort is only 2 CAN dollars, and there are buses going back and forth more or less every hour.
Mont-Tremblant has a bus service that runs from the Mont-Tremblant station to the old village of Saint-Jovite and back. The bus, which stops at most of the major sites and hotels in town, comes more or less every hour.
The schedule changes according to the season. You can check it out online at: http://www.ccdemonttremblant.com. For those who don't understand French, click on "Entrez" to enter the site, then on "Transport en commun" (which means public transit) in the left-hand menu and, finally, on "Horaire transport en commun" to open the PDF file.
There are local buses that take you around the Mt. Tremblant area, from St. Jovite to the ski resort area up in the mountains and other nearby spots. I had some troubles finding the bus schedules but I finally did at the local supermarket ("Metro") and caught the bus right in front of it, and it took me uphill in only 15-20 minutes. There are several stops along the way uphill, you can see some nice landscapes from there, including the magnificent view of the ski resort when driving around the nearby lake in order to get there. The buses run more or less every hour or less, and as everywhere in Canada, they're very punctual!
The fee is $1 CAN for a single trip. Make sure to have exact change, as the driver won't give you any change if you pay more than a dollar! He will only give you bus tickets that you may use later on.
If you tire of the resort life of Mont-Tremblant, you can catch a bus into St. Jovite, which is the nearest little town to the mountain. It's a short ride and there are grocery stores and restaurants which can save you some money. The busses come every forty minutes or every hour, depending, so make sure you catch the one you want. They're very inexpensive.
The only form of public transportation in the pedestrian village of Mont-Tremblant is the free cabriolet from the bottom to the top of the village. Taking it costs nothing, it will save you time and energy, and it's a great ride. Even if you want to walk around, I recommend taking the time to go up and down on it at least once. It's open-air, so great for people-watching and seeing the resort from above. Just really neat.
Pretty much the only way to get around the PEDESTRIAN village in Mont-Tremblant is on foot. I don't even remember if bicycles are allowed.
Anyways, it's a nice place to walk around, and tiny. All the same, walking up and down can be tiring, so bring water and a good pair of walking shoes.
When you book a hotel in Mt.Tremblant they give you directions and tell you how to get there by car, but the strongly recommend you take there shuttle service (It's seems every hotel has a shuttle service from the airport in Montreal (the largest and closest major city) )
They tell you it's only $100 Canadian.....so you tell them hey that doesn't seem to bad for a 2 hour drive in a shuttle to take you to the middle of nowhere. I asked if it was per person and they told me per shuttle load...I informd them it was 8 of us, and they again said only $100 Canadian.....on the way out we find out that it's $100 per person, each way !!!! So they scammed us for $1600 total....we were outraged !!!! We madly refused to pay, and they just told us that we were stuck, that cabs don't come here to pick anyone up, and that the nearest rental car place was in Montreal 2 hours away !!!!! A rental car would have been $30 a day times 6 days $180 total..a little bit of a headache but we would have save about $1400.....what a scam !!!!!! ASK QUESTIONS so it won't happend to you !!!!!
Tremblant has 11 lifts, including six high-speed lifts. On the south side there is the new Gondola Express, a heated eight passenger panoramic lift whisking you to the top in just nine minutes; Cabriolet, a six passenger high-speed gondola; Flying Mile Express and TGV, high-speed quads; and La Porte du Soleil and beginners' area triple chairs. On the north side there is Duncan Express, a nine minute base-to-summit high-speed quad; Express Expo, a high-speed quad; and Lowell Thomas, a triple chair. The Edge has one quad chair.
The easiest way to go to the top of the pedestrian village is to take The Cabriolet lift. It's normally open from around 7am to 18pm.
And it's free.