Athletes will start the 2.4-mile (3.8 km) swim on the golden sands of the Beach & Tennis club located next to the charming village of Tremblant Resort. The swim in Lake Tremblant gives athletes a clear view of the sheltering mountains and the estimated water temperature on race day is 71 F / 22 C. The swim finishes at Parc Plage, 300 meters from T1 near Quintessence Hotel, the region’s most luxurious property.
The two-loop, 112-mile (180 km) bike course runs largely through Mont-Tremblant’s forests and mountains. The Montée Ryan is the most consistent portion of the course in terms of elevation change and is relatively flat. When athletes reach Route 117, they will face an elevation change that goes from 200 meters to 310 meters with a six percent grade. On the way back, athletes will again be on Montée Ryan and Chemin des Voyageurs, passing by the Tremblant Resort and heading towards the Municipality of Lac Supérieur with the most challenging elevation change of the course, 240 to 340 meters with a grade of 12 percent.
The two-loop, 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run course is known for its scenic beauty. As athletes exit the transition zone, they will run across the Ironman Village and into the heart of the pedestrian village of Tremblant Resort. Once on Chemin du Village, athletes will head towards Intrawest Club and run on the linear park bike path alongside the Diable River. Next, athletes will cross the picturesque Mont-Tremblant Old Village and continue on towards Chemin du Lac Mercier Road. This part of the course features many changes of elevation, from 215 to 260 meters, with grades ranging from eight to thirteen percent. Athletes will have the opportunity to run on the famous Le P’tit Train du Nord, a former railway bed that is now the longest linear park in Canada, and then return to the Mont-Tremblant Old Village, heading back towards Chemin du Village. The road will take runners past a waterfall, alongside beautiful Tremblant Lake and finally, back to the finish line in the Tremblant Resort.