Tremblant's TELUS Spin March 27-April 5 has skiing and riding, food, music, merriment and top athletic events.

The 10-day spring fling has Billabong's Flaunt, a slopestyle challenge and rail jam; the Coca Cola T3, a ski and snowboard freestyle team competition; the Salomon Jib Academy, world tour of slopestyle ski competitions for athletes 16 and under; the Burton Junior for future champs 15 and under; and a Ski Cross challenge to highlight this new Olympic event.

[R477R, Tremblant] hosts the Canadian Snowboard Championship March 31 to April 4, featuring 400 top athletes from across Canada, many with their eyes on the Olympics. This series of events includes boardercross, halfpipe, and parallel GS.

Musical groups include Malajube, with their latest hits from Labyrinthes.

TELUS includes a photo competition focusing on action and lifestyle.

Snowshoeing also is part of the activities, with nighttime outings lit by headlamp, so participants can watch the sun set over the Laurentians from Tremblant's summit and still return in safety. Some outings include a stop at the Refuge for cheese fondue.

Tremblant has lift and lodging deals as well.

About 80 miles north of Montreal is the region's largest ski area, Tremblant. This premier mountain offers 94 runs on four faces, a total of 630 acres of skiable terrain served by a variety of lifts including a gondola and high-speed chairs, with a longest run of 4 miles. Tremblant sees 2.3 million visitors to its year-round facilities. People come for magnificent views of the Laurentian mountains, lakeside recreation, golf, dining in 38 restaurants or shopping in 48 boutiques.