Mont Tremblant is a large ski resort located approximately 80-miles northwest of Montreal, Quebec. This charming ski resort features a 2100′ foot vertical drop, 96 trails, and approximately 200″ of annual snowfall. Tremblant has a picturesque village at the bottom of the mountain that resembles something you might find in the French Alps.
The resort is pumping $17 million in improvements for the upcoming winter. The projects include a new high-speed quad, six new trails, new groomers, and snowmaking upgrades. Yup, big things are happening in Eastern Canada.
The Lowell Thomas triple lift is being replaced with a high-speed quad that will increase the uphill capacity significantly. This lift will be located on the upper north side of the mountain and accesses some black diamond terrain as well as some mellow cruisers.
The project includes the addition of six new trails. Five glade runs and one traditional trail. In addition, snowmaking abilities will be boosted as Tremblant procured 31 new high-efficiency snowguns. This mountain now has well over 1,000 snowmaking guns. If you have never been to Quebec, it is very, very, cold and provides optimal snowmaking conditions.
The project also adds two new environmentally friendly groomers.
“Two new on-mountain groomers, the cleanest engine of its kind in North America, will provide more engine power and higher torque to resurface the mountain while reducing exhaust emissions by up to 90%.” – Daily Hive
Other improvements to infrastructure include updates to the Le Grand Manitou lodge at the summit of the mountain. More seating has been added and the food court has seen some updates/tweaks. $3.7 million in improvements to the base area and hotels have also been completed. Perhaps this isn’t quite as exciting as new terrain, but it is undoubtedly important.
Big things are happening at Mount Tremblant. This could be an excellent reason for skiers in the northeastern U.S. to make the trek up to Quebec this winter.