Mont-Tremblant is adding something that is rarely seen in North America’s ski industry. On Thursday, the Quebec ski resort announced that they’ll be opening a synthetic ski slope in August. The dry slope is located in the learning section of the Équilibre slope, which is near Tremblant’s Pedestrian Village. The Upper Equilibre section will have a mat with long fibers for softer turns, while the Lower Equilibre section will have shorter fibers for a firmer surface.
Synthetic ski slopes in North America are much less common as they are in Europe, where they are quite popular in countries like the United Kingdom. In the United States, there’s the Liberty Mountain Snowplex Centre. Other ski resorts have operated synthetic ski slopes in the past, like Buck Hill and Powder Ridge
The new ski slope is projected to open on August 18th and will remain open until October 15th. From August 18th through September 4th, the slopes will be open daily from 10 am-9 pm. From September 5th through October 15th, the slopes will be open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am-6 pm.
In terms of pricing, it’ll be $37 for adults, $33 for children aged 6-12, $23 for kids 3-5, and free for toddlers. This price tag includes the rental equipment, thirty minutes of preparation, and one hour of shredding.
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