Tremblant Boasting $17M In Upgrades For 2018-19
A detachable quad for quick access to Tremblant North Side skiing and riding. (Mont Tremblant)
Replacement of the Lowell Thomas chairlift, renovating and expanding summit chalet Le Grand Manitou, creating new glades and renovating La Fourchette du Diable on the North Side base are all part of Alterra Mountain Company’s latest plans for Mont Tremblant.
The fixed-grip triple Lowell Thomas chairlift serving the upper North Side will be entirely replaced with a Dopplelmayr detachable quad. Boosting capacity by 600 skiers per hour, this new lift will be in operation by next season.
Snowmaking capacity gets a boost with 31 high-efficiency snow guns and the addition of a new groomer.
Five new glades covering a 50-acre area on the North Side and the Edge will extend Tremblant’s skiable terrain to 101 trails across 715 acres.
The main summit building will see its footprint increased to showcase an abundance of windows, 400 additional seats and a completely reinvented foodservice area. Work will get underway in this summer, with plans to open for the 2018-19 ski season.
Located on the North Side base, the footprint of La Fourchette du Diable will also be increased, turning the northern tip of the building into a permanent structure. An annex will accommodate ski patrol operations.
A number of other small-scale projects will also get underway this summer, such as renovating the Chalet des Voyageurs washrooms and replacing part of the current high-performance rental equipment inventory as well as 150 golf carts.