MONT-TREMBLANT, QC, March 12 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Alterra Mountain Company has announced a first set of capital investments in its properties that translates into significant improvements for Station Mont Tremblant infrastructures. This includes replacing the Lowell Thomas chairlift, renovating and expanding summit chalet Le Grand Manitou, creating new glades, renovating La Fourchette du Diable on the North Side base, as well as other notable additions and upgrades.
"Today we are extremely proud to announce this major investment at Station Mont Tremblant. With industry forerunner Alterra Mountain Company lending us the power and the expertise to do so ‒ a firm created only a few months. Over 17 million dollars will be invested this year," revealed Patrice Malo, Station Mont Tremblant President and Chief Operating Officer.
New Lift and Other Mountain Investments 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. Station Mont Tremblant will continue increasing its snowmaking capacity with the acquisition of 31 high-efficiency snow guns. Also, 5 new glades covering a 50- acre area will extend Tremblant's skiable terrain to 101 trails across 715 acres. The sectors involved are located on the North Side and the Edge which are respectively served by the Duncan, Expo and Edge lifts.
Expansion and Renovations ‒ Le Grand Manitou The main summit building will see its footprint increased to showcase an abundance of windows, 400 additional seats and a completely reinvented foodservice area. Located in the Laurentians, L'Ecuyer Lefaivre has been mandated to draw up the floorplans, some of which are available here. Work will get underway in Summer 2018, with delivery before the next ski season.
Renovation of La Fourchette du Diable 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, for a superior guest experience. Also, an annex will be built to accommodate ski patrol operations. Work will be completed by the start of the 2018/19 season.
Other Capital Investments A number of other small scale projects will also get underway this summer, such as renovating the Chalet des Voyageurs washrooms, the addition of a new grooming machine and replacing part of the current high-performance rental equipment inventory as well as 150 golf carts.
About Alterra Mountain Company Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 12 iconic four-season destinations, including the largest heli-ski operation in North America. The company owns and operates a vast range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado with destinations across the continent, we are rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure, Alterra Mountain Company's family of diverse playgrounds spans across five U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park, in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort, in California; Stratton, in Vermont; Snowshoe, inh West Virginia; Tremblant, in Québec; Blue Mountain, in Ontario; Deer Valley, in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, in British Columbia. We honor the unique character and authenticity of each destination, and celebrate the legendary adventures and lasting memories they offer everyone. For more information about Alterra Mountain Company, visitwww.alterramtnco.com.
Tremblant: Take Me to the Top Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to its guest experience both on-mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and highly acclaimed major events – of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival – have earned it a place among the World's 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 by National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for 19 years by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Air Canada and Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature's doorstep.