Tremblant: New $14M investment in 2019-20

Tremblant experience keeps getting better and better

A new $14.1M investment was announced to refresh Tremblant’s guest and sports experience, with $10.3M being directed at the mountain and $3.8M at a major Aquaclub La Source makeover.

As part of a five-year investment plan announced in March 2018, Alterra Mountain Company has invested $17M toward the current slide season’s on-mountain Tremblant upgrades, from a global $555M investment in its family of emblematic destinations.

Today’s announcement also includes $1,684,600 received in August 2018 by Station Mont Tremblant (Resort) from the Québec government, in the context of its Tourism Development Strategy Support Program.

A 50 per cent increase in snowmaking capacity

This new on-mountain investment will serve primarily to boost snowmaking capacity by 50 per cent for the mountain as a whole. For instance, the new snowmaking system for Versant Soleil’s Algonquin trail will better equip it to offer beginner and intermediate skiers additional terrain over a longer period of time.

“A higher-performing snowmaking system will allow us to keep this sector of the mountain open longer, which is a timely upgrade given the recent announcement of the new $45M C Hôtels Tremblant development project,” stated Patrice Malo, Station Mont-Tremblant’s president and chief operating officer.

“The addition of about 90 extra snow guns to our current fleet will optimize our snowmaking capacity and boost snow production to an impressive 87 feet of snow across one acre in only 24 hours!”

This latest investment also covers the acquisition of two Prinoth grooming machines ‒  a Bison and a Husky ‒  as well as maintenance work on the Express Gondola, and Phase II of Le Grand Manitou renovations comprising washrooms on all three floors, and roof replacement.

A year-round food truck

Next winter also marks the introduction of a new food truck concept to enhance the on-mountain foodservice offering. Year-round, including the snowy season, guests will enjoy restaurant fare on the go in assorted strategic locations according to the weather, events or peak periods.

“This is an innovative, exciting project,” says Annique Aird, Station Mont Tremblant’s vice-president marketing and communications. “The new concept is a food truck — on skis in winter – that will serve skiers and boarders right on the mountain. The idea is to stay on the mountain and show up on a trail, to the guests’ surprise,” she adds.

Other projects have also been earmarked, including the renovation of some hotel common areas, of shops and of public washrooms as well as upgrades to golf course rental equipment and to course maintenance.

Aquaclub La Source makeover

The transformation of Aquaclub La Source will renew the indoor activities offered so that rain or shine, families can access a reinvented waterpark and a refreshed aquatic experience.

The complex will feature four water slides, 35 interactive water games, an indoor jet tub and an all-new fitness centre. Renovations also include the reception area, lockers and showers.

“The goal is to retain this investment, aimed at young families, which is complementary to skiing when the weather doesn’t cooperate,” explains Pierre Bertrand, general manager of the Tremblant Resort Association.

“Sometimes you have to make an attractive product trendier or it can become outdated. We think that with this work, the facility will get back to its initial numbers, which stood at around 120,000 people annually. We expect to close at the end of this ski season and open at the start of next ski season, around mid-November,” he notes.



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