The ski industry is very important for the Eastern Townships region. Together, Bromont, montagne d’expériences, Owl’s Head, Mont Sutton and Ski Mont Orford generate more than $150 million in economic benefits per year.
This winter these four major Townships centres will invest millions to improve their facilities. Here are some of the exciting improvements waiting for you:
• A brand new 36,000 sq. ft. multifunctional ski chalet, capable of handling over 500 people, already a delight for skiers and snow- boarders.
• A new restaurant with bar and terrace offering a creative, local and popular cuisine with an incredible view of the mountain and a cafeteria with an expanded menu of healthy and varied choices.
• The renowned Ski Wax boutique in Mansonville has opened a shop at the ski centre, boasting cutting-edge technology and equipment to prepare and repair skis.
• The 20 former hotel rooms in the chalet have been transformed into ten high end hotel suites, each of which can accommodate up to six guests.
• A new, high-performance snow-making system was installed, making skiers very happy.
Bromont, montagne d’expériences
• A new hybrid ski lift now operates on the main ski slope, comprising cable cars for 8 and lift chairs for six skiers and boarders.
• The plateau on the summit has been reconfigured to improve traffic flow.
• Implementation of programs for constant quality improvement of snowmaking and optimizing the lighting on the summit.
• Optimizing many of the trails.
• Over $1 million were deployed to improve snowmaking, enabling the centre to offer a smooth white carpet of snow since the season opened.
• A new fleet of Atomic skis and K2 snowboards are available for rent.
• New Ski School programs were launched for skiers and boarders every second Saturday, adapted to meet family schedules.
• Many new offerings across Mont Sutton’s entire range of services, including its bar, restaurants and boutiques.
The Mont Orford Ski & Golf Corporation launched the first phase of its development and upgrading project, involving an $11 million investment over the next 18 months. This winter, funds will be deployed to optimize and upgrade the snowmaking system, add new snow-guns and update the ski lift systems.
Translation by Tam Davis