Mountain ops: working for the holidays

A work in progress! Versant Soleil – Photo taken December 15th, 2016

Just one week before the beginning of our holiday festivities and only 10 days before Santa Claus arrives in Tremblant. Pretty decorations, joyful music, fresh snow … You can already feel the magic in the streets of the pedestrian village!

On the mountain, cold temperatures allow us to progress rapidly in our snowmaking goals. This past Wednesday, with weather conditions being just right, we managed to open eight new trails in a single day. Fortuitously, the precipitation of snow allowed us to open several trails in natural snow. Several new trails will therefore continue to open in the coming days and we plan to offer more than 45 runs over the weekend; about 20 more than last week.

Photo taken December 15th, 2016

Sunny day – Photo taken December 15th, 2016

For the holiday season, our objective is to have over 75% of the skiable terrain available to our skiers and snowboarders- as well as 100% of the ski lifts. Here are the next scheduled openings:

  • Opening of both Équilibre magic carpets for the weekend
  • Opening of the Flying Mile lift on Friday
  • Opening of Expo Express lift on Saturday
  • Opening of the Soleil Express on Saturday and Sunday (closed on weekdays next week)
  • Opening of the Evolution Snow Park in the Rope Tow Trail this weekend
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All white on the Soleil side – Photo taken December 15th, 2016

 

See you on the slopes!


 

5 webcams, current weather, lift and trail conditions… find it all on tremblant.ca/conditions

Mountain ops: Tremblant’s 24h weekend

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In the Beauvallon trail, South side – Photo taken today, December 9, 2016

It’s going to be a big weekend at the mountain! The Tremblant’s 24h, our most important fundraising event of the year, kicks off tonight with a party for the participants. After several months of collecting donations for the three foundations benefited by the 24h, teams of walkers, skiers and runners will get to party at the Chalet des Voyageurs. Saturday at noon is when the start will be launched for participants, who will relay until noon Sunday. The atmosphere will be electric at the base of the mountain Saturday evening, with musical performances by Mélissa Laverge and her guests, along with headliners Radio Radio.

In anticipation of this major event, our Snow Operations team was busy getting everything set on the slopes to make our skiers happy. The trails used for the 24-hour course, the Crête, the Beauvallon, the Alpine and the Roy Scott, have been a priority in the snowmaking operations since the beginning of our winter season. Thanks to a powerful system and a boost from Mother Nature, we are able to deliver a quality product in time for the participants this weekend.

In addition to the sections reserved for the 24h, the progress made this week allows us to also extend the ski area in the rest of the mountain. We’re therefore planning to offer a total of 20 open trails by Sunday including  Taschereau,  Desserre, Johannsen and Onésime, which will allow the public to ski down to the base of the South side. Cold temperatures in the weather forecast will allow us to maintain this wonderful momentum in snow production.

We wish a good and safe 24h to all the participants, supporters and organizers out there this weekend 🙂

See you on the slopes!


 

5 webcams, current weather, lift and trail conditions… find it all on tremblant.ca/conditions

Our winter season is open!

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We opened yesterday! Thursday November 24, with Tremblant ambassadors Erik Guay and Jasey-Jay Anderson in attendance, we kicked off our 2016-17 winter sports season. With over 180 hours of snowmaking since the start of operations, and 15 cm of fresh snow that covered the mountain since last Sunday, our guests will be able to ski 4 mid-mountain trails on the North and the South sides. Our efforts have been concentrated on these trails so that we could offer nice full-width slopes with a good durable base. Starting at 8:30 am,  the trails will be accessible via the Express Gondola, TGV, Lowell Thomas and Cabriolet lifts. Skiers and snowboaders will have to use the gondola to get to the summit and back down to the South side base. The mountain operations team remains focused on freeing up more terrain as soon as possible so that by late weekend, at least 7 trails should be open. Check out our Snow Report page for all the latest updates.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th, 2016

 

Please note that on November 24 and 25, the daily fare for an adult will be $ 52*. As of November 26, 2016, this rate will increase to $ 59* and will remain at this price until December 1, 2016.

Also, please note that in respect of law 44, smoking of any kind is now prohibited surrounding all lifts and in lift queues starting this winter. Thank you for your cooperation and your consideration of other guests.

* Plus taxes and fees

 

See you on the slopes! In the meantime, check out these pictures from this morning!

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Ski season is almost upon us!

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Ski season is almost upon us! There is only a month to go before the launch of our 2016-2017 winter season. Our team has already been working on mountain operations for a long time, in order to prepare the slopes and infrastructures. Since last March, the team has been performing maintenance tasks continuously; each ski lift was thoroughly looked over with a fine-tooth comb by our technicians, to ensure the safety of our team members and guests.

We are now ready for the snow ! In order to get the machines running, the temperatures must remain around -5 °C (23 °F) for a period of at least 4 consecutive hours. Now, guess what…. A first band of cold weather circled Tremblant and allowed us to start snowmaking operations. Skiers and snowboarders, do you hear the snow guns?

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Snowmaking efforts began last night, 26 octobre 2016

Like our last two winters, our early season snowmaking plan will aim to allow guests to ski from the mountain top to bottom on the South and North sides’ slopes. The first trails we plan on snowing are: Petit Bonheur and Beauchemin Bas on the North side and La Crête, Beauvallon Haut, Beauvallon Bas, RoyScott and Johansen on the South side. Of course, the slopes used for the 24h of Tremblant event are always a priority, since the event takes place early in the season (December 9 to 11).

Mother Nature and climate change require our mountain operations team to continually be adapting and ready for any type of situations. With that in mind, our goal is for each trail to be snowed in at full width before quickly moving on to the next. This will ensure a better quality of snow and greater security for skiers and snowboarders.

We look forward to seeing you back on the slopes soon!

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Nice warm sunshine for our last ski weekend!

Spring is finally starting to feel like spring! With temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius, we have an unbelievably warm and sunny weekend on the horizon to end our ski season. Celebrate our last two days on the slopes with us, April 16 and 17, and enjoy the barbecues on the terraces of both the Grand Manitou at the summit and the Fourchette du Diable at the north side base.

More than 60 trails will be available this weekend via the Flying Mile, TGV, Duncan, Expo, Cabriolet and Magic Carpet lifts. Spring conditions are at their best with a nice soft snow cover. A perfect end of the season workout for your legs!

Entertainment-wise, stop by the Place Saint-Bernard to soak up some rays and enjoy the music of DJ Bubu from 12 am to 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a show by Marc Parent accompanied by a saxophonist on Saturday from 3 pm to 4:30 pm!

For this last bonus weekend, adult tickets are on sale for $ 49.99 online and at the ticket counter. Kids? They ski for free! One child 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult can ski for $ 0 on both days!

Long live spring skiing! 🙂

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