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Mont Tremblant invests in snowmaking operations

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Mont Tremblant, Canada, yesterday announced a new CAN$14.1 million investment, with CAN$10.3 million earmarked for on-mountain upgrades.

As part of a five-year investment plan announced in March 2018, Alterra Mountain Co., the owner of the resort, has invested CAN$17 million toward the current slide season's on-mountain upgrades. Yesterday's announcement also includes CAN$1.68 million received in August 2018 by Station Mont Tremblant from the Québec government, within the context of its Tourism Development Strategy Support Program.

This subsequent on-mountain investment will primarily serve to boost snowmaking capacity. For instance, Versant Soleil's Algonquin trail will be better equipped to offer skiers additional beginner and intermediate terrain, and over a longer period of time.

"A more performant snowmaking system will allow us to keep this sector of the mountain open longer, a timely upgrade given the recent announcement of the new CAN$45 million C Hôtels Tremblant development project," stated Patrice Malo, Station Mont-Tremblant President and Chief Operating Officer. "The addition of about 90 extra snowguns to our fleet will optimise our snowmaking capacity and boost production to a very 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.

Other projects given the go-ahead include the introduction of a new food truck concept to enhance the on-mountain foodservice offer, the renovation of certain hotel and boutique common areas, public washrooms as well as golf club rental equipment upgrades and course maintenance.

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