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A storm of new winter features in Quebec ski areas!

Fall and cooler weather are giving antsy legs to all skiers, snowboarders, as well as winter lovers. While some are getting their winter sports gear ready, ski resorts are busy preparing for a great ski season!

Snow sports enthusiasts will be happy to know that Quebec skiers’ favorite pass is back this year, exclusively on The Ski Passe-Partout offers 5 discounts per ski resort (2 x 30% and 3 x 25%), and can be purchased for only $49.99 plus taxes. The Ski Passe-Partout is selling out fast, so have a reminder in your calendar for October 26, 2022!

By purchasing the Ski Passe-Partout, passholders contribute to help introduce more than 30,000 children to skiing and snowboarding for free, through the Experience Maneige, Iniski and Inisurf school programs as well as the School Snowboard Tour.

New features all across the province

Ski areas have made every effort to offer skiers and snowboarders a memorable outdoor nature experience that promotes physical activity and contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Also, the industry is mobilizing around concerted actions to adapt to climate change and to adopt responsible and sustainable practices, such as the use of technologies that ensure better energy efficiency, improved snowmaking systems and the automation of certain processes.

The following examples show that the ski industry is full of innovative and sustainable projects in many regions:

At Parc du Mont-Saint-Mathieu, enthusiasts will see an expansion of the snow park, an improvement to the snowmaking system allowing earlier and later season access to an area with multiple glades.

Eastern Townships
At Mont-Orford, the addition of the RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system will allow for a simplified customer experience, and improvements to the snowmaking system will ensure that skiers have a longer ski season, just like at Mont Sutton and Owl's Head. As for Bromont, montagne d'expériences, improvement of the snowmaking system continues as well as the development of the Versant des Épinettes.

At Gleason, transformation of a trail’s lighting to LED lights, improvement of the snowmaking system and a new party space will surprise the faithful skiers and snowboarders.

Quebec and Charlevoix
Mont Grand-Fonds will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, adding a new magic carpet and improvements to the snowmaking system.

Massif du Sud will improve its customer experience with the implementation of the RFID system on the mountain.

This will be the year of the grand reopening of Gallix Ski Resort, which was partially closed last season due to a major chairlift breakdown.

Fans of Petit Chamonix will celebrate the 60th anniversary of this ski resort, while thrill-seekers at Val d'Irène will be able to take on two new double black runs.

At Ski Garceau, improvements are made to the snowmaking system. Also, customers will notice that some trails have been redesigned, there is a new chalet for patrollers and renovations were made to some infrastructures.

Belle Neige will celebrate its 60th anniversary with the construction of a new lift, La Fenster, as well as improvements to the snowmaking system. At Vallée Bleue, the new Le Muskeg Bar will be the scene for some great après-ski.
Les Sommets announced an upgrade to the snowmaking system for Sommet Saint-Sauveur, Versant Avila, Sommet Gabriel and Sommet Morin Heights, as well as an upgrade to the learning zone at Sommet Olympia.
Sommet Gabriel skiers will be able to sit in the new La Laurentienne chairlift.
At Mont Blanc, the new main lift boarding mat, the new service center and improvements to the Pioneer Bar will delight skiers and snowboarders. At Tremblant, a new web app will help guests make the most of their experience at the mountain and the village.

Mont Rigaud will offer a different experience to the users of the magic carpet since it will now be covered with a dome. The mountain's lighting is now all in LED. Also, improvement was made to the snowmaking system. At Ski Saint-Bruno, construction of a new terrace and a ski café will please après-ski enthusiasts.

At Camp Fortune, the expansion of the main lodge will be the biggest news, but improvements to the snowmaking system will extend the ski season.

At Mont Fortin, the new magic carpet will delight ski or snowboard beginners. At Valinouët, the new website will be launched and renovations to the resto-pub will be completed, for memorable après-ski.

About the Quebec Ski Areas Association and the industry
Founded in 1979, the ASSQ is a non-profit organization grouping together Quebec’s ski areas. Its mission is to promote and defend the interests of the ski areas, to foster the development of the next generation, and to support the industry to offer skiers and snowboarders memorable experiences. Skiing and snowboarding are practiced by about 1.4 million Quebecers. 

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