At the age of 5, my parents helped me navigate the bumps for the first time on Pineault at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. My passion for skiing really took off once we arrived at Ski Vorlage, the birthplace of my mother's skiing legacy. Snowy days, to long nights under the stars, it was here that I got the itch for skiing and the...
At the age of 5, my parents helped me navigate the bumps for the first time on Pineault at Camp Fortune in the Gatineau Hills. My passion for skiing really took off once we arrived at Ski Vorlage, the birthplace of my mother's skiing legacy. Snowy days, to long nights under the stars, it was here that I got the itch for skiing and the excitement that came along with it. After several seasons, eventually skiing every resort in the area, I became obsessed with the sport. Over the years, with family and friends, I began to explore more ski mountains, farther from home, discovering many unique, exciting and breathtaking resorts. What makes me excited? Is it the amazing views from the mountain tops, the high speed thrill of carving up the slopes, or a technical curiosity of the ski lifts... one thing is for sure, it's definitely the best way to enjoy the best season of the year, and one amazing life long passion.
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Investments of more than $25 million at the ski resort, Bromont montagne d’expériences


Bromont, montagne d'expériences is announcing investments of more than $25 million in order to upgrade their infrastructures and to position themselves as a preferred mountain destination. It is in a growth context of worldwide tourism that Bromont and the Eastern Townships are achieving a shared vision up to their aspirations and will work for the whole of the community and their partners to implement this ambitious project. By 2023, Bromont will deploy a significant investment plan aimed at addressing the needs of its clientele and seducing new visitors.  "Filled with great potential, Bromont, montagne d'expériences will become a destination that will stand out by offering a multi-activity experience where it will be a joy to live amongst family and friends. The essential support of the Québec government is strengthening our desire to become a distinctive, attractive, 4-season resort which will be structuring for the economy of Québec" mentions Charles Désourdy, President of Bro...

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A last week-end of skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne and season wrap-up


Prayers of skiers and snowboarders were heard, since the forecast for the last weekend of activity at Mont-Sainte-Anne is sunny and warm! This will be perfect to end the season on a great note, with incredible snow conditions and Spring Madness festivities. It is now time to look back on this season's results for Stoneham Mountain Resort and Mont-Sainte-Anne, which are more than satisfying and above average. POSITIVE WRAP-UP FOR BOTH RESORTS Stoneham Mountain Resort and Mont-Sainte-Anne paint a positive picture of the season, jointly closing up at 6% compared to last year, which had already been an excellent season. Moreover, number of season pass holders has increased at both resorts. 2017 was an exceptional season, being the best of the last 3 years for both mountains: this year's results are hence very satisfying and above average. Same goes for the Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-country Ski Center, the largest of its kind in Canada, which ends its season with an insubstantial decrease of 3...

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Summer at Holiday Valley


Skiers and snowboarders may shed a tear when the snow melts off the ski slopes at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, but with all of the summer activities and events in store, the warm and sunny months will fly by. Truthfully, the fun you'll have during spring, summer and fall at Holiday Valley come pretty close to the excitement of the ski season. Sky High Adventure Park, opening May 4th for weekends, includes the Aerial Park, the Climbing Forest and the Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. The Aerial Adventure Park is the largest in New York State and third largest in the US with 13 courses of varying difficulty, 173 obstacles, and 43 zip lines. The resort recently installed several True Blue auto belay systems where instead of zip lining to exit a course a climber JUMPS off the final platform. The True Blues lower the climber at 6 feet per second. It's a thrill, for sure! And new this year will be the "Tarzan Swing" added to Rip Tide…you can just imagine what that will be like! Located nex...

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Mount Snow Announces Closing Date for 2017/18 Season will be Sunday, April 22


Mount Snow today announced that the official closing date for its 2017/18 season will be Sunday, April 22, 2018, marking an end to the resort's longest season in more than a decade totaling 162 days of continuous operation. Thanks in part to over 80 inches of snowfall received during what locals have deemed "Miracle March" as well as the most expansive snowmaking operations in the resort's history, Mount Snow will enjoy ample snow coverage on the majority of its trails across three of its four mountain faces through closing. The 2017/18 season began on a high note, with Mount Snow's earliest opening in over a decade featuring the most open terrain in the East, a title the mountain held through the Thanksgiving holiday. The early opening was facilitated by the West Lake Water Project, a major snowmaking upgrade that debuted just in time for the start of the season. This critical infrastructure investment allowed Mount Snow to make snow and resurface trails during each of the six months ...

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Towards skiing in May at Mont SUTTON


The conditions are superb at this time of the year at Mont SUTTON with almost 100% open skiable domain. Spring seems to keep everyone waiting a bit this season, with even more snow on the forecast for the weekend. This should allow the season to end in May! Skiers and snowboarders should enjoy the slopes, sun, barbecue and Bar Le Tucker's terrace until the weekend of May 5-6. The mountain will be closed during the week starting April 16, but aim on reopening every following weekends until May! Details: montsutton.com ​Source : Mont SUTTON

Tremblant Open One Extra Weekend ‒ and Kids Ski Free!


Although the season was due to wrap up this Sunday, cooler temperatures and recent snowfalls combined with the savoir-faire and sustained efforts of the mountain's snowmaking and operations crews earlier this winter mean two extra days are being offered on-snow. April 21 and 22, skiers and riders can take in one last weekend of spring skiing ‒ and their kids ski free! Both the South and North Sides will open at 8:30 am via the Flying Mile, TGV and Duncan lifts, with the Expo lift opening at 9:00 am. The gondola, cabriolet and Lowell Thomas lifts will remain closed for summer work. Most services will be available, like Le Grand Manitou for that well earned break at the top of the Laurentians. Details will be available shortly on our blog. Not only do kids 12 and under ski free when accompanied by an adult with a valid day lift ticket or pass (one child per adult), but all passholders are welcome to come out and enjoy these two extra days ‒ Buissonnière and Sublime passholders included. ...

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Station Mont Tremblant celebrated the return of their ambassador athletes from PeyongChang


An energic parade went through the pedestrian village this afternoon as Station Mont Tremblant celebrated the return of their ambassador athletes from PeyongChang Olympic and Paralympic Games. A short ceremony highlighting their performances took place at Place St-Bernard and was followed by an autograph session for their fans. Brittany Phelan and Alexis Guimond both rose to the podium, and Valérie Grenier carved her way into Canadian history with the best time, in Women's Alpine Combined. Jasey-Jay Anderson, who unfortunately could not join, attended his 6th Winter Olympics.  Photo : From left to right, Stephen Finestone, Chair of the Board of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, Jocelyn Huot, Head Coach for Club de ski Mont-Tremblant, Brittany Phelan, silver medallist in Olympic ski cross, Alexis Guimond, bonze medallist in Paralympic Giant Slalom, Valérie Grenier, Canadian record holder in Olympic Alpine Combined, Annique Aird, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Communications...

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More than 80% of the skiable domain still open at Mont SUTTON!


The snow cover at Mont SUTTON is still very good, and the conditions are superb! With many activities on the program this weekend, skiers will be able to enjoy an animated weekend with more than 80% skiable domain open. Snow on the Beach – April 7 The teams are working hard to create the lake for the Snow on the Beach! Spectators are invited to come in large numbers to assist for free at the show! iF3 contest – April 8 The winners of the iF3 contest will present their videos at the apres-ski at Bar Le Tucker.  Source : Mont SUTTON.

Extended skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham Super Splash


The ski season is definitely not over at Mont-Sainte-Anne! With the beautiful ski conditions and 100% of the ski area currently offered at the mountain, the resort extends week skiing until April 13. The snowfalls of the last weeks (40 cm in the last 48 hours!) and the mercury favorable to the preservation of the snow conditions have benefited the station. Thus, skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the slopes for one more week. The fun will continue on the weekends of April 14-15 and 21-22, as planned, while several activities will take place during the Spring Madness festival. SUPER SPLASH ARCTIC SPAS AT STONEHAM Stoneham Mountain Resort opens for a final weekend on April 7-8, with its traditional Arctic Spas Super Splash that always takes place on the last Sunday of the season. Skiers who are not afraid to get wet get together at this annual classic which challenges participants to cross the 37-meter water pool on their boards. Crazy disguises are part of the performances to impress th...

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Spring 2018 at Les Sommets - Festive Easter Weekend & End of Season Calendar


Les Sommets is proud to announce its Spring 2018 program! Each year, this time of year is synonymous with discounted subscriptions and spring festivities in all of our summits. And the season is far from over; more than 19 feet of snow still cover the trail Cote 70 facing the main pavilion of Sommet Saint-Sauveur. Futhermore, Sommet Saint-Sauveur plans to remain open until May 13, while its sister resorts will close after the Easter weekend by inviting customers to ski the "glacier" of Sommet Saint-Sauveur.FESTIVE EASTER WEEKENDThe Easter weekend promises to be festive at Sommet Saint-Sauveur with animation at the foot of the slopes, live music, a BBQ and the opening of the terrace T-Bar 70. The Provincial Moguls Competiton will also be held in the trail Cote 70 and the aerial portion in the Express trail at versant Avila, while the parallel U16 final will take place in the Nordic. As for our satellite stations, several events will take place on Saturday, March 31, including the P...

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Spring Madness at Mont-Sainte-Anne - Spring skiing and festivities for 4 weekends!


Spring skiing is officially on at Mont-Sainte-Anne with the start of the now well know Spring Madness. Every weekend from March 30th to April 22nd, the resort will celebrate the coming of spring with its annual festival, putting a joyful end to a great season. Mont-Sainte-Anne will be the last resort to stay open in the Quebec region and one of the last in all Eastern America to offer great snow conditions to ski and snowboard lovers for yet another year. Music, sun and après-ski! Spring Madness offers the most festive ski of the season. In addition to great snow conditions, a full program of special activities awaits skiers and snowboarders for the 4 weekends of festivities. For those with a sweet tooth, the sugar shack installed directly in the Pichard trail is a must, as well as the ice cream counter at the mountain summit, back for another spring after popular demand. The sunny outdoor terraces are perfect for filling up on vitamin D, whether it is at the Summit Lodge, the North si...

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100% open: a great way to begin spring at Mont SUTTON!


After a sunny weekend, Mont SUTTON gets into spring with 100% skiable domain open. This bodes well for all the activities on the program in the next weeks. Easter weekend – from March 30 to April 2The long Easter weekend is the ideal occasion to spend great family moments on Mont SUTTON's trails! Starting with a Live Music Friday with Madmoiselle, the program has everything to please families. Easter drawings on Friday and Monday, Easter egg hunt on the slopes on Saturday with prizes to be won, and free maple sugar on snow on Sunday. Skiers and snowboarders should be alert: they could even find a surprise at the base of the mountain! Snow on the Beach – April 7The famous pond skimming event, on skis or snowboard, is back again at Mont SUTTON. The ones courageous enough to take up the challenge are invited to wear their most hilarious costumes and to try to stay dry! Spectators are welcome. The day will end with a special après-ski at Bar Le Tucker with a tropical ambiance. The group Bo...

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Springtime at its best, at Tremblant


Spring is prime time for skiers and riders, who know exactly how to enjoy the mountain and pedestrian village. With the warm sunny rays, public areas and patios are favourite music-filled hang-outs rich with the scent of sizzling BBQs. Out on the trails, slide fans enjoy snow in its every form ‒ from early-morning corduroy to end-of-day corn snow. Take it to the top, with an exciting event and activity lineup: Easter Celebrations ‒ March 30 to April 2, Tremblant celebrates Easter with a number of family activities such as an Easter Egg Hunt and face-painting for kids. Tall and small are also treated to a guest DJ, plus a show by Marc Angers et les Fils du Diable. Sweet!Caribou Cup ‒ Saturday April 7, attend Tremblant's hilariously entertaining 2018 puddle jump when skiers and riders of all ages compete at this now legendary event. Sporting their finest costume, participants must attempt sailing across a pool set up at the bottom of the Saint-Bernard trail. Several prizes and same-day r...

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Activities, glades and even more snow at Mont SUTTON!


With more than half a meter of new snow in the last week, Mont SUTTON is 100% open. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy as of now all the trails and glades in wonderful conditions while many activities and even more snow are on the program. Between two snowstorms The snowstorm of the last weekend pleased a lot of ski enthusiasts, and skiers and snowboarders will have the chance to have fun in another snowstorm astarting this Tuesday. Powder lovers will be delighted with the other important accumulation of new snow on the forecast. Even more activities on the program School break activities continue until March 18 for Ontario March break : slackline, treasure hunt, winter Olympiads, maple taffy on snow, live music après-skis, and much more! Families interested to try a new winter sport can swap their skis to rent a Yooner for a few runs during their skiing day. An original and fun activity for all the family! ​Source : Mont SUTTON

Alterra Mountain Company unveils Long-term Capital Improvement Plan to improve the Guest Experience


Alterra Mountain Company reinforces its commitment to growth and investment in its family of 12 mountain destinations by announcing its initial capital improvements, with an investment plan totaling more than half a billion dollars over the next five years, spending $130 million for winter 2018/2019. Alterra Mountain Company, created in 2017, is comprised of 12 mountain destinations spread throughout five states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Deer Valley Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. In keeping with Alterra Mountain Company's tenet to empower its leaders to be decisive, creative, and bold, destination presidents proposed their improvement priorities for the next five years. Plans for each destin...

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$17 Million Dollar Investment in Station Mont Tremblant Infrastructures


Alterra Mountain Company has announced a first set of capital investments in its properties that translates into significant improvements for Station Mont Tremblant infrastructures. This includes replacing the Lowell Thomas chairlift, renovating and expanding summit chalet Le Grand Manitou, creating new glades, renovating La Fourchette du Diable on the North Side base, as well as other notable additions and upgrades. "Today we are extremely proud to announce this major investment at Station Mont Tremblant. With industry forerunner Alterra Mountain Company lending us the power and the expertise to do so ‒ a firm created only a few months. Over 17 million dollars will be invested this year," revealed Patrice Malo, Station Mont Tremblant President and Chief Operating Officer. New Lift and Other Mountain Investments The fixed-grip triple Lowell Thomas chairlift serving the upper North Side will be entirely replaced with a Dopplelmayr detachable quad. Boosting capacity by 600 skiers per hou...

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Tremblant unveils its new 2018-2019 season pass


In addition to the Ikon Pass launched in February that grants unlimited access at Tremblant as well as 25 North-American ski destinations, Station Mont Tremblant proudly presents its Tonik Pass, which offers 118 days of skiing, including 28 weekend days. This new pass rounds out Tremblant's season pass offer for the coming season. The Ikon Pass: unlimited access at Tremblant and 25 other destinations to discoverThe Ikon Pass provides unlimited ski access at Tremblant starting from $193.36* ($149 USD) royalty and taxes included for children and $777.32* ($599 USD) royalty and taxes included for adults. In addition, it offers access to some of North America's most iconic ski destinations. For more information about the Ikon Pass or to purchase a pass, visit www.ikonpass.com. The first pass sale phase ends April 9. The Tonik Pass: Tremblant, almost daily The new Tonik Pass offers 118-day access to the mountain, including 28 days on weekends, 12 Saturdays and 16 Sundays, according to a fix...

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Resorts of the Canadian Rockies — Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska, Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham — Join the Epic Pass


The iconic Resorts of the Canadian Rockies join the Epic Pass beginning with the 2018-19 winter season in a long-term alliance, connecting Whistler Blackcomb and RCR for Canadian skiers and snowboarders. Epic and Epic 7-Day pass holders will receive seven days and Epic 4-Day will receive four days of skiing or snowboarding with no blackout dates at the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, and 50 percent off lift tickets after the seven days have been redeemed. Epic Pass holders can go direct to the lift with their pass at Resorts of the Canadian Rockies and bypass the ticket window. RCR season pass holders, including RCR Rockies Pass, Fernie Season Pass, Kicking Horse Season Pass, Kimberley Season Pass, Mont-Saint-Anne and Stoneham Season Pass holders will receive 50 percent off lift tickets at all Vail Resorts owned mountain resorts. Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) and the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) jointly announced today that the RCR's six ski resorts across Canada—Fernie Alpi...

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Snowboard Boot Selection

In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Mike Davey of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the many choices of snowboard boots available, as well as the process of selecting the proper boots for you.  We encourage you to also view the accompanying video on snowboard and binding selection by following the link below. Snowboard and Binding Selection Choosing the right type of Snowboard and Bindings can be difficult. With so many options it can be confusing to decide which snowboard will suit your needs. Follow experts Peter Kunstadt and Mike Davey of Kunstadt Sports as they guide you through the many types and styles of snowboards and bindings available today. https://www.slopeedge.com/content/snowboard-and-binding-selection

Snowboard and Binding Selection

Choosing the right type of snowboard and binding can be difficult. With so many options it can be confusing to decide which snowboard will suit your needs. Follow experts Peter Kunstadt and Mike Davey of Kunstadt Sports as they guide you through the many types and styles of snowboards and bindings available today. We encourage you to also view the accompanying video on snowboard boot selection by following the link below. Snowboard Boot Selection In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Mike Davey of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the many choices of snowboard boots available, as well as the process of selecting the proper boots for you. We encourage you to also view the accompanying video on snowboard and binding selection by following the link below. Snowboard and Binding Selection Choosing the right type of Snowboard and Bindings can be difficult. With so many options it can be confusing to decide which snowboard will suit your needs. Follow experts Peter Kunstadt a...

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Ski Demo Days

In this video, Peter Kunstadt of Kunstadt Sports will explain the benefits of Ski Demo Days at the ski mountains. A ski demo day is the perfect way to demo and compare new skis in action on the slopes before making a purchase. With everything constant, a proper comparison can be made, removing things like changing ski conditions and how you may ski differently from one day to the next.

Advanced Ski Boot Customization

In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Erik Dinardo of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the many possibilities of customization available to make your ski boots fit any foot perfectly. Whether you need more room in a particular spot, avoid pinching, fixing cold feet, or correcting for bow leg or knock knees, ski boot experts can greatly improve your comfort and performance on the slopes by making your boots fit even better.  How To Select the Right Ski Boots for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Krista Bellinger of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the many choices of ski boots available, as well as the process of selecting the proper ski boot for you. How To Properly Fit and Size Ski Boots In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Krista Bellinger of Kunstadt Sports, will guide you through the process they use to fit a skier to a ski boot, thus ensuring comfort and maximum performance. How To Select the Right Ski Boots for you In this video, Peter Kunstadt and Krista Bellinge...

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$16 Million in New Investments at Killington Resort Will Revolutionize Year-Round Guest Experience

Vermont's Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard resort in Eastern North America, and its parent company, POWDR, announced today that it will invest $16 million in a number of significant upgrades ahead of the 2018-19 season. The upgrades will optimize the guest experience and make the mountain more accessible to all guests. Enhancements will include a new 6-person high speed bubble chairlift, new lift service at South Ridge, significant upgrades to the K-1 Express Gondola, additional availability of intermediate trails, improvements to existing intermediate runs, and resort-wide infrastructure upgrades including the addition of hands-free lift access validation with RFID technology at both Killington and Pico. "While we are committed to staying core to our beastly advanced terrain, we are also putting the focus on our blue family-friendly terrain," says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. "The investments we're making will re-shape the guest ex...

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Windham Mountain Resort to Install High Speed Six Passenger Lift & Implement RFID Ticketing for 2018/2019 Season


A brand new, high speed, detachable six passenger chairlift will be installed at Windham Mountain Resort this summer. The new Doppelmayr lift will run from the base area to the summit, replacing the current Whistler Triple, better known as "F Lift". It will have a slope length of 5,105 feet, and an uphill capacity of 3,000 people per hour. The ride from base to summit on the new lift will be just under five and a half minutes. Removal of "F Lift" will begin in April and installation of the new lift in May. Whirlwind Express (A Lift), the high speed, detachable quad that runs alongside "F Lift", will remain in place and will run this summer, servicing the Windham Mountain Bike Park and skyrides. The Bike Park opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend and will be unaffected by the construction. The new lift will be accompanied by state of the art lift access, with the addition of RFID ticketing and gates for the 2018/2019 season. The "Axess" radio-frequency identification technology will...

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Club Mont Ste Marie Announces $747,000 Investment for Increased Snowmaking Capacity and Technology at Mont Ste-Marie


Major investment will lengthen the ski season for all alpine enthusiasts and enable aspiring athletes to train sooner and longer on the region's only FIS homologated Giant Slalom run.  Club Mont Ste Marie was pleased to announce today $747,000 in funding for snowmaking at the Mont Ste-Marie Ski Resort, including on the Dustin Cook run, in partnership with the Resort, Tourism Quebec and Tourism Outaouais.  This represents the second Phase of a multi-phase project to enhance the snowmaking capacity for the entire ski area and create a world-class racing and training facility at Mont Ste-Marie called the 'Dustin Cook Training Centre.' This is great news for all skiers and the ski racing community.  Funding for this unique private / public / non-profit partnership with Club Mont Ste Marie is comprised of: funding grants of $249,000 from Tourism Quebec – PSSDT program; $75,000 from Tourism Outaouais through the PDTO program and one additional anticipated grant of $100,00...

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