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Saturday, August 19, 2017
August 18, 2017

La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant – back for a 19th edition

One of the first events in the country to combine classical, jazz, and world music, La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant is now in its 19th edition. Founder and artistic director Angèle Dubeau invites music lovers to come enjoy a grand musical panorama in the majestic setting of Tremblant.Every year, the festival attracts over 35,000 spectators. The 2017 program includes more than 40 free outdoor concerts performed over the Labour Day weekend. From September 1 to 4, festivalgoers can hear concerts in the pedestrian village at the base of the mountain and in Mont-Tremblant's Village and Centre-ville sectors. Pianist Charles…
July 26, 2017

Waterville Valley Resort Partners with ResortBoard and Debuts New Summer Activities

Waterville Valley Resort continues to offer opportunities for summer fun in the White Mountains with the addition of three new summer activities, including a partnership with GolfBoard to bring ResortBoard Adventure Tours to Waterville Valley, the first experience of its kind in New England."It is exciting to not only be adding new activities that we have never had in Waterville Valley, but to also be creating a new type of experience in the Northeast," says Tim Smith, President and General Manager of Waterville Valley Resort. "You can't really experience the White Mountains without getting outside, getting off the beaten path,…
July 24, 2017

Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley

Sky High Adventure Park, the latest addition to Holiday Valley's array of outdoor activities, includes the Aerial Adventure Park, Climbing Forest and Sky Flyer Mountain Coaster. Located next to the Tannenbaum Lodge at the western end of Holiday Valley, Sky High is now open daily through September 4 and on weekends through October 29. The Aerial Adventure Park at Sky High is constructed of a series of platforms, bridges, ropes, zip lines and other lofted obstacles throughout 13 different courses with varying levels of difficulty. In order of ascending difficulty, there are 3 yellow courses, 5 greens, 2 blues, 2 single…
July 19, 2017

Tonga Lumina Officially Opens at Tremblant: A Night Walk in Search of the Giant

Tonight at Tremblant was the Tonga Lumina pre-launch, a unique Moment Factory creation. Both global leaders, the pair of Québec giants joined their savoir faire to develop an immersive, interactive and illuminated night walk that begins with a ride on the Flying Mile lift and from the mid-way station, plunges spectators into a universe that showcases the mountain's natural elements."It is with great pleasure that we see this major project come to life, one that merges the mountain's specificities and our resort vacationing knowledge with the creativity, talent and expertise of the Moment Factory team," said Patrice Malo, Station Mont…
July 14, 2017

DesLauriers Family, Local Investors, Buy Bolton Valley Ski Resort

A group of local investors led by Ralph DesLauriers and his son, Evan DesLauriers, closed Friday on the purchase of Bolton Valley Resort. Bolton Valley, located in the town of Bolton in Chittenden County was founded by DesLauriers and his father Roland in 1966. DesLauriers owned and operated the resort from its founding until 1997. Since then, the resort has changed hands several times and until Friday, was owned by two real estate developers from Burlington, Larry Williams and Doug Nedde. The purchase of the resort by DesLauriers and his partners brings the resort full circle after 20 years.Moving forward,…
July 09, 2017

Sugarbush Resort a Mountain Bike Destination this Summer

Sugarbush Resort, home to 37 lift-served mountain bike trails, is hosting a number of bike-related events this summer. Along with more than 40 miles of cross-country terrain throughout the Mad River Valley, Sugarbush is a must-visit destination for mountain bikers.The Eastern States Cup Sugarbush Showdown series on Sunday, July 16th features both enduro and downhill mountain bike races with a combined cash and prize purse of $3,200. The five racers in every class reach the podium with the top 3 receiving custom medals. Before the race, on Saturday, July 15th there will be a pre-race party with live music, food,…
July 09, 2017

Killington Resort announces new cutting-edge summer activities, enhancements and investments

​Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America and a four-season outdoor playground on 3,000 acres in Central Vermont's Green Mountains, is unleashing new summer attractions and facility enhancements to raise the level of thrills during its growing summer events calendar. Since 2015, Killington has invested more than $5 million to enhance warm weather offerings including mountain bike park, adventure center and other attractions.The Killington Bike Park expansion continues into the fourth phase of a 5-year build out designed by Gravity Logic, a world leader in the design of sustainable progressive mountain bike trails for summer…
June 30, 2017

Governor Cuomo Announces $8 Million for Upgrades at Belleayre Ski Resort

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 16th, 2017, that the state will invest an additional $8 million for upgrades at Belleayre Ski Center in Highmount to attract more visitors and build on the Catskill Region's burgeoning tourism industry. The investment will enhance the current facilities at Belleayre Mountain with the installation of a new, high-speed gondola, multiple lodge expansions and the addition of modern amenities for both lodges at the resort. The project will increase visitation, enhance customer experience and provide a major boost to tourism in the Catskills and the region's economy. "Belleayre Mountain is one of the crown…
June 15, 2017

Tremblant Celebrates Canada's 150th

Photo : ©Tremblant Tremblant is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1 with a free activity and event programme that is bound to please both tall and small alike, with roving entertainers and the traditional birthday cake to musical performances and fireworks, late evening.A Lively Village All day long on July 1, kids are sure to enjoy our mascot Toufou and balloon sculptor, Marc-Ambulle. In the afternoon, on Place des Voyageurs, visitors are invited to attend the flag-raising ceremony, and share a piece of cake decorated like the Canadian flag, with face-painting for the little ones who are welcome to choose…
June 14, 2017

Waterville Valley Resort secures funding to begin Phase II of its $7.5 million improvement plan

Waterville Valley Resort announced that it has secured funding to begin work on Phase II of its $7.5 million capital improvements plan that began with the Green Peak Expansion in Fall 2016. Phase II of this capital investment program will bring multi-year infrastructure upgrades and improvements throughout the resort."This is the second step in the most exciting revitalization of Waterville Valley Resort in over 30 years. We are proud to be the only mountain on the East Coast pursuing a renovation of this magnitude" says John H. Sununu, Waterville Valley Resort CEO and Chairman.The Green Peak Expansion project added a…
June 12, 2017

Mount Snow Breaks Ground On New Lodge

A day many years in the making, Mount Snow broke ground today on its new $22 million lodge. The new 38,000 square-foot lodge, slated to open for the 2018/19 ski season, will serve as a hub for future development at Mount Snow, which will add slopeside lodging accommodations, improved parking facilities and a range of guest amenities to the Carinthia base area.The new three-story Carinthia Lodge will be a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide a variety of skier services in a comfortable, modern building. Totaling approximately 38,000 square feet and able to seat 500 people at any one time, it…
June 07, 2017

Vail Resorts closes its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, representing the company’s first…

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today announced that the Company has closed on its acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont, the premier, high-end resort for skiers and snowboarders on the East Coast. Vail Resorts acquired the resort from Mt. Mansfield Company, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The final purchase price, after adjustments for certain agreed upon terms, including a reduction in the price by the amount that the resort's EBITDA exceeded capital expenditures for the period from November 1, 2016 through closing, was $41 million. Stowe Mountain Resort is expected to generate incremental…
June 07, 2017

Stowe Mountain Resort is Now Epic for the 2017-18 Winter Season

The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe, plus the best of North AmericaEpic Local Pass offers the best value at $639, which includes 10 days at StoweVail Resorts announced today that the Company has closed on the acquisition of Stowe Mountain Resort in Stowe, Vt. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted access to Stowe Mountain Resort for the 2017-2018 winter season, and the Epic Local Pass will offer 10 days of skiing at Stowe. The iconic, East Coast resort is the newest among 45 of the world's most renowned mountain destinations to be offered with the Epic Pass…
June 01, 2017

Major Investment at Stoneham - New Lift for the Upcoming Season

Stoneham Mountain Resort is proud to announce a major investment for the 2017-2018 season with the installation of a new lift. The new fixed-grip quad chairlift will replace the double lift La Bordée and the T-bar Le Chinook, respectively 50 and 32-year-old equipment. This investment will increase the speed of the ascent for this area, modernize the facilities of the mountain and better serve the skiable terrain, to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.The new Doppelmayr 4-CLF fixed-grip lift will consist of approximately 14 towers and 138 chairs, as well as of a loading conveyor. It will offer a ride…
May 31, 2017

Killington Resort announces free skiing and snowboarding on June 1st for first time in 15…

Vermont resort boasts longest ski and snowboard season in Eastern North America. Killington Resort to offer lift serviced skiing and snowboarding in June for the first time in 15 years on Thursday, June 1, 2017.June skiing is available on Superstar, the trail that hosted November's Audi FIS Ski World Cup slalom and giant slalom races. World Cup racing returns November 2017.Killington was last open for June skiing in 2002, and the resort's latest-ever closing day was June 22, 1997.Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, is proud to announce closing day of the 2016-17 winter…
May 31, 2017

Bromont, montagne d’expériences kicks off summer season with plenty of new features !

On Thursday, June 8, in only two weeks, the Water Park will open its gates to the delight of water fans everywhere. This year, after an investment of close to $ 1 million, Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is proud to introduce two new water play areas for youngsters and many improvements to its mountain bike park, restaurants and rest areas. The upgrades will provide visitors with more variety and comfort for guaranteed fun with family and friends all summer long.New activities at the Water ParkThe 2017 season will include the launch of two new water play areas for little ones. "It's…
May 12, 2017

What's New for Summer 2017 at Tremblant

New family entertainment, Burrows Cup, Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Stopover, Bonneville 808 Challenge and free shows by David Usher and Coleman Hell.The upcoming summer months will be showcasing a new lineup of discoveries and experiences including Tonga Lumina, a night walk created and produced by Moment Factory, plus all-new evening family entertainment. Summer starts early May when Tremblant's golf courses Le Diable and Le Géant open, followed by an exciting list of sports events and renowned artists headlined in free shows. With a wide array of events and new businesses to discover in the pedestrian village, everything is set up…
May 04, 2017

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays are back in Ottawa/Gatineau on May 21 with a Canada 150 special…

The 47th season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays kicks off on Sunday, May 21. To celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary, Confederation Boulevard will be car-free for a one-time event from 9 am to 1 pm, which includes Wellington Street in Ottawa, Laurier Street in Gatineau, as well as Portage and Alexandra bridges. This special loop will connect to Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Colonel By Drive, allowing residents and visitors to take in the heart of the Capital Region's rich history and natural beauty. Canada 150 special loop launch event Join us on May 21 as we kick off the Canada…
May 04, 2017

More activities than ever this summer at Mont SUTTON!

The summer of 2017 promises to be fun-filled at Mont SUTTON! There will be even more activities for outdoor lovers: mountain bike, races offering different challenges, hiking, National Swiss Day… in short, tons of good reasons to be active and enjoy the outdoor this summer!New partnerships for the outdoor loversPlein Air Sutton / MTB, a non-profit organization, in partnership with Mont SUTTON, will offer 25 km of cross-country single track and double track mountain biking trails for all skill levels as early as June 17 of this year. The meeting point will be at Mont SUTTON's main chalet, where the…
April 28, 2017

Sunday River Resort to Begin Installation of New Spruce Peak Triple Chairlift Next Month

Photo Credit : David McLain. Sunday River Resort announced that it will break ground on a new Spruce Peak Triple chairlift next month.Manufactured by Doppelmayr USA, Inc., this new $2.1 million dollar, three-passenger fixed grip chairlift will be built in the same location as the resort's original Spruce Peak Triple chairlift, and will utilize a conveyor system to help load passengers onto each chair.Estimated construction timeline for the new chairlift is six months to coincide with the resort's 2017/18 winter season.Spanning 4,184 feet, the new Spruce Peak Triple will rise 1,207 vertical feet from the base of the resort's Spruce…
April 28, 2017

Holiday Valley Announces Plans for over $3 Million in Improvements for 2017-18

Continual reinvestment is Holiday Valley's trademark, and this summer the resort is adding to their automated snowmaking system, purchasing 2 groomers, adding a Magic Carpet lift to the beginner's area and a host of other projects. Holiday Valley guests will benefit by increased snowmaking and efficiency and more enjoyment on the slopes. Pending the Cattaraugus County IDA closing in mid-June, this year's $3 million brings the total investment for this independent resort to over $126 million in the past 24 years. Other projects include replacement of the Cindy's Warming Hut and the Mistletoe Lean To, two new connector trails, Inn…
April 28, 2017

Bromont Water Park launches three new features for family fun all summer long !

The Water Park, which is set to open around June 10, will once again become a summer holiday hot spot this year, but this time with fresh, new tropical features. After investing close to $ 1 million, Bromont, montagne d'expériences, is proud to launch two new aquatic activities for youngsters and private, cozy wood cabanas for families to rest and refuel."It's important for both kids and adults to enjoy themselves with activities suited to their age and needs," said Charles Désourdy, President of Bromont, montagne d'expériences. "Families will be more likely to visit the Water Park often the more comfortable…
April 27, 2017

It’s a wrap! Last weekend of skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Photo Credit : Benjamin Gagnon. With only two days left of its 2016-2017 season, Mont-Sainte-Anne shares its results and highlights of the winter. The resort will still be operating on the last weekend of April for the best of spring skiing: sun, warm temperatures, great snow conditions and a unique and festive atmosphere.Best season over the last 3 yearsBoth Stoneham Mountain Resort and Mont-Sainte-Anne can declare this season the best they have had over the last three years! The main cause for these great results is an increase in the day-tickets sales, reaching 15%. Quebec region has received the largest…
April 20, 2017

A memorable 2016-2017 season on so many levels at Mont SUTTON

​The 2016-2017 season ended last weekend at Mont SUTTON. The season ended with a lot of skiers and snow in attendance. It was a successful year in customer traffic, natural and artificial snow, many activities and a freak snow storm!A really good seasonThe new owners are ending the season on a good note. A year comparable to some of the best, and totally unlike last year. The heavy snowfalls, including the amazing one where a meter of snow fell in 24h, brought happiness to all skiers and boarders alike. One remarkable fact this year: if the snow was there, skiers…
April 18, 2017

Bromont, montagne d'expériences : satisfying 2016-2017 season marked by surprises in the weather

Easter weekend marked the end of ski season at Bromont, montagne d'expériences. Clients and employees were grateful for the surprising and unpredictable, yet highly satisfying winter on the slopes. Mother Nature was erratic and whimsical, subjecting us to rain and ice, but then treating us to not one, but two magnificent snowstorms. Memorable snowfalls With the early arrival of snow, we were off to a terrific start at the beginning of the season, with over 25 cm by the third week of November. The next snowfall in mid-December helped us completely forget last winter's woes, until the weather started acting…
April 13, 2017

Easter Break with spring rates at Mont SUTTON

Mont SUTTON is already in Easter break celebrations mode. Many have already started their holiday on this Thursday April 13th: a perfect excuse to enjoy one of Easter's top destinations this year!Skiers and snowboarders can now enjoy the slopes at spring rates: $45 + t. for adults and $25 + t. for every other category (students, seniors…). What's more, children under 5 years old ski for free at all times at Mont SUTTON! These springs rates will allow everyone to enjoy the sunshine forecasted in the next few days along with spring skiing on a still good cover of snow…
April 10, 2017

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. to be Acquired by Affiliates of Aspen Skiing Company and KSL…

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW), a leading North American mountain resort and adventure company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a newly-formed entity controlled by affiliates of the Aspen Skiing Company, L.L.C. ("Aspen") and KSL Capital Partners, LLC ("KSL"). Under the terms of the merger agreement, Intrawest stockholders will receive $23.75 in cash for each share of Intrawest common stock, representing a total valuation of approximately $1.5 billion including debt obligations to be assumed or refinanced net of cash at closing. The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors…
April 07, 2017

Camp Fortune will be open this weekend, April 8-9

Open this weekend!We will be open this weekend with 3 chairlifts and 12 runs from 9 am to 4 pm. Come out and ski or ride this weekend! Our goal for this season is to be skiing over Easter weekend but with this wonky weather it's too early to say for sure so enjoy it while you can. Webcam Conditions Hours and late season ticket pricesFortune Cup Pro RaceJoin us on Sunday for the Fortune Cup Pro Race.First Prize is $1000 cash!This Race is an open event for U16 up to masters racers, FIS Racers, or anyone who thinks they…
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