Dignitaries celebrate the surprise announcement of a chondola
and more in Bromont, Quebec April 20, 2018. Photo credit: Bromont,
The Government of Quebec and Bromont, montagne d’expériences are
partnering to the tune of $19.6 million, the two confirmed yesterday.
More than half that money will go to build a base-to-summit combination lift in
place of a 1985 Poma detachable. The new $10.1 million machine with six
place chairs and eight passenger cabins will be the second such combo lift in
Quebec and one of two built this year in North America. Doppelmayr will
install the lift and capacity will increase 20-25 percent on the front
side. Competitor Tremblant is also building a Doppelmayr detachable this year.
Bromont is less than an hour from the Vermont border and has
grown to become one of Eastern Canada’s largest resorts with eight major
lifts. The new chondola and a new lodge make up the first phase of
Project Altitude, which will see approximately $80 million invested through
public-private partnerships over the next few years.