Bromont Chondola

Bromont Announces Construction of Canada’s Second Chondola

 

April 21, 2018Peter
Landsman
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Dignitaries celebrate the surprise announcement of a chondola
and more in Bromont, Quebec April 20, 2018.  Photo credit: Bromont,
montagne d’expériences.

 

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.

Comments

  • Hmm ... or should I say Hmph?  :-??

    I've skied Bromont three times and enjoyed each visit.  The vertical is 1000 feet, which is OK but not large by the region's standards.  What's been especially fun for me are the layout (ski runs on all sides of some of the multiple peaks), the glades for skiers of all abilities, and the extensive night skiing.

    A chondola, though?  Seems like overkill.  Seems that Bromont already snags a huge share of the Montreal market, but maybe the chondola is seen as more of a summer attraction like Belleayre's new Catskill Thunder gondola.

    Woody
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