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According to their newsletter and Facebook page: Facebook: RECORD OPENING DAY this Thursday November 26th. First to open in the Region. The Vanier Chairlift will open for the season 9-4pm. This is the earliest opening in memory due to a combination of man-made and natural snow.....20cm of fresh snow. Remember your mask and that standard covid protocol will be in effect. Awesome! More details on lift tickets on Tuesday. Newsletter: Historic Early Opening "Arrive together Ski Together" The combination of our snowmaking and natural snow (20cm of fresh snow to be exact) has allowed us to open earlier than ever before in this century and the first to open in the Region. The Vanier Lift will be open and conditions will be excellent. Remember to wear your mask and that the standard covid protocol will be in effect for Mont Ste-Marie in an "Orange Zone". The restaurant and bar will be open. More details in Tuesdays e-mail.
Looks like the ski season may get into mid April. This is from Mont Ste Marie's facebook site (April 4th): SNOW REPORT (Lots of Snow April 6th-8th) We received 10-15cm last night at the base of the mountain and over 20cm at the summit of Mont Ste-Marie. This is setting up to be the best skiing of the season when we re-open this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. All runs will be open with perfect ski conditions groomed to perfection. They also mention that they will be open the April 13-15th weekend. and todays webcam, another 5cms is expected on Friday. Tremblant got 16cms over night.
Club Mont Ste Marie Announces $747,000 Investment for Increased Snowmaking Capacity and Technology at Mont Ste-Marie Ski Resort including on the new Dustin Cook Run 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. Saturday February 24th 2018 - Mont Ste Marie (Quebec): 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 2 $100,000. The Resort will provide the balance of the required funding, to bring the total project value to $747,000. The announcement of the significant Quebec Government grant was made by Ms. Stéphanie Vallée, Member for Gatineau, Minister of Justice and Minister Responsible for the Outaouais region, on behalf Ms. Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism Quebec, during a press conference held this afternoon at the MSM Ski Resort. Also in attendance were Mr. André Groulx, Director of Business Development at Outaouais Tourism, Mr. Yves Juneau, CEO of the Quebec Ski Areas Association, Mr. Gary Lachapelle, Mayor of the Municipalité de Lac Sainte-Marie and Mr. Robert Sudermann, MSM Ski Resort Owner. Daniel Boivin, Outaouais Ski Zone President and Club MSM member hosted the event, along with Paul Turner, President of Club MSM, Chris Klotz and Patrick Murray, Club MSM Directors of Funding and Sponsorship respectively, and other Club MSM members. Work is expected to commence in the summer of 2018 and be fully completed by the fall of 2019. The snowmaking enhancements will allow for early, mid and late season racing, training and skiing across the resort that will benefit all skiers. The earlier Phase 1 of the project raised $190,000 from 160 families across the Outaouais skiing community as well as from local businesses, the Municipality of Lac Ste. Marie, regional ski clubs, the Outaouais Ski Zone and large donations from Club Mont Ste Marie and Mont Ste-Marie Ski Resort. The funds were used to build and homologate the new FIS approved Slalom and Giant Slalom run, which was named after Dustin Cook, member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team, current World Cup skier and recent PyeongChang Olympian. Dustin is also a Club MSM member. For further information on the Dustin Cook Training Centre project please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/MontSteMarie Source : Club Mont Ste Marie
Great news. Cheval Blanc opens Jan 1st. Heres the details from the email newsletter that came out today. —— SKI REPORT (Cheval Blanc Open) For January 1st Cheval Blanc opens for the season with our signature run Dustin Cook, Outaouais, Frank Pouliotte, and rue Radar. On January 2nd we will be opening Betsy and Carrousel with a forecasted temperature of -12. Snowmaking operations will move to Chanson and Upper Carrousel. All ski lifts are in full operation servicing both Mountains. Ski conditions have never been better. Torchlight Parade and New Year's Eve Party Mont Ste-Marie is the place to be for New Year's Eve. Starting at 9PM sharp will be the torchlight parade of skiers followed by our New Years Party in the main lodge. Dance your way into the new year with DJ Music. This is a a free event and no cover charge.