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Investments at Sommet Saint-Sauveur - New six-pack heated detachable chairlift coming 2019-2020


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Just announced on the Sommet Saint-Sauveur Facebook page, is an investment by the Quebec government of $3 million. This investment will support several projects, one of which is the arrival in 2019-2020 of a new six-pack (6 passenger) heated detachable chairlift. It will be built by Doppelmayr of St-Jerome.

This new lift will replace the Atomic Express, the busiest and most popular lift at the mountain, which was built in 1985.

This is great news, and something that really excites. The lift will have heated seats, allowing a warmer ride back up the mountain. It tentatively could be the first heated chairlift in Quebec if no others are installed before this one, so another first at Saint-Sauveur.

I have been wondering when the Atomic would be replaced, and now we have our answer.

What do you think?

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Great news for St-Sauveur! There is a new 6 seater that was installed at le Relais last year. Now if only Bromont can get some $$ to invest as well and replace Chair 4 with a Hybride like what Orford and Sunday River have.

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3 hours ago, Gordo said:

Lots of "Six Pack" lifts out west but I have never heard of heated seats before.  I have seen plastic bubble covers that you can lower to keep you out of the wind.  Park City has one in Utah.

Hey Gordo, there is actually one at Okemo that is a six pack heated bubble lift. And I believe the Tee-Pee town lift at Sunshine Village in Banff is also the same.

The one at Saint-Sauveur will be slightly different as it won't have bubble covers but the ride is short enough and fairly shielded from the heavy winds.

The investments will also help improve the snowmaking system, and permit an expansion and reno of the chalet. Also mentioned is more winter activities, that would seem to focus around the Versant Avila area, namely snowshoeing, aerial treetop adventures and more.

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Having a heated seat for such a short mountain is ridiculous. I honestly don't even think they *need* a six pack (but I'm not a day skiier so weekends could be busier than I recall - you definitely don't need a six pack at night skiing). There are ample other ways I can think of that this money could be spent, but anyways, I guess this is the path they are taking. I would also love to see improvements at Bromont! Definitely increased lift capacity and speed on the main side of the mountain, and more detachables on the other versants. By the way for you Ottawa people - Bromont offers a Sweetpass for about $225. You can ski anytime, also use the water park in the summer, and you get a free night in a hotel (when you book two nights get third free) at one additional hour's drive compared to Tremblant, it's well worth the investment. Also the town has so many delightful and affordable bistros compared to other resort towns. 

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That is a pretty good deal.  3 hours is kinda pushing it for a day trip but for a long weekend ski it makes sense.  For Ottawa Tremblant is a pretty quick trip as the roads are rarely busy.  Some people also go to Titus Mountain in New York state as it’s also about 2 hours. 

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I think the lift replacement is a good idea. The Atomic is nearing the end of it's expected life, having been installed in 1985 and plenty of other mountains have replaced detachable quads that are not even that old with something newer to maintain reliability.

A six-pack will provide better flow on the busy weekends as this lift is the busiest on the mountain. The heated seats aren't necessary but I'm not gonna complain on those super cold days.

I didn't know Titus was only 2 hours from Ottawa. Is it worth checking out? It looks comparable in mountain layout and trails to Camp Fortune, but with more double chairs.

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Titus is good when they have a decent snow year.  Its bigger the Fortune with 50 trails and 1200ft vertical.  The nice thing about the mountain is its much quieter and cheaper then say Tremblant or Whiteface.  Worth checking out sometime.

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I had been looking into travelling to New York a couple of times to switch up the variety but each time I look into it, anything decent to ski is outside my 2-3 hour radius to make a day trip out of. 

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On a side note Ocean, Bromont has announced a new six-pack detachable chairlift, which will no doubt replace the Versant du Village #4 lift. It should be installed this summer, if all goes well. No official word confirming which lift will be replaced or the timeline for completion yet.

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