Jump to content

Major investment at Tremblant - $17 million with replacement of Lowell Thomas lift

Recommended Posts

Just received by email a media invitation ...

Mont Tremblant Resort invites media representatives to attend a press conference March 12 regarding new major investments.

The event is starting at 10am so sometime afterwards we will know what’s coming. I’ll be sure to share here when the press release comes out. The announcement will be webcast live on Facebook here : https://www.facebook.com/tremblant

Has anyone heard any rumours? I’m sure a new lift is in the works. Haven’t had any new lifts since the Gondola was installed in 1998 and the Soleil was installed as a result on Versant Soleil. The Destination Soleil gondola does not count as it operates on a limited schedule and doesn't serve any skiing.lowell-7.thumb.jpg.ef702deb4ccf7cc0936f217a368acb81.jpg

Link to comment

I would expect more year-round access type projects to attract people in the off season, in addition to hopefully some improvements to the various lifts. Maybe they'll find a way to stick some more hotels and condos in there too.

Link to comment

$17 million in investments.

  • Replacement of the Lowell Thomas (fixed grip triple) with a detachable Quad, built by Doppelmayr.
  • Expansion of the Grand Manitou, adding 400 more seats, and more windows. (photos show an additional floor will be added).
  • Some new trails (glades) will be added on the North side, bringing the total trail count to 101.
  • Expansion of the tent-style area of the North Side Fourchette du Diable into a permanent addition.
  • 31 new snow guns.
  • New snow groomer.

--- Other improvements here and there in the village and on mountain, which include improvements to the washrooms and facilities in the Chalet des Voyageurs, but the above are the major points.


You can find all the details on the official release here: https://www.slopeedge.net/content/17-million-dollar-investment-in-station-mont-tremblant-infrastructures

Link to comment

"Reinvented foodservice area" in the Le Grand Manitou! More glades will be nice as the Edge is not always open.  The plans seem very ambitious. The window to build the new summit lodge is pretty tiny. Like May till October. Good luck with that.

Link to comment
  • 2 months later...

Tremblant has posted an update to their blog with plenty of pictures showing the progress to date on the removal of the Lowell Thomas triple to make room for its detachable quad replacement. 

Check it out here. 


interesting uses for some of the old lift’s components.

I’ll post new links as new entries are posted by Tremblant. 

Very excited to see this new lift arrive. With the exception of The Edge the mountain will now be entirely served by detachable high speed lifts. ( Porte du Soleil doesn’t count as it’s mainly an access lift from the parking ).

Link to comment
  • 4 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 2 weeks later...
  • 4 weeks later...

Here are two new pictures I just saved from the Webcam at the summit.

The concrete base pillars have been set, and we should no doubt start seeing the upper terminal begin its assembly very soon.



Tremblant also posted a blog update on the progress on the Grand Manitou lodge, with some pictures. You can check it out here : https://blogue.tremblant.ca/makeover-for-le-grand-manitou/

I was initially a bit skeptical they could do such a big expansion in half a year but the way they are doing it by adding on the steel extensions then building the roof and walls seems like it will be done in record time.

Link to comment
  • 2 weeks later...



The contours and bull wheel are going up quickly. Remember that Tremblant opens November 22nd, and this will be the first lift to open for the season. With the foundations and towers going up quickly, and both terminals, the lift is forming before our very eyes each and every day.

Link to comment

Technically yes the Gondola is the first to open but it is just an access lift to get to the upper mountain. Typically the Lowell Thomas is the first lift to ski laps from, and on good years the TGV as well.

For me, eager to see the new lift and the upgrades / expansion to the Grand Manitou summit chalet.

Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Similar Content

    • By Gordo
      Wow what a killer weekend at Mont Tremblant! I drove up late Friday to meet some buddies from Toronto who had a hotel room a few minutes from the resort. Our expectations were not high as it was early season and there was the 24hr relay race on the south side. Tremblant brought the goods though.  They had just gotten 10cms and on Saturday they opened up "Le Edge" for the first time this season as well as the runs off the Expo Express Quad.  We had powder skiing on December 6th! along with 49 open runs on Saturday and 53 on Sunday.  The temperatures were hovering around -15c in the morning and -8c in the afternoon. Lots of snowmaking was happening.  Anyway after railing some groomers on the North Side we got in a couple powder runs going down Fuddle Duddle and Windigo then hit Le Edge for more all natural tree runs.  We stayed on the Edge side for a while before heading back to the south side for some afternoon groomer action.  Sunday was a repeat with lots of powder stashes left in the woods.  You really couldn't have asked for more and the weather was pretty much perfect for the huge relay event that involved skiing, running and walking for 24hrs.  Tremblant even had Beauvallon light all the way down for the teams skiing after dark. What a crazy event.  Well done Tremblant. 

      Going up! Its odd to see the lake unfrozen.

      Perfect groomers

      This was the only lineup of the day. Waiting for Le Edge to open. 

      So fresh, we only hit a couple logs. 


      Note the 24hr relay.

      At the top of the Edge
    • By Gordo
      Well I had an airmiles ticket for Tremblant burning in my pocket and figured Friday would be the day.  The weather was looking a little suspect but while it rained in Ottawa, Tremblant got 15cms over night.  Heading out in the morning it was raining pretty hard but just after the turn off north on highway 323 it turned to snow and would snow for the rest of the day.  We arrived just past 9 after a easy drive.  What luck 15cms of semi-dense powder, no lines, no wind and temperatures around zero!  We did some north side trails before hitting the Edge for its 9:30 opening.  Conditions were amazing, so soft, so fun.  Later in the day things would get a little more sticky as the temps rose especially on the bottom half of the trails.  All 102 runs were open and we got our fill.  

      The new Lowell Thomas Express Quad is fast.

      The Edge

      We hit a lot of untouched glades in the morning.

      Lunch at the Cabin mid mountain


  • Create New...