Mont Tremblant

Ski Area Design

Project Details
LocationMont Tremblant, Quebec
ClientStation Mont Tremblant, Alterrra
Master Plan Completed1992, 2004
Project StatusOngoing
Services Rendered Detailed Site Planning
Resort Business Consulting
Ski Area Design
Resort Master Planning
Resort Village Design

The challenges at Mont Tremblant included a lift staging area that was located too high above the village elevation, a poor connection between the parking and the lift staging area (with low capacity and uncomfortable yellow school buses), old, slow lifts, an outdated snowmaking plant, narrow but straight ski trails and a general lack of skier service facilities such as rentals, retail, and food and beverage facilities. Innovative design solutions included: changing most lifts to high-speed, detachable grip lifts; installing top to bottom lifts on both sides of the mountain including a heated gondola on the west side of the area; beginner and children areas; and a first in North America – a cabriolet lift from the parking lots up to the skier staging area at the top of the new village to provide a seamless connection between the new village and the base of the ski area. Ecosign was also largely responsible for discovering and recognizing the tremendous potential of the South Bowl area and the development of the Versant Soleil (Sun Face) at Mont Tremblant. This has brought a totally new perspective and dimension to skiing at Mont Tremblant. Ecosign continues to work closely with Tremblant on Lift and trail design.