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.