Bromont Announces Construction of Canada’s Second Chondola

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Dignitaries celebrate the surprise announcement of a chondola and more in Bromont, Quebec April 20, 2018.  Photo credit: Bromont, montagne d’expériences.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Bromont Announces Construction of Canada’s Second Chondola

  1. Collin April 23, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    Given the red color of the cabins, they may also end up with red terminals which would make this lift look very much the same as the Sunday River Chondola. This lift will also be running at night just like the Sunday River Chondola as Bromont has night skiing.

    I doubt this is a D-Line since it’s a 6-8 and it would’ve been a 6-10 if it were. They also didn’t specify the cabin/chair ratio. Orford is 3:1, Sunday River it’s 4:1, and Beaver Creek it’s 5:1. Orford and Sunday River are 6-8 and Beaver Creek is 6-10. Most likely UNI-G-L terminals meaning the ones with 29 windows.

    I wonder why they think they need the cabins vs just a regular chair. They have a summer lift but it’s the fixed quad next to the high speed quad being replaced. They must be planning to put in a restaurant or something at the top.

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    • adrian1701 April 23, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      The telemix is so, and not a chair, to be Bromont’s “signature lift” – in the same way La Télécabine is for Tremblant. Apart from functionality, like bringing summer customers to the top faster, or even just offering the option of a comfortable cabin in the winter, it’s a marketing play.

      Interestingly, the advertisement shows Doppelmayr of Europe’s 6E98 chairs, without bubbles. It would be interesting to see these more stylish and beautiful chairs in Canada! They’re only found without bubbles at Sunday River, and with bubbles at Big Sky and Hermitage Club.

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    • Collin April 23, 2018 / 5:33 pm

      The PR picture for the Windham 6 pack is exactly the same. Sunday River has the 6E98 chairs while Orford and Beaver Creek have the EJ chairs.

      Tremblant has their gondola because Intrawest wanted to have a lift that both skiers and foot traffic could use that went between the Pedestrian Village and Grand Manitou. It didn’t increase capacity over the CLD-260 it replaced (which now serves the Soleil side).

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  2. Etienne July 9, 2018 / 11:57 am

    Bromont Skier here: the wind in the last 1/3 or the detachable is pretty brutal in the winter. I am really looking forward to being shielded from the winds in the lift.

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