Ski Bromont

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Ski Bromont 7 Versants
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Mont Brome behind houses of the municipality of Bromont
Mont Brome behind houses of the municipality of Bromont
Location Bromont, Quebec
Coordinates 45°18′04″N 72°38′14″W / 45.30111°N 72.63722°W / 45.30111; -72.63722 (Ski Bromont 7 Versants)
Top elevation 565 m (1,854 ft) [1][2]
Base elevation 180 m (590 ft) [2][3]
Skiable area 450 acres
Runs 113 trails and 42 Glades
30% Easy
34% Intermediate
15% Difficult
21% Very difficult
Lift system 8 chairlifts,
1 magic carpet[2]
Website SkiBromont.ca

Ski Bromont is an alpine ski resort located in Bromont, Quebec on the slopes of Mont Brome, Mont Spruce and Pic du Chevreuil. As of the 2009-2010 season, it was the largest centre in North America for illuminated alpine skiing.[4] It is one of the four major ski centres in the Eastern Townships east of Montreal, the other three being Ski Mont Sutton, Ski Mont Orford and Owl's Head.[5][6] It is about 45 minutes from Montreal.[6][7]

Bromont is on the edge of the orographic snowbelt created by the Appalachians south of the St-Lawrence Valley. Mount Brome is 2000 feet high, and the resort has a vertical drop of 1300 feet.[7] The resort has 9 chair lifts.[2]

The ski resort opened in 1964, for the 1964-1965 ski season, with the opening of the new Eastern Townships Autoroute, Quebec Autoroute 10.[8] It was created in the same year that the City of Bromont was created, out of Brome County.[9] A second chalet was established at the top of the mountain in 1978.[10] The City of Montreal has invested into the resort.[11] The Canadian government has also invested into the resort. Its investment, for a World Cup event, created permanent facilities for the Bromont Ski School.[12] Bromont became the largest night skiing venue in eastern North America in 2006, when it upped its lighted ski runs to 50.[13]

At one time, the resort was part of the Ski East promotional group, along with the resorts of Jay Peak Resort (Vermont), Ski Mont Orford, Ski Mount Sutton, Owl's Head, Ski Mt. Echo.[14]

At one time, the resort has staged events for the alpine Eastern Canada Cup.[15] The resort has hosted the Bromont Cup, an alpine event that has been part of the Pontiac Cup, a national ski championship in Canada, that was based on the international championship, in the 1960s.[16] It has also hosted an alpine World Cup event.[12][17] Also hosted has been a freestyle World Cup event.[10]

Amongst other things outside of ski season available at the resort, is an aquatic park, with water slides.[18]

Mountain's Profile[edit]

Base Summit Vertical
Drop
Trails Night
Skiing
Glades
Mont Soleil 180m 305m 125m 7 8 3
Versant du Village 180m 565m 385m 38 33 7
Versant du Lac 255m 565m 310m 17 21 9
Versant des Épinettes 255m 495m 240m 16 6 6
Versant du Midi 300m 495m 195m 7 1
Versant de la Côte Ouest 300m 500m 200m 14 8
Versant des Cantons 202m 483m 281m 14 17 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ a b c d Trail Map
  3. ^ The Atlas of Canada
  4. ^ (French) http://www.skibromont.com (accessed 27 March 2010)
  5. ^ Globe and Mail, "Early riders, 18 November 2006 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  6. ^ a b New York Daily News, "SNOW CANADA: IT HAS THE WHITE STUFF In Quebec, Eastern Townships offer skiing, fine dining and antiquing in picturesque area", Richard Weir, 11 December 2002 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  7. ^ a b The Gazette, "Township Autoroute opens hills to our local ski enthusiasts", Carl Edgar Law, 7 December 1974 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  8. ^ Ottawa Citizen, "Eastern Townships skiing", Bob Mellor, 14 December 1964 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  9. ^ The Yamaska, "New City Of Bromont Is Created", 27 May 1964 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  10. ^ a b (French) Le Nationale, "Du nouveau cet hiver d la station de ski Bromont", 25 July 1978 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  11. ^ First Tracks!! Online, "City of Montreal Invests in Ski Resort", 6 July 2006 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  12. ^ a b "Bromont gets grant for Cup", 16 January 1986 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  13. ^ First Tracks!! Online, "Eastern Townships Ready for Ski Season", 21 October 2006 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  14. ^ The Gazette (Montreal), "Let's talk Ski East", 9 February 1973 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  15. ^ The Gazette (Montreal), "Series Ends at Bromont", Chris Allan, 14 March 1968 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  16. ^ The Gazette (Montreal), "Race at Bromont tops ski events", 12 February 1969 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  17. ^ The Hour, "Quebec has charm", Al Harvey, 12 February 1987 (accessed 27 March 2010)
  18. ^ (French) Montreal Plus, "Parc aquatique Ski Bromont" (accessed 27 March 2010)