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75th Birthday: Tremblant Reaches Out to School Kids

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School kids will be skiing Mont Tremblant through the month of January thanks to a new program called Mon Tremblant—all to celebrate Tremblant’s 75th birthday.

It was 75 years ago this season that Joe and Mary Ryan (pictured) established Mont Tremblant at a ski area.

The new school program includes a free introductory ski lesson and rental equipment. Kids between the ages of 6 and 12 can then ski for as little as $7.50 per day until the end of the 75th season with a 50% discount on additional lessons and rental equipment too.

“We’ve been promoting a passion for skiing and the ski culture for 75 years, from one generation to the next. For our anniversary season, we’ll be encouraging the next generation more than ever, with increased access to the mountain,” explained Annique Aird, Vice-President of Sales, Marketing and Communications at Station Mont Tremblant. “Tremblant is in the backyard of a number of families who have not necessarily had an opportunity to discover skiing. As our mission, we’ve pledged to make slide sports accessible to all the region’s children, so this immense playground which is their mountain becomes their very own.″

In total, 11 school groups will be welcomed by the Station Mont Tremblant team. They will carve their first turns under the watchful eye of Snow School instructors, during a two-hour lesson. At the end of the day, students will leave with new skills and their own ′Mon Tremblant′ pass that, when presented at later visits, will entitle them to discounts on lift tickets, rental equipment and lessons. Accompanying adults also enjoy preferential rates on lift tickets.

Schools included in this program are Pavillon Fleur-Soleil, Pavillon La Ribambelle, Pavillon Tournesol, Pavillon Trois-Saisons, École L’Arc-en-ciel, École L’Odyssée, École La Relève, École Le Carrefour, École Le Tremplin and Arundel Elementary School.

Time Capsule for the 100th

In collaboration with their teachers, students from these 10 schools will be asked to create a piece of artwork, an object or an essay about Station Mont Tremblant’s 75th anniversary. Top creations from each class will be collected on February 12 – the date of the mountain’s anniversary – and placed for safekeeping until their unveiling, at celebrations marking the ski area’s 100th anniversary.

For more info, see www.tremblant.ca

SnowOnline Editor: Lori Knowles