In this challenging early ski season, Mont Saint-Sauveur continues its long tradition of winter experience maker and announces that it has begun implementing the “Terrain Based Learning ™” Program, the most recent and revolutionary learning approach for a first on-snow experience. From welcoming beginners to the customized terrain design and learning techniques, all the elements of the introduction experience will shortly be adjusted to the new program. Mont Saint-Sauveur is the first ski area of the province to implement the TBL.
“It’s all about the fun”
Developed by SNOW Operating, “Terrain Based Learning ™” puts forward a learning philosophy based on fun, trust and comfort. The introduction is set in a secure and delimited environment where speed and turns are controlled by the terrain’s design. This trail-blazing shaping suppresses the descent’s anguish and allows students to get their head around the gliding sensations without having to think about breaking.
According to the Program’s creators, the method allows a 20% increase in Beginner conversion and retention.
The Terrain Based Learning ™ Program received numerous awards in the industry and is acknowledged by the biggest ski and snowboard instructor associations, including NSAA, PSIA, and AASI. Many of the biggest ski areas in the world have already adopted the Program.
Setting up in the ski areas
Group Mont Saint-Sauveur counts on setting up the learning methodology in all of its six Snow Schools. The group’s bunny hills, soon to be renamed The Zone: Terrain learning, will be the first to adopt the Program in Quebec and will offer the brand new customized terrain as soon as Snow School Programs begin on January 16.
This new approach falls within Group Mont Saint-Sauveur’s constant will to make the ski experience more accessible, pleasant and fun. “We are extremely proud to be the first in Eastern Canada to adopt this innovative and promising Program,” says Group Mont Saint-Sauveur’s Customer Experience and Snow School Director, Simon Pagé. “We are convinced that this new method will help us introduce new visitors to winter fun and convert more future skiers!”
Year after year, Mont Saint-Sauveur achieves the feat of offering the longest ski season in Eastern Canada. Despite the last few week’s challenging weather, the hill already offers many snowy trails and becomes one of the few resorts to offer a white Christmas.