Montreal's 'Urban Ski Resort' Has Been Cancelled By The City

Montreal's Pente à Neige 'Urban Ski Resort' Has Been Cancelled By The City. Pente à Neige is a winter sports resort for Montrealers with three ski slopes and the longest tube slides on the Island (300m). The site has 3 ski lifts, and a ski and snowboard rental equipment.

The winter site also offers skating, a snow park, games, heated spaces, a restaurant, crazy events and a snow school.

In a statement the city said:

The Sud-Ouest Borough will be offering a new winter offer at Ignace-Bourget Park for the next season. “The three-year pilot project carried out at Ignace-Bourget Park with the non-profit organization Pente à neige has been completed. We are now better equipped to work on a new formula that is better suited to the needs and demands of our population, ”said the borough mayor of Sud-Ouest and president of the executive committee of the City of Montreal, Benoit Dorais.

The Borough thus confirms that the agreement with Pente à neige will not be renewed. “The concept, original and ambitious, has attracted thousands of board sports enthusiasts to us. We are sincerely grateful to Pente à neige for having developed this unique formula for winter activities at Ignace-Bourget Park and thank them warmly for their contribution, ”said Alain Vaillancourt, Saint-Paul – Émard – Saint-Henri- consultant. Where is.

“The experience with Pente à neige has among other things confirmed the site's potential in terms of winter sports. However, the formula raised various issues, particularly in terms of security, social acceptability and impacts on parking in the surrounding streets, ”continued councilor in the same district, Anne-Marie Sigouin.

The Arrondissement du Sud-Ouest invites the public to respond to an online survey in order to collect comments and suggestions. “From the start of this adventure, our desire was to improve the conditions for skiing on the Newman slope and to keep it free. The next version that we will develop in the coming months will remain faithful to these objectives, ”concluded Benoit Dorais.

The operators responded saying:

It is with surprise and concern that we announce to you today that Montreal’s South-West borough has decided not to renew the agreement which allowed Pente à Neige to offer an urban ski resort at the Ignace-Bourget Park.

​The Southwest Borough has announced that a public consultation will be held on the future of the Ignace-Bourget Park without including Pente à Neige as an option, or even inviting the team to express their views on the issue.

​We recognize the relevance of giving a voice to citizens in the democratic space, but we wish to offer the possibility to those who want the continuity of Pente à Neige to be heard.

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