Eastern Canada's Largest Resort Tests Snowmaking For First Time This Season

Instagram/Mont Tremblant/Gary Yee

Earlier today, October 24th, Mont Tremblant, Quebec, fired up its snowmaking system for the first time this fall on the Flying Mile trail.

Here are a few photos of the excitement, shot by photographer Gary Yee.

Mont Tremblant noted in the comments section that the snowy display was only a test -- ski resorts run their snow guns before temperatures drop consistently to ensure that everything is working in advance. And Mont Tremblant, which operates over 1,200 snow guns, has lots of ground to cover when it comes to testing its snowmaking coverage.

As for the coming weather, temperatures above freezing are expected at the resort for the rest of the week, with rain arriving tomorrow.

Don't fret, though. It's October, and Mont Tremblant has plenty of time to run the snow guns before its planned opening date: November 23rd. So keep your eyes trained on the forecast -- winter and those first glorious turns of the season will be here before you know it.

Mont Tremblant Stats/Information:

Vertical: 2, 116 ft.

Skiable Terrain: 754 ac.

Average Snowfall: N/A

Lifts: 14

Trails: 102

Snowmaking: YES

Night Skiing: NO

Mega-Pass: Ikon Pass

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