Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

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Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby Patrick » Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:12 pm

I was shock to find out that Mont Alta was hit by a fire overnight. The fire destroyed the building that housed the patrol, rental, etc. The electrical board for the lift was also located there.

After a great weekend of skiing in the Laurentians and at Mont Alta, the future is uncertain more than ever.

There is no insurance money involved as that building wasn't insured. From what I heard the electrical wiring had been replaced recently. Police is investigating.

Wishing all the ones involved good luck and courage whatever decision they will make.

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Re: Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby Anthony » Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:31 pm

This news is worse than devastating after all that has happened. We just had a amazing powder weekend where we just skied anywhere all day long. Received a call early this morning with the news ,could not believe it. Went thru so much just to open and get the lift approved. The hill has to survive . Fire is under investigation. ... 83813.html Take a look at this picture. Hard to take.
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Re: Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby Anthony » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:20 pm

FYI , Latest news story on Alta woes with some summertime pictures . Article is in french but basically financing is needed for septic system and repairs to buildings . Will the lift ever spin again ? who knows hope so . ... a-vendre/1
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Re: Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby Tony Crocker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:45 pm

Ominous parallel to Kratka Ridge, where I just hiked last weekend.

I suspect Mont Alta and Kratka are rather similar in scale and topography, probably average snowfall too. Of course the Montreal and L.A. ski markets are different, and we can hope that's a point in Mont Alta's favor.
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Re: Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby jamesdeluxe » Sat Dec 06, 2014 7:03 am

They're not opening this season -- a press release yesterday said that so much work is needed on the infrastructure that they're pushing the reopening back to next December. In a nutshell, they want to do things right instead of in a hurry so that the ski area is in operation long-term.
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Re: Mont Alta's bad luck - Fire

Postby Marc_C » Sat Dec 06, 2014 12:12 pm

jamesdeluxe wrote:

But that site is written in some strange redneck language. Isn't Quebec supposed to be bi-lingual?
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