a first evening competition in Canada
SAINT-CÔME, QC, Jan. 5, 2023 /CNW Telbec/ – Since October 2022, the new management of the Val Saint-Côme ski area has been working hard to make the ski area a success. It is with great joy that the team inaugurates the Alex Bilodeau World Cup ski slope. This will be the first evening freestyle ski competition in Canada and the third in the world after Finland and the United States.
Over the last few months, 45 lighted poles have been helicopter installed at the edge of the piste to offer a unique experience. Let’s remember that on the evening of January 27th and 28th, 2023, Val Saint-Côme will host the next World Cup event in mogul skiing in single and double moguls. During this event, the world’s best freestyle skiers will attempt to win fourth place out of six events at the circuit.
This project represents an investment of over $300,000 made possible by the new owners of Val Saint-Côme ski resort, Freestyle Canada and the VSC Freestyle Center of Excellence. Technilight Éclairage au del, Les entreprises électriques Angers, CBC Électrique and Passport Hélico are also proud sponsors who have contributed by investing more than $150,000 in sponsorship, materials and know-how and have done all the work brilliantly .
A new momentum
This milestone is just the beginning. The new owners are already working on several projects to develop the mountain’s economic and tourism potential and make it a premier year-round outdoor destination for families and nature lovers. To achieve this, Lyscor Investments and its partners are already working on some major projects: a mountain bike course, as well as several other major projects that will be presented in the coming months.
“We pride ourselves on offering the freestyle ski elite a slope of the highest quality. These investments will allow Val Saint-Côme to continue to develop internationally renowned athletes such as Gabriel Dufresne and help our local skiers reach their full potential.” The January 27th and 28th event will be spectacular and make a huge contribution to the prestige of the Berges both in the region and internationally. This is a first step in our development plan for the mountain. Our goal is simple: that Lanaudière and all of Quebec be proud of their mountain.”
– François Gagnon, President of Lyscor Investments and CEO of Val Saint-Côme Tourist Resort
“What a great achievement to see this runway open today! It’s a great achievement because this lit slope will allow us to continue and maximize the development of the region’s athletes. It is very important to us that skiers have all the tools to help them achieve their goals. With this announcement, we reaffirm our support for skiers like Gabriel Dufresne, a great inspiration for the region.”
– Carole Véronneau-Gagné, President of the Val Saint-Côme Freestyle Ski Center of Excellence
“We are very pleased with the investment made by the new owners of the resort and the support of the Lanaudière region in developing the sport in the Val St-Côme. The lighting of the slope allows us to hold a World Cup at night stand out from the international scene: an evening event brings a unique atmosphere and will enchant the international teams.
The World Cup is an excellent window into the sports system in general and an excellent opportunity to promote the various programs. Apart from the visibility of the event, these facilities offer national, regional and regional team athletes the opportunity to train at night and allow the center of excellence to offer a better experience to teams that come to train and participate in other competitions on the same slope, including a leg of the NorAm Cup and the Canadian Championships.”
– Charles-Antoine Morache, Events Director, Freestyle Canada
Via Oxygen St-Côme
Oxygen St-Côme is the only LEED certified cottage project in North America. The Scandinavian and contemporary inspiration and the beautiful homes of this real estate project blend perfectly with the enchanting landscape of the St-Côme region. François Gagnon, President of Lyscor, has more than 20 years of experience in managing development projects. Its exceptional team and its renowned partners are driving the development of this project in Lanaudière. Oxygen St-Côme is more than a real estate development, it is a living environment to discover!
SOURCE Oxygen St-Côme
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