“Winter 1979-80 is the first step of a most ambition project that we’ll make Val Saint-Côme the highest rated ski area in the Lanaudière region”
After presenting Mont Garceau and La Réserve, two established Lanaudière ski areas, this week we have a ski areas that started operations in 1979-80. This is the brochure from their first season. Val St-Côme had a modest start with only 350 vertical feet, but it would eventually an important ski area in the region.
Val St-Côme had only one T-Bar, no electricity or phone at the hill during the first season. Electricity arrived the following year, the lodge was expanded and a triple chairlift was installed.
Within the next 5-6 years snowmaking, a quad chair and the first slopeside condos made show up. The rest is history.
The brochure is interesting the new ski area and describes each of the original six trails individually.
Source: Val St-Côme