For example, Le Massif de Charlevoix sets the maximum number of skiers per day to 2,500, depending on the reduced capacity of the ski lifts. If the entire ski area is open, the resort can sell longer day tickets without creating endless lines like two days during the holidays.
For Michelle Ryan, chairman of the board of directors of ASSQ and chairman of Mont Sutton, these lines give the false impression that there are more skiers than usual when the stations are capable. Reduced from 33% to 50%.
“Unlike the regular season when customers take breaks to warm up or take advantage of the convenience of a good meal, people are always outside to enjoy the outdoors, which has a long-lasting effect at queues at ski lifts,” he commented.
Stations are now banking in January and February to reduce losses. These two months accounted for 40% of the total turnover for the season. As Andre Roy says: “It helps from Mother Nature”. We need to go back to the 2015-2016 season to review the start of the toughest season due to the weather.