We are stoked to have been at Mount St. Louis-Moonstone for the past 10 years, and we are so excited for another amazing season of Evolve Snow Camps that is right around the corner! After 10 seasons of skiing and snowboarding, we can confidently say that there is no place that we would rather be running our programs than Mount St. Louis-Moonstone, and unless you’ve been there yourself, you might not understand what makes it so great. In order to fill you in a little, we put together some lists of reasons why MSLM is better than any of the other hills in Ontario.
MILLIONS SPENT ON IMPROVEMENTS & UPGRADES
With another $1.5 Million re-invested towards improvements & upgrades, Mount St. Louis Moonstone continues to focus on terrain and building mountains! This summer, work crews moved 170,000 cubic metres of earth in just 60 days, removed the Venture Quad chairlift, and raised Venture slope a total of 50 vertical feet.
MSLM also dropped another $800,000 to improve their unique and powerful snowmaking system. With 3,000 feet of new ductile snowmaking pipe on Venture, Easy Street and Crescent Slopes, as well as 40 various new TechnoAlpin automated snow guns, they will be able to cover 2 slopes with snow in less than 36 hours! The resort also purchased some new Ski Doo Skandic machines for the snowmakers to be able to get around.
Not only should there be more snow than ever at MSLM, but they now have 6 of their 7 PistenBully 600 snow groomers operating the top-notch SNOWsat system which provides exact calculations of snow depth and density.
In terms of getting you to the top of the hill, they have also invested $60,000 on a new haul rope for the Summit 6 Express, $10,000 on a new gear box for Sundance Quad loading conveyor and $20,000 on a new belt for Magic Carpet. Finally, they spent more than $200,000 on a new 8320 high voltage gear switch and improvements to the Moonstone electrical station to enhance reliability and safety.
BETTER THAN THE LOCAL COMPETITION
Mount St. Louis-Moonstone is considered by many – us including – to be the “best resort East of the Rockies”! It is often compared to Blue Mountain, Horseshoe Valley & Snow Valley as they are each some of the bigger facilities that Ontario has to offer. That being said, there are many reasons why we choose MSLM over the others.
First of all, Mount St. Louis-Moonstone is the closest and easiest to get to from Toronto for us and our campers. Another massive reason why we love MSLM is because of the incredible terrain parks that they have (click here to read our last blog post about the MSLM terrain parks). These terrain parks are great for our Freestyle programs, but MSLM is also the perfect location for our downhill lessons because there are shorter lift lines allowing for more runs for each camper.
Mount St. Louis-Moonstone is also among the biggest of the resorts previously mentioned; boasting 15 more runs than both Horseshoe Valley and Snow Valley respectively. They are much better at getting you up the mountain than any of the other resorts as they re-invest more money than the others on improving their comfortable, high speed chairlifts.
Finally, one of the best things about MSLM is that it is located in the Snow Belt, which increases our odds of having good natural powder. They also don’t make snow for any of the open runs which means that the snow quality is never compromised.
COME SHRED WITH EVOLVE SNOW CAMPS
We would love to have any camper aged 6 to 15 to come and join us this winter for Evolve Snow Camps so that they can experience first-hand the awesomeness that is Mount St. Louis-Moonstone!!!