Mt. Tremblant gets Hall

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum (CSHFM) passed up setting up shop in Rossland in favour of St Jovite Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum (CSHFM) won’t be setting up shop in the Golden City, the Hall announced Wednesday.

Rossland’s bid along with those from Whistler, Grouse Mountain, and Revelstoke were all passed over in favour of the winning bid: the only eastern entry from St Jovite Mont Tremblant, Quebec.

After two years of deliberation and negotiation the final proposals were reviewed and voted upon by the board of directors.

The motion to select St Jovite Mont Tremblant  was brought forward by a Calgary-based director, and the Board supported the motion unanimously.

“Tremblant’s bid reached the podium because of overwhelming community support,” said CSHFM director Chris Edgell in the release. “There was also consensus that the St Jovite Mont Tremblant Region represents one of Canada’s cradles of ski culture and racing folklore.”

The decision will see more than 15,000 artifacts from Canada’s ski history once again on display for all Canadians to share.

The membership will vote on the Board’s recommendation in the coming weeks.