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Alterra Mountain Company partners with Taiga to add electric snowmobiles to its fleets

March 13, 2024
By Canadian Manufacturing

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A Taiga Nomad electric snowmobile at Steamboat Ski Resort, an Alterra Company destination (CNW Group/Taiga Motors Corporation)

MONTREAL — Taiga Motors Corporation announces that it is now a supplier of electric snowmobiles for Alterra Mountain Company. Alterra is trying to reduce its carbon footprint and transitioning its snowmobiles to electric to achieve carbon neutrality across its North American mountain destinations.

“We know the impacts of climate change are threatening the mountain lifestyle and activities we love,” said Darcie Renn, VP of Sustainability at Alterra Mountain Company. “That’s why we’re committed to efforts to protect the mountains for generations to come. Transitioning some of our snowmobile fleet to Taiga’s electric snowmobiles was a great choice for us to expand our on-mountain EV fleet and propel us forward in our ambitious carbon reduction journey.”

Nomad(TM) Performance is the snowmobile that’s been ordered by Alterra, and has been in use by them for three months.

“Following testing across 15 of their iconic mountain destinations, we’re proud to continue to support Alterra in their lower-carbon mission,” said Sam Bruneau, CEO and Co-Founder at Taiga. “Not only are the Nomad snowmobiles contributing to reducing emissions but doing so while lowering operating costs and delivering uncompromising performance.”

This partnership marks a step forward in the movement toward sustainable mountain operations.

“We’ve been using our Nomad snowmobile for three months and have put it through its paces across the mountain,” says √Čric Gadoua, Mountain Operations Director at Tremblant, an Alterra Mountain Company destination. “While our guests have been loving their odourless and quiet ride, our operations team is equally impressed with their performance and reliability.”

Nomad is a mass-produced 100% electric snowmobile for mountain operations and ski resorts. It reportedly requires no powertrain maintenance and offers a range of up to 100km.

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