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Intrawest’s Blue Mountain Resort Acquires 6 New Segway PTs to Support Increasing Demand of Mountaintop Segway PT Tours

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from Segway Canada


Published on April 10, 2017

Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario. April 10th, 2017 –  Blue Mountain Resort is announcing the recent purchase of six new Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) from Segway of Ontario to support the growing demand of their seasonal Mountaintop Segway PT Tours, which are gearing up to enter their 6th season this spring.  “We have seen steady growth in our Segway PT tours and we have decided to add 6 new units to our fleet of 20 to increase our capacity at each tour times,” explains Luc Bélanger, Blue Mountain’s Manager of Snow School and Summer Programming.
 
“Right from the start, Segway PT Tours have been a resounding success and the activity complements our other offerings really well,” furthers Mr. Bélanger when asked about how the Segway PT improved the activity mix at the resort. “It has been amazing to see how curious and interested the guests are with the Segway PT, they have often heard of them but not seen them in the flesh. When they actually see them in action they are immediately sold on trying one.”


Finding a partner in the dynamic Segway of Ontario dealership, Blue Mountain Resort has worked on building a fleet custom made to cater to their popular mountain activity. “In general, it is important to have a suitable trail route, which accounts for timing, scenery and content, and ease of use for the general public,” says Jason Rizzuti, General Manager of Segway of Ontario. Transforming a dedicated mountain bike trail into a Segway PT trail, Blue Mountain Resort had done just that. And now it came down to choosing the right vehicle. “Blue Mountain Resort makes use of the versatile Segway x2 and x2se for their unique and long running Mountain Top Segway Offroad tour,” specifies M. Rizzuti.
 
Maintenance being another key factor, Segway of Ontario also provides standard maintenance that includes replacement of tires, handle bar grips, batteries, and any other part needing replacement due to regular wear and tear, as well as for any units requiring repair and service. “After the initial sale, ongoing service and support are important elements to ensure their fleet of PTs is operating at full capacity, says Jason Rizzuti. Maintenance checkups are scheduled for fleet inspection as per Segway Inc.'s recommended preventative maintenance guide.”

“Segway Canada is proud to support all 17 Segway PT Tours in Canada, expressed Jean-Marc Blais, Segway Canada‘s Executive Vice President. Intrawest’s Blue Mountain Resort is a clear example of how you can grow tourism activities with the help of Segway PTs. Indeed, they are fun and safe as well as a good summer business to have for ski resorts.”
 
Blue Mountain Resort’s Segway Mountaintop Tours are available 7 days per week from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. from mid-May to mid-October. For more information, go to www.bluemountain.ca
 
About Segway of Ontario
Segway of Ontario is Canada’s longest running Segway PT dealer. With over 13 years experience, Segway of Ontario is the premier Segway PT sales, service, and repair centre in Canada.  For further information, please contact Aaron Binder at sales@segwayofontario.com

About Segway Canada

Segway Canada is the official distributor of Segway and Ninebot products in Canada. Segway Canada also promotes all Authorized Segway PT Tours and Dealers in Canada. Segway’s Personal Transporters are practical, fun to ride and always safe for the environment. Today there are more than 700 Segway PT tours offered around the world. www.segwaytours.ca

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Photo: Blue Mountain Resort / Apex, Segway and MTB