About this event
The Boston Chapter is back for our 20th Annual Boston Chapter Bimmers Across the Border XX Driving School at the incredible LeCircuit Mont Tremblant and Tremblant Resort sponsored by HMS Motorsport.
The setting is the European-style resort village Mont Tremblant nestled in the splendor of the Laurentian Mountains; Mont Tremblant is located just 90 miles northwest of Montréal.
This is the perfect vacation getaway for the entire family. The driving enthusiasts’ have the world class racetrack and everyone else has a world class resort all within a radius of only 2 miles! Come early, stay late, and bring your friends… you can easily spend a week without getting bored. The area features fine restaurants, shopping, and over 100 miles of protected trails for biking, skateboarding, and rollerblading. There are two great golf courses, an aquatics center and spa, and a beautiful lake with a large beach. There are activities for the entire family.
The Track - This village is only 10 minutes away from the world class Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Built in 1964 in the shadow of the majestic Mont-Tremblant, the picturesque and twisty 15-corner 2.65-mile track was completely rebuilt and upgraded in 2001. It is two meters wider all around with extensive runoff areas everywhere. Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant has been upgraded to meet FIA vintage Formula racing safety standards. If you loved the track before, you won't believe it now!
Situated in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world for a race track, the layout is a classic, as it combines the natural topography of the site with elevation changes from the start/finish line, to corner 8 and back again. The track is bordered by Lake Moore and Devil River (La Diable).
Driver Qualifications to Attend
This is a three day event for intermediate and advanced drivers based on the track rules for simultaneous cars on track.
The WEEKEND registration is open to any driver with at least 8 track days experience at High Performance driving schools prior, with a record of positive evaluations from your past instructors.
Friday is available to all students participating in the Boston Chapter's ISG program, as well as to a limited number of students who have previous experience of at least 12 days driving at High Performance Driving Schools, driving at or above the upper intermediate level, with a history of positive evaluations from past instructors. Please contact the registrar if you have any questions about your eligibility for Friday. Students in other chapter's advanced programs, such as A-Solo/S-Group, may apply to drive in ISG by emailing the registrar with their driving resume.
Independent Study Group. For advanced students who want to extend their skills in a safe, fast-paced coaching environment, the Boston chapter of BMWCCA offers its Independent Study Group (ISG)
To promote continuous advanced skill development for experienced, independent drivers, ISG encourages students to identify the areas in which they want to improve, then allows them to create a personalized curriculum for achieving their goals.
At each event, every ISG student is assigned a coach who will work with them to achieve their goals. ISG drivers are often offered additional solo track sessions and the opportunity to drive in the instructors’ run group.
ISG Qualification - Soloed drivers with substantial experience and the skills to drive a consistent line, at an advanced run-group pace, on a variety of race tracks are eligible for consideration. After passing a thorough checkout drive with an ISG instructor, which emphasizes awareness, safety, consistency, and pace, the ISG candidate is admitted into the group.
ISG on Track, Classroom and Exercises - On the racetrack, ISG drivers spend working sessions with their assigned coach to execute their personalized plan. Classroom sessions comprise lively discussions of driving lines, corner approaches, speeds, data analysis, and a wide range of additional topics. Specialized exercises are offered to improve situational awareness, increase comfort levels in close-quarters driving, and practice passing.
ISG, Serious Car Control - For advanced car control methods, essential for the final reductions in lap times, ISG students are invited to two Advanced Car Control Clinics (AC3) each year at Lime Rock Park. An AC3 event begins with a discussion of tire dynamics and grip, balance, weight transfer, and an introduction to suspension concepts that alter the understeer/oversteer characteristics of the car. Then, on the handling course and skid pad, drivers learn the methods for inducing controlled oversteer with the throttle and brake, while learning to correct and prevent understeer.
You may register for Saturday and Sunday as a pair, or for all three days IF you have sufficient experience. You must provide information on your experience at the time of registration.
The student registration fees (US $) for this event are as follows:
|BMW CCA Member - Saturday and Sunday||BMW CCA Member - All 3 Days||Non-Member|
|$610||$835||$355 per day|
Canadian BMW Club Members may register at above member rates.
Due to the limited number of student slots available for Boston Chapter driving events, it is common for us to receive more registrations than we can admit, hence a Wait-List will be created. Applications will be admitted from the Wait-List on a first come, first serve basis.
You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Annual membership costs $48 and includes a subscription to the fantastic BMW CCA magazine, Roundel.
If you are not a member you can apply at the link below and then return to this page and enter your new membership number. The BMW CCA website will provide your membership number immediately with your enrollment.
HOTEL DISCOUNTS - Please follow the link below for a group rate and discounts for hotels at the resort.
Vacations at a discount - Hotel Discounts
One of the sweet aspects of this event is the opportunity to take family and friends along for a value-priced vacation. Your hosts have negotiated unbelievable values on hotel accommodations right in the heart of the village available on a first come first served basis. Our special rates apply to the week before and the week after the event, so don’t delay and book you reservation early – space is limited! Log on to www.boston-bmwcca.org for full details about this event.
Discounts: BMW GROUP NUMBER: 2077HR
|Holiday Inn Express||Rate Per Night|
|Room Type||Week Day||Weekend|
|Hotel Room - 1Q||$133||$166|
|Hotel Room - 1Q + Sofa||$140||$173|
|Hotel Room - 2 Double Beds||$146||$179|
|Superior Room 1Q + Sofa||$146||$179|
|One Bedroom Suite - 1Q||$160||$194|
|One Bedroom Suite - 2 Double Beds||$174||$207|
|Hotel La Tour Des Voyagers||Rate Per Night|
|One Bedroom Suite 1Q||$142||$181|
|One Bedroom Suite - 2D||$149||$188|
|Two Bedroom Suite||$218||$246|
Le Lodge De La Montagne
|Rate Per Night|
|One Bedroom Suite - 1Q||$149||$185|
|One Bedroom Suite - 2 Double Beds||$162||$194|
|Two Bedroom Suite||$227||$263|
|Hotel Sommet des Neiges||
|One Bedroom Suite - 1K||$162||
|One Bedroom Suite - 2Q||$162||
|Two Bedroom Suite 1K + 1Q||$227||$292|
|Two Bedroom Suite 1K + 2Q||$259||$305|
|Three Bedroom Suite||$363||$389|
NOTE: All room rates are in CANADIAN DOLLARS subject to variation and are exclusive of several taxes – 3% resort tax, 5% TPS, and 7.5% TVQ each cumulatively added. Note the exchange rate is pretty good so a discount is likely with the conversion. Please check your bank.
PLEASE CHECK WITH HOTEL FOR FULL DETAILS AND VALIDATION OF RATES!
For questions regarding registration or Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.
LOCKTON INSURANCE - NOTE - SINGLE EVENT INSURANCE IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE FOR Tremblant. PLEASE CHECK WITH LOCKTON DIRECTLY
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Before registering for HMS Motorsport, Bimmers Across the Border XX, please read and understand:
- Procedures and Rules
Haven't run with Boston this year (or ever)? Click on this Procedures Document to see what you need to know. This is important.
Pre-Event Technical and Safety Inspection Once again for 2018 a number of our supporting Independent BMW Service Shops have offered to provide pre-track inspection services free of charge to our club members as a means to make attending a driving school easier and safer. You can, of course, still go to your shop of choice for a pre-event tech inspection and or inspect your own vehicle if you are qualified. The following is a list of our supporting inspection shops in alphabetical order.
- Ace Performance - Tewksbury MA
- EuroTech Motorsports - Natick MA
- German Performance Service - Brighton MA
- Landshark Automotice - Natick MA
- Northshore MotorWerks - Peabody MA
- Schneller BMW - Newbury MA
- Southshore Autoworks - Kingston MA
- Turner Motorsport - Amesbury MA
- Wile Motorsport - Walpole MA
At the event you'll need:
- Pre-Event Technical and Safety Inspection
Student & instructor cars must be inspected before the event. Required.
- Medical Information Form
Bring completed form in an envelope to registration. Required.
More information to make your experience better:
Driving Evals SLIP Student's Guide
Evaluations are performed on-line using Driving Evals using the Skill Level Instruction Program.
- First-Timer's Guide
New to the track? This guide is just for you.
- Guide to Le Circuit Mont Tremblant
Travel information, track map, and description of LCMT
New since for 2018:
The 2018 Procedures and Rules have lots of little updates from last year. Some notable changes are:
- Drones or other remotely controlled aerial vehicles? Nope. Leave 'em home.
- SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860. Snell SA2010/2015 and M2010/2015 or newer helmets required. SA2005/M2005 helmets will no longer be accepted.
- Eligibility rules for Targa/T-top cars and high-performance SUV/SAV/CUVs have been clarified.
• For answers to questions regarding student registration, or our Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.
• If you are an instructor for other chapters or car clubs, but have never instructed for the Boston Chapter, please contact the instructor registrar