Mont Sutton Ski Station
They say, there are some die-hard skiers and snowboarders who wouldn’t be caught riding anywhere else than Mont Sutton. Well, there are enough reasons for this obsession with the Eastern Townships ski area. In fact, Sutton, with its 988-metre summit, has always stayed true to skiing and snowboarding. It’s an authentic skier’s mountain. The area offers some pretty awesome skiing and plenty of it too.
This Quebec area opened December 17, 1960 due to the vision and hard work of the Boulanger family. With help from family friend and attorney François Lévesque, the Boulanger formed a company and bought the land on the mountain in 1959. They laid out four runs and scouted locations for the chairlifts, ski lodges and future runs. Famous for its glades and powder, Sutton now boasts 174 acres of terrain, 9 lifts, and a 1500-foot vertical.
Of the 54 runs and mind-boggling 194 junctions, over 60 percent are aimed at beginner and intermediate. If you’re looking for some gnarly black and double-black diamonds, you’ll find about twenty such runs below the Round Top. Mont Sutton's glade skiing, which accounts for 40 percent of its terrain, is what makes Sutton such a unique place. Sutton's crews plant trees to keep skiers away from towers, redirect traffic flow into the woods, and make the overall ski experience more interesting. Skiing there means skiing the terrain the way nature shaped it.
Although Mont Sutton gets an average 473 cm of snowfall a year, the resort’s snowmaking capability is close to 70 percent. That’s music to ears of anyone anxious to get an early start. Easy on the family budget and enhanced by a charming town, the resort is the wonderful legacy of a family’s passion for snow sports just slightly more than an hour’s drive from Montreal.
To join Mont Sutton Station: 671, Chemin Maple
Phone: 450-538-2545 or toll free 1-866 538-2545
Web Site of Mont Sutton Ski Station: www.montsutton.com