Mont Saint-Sauveur

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Sommet Saint-Sauveur
St-Sauveur Quebec.jpg
Location Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city Montreal, Quebec 77 km (48 mi)
Coordinates 45°53′08″N 74°09′04″W / 45.88556°N 74.15111°W / 45.88556; -74.15111
Vertical 213 m (698 ft)
Top elevation 416 m (1,365 ft)
Base elevation 203 m (666 ft)
Skiable area 142 acres (0.57 km2)
Runs 40 total
23% Easy
23% Intermediate
43% Difficult
13% Extremely difficult
Longest run 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Lift system 8 total
4 detachable quads
2 quadruple chair
1 double chair
1 magic carpet
Lift capacity 15,604 skiers/hr
Snowfall 460 cm/year
Snowmaking 100%
Night skiing 27 out of 38 trails
Website Sommet Saint-Sauveur

Sommet Saint-Sauveur (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃ sɛ̃ sovœʁ]) (previously Mont Saint-Sauveur), commonly Saint-Sauveur, is a ski mountain and resort located in Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, 45 minutes north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the Laurentian mountains.

History[edit]

Considered the home of Quebec's ski industry, it was here that in 1934, an American named Fred Pabst installed the first ski lift on Hill 70 which rapidly became one of the most popular ski destinations in eastern North America. Eleven years later, a group of businessmen joined with Victor Nymark to form UPHILL LTD. to further develop the site. In 1948, a T-bar, imported from Austria, was installed on Hill 71. Ski lifts on Hills 67 to 72 were installed throughout the following years.

At that time, the site was divided into different lots with different owners. It wasn’t until 1970 that efforts were started to unite the different lots under a common organization under the direction of Jacques G. Hébert. Jacques succeeded in convincing the owners to sell part of their interests to the ski center. The gradual acquiring of the different lots was finally achieved and in just a few years, the company changed from being a renter to being an owner. Thus, in 1972, Mont Saint-Sauveur resort was born.[1]

During the summer, the park operates as an aquatic theme park.

Description[edit]

Sommet Saint-Sauveur is known for its world class night skiing and Quebec's longest ski season, with more than 160 days of operation.[2]

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