Since its beginnings, MSSI prides itself on offering an exceptional recreational experience and a quality lifestyle so that its visitors may take full advantage for a day, a week or a lifetime...
The Longest Ski Season in Quebec
Year after year, Mont Saint-Sauveur has the longest ski season in the province of Quebec. Always the first to open, and never failing to close the season later than anyone else. Once all the other ski resorts have closed and admitted defeat, Mont Saint-Sauveur carries the torch, usually for several more weekends, often coming within a weekend or two of June.
Fast Lifts, Groomed Trails and Spectacular Night Skiing
Mont-Saint-Sauveur is connected to Mont Avila, itself bringing even more trails, and an incredible snowpark. Two full trails are dedicated to jumps, rail, boxes and modules... enough to surely satisfy the most daring and adventurous. Two smaller parks are also available in other parts of the mountain.
When the sun goes down, almost all of the trails are lit at night. The view from the summit of the village is spectacular. Don't forget the famous apres-ski, with the brand-new bistro-bar at the foot of the mountain. Delectable food, served in an energetic atmosphere, complete a perfect day on the slopes. Many evening events culminate in the bar, making it the place to be.
The Québec ski industry was born in the small Laurentian Village of Saint-Sauveur . In 1934 an American by the name of Fred Pabst had the first lift installed on hill 70, which rapidly became the most sought after ski installation in Eastern America . Eleven years later, a group of businessmen joined Victor Nymark to form UPHILL LTD, a company which would launch the development of this site . A first in America, a t-bar imported from Austria was erected east of hill 71 in 1948 . The installation of the lifts for hills 67 though 72 were added on over the course of the next few years .
At that time, land parcels were owned by many individuals . In 1970, born of Jacques G . Hébert’s dreams, properties were brought under one umbrella . Mr . Hébert managed to convince the land owners to sell a portion of their interests to the ski center, run by a newly formed group, misters Hébert, Paquette, Lévesque, Lavoie, Couture, Dufour and Piché . The gradual acquisitions which Mr . Hébert only once dreamed of would prove fruitful as it allowed the company to change its status from lessee to owner . This would prove to be the beginning of the harmonious development of the center.
Recent History of Opening and Closing dates
- Season 2008-2009 : Opened November 22, Closed May 6 : 144 days of skiing
- Season 2007-2008 : Opened November 9, Closed May 11 : 172 days of skiing
- Season 2008-2009 : Opened November 19, Closed May 3 : 153 days of skiing
- Season 2009-2010 : Opened October 18, Closed May 2 : 147 days of skiing
- Season 2010-2011 : Opened November 20, Closed May 22 : 151 days of skiing
- Season 2011-2012 : Opened October 31, Closed May 6 : 155 days of skiing
- Season 2012-2013 : Opened November 7, Closed May 19 : 181 days of skiing