Sommet Morin Heights is a ski station located west to Saint-Sauveur. It offers 35 trails, 4 lifts, one magic carpet. We were there one Sunday morning to allow our kids to improve their ski proficiency. It looks like this ski station is known for beginner and intermediate levels as there were many kids lessons taking place during the weekend.
The parking is free, not very big. It is relatively far from the lifts or the main building.
The magic carpet area was groomed in a curvy way to practice turns. I was worried to let my young daughter ski downhill on her own as the short trail was not obvious how to ski on it. Some part of the kids’ area was blocked for the public as it was reserved for the ski schools.
There is an indoor Griffon playroom (we did not see it the day we visited) it is free for season pass holders and for visitors buying a full day lift ticket at regular price.
Black trails number 18A and 18B are specially groomed snowpark trails for acrobatic skiers where jumps are artificially created. My 5 years old enjoyed it very much.
My husband took to the opportunity to do cross country ski over lunch, very close to the Morin Heights ski area – only 2 minutes by car from the ski parking. This place offers cross country and snowshoeing trails at extra cost. It is considered one of the ten nicest trails in the province of Quebec.
Address: 231, rue Bennett, Morin-Heights, J0R 1H0, QC
Car: Drive north-west for about 1h15 from Montreal. On route look for ‘Ski Morin Heights’, do not be confused by other signs towards Morin Heights (not ski area).
Daily fees: These are online rates for season 2017-2018 – 13+ years old 40.99$, 6-12 28.99$ years old, under 5 years old 9.90$. Available from opening to 6pm. Other rates available onsite, usually a bit higher prices, and only 4 hours block. Looks like it is worth booking online before heading there.
Magic Carpet: Yes
Gear Rentals: Yes
Cafeteria and restaurant: Yes
Indoor playground – Yes