So close to Montreal, Sommet Saint-Sauveur transforms itself during wintertime from a huge summer waterpark to a ski resort with an additional alpine roller coaster – The Viking nearby. The ski resort is suitable for complete beginners (with magic carpet) to advanced levels, even though the advanced trails are not too steep.
Address: 350 Ave. Saint-Denis, Saint-Sauveur, J0R 1R3, QC
Car: Drive about 1h North-West from Montreal
Parking: Yes, free and nearby the main building Pavillon 70
Daily Fees: Daily Skiing ONSITE rates: option for 4 hours block or until 6pm between 15$ to 59.99$ (by age group). ONLINE daily tariff available at lower rates
The Viking: Children under 96 cm are not allowed. Children from 96 cm to 140 cm tall must be accompanied with a person 16 yrs and over. One ride at 12.99$, two rides 8.99$ per ride, with a valid daily ski ticket or season pass holders 6.99$ per ride. Online Tickets are available. Ticket booth is near the sign – ‘Parc F.U.N.’ close to the magic carpet
Magic Carpet: Yes
Restaurants: Yes; ‘T-Bar’ – unfortunately only for age 18+, or ‘Au Pied de la Côte’ – fast food option
Gear Rental: Yes
Ski School: Yes
Numbers of trails: 40 (combined with Avila hillside). 4 lifts on Sommet Saint-Sauveur: Cote 71 – quadruple detachable chairs, L’Etoile – quadruple chair, L’Atomic Express – quadruple detachable chairs – all three near pavilion 70 (main building and parking), another lift Fleche d’Argent – quadruple detachable chairs is located further from the main parking towards Avila hillside.
Snowpark at Sector Silver Trail – few special jumps and acrobatic ski.
The Viking rollercoaster was great fun, although in my opinion very expensive per ride. Located on the right side of the main building (mountain facing) near the magic carpet and near Parking P2/P3. The rollercoaster seat can be used by a single rider or two, usually adult and a kid. It climbs up to a high altitude and descends while the rider can control the speed. We did it so fast we missed the nice view of the valley going downhill.
If you are in the area, it is worth mentioning the big snow tubing park near Avila side, Glissades des Pays d’en Haut. We have not been there yet but it looks like a big attraction worth doing.