New ski-related features as of this Thanksgiving weekend
The preparations for the 2017-2018 have already started! All our teams are working hard to make sure you will be able to enjoy Mont SUTTON in even more ways! The snowmaking system will be improved, the new charging stations for electric cars have been set up, two new sculptures will be added on the mountain, the Boutique Expérience SUTTON will have a brand new K2 “shop in shop”, virtual reality will be added, and the reflection regarding the products diversification on four seasons with the master plan continues.
MAJOR IMPROVEMENT IN THE SNOWMAKING SYSTEM
This year, Mont SUTTON will invest this year close to a million dollars in its snowmaking system, bringing the total investment to 1.5 million in the last two years. You will be able to see 39 new fixed snow guns in the Alouette and Cascade, allowing to maximize the strike force right from the beginning of the season. What’s more, the addition of a second T40 fan gun will improve the quality of snow in the Family Zone to facilitate the learning of snow sports in even better conditions. The 2017-2018 season also marks the beginning of a long term plan to change the plumbing for the air and water supply system. These changes put together will allow an important energy gain, an increased reliability, a productivity gain and a better quality of the snow produced at higher temperatures.
10 CHARGING STATIONS FOR ELECTRIC CARS
If you have an electric car, you’ll be happy to know that you can now charge it when you come visit us. Five Tesla and five universal 240 V ClipperCreek chargers, free of charges, are now at your disposition.
TWO NEW SCULPTURES ON THE MOUNTAIN
After having the chance to discover the four already existing sculptures on the mountain – the woodpecker, the bear and the two porcupines – you can now admire the new owl in the Sutton-Ik. This new sculpture, made by artist Marek Latzmann, is made of tires, metal and wood. For that matter, you can now spot them all on the new trail guide!
The second sculpture, made by Daniel Haché, represents a cow on cedar skis and has a 5-foot diameter, a reference to the business origins that started with a creamery. It was offered to the Boulanger family for its implication in the touristic and economic development of the region. It is an initiative of the CLD of Brome-Missisquoi in collaboration with the town of Sutton.
SNOWBOARD IS BACK AT THE BOUTIQUE EXPÉRIENCE SUTTON
Snowboarders rejoice! You will be happy to learn that Boutique Expérience SUTTON will have a brand new K2 “shop in shop” with snowboards, bindings, boots and splitboards selected specifically for Mont SUTTON’s varied terrain.
Many new brands will also arrive at the ski shop: Nordica ski boots, Komperdell poles, Goode, carbon poles, K2 snowboard and twin tips, Marker Kingpin bindings, and the Steep Series collection from North Face. These new brands will be added to the already well-established partners including Rossignol, Scott, Atomic, Fischer, Head, Völkl, Peak Performance, Hestra, POC, Dalbello, Scarpa and others.
Virtual reality at the Fall Festival
Starting this Thanksgiving weekend at the Fall Festival, you will have the chance to live two different experiences of virtual reality:
- Climb up the mountain in the alpine touring trail with Lyne Bessette, Canadian athlete;
- And hit the slopes in the trails and glades of Mont SUTTON with an experimented skier.
A perfect occasion to get a foretaste of the coming season or to make your non-skiers friends discover skiing!
THE REFLECTION CONTINUES
The reflection that started last year with the start of the master plan will continue by focusing on the long term diversification of the activities at Mont SUTTON. The plan, made in concert with Ecosign and Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, will allow to verify both the potential and the best opportunities for the development of the mountain and four season products diversification, to determine and prioritize each of the development phases to come, while staying true to the resort’s authentic DNA. This desire was shown with the addition of 25 km of mountain bike trails and an Enduro trail created in partnership with Plein air Sutton/MTB.
Stay tuned to be among the first to know about the complete program of this season activities!