Alpine touring enthusiasts now have access to two alpine trail circuits at Mont SUTTON. One for those who would like to get initiated to alpine touring and one for more advanced skiers, with 3 possible exits on the skiable domain depending on your physical abilities and skill level.
Both alpine circuits start from the main chalet at Altitude 400 m. The downhill part is then completed on an official marked trail on Mont SUTTON’s skiable domain (groomed trails, glades or tree skiing trails).
Alpine Touring Rates
Daily access ticket
+ TAXES / PERSON, EVERY CATEGORY.
The daily ticket gives access to the alpine touring circuit all day. No chairlift access.
On sale at the customer service counter, Chalet Alt. 400 m
+ TAXES / PERSON, EVERY CATEGORY.
5 or 7-Day SUTTON 2016-2017 season pass holders can get a Rando-Ski Pass for free from the customer service counter.
THE ALPINE TOURING TRAILS
See the map at the bottom of this page.
The initiation circuit starts at the main Chalet Alt. 400 m. This circuit goes along the Yum Yum trail, and comes back by the Yum Yum trail. This circuit is 0.5 km long with a 60 m vertical climb.
This circuit is designed for alpine touring beginners and for those wishing to test out or get accustomed to their alpine touring equipment.
BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE-EXPERT CIRCUIT
The circuit for beginner and intermediate-expert skiers also starts at the main Chalet Alt. 400 m and climbs all the way to the top of the Alleghanys trail, between chairlifts V and VII. The alpine touring circuit follows the Paisible trail, and then the Alleghanys. The complete circuit is 3.8km in total with a vertical climb of 460m (the maximum slope angle is 25 degrees).
This circuit has three possible exits on the skiable domain:
EXIT 1: TOP OF CHAIRLIFT I
Exit 1 is located at the top of chairlift I (the end of the beginner circuit). It is the ideal exit for beginners because it gives access to easy level trails. From this point onwards, the climb gets more difficult. Therefore, unless you are a more experienced skier, it is preferable to exit the climbing circuit at this location.
EXIT 2 (A-B OR C): TREE SKIING SECTOR (ACCESS TO THE FANTAISIE, EXTASE AND SEDUCTION TRAILS)
Exit 2 gives access to some of our tree skiing trails (Fantaisie, Extase and Seduction). It is important to verify the opening status of the alpine circuits and ski trails before heading out on your journey, some trails/exits could be closed. If the Fantaisie, Extase and Séduction trails are closed, the exit 2 is consequently also closed.
EXIT 3: AT THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN, CLOSE TO CHALET ALT.840M
Exit 3 is at the very top of the climbing circuit between the top of chairlifts V and VII (close to Chalet Alt. 840 m).
EQUIPMENT, GUIDE, SAFETY RULES AND TRAIL MAP
HOW TO GET EQUIPPED FOR THE RANDO-SKI
Rando-ski equipment is available at the Rental Center:
• Fischer Translap 88 skis with Fischer Ambition bindings
• Black Diamond climbing skins
• Full day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. : $45 + tax
• Half-day, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: $30 + tax
• Evening, from 4 p.m. until 9:30 a.m. the morning after: $45 + tax
Please note that there is no touring boots nor telescopic poles available at the Rental Center. It’s not necessary to have boots or poles especially made for alpine touring to try our alpine circuit at Mont SUTTON.
Regular ski boots and poles are available at the Rental Center. See rates here.
Alpine circuit access fees free with the equipment rental.
We recommend to reserve your equipment in advance at the Snow School at 1 866 538-2545, option 2.
For those who fall in love with alpine touring and wish to purchase their own equipment, the Boutique Expérience SUTTON at the foot of the slopes, offers a vast selection of skis, bindings, boots, climbing skins, back-packs… specifically for alpine touring.
FIRST ALPINE TOURING EXPERIENCE: BOOK A GUIDE-INSTRUCTOR!
Discover the alpine touring circuits with a SUTTON Snow School Guide-Instructor. This service is available by reservation by contacting the Snow School at email@example.com or 1 866 538-2545, option 2. Our guides will introduce you to alpine touring and to our alpine circuits at the mountain. Among other things, learn how to install your climbing skins and what to have in your back pack, learn about climbing techniques and get some useful tips for a safe hike.
Half-day price: $115 + tax/person and $44 + tax for any additional person. There is a maximum of 4 participants per outing.
In the mean time, need more info on the equipment, meet with our specialist at the ski shop.
Always verify the opening status of the alpine circuits and ski trails before heading out on your journey, some trails/exits could be closed. Also, take a look at the safety rules before your departure and enjoy your hike!
The alpine circuits map is available at the Customer Service counter.