More kilometers of mountain biking for the Mont SUTTON – Plein air Sutton/MTB network
Sutton, August 19th, 2021 – On Saturday August 21st, the Mont SUTTON – Plein air Sutton/MTB network inaugurates four new mountain bike trails. More and more, mountain bikers are looking for destinations that offer a variety of trails targeting different levels of difficulty. It becomes imperative for the Mont SUTTON – Plein air Sutton/MTB network to be proactive and to be a leader of this trend, especially considering the quality of the playground that can be developed to respond to such trends and requirements.
The natural layout of the mountain makes it possible to design and plan a network where the riders progress is at the heart of the mountain bike offer. With the addition of these new kilometers of trails, included in the learning zone, a whole new series of trails will allow beginners and new initiates to learn the basics of mountain biking. This will give these same riders the opportunity to graduate to the more advanced trails, both new and existing, in the upper mountain sector and the adventure sector.
Tricoté serré is designed for riders who want to develop their skills on a flow trail within a safe environment. It is a trail that winds through the forest where you can slowly build up and take advantage of speed, but in full control, thanks to the raised berms and the gentle slope. The ideal sector for children.
Cé parti mon kiki will bring the difficulty level up a notch compared to the Tricoté serré. Offered as a finale to Attache ta tuque (expert), the start of this new trail is in the learning zone and takes the rider directly to the foot of the mountain. It provides a similar experience to the Tricoté serré, but on a steeper plane allowing for greater speed and requiring greater riding skill.
Aweille en bas complements the Aweille en haut climb. Its inauguration creates a nearly 6 km long loop for intermediate and advanced riders. It also offers, to riders who have graduated from the learning zone, the opportunity to use their skills for a first venture down from the top of the mountain network. This is a trail where riders can let loose without too much braking, try jumps if they wish, experience the pleasant sensation of the “flow trail” design, but also take breaks and admire the breathtaking views while traversing the ski trails.
In the adventure sector of the network, the extension of the Grande Seduction will prolong the pleasure of long-distance enthusiasts, in a rustic setting in the midst of the boreal forest. This extension of nearly 3 km, strewn with jumps, berms and features, will bring the total length of the loop to nearly 5.5 km. An adventure in nature!
In a few weeks, a fifth trail will be inaugurated, adding to the expert offer. J’ai mon voyage will join Skimo, Tiguidou mon minou, Tiguidou right through, Avec de la broche, Attache ta tuque… as an expert trail in the network. Designed for thrill seekers, J’ai mon voyage will give experts a run for their money. Details about the opening of this trail will be available soon.
All of these new trails and the entire network can be viewed on the Trailforks app or at https://www.trailforks.com/region/plein-air-sutton-19149. Please note: to consult the new trails on the application, the user must proceed with an update to acquire the new data.
Bike chairlift access
The inauguration of the trails, this Saturday August 21st, will be the first biking event of the year with the chairlift in operation. A great first for mountain biking at Mont SUTTON since the access will be possible seven days a week, until September 6th and on weekends only, from September 11th to October 11th. One-way trip: $17 + taxes + trail access fee.
It is important to note that Mont SUTTON and Plein air Sutton/MTB do not aim to offer downhill mountain biking. The cross-country and enduro style trails are the essence of the magnificent trail network. The idea of offering access to the chairlift is to allow cyclists to save a bit of energy and to be able to enjoy the trail network for a longer period of time and especially the new trails.
All the information about cycling can be found at montsutton.com/bike.
Running in parallel with the inauguration of the new trails, this Saturday August 21st will be the charity event MS Mountain bike challenge at Mont SUTTON. More than a hundred participants will ride on a circuit allowing them to complete 15 km or 30 km, gathering donations for research while having fun on the trails. There are still a few days left to register.
Moreover, on Saturday August 28th, the new GURoue Fest will take place at Mont SUTTON. In partnership with GURU, all are invite to come and ride and then listen to the musical guests in afternoon and evening: Caracol, Le.Panda and DJ Mitch Oliver. All the details are available on the Mont SUTTON website.
The end of the summer is going to be all about biking, but the other activities at the mountain: Giant zipline, camping at the summit, chairlift ride, hiking… are operating seven days a week until September 6th and weekends from September 11th to October 11th.
Mont SUTTON is a major ski resort located in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, known across North America for its unique glade concept for every type of skier and its many junctions creating endless possibilities for every run. Mont SUTTON also sets itself apart with its authentic ambiance, awe-inspiring nature and its exceptional snow conditions, its distinctive mountain bike trails, its rustic camping at the summit, its outdoor sculptures and the longest zipline in the Eastern Townships!