Security and ski patrol

Join the ski patrol and you will get:

  • Basic first-aid training, which is required to patrol at the ski resort, and usefull in our personal and professional life.
  • A fulfilling engagement in a dynamic team.
  • Benefits at the ski resort.


If you are interested in the challenge for this season, please send us your contact information to and we will contact you to answer any questions you may have.

Every day of the ski season, a professional team of ski patrollers and preventionnists make sure that skiers and snowboarders are safe on the mountain.
Ski patrollers ensure security on the mountain and are ready to help skiers at any time. They make sure that signage and ski conditions are safe. Each patroller has official training from the Institut national de secourisme du Québec. They are prepared for any situation, from answering a question about safety to providing first aid after a major incident. They are there for you!
Preventionnists, who apply the Mountain Code of Conduct, work in collaboration with the ski patrol. Their responsibility is to prevent incidents and give a hand to the ski patrol if needed. Whether it is for simple security advice or any type of question, preventionists will gladly help you!


Mountain Code of Conduct – Your responsibility

For your safety and that of others, please read the Mountain Code of Conduct. Make sure you know the right practices to apply at any ski resort in Quebec.


Mountain Code of Conduct

Code adopted under the Act respecting safety in sports.
This Code applies to every person engaging in snow sports.


Click here to see a picture version of the code of conduct that is more fun to share with kids!



Alpine ski, snowboard, telemark and snowscoot are permitted on the entire skiable terrain. Some other types of equipment are only allowed in specific areas of the mountain, while others are prohibited. For full details, visit our Allowed Equipment page.


Signage at the mountain


Respecting the signage is:


securite_patrouille_01 The color and the form of the symbols indicate the degree of difficulty of the trail; green for easy, blue for difficult, black for very difficult and extreme. You will also find these symbols on the giant trail map at the base of every chairlift.
securite_patrouille_02 Glade skiing
This type of skiing is practiced on partially deforested trails that are marked and maintained, groomed or ungroomed.
securite_patrouille_03 Tree skiing
This type of skiing is practiced on marked trails, on territory that is practically unspoiled and left ungroomed, which consists of skiing in a densely wooded area while negotiating sharp turns.
securite_patrouille_04 Protected Area: You are out of bounds…
Protected areas are zones that have not been cleared and marked as distinct ski trails. These include the wooded zones between the trails. Out of bounds skiing is not permitted at Mont SUTTON.
securite_patrouille_05 This sign is located at the entrance of every “Tree skiing” trail at Mont SUTTON. Tree skiing trails’ categories are “Extreme” and “Extreme +”. Be vigilant!
securite_patrouille_06 This sign is located at the entrance of the following “Tree skiing” trails: Fantaisie, Extase and Seduction. These trails are classified as Extreme. In addition to defining what can be expected in a “Tree skiing” trail, this sign gives advice on the behaviour to adopt to have a safe run in a “Tree skiing” trail.
securite_patrouille_07 This sign at the entrance of a trail informs the skier to ski with care as conditions imply the existence of thin or bare spots. Of course, ski patrollers considered the trail safe. It is the skier’s responsibility to try it or not and to be vigilant!
securite_patrouille_08 Helmets are mandatory in the snow park!


Ski the glades. Save the woods.


Make the most of this unique concept of glade skiing by respecting the signage on the mountain and contributing to preserve every trail and junction as they were initially designed with respect for nature and the delights of skiing in mind. Not respecting the signage could cause tree diseases, harm the undergrowth, cause erosion and severe winds on trails. Thank you for staying on-track!




Safety tips


To get tips on mountain safety, advice on the right equipment to wear on a ski day, information about helmets and on the right practices to adopt while skiing on the trails and in the snow park, and more, visit the website, created by the Quebec Ski Area Association (ASSQ).


The ABC of safety on the mountain with children

Make sure your children know about the Mountain Code of Conduct. For example, teach them to look both ways before engaging on a trail, as we do before crossing the street!

Stay aware to recognize when your children are tired or cold.

With you children, establish a short procedure in case they go on another trail and lose sight of you. For example, chose a meeting point that is easy to see and to get to, or tell your child to ask an adult for help to get to the customer service desk at the main chalet Alt. 400 m, where a SUTTON employee can call the parent’s name via the speakers.