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
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!
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 2017-2018 season pass holders can get free access to alpine touring trails.
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 AND TRAIL MAP
HOW TO GET EQUIPPED FOR THE RANDO-SKI
Rando-ski equipment is available at the Mont SUTTON rental center. We recommand you reserve before your visit as the quantities are limited.
- Fischer Translap and Hannibal skis with Fischer/Ambition bindings (compatible with all ski boots)
- Black Diamond or BCA climbing skins
- Full day, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. : $50 + tax
- Half-day PM, from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.: $40 + tax
* Rates include regular poles and helmets
Rental rates for regular boots with alpine touring skis
- Full day: $15 + tax
- Half-day PM: $10 + tax
Please note that there is no touring boots nor telescopic poles available at the Mont SUTTON rental center. It’s not necessary to have boots or poles especially made for alpine touring to try our alpine circuit at Mont SUTTON.
We recommend to reserve your equipment in advance as the quantities ar limited at the Mont SUTTON rental center at 1 866 538-2545, option 225.
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.
The alpine circuits map is available at the Customer Service counter.