FOR SAFETY REASONS, ALPINE TOURING IS NOT ALLOWED UNTIL THE MOUNTAIN OPENS FOR THE SKI SEASON.
The ski trails are not secured and there are no patrollers on site.
In addition, our operations team is currently working to prepare for the ski season, so vehicles may be on the mountain and equipment may be obstructing the ski trails (cables, hoses, snow guns, etc.).
We thank you for your cooperation!
Alpine Touring Rates
Daily access ticket: $25 + taxes / person, every category.
Access to the alpine touring trails is valid throughout the day (see alpine touring schedule below). Access to the lifts requires a separate ticket or pass.
Rando-Ski Season Pass: $128 + taxes / person.
See more details here. Current season 7-Day unlimited SUTTON season pass holders get free access at all times (during the hours of operation) to the alpine touring trails, while holders of a 5-Day SUTTON season pass get access from Monday to Friday.
Verify the opening status of the alpine touring trails and ski trails before heading out on your journey, some trails/exits could be closed.
Alpine touring schedule
DESIGNATED AREAS FOR ASCENT AND DESCENT DIFFER ACCORDING TO THE STATION’S HOURS OF OPERATION. See map below for details.
DURING OPERATION HOURS:
From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Ascent: Alpine touring trails only
Descent: Marked and opened ski slopes
BEFORE AND AFTER OPERATION HOURS:
From 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Ascent: Alpine touring trails and designated ascent zones
Descent: designated descent zones only
DANGER – YOU MUST LEAVE THE SKI STATION BY 7 P.M.
Safety rules and tips
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• Season pass or ticket MANDATORY (purchase online here).
• Pre-season and post-season alpine touring is prohibited due to the dangers on the terrain and snowmaking, grooming and maintenance operations.
• Verify the opening status of the alpine touring trails and ski trails before your departure, some trails/exits could be closed: montsutton.com/snowreport.
• Climb only in designated areas (following the markers on the alpine touring trails or keeping to the edge of the ski trails where and when permitted). Check the authorized areas according to the schedule, refer to the map below.
• Stay visible. Climb in single file, never in rows of two or more.
• When the ascent trail crosses a ski trail, give way to downhill skiers and do not cross in groups.
• It is forbidden to descend on climbing trails and on non-designated, closed or trails being groomed.
• Before and after operation hours, from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., please use the alpine touring trails or designated ascent zones and only use the designated descent zones. For your safety and the safety of our staff, do not leave these areas. Refer to the map below.
• Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., you must be equipped with a white front light and a red rear light.
• If you encounter a vehicle (groomer, ATV), please wait by the edge of the trail for it to pass.
• At all times, use skis or splitboards (equipped with climbing skins) with metal edges, brakes and restraint straps. The use of crampons or snowshoes is prohibited.
• Don’t climb alone (minimum of 3 people recommended).
• The alpine touring trails are not patrolled. Bring a charged cell phone, but be aware that cell phone service is not available everywhere on the mountain.
• No rescue service is available when the ski area is closed. Dial 911 in case of emergency. Refer to the EMERGENCY section below for more details.
• Do not leave any garbage or traces of your passage and respect the surrounding forest by staying on the marked trails.
• Animals (dogs) are not allowed on the alpine touring trails and ski trails.
• At all times, respect the Mountain Code of Conduct.
• Mont SUTTON reserves the right to charge a $250 fee or more for assistance outside of its business hours and/or marked trails.
• Access to the lifts requires a separate ticket or pass.
• All visitors agree to respect the COVID preventive measures required by Public Health on the day of their visit.
Click here for extra tips
• Don’t climb alone! Bring a charged cell phone but be aware that cell service does not reach everywhere on the mountain and that the trails are not patrolled.
• Knowledge of first aid is strongly recommended as well as a good physical condition.
• Consult the map and choose your route before starting the ascent.
Alpine touring trails are not patrolled. Assistance upon signaling only, a delay is to be expected.
During operation hours (from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), talk to a patroller or staff member if you require assistance. You can also reach us by phone at 1-866-538-2545.
Before and after operating hours (from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.), no patrol service is available. Call 911 if you need help. You are responsible for your own safety.
Mont SUTTON reserves the right to charge a $250 fee or more for assistance outside of its business hours and/or marked trails.
Alpine touring equipment is available at the Mont SUTTON rental center. We recommend that you make a reservation before your visit as the quantities are limited.
New this season : Splitboards are now available for rent!
Rates for touring skis OR divisible snowboard with skins, poles* and helmet :
- Full day, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. : $75
- Half-day PM, from 12 a.m. to 4 p.m.: $58
The available sizes will be presented soon on the online store.
Rate for adding a regular ski boot or snowboard rental to your touring equipment rental:
- Full day: $23
- Half-day PM: $20
* Please note that telescopic poles are offered with splitboard rentals only (so that they can be stored in the backpack when going down the slopes). For ski rentals, we offer non-telescopic poles. You do not need climbing boots or poles specifically designed for alpine touring to try this sport.
It is strongly recommended to reserve your equipment in advance due to limited quantities. Reserve your equipment for the full day directly online or by phone at 1 866 538-2545, ext. 225 (reservations are not yet open for the 2022-2023 season).
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, backpacks… specifically for alpine touring!
Taxes not included. The rates are in Canadian dollars and may change without notice.
Rates for 2022-2023 season.