Take your pick: adrenaline packed or slow and contemplative?
The Eastern Townships region offers an open invitation to skiers and snowboarders of all levels, no matter what experience they’re looking for. With its four mountains, each having its own personality, the region is the perfect meeting place for all those who have a passion for downhill thrills!
Located in the heart of a national park, Mont-Orford Ski Centre covers three mountains on four hillsides. Ski or ride its 61 trails including 17 glades offering daring challenges, and find yourself quickly back at the top of the slopes, thanks to seven chairlifts among them, a hybrid lift and panoramic gondolas. With a 589-meter drop, Mont-Orford proposes a diversified ski experience that will surely please beginners and experts alike while offering breathtaking landscapes overlooking lakes and the region’s mountain ranges. Are you ready to take on a new challenge? Try uphill skiing in the trails that have been designed for this activity.
Note to all winter activity amateurs: Right at the foot of the hill, inside the national park, you can access cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and fat-bike trails. Mont-Orford offers a truly outstanding outing!
Destination Owl’s Head is surely among the ski centres offering the most beautiful panoramas of the region. Take the time to contemplate the view from the summit, whether it’s to admire Lake Memphremagog, the Saint-Benoît-du-Lac abbey or the mountains south of the border, such as Jay peak. Aside from the view, the centre will make everybody in your family happy with its 52 trails of which 16 are perfect for beginners. Working in close collaboration with the Fondation des sports adaptés, the ski hill also offers a program for people with reduced mobility.
Previously recognized for its rustic charm, Destination Owl’s Head promises you a whole new skiing experience. They are presently completing an important rejuvenation process, notably with a new snow-making system and the renovation of the main chalet. The work being done on this building will also allow the integration of rental accomodations on the second floor. More lodging is also planned for next year. We can truly say that the winds of change are blowing hard for Destination Owl’s Head!
If you wish to experience in one day, what you might experience over five, Bromont, montagne d’expériences is where you’ll want to ski this winter! With 142 trails covering its ski domain, among which 32 glades spread over 7 hillsides and its new and improved six snow parks, there’s no limit to your choices! If you don’t know where to start, just follow the different proposed circuits—family, adventurer, contemplative and the grand tour. You’ll surely find an answer to your expectations! Plus, with the addition of a new hybrid chairlift (a six-seater and gondola lift) this year, you’ll reach the main summit much faster.
Do you feel you didn’t get enough out of your day? The centre’s 102 illuminated trails will allow you to extend your fun far into the evening. In fact, the mountain has the largest illuminated ski domain in North America.
Bromont, montagne d’expériences also hosts several events throughout the season, such as their thematic white nights. Bromont’s turnkey offer, for loads of fun!
Are you a glade skiing adept? Head out to Sutton immediately! Forty-five percent of its 60 trails are set in glades, thus offering amateurs of the genre a vast playground with plenty of intense emotions and adrenalin rushes! Thanks to the 204 trail crossings spread out over the ski hill, you’ll be able to create your own unique course each time you ski down a slope. Mont Sutton has its own microclimate with lots of snow, making it the perfect destination for powder days as well! For those who like to work hard to deserve their way back down, there are two alpine touring trails which give you access to off-track slopes.
With your family, among friends or with your lover, everybody finds what they’re looking for. The mountain offers an authentic, friendly experience as much on the slopes as with their après-ski activities.
Do you feel you might want to extend your stay? Choose among differents types of lodging near the mountain such as inns, B&Bs, condos, chalets, hotels, and youth hostel.
Perhaps you would also like to participate in one of the many activities organized at the mountain. Some examples? Tuesdays for the “CLUB 50+,” Thursdays for “Divas en ski,” Spring break, etc. Dynamic, you think?