Mont Olympia


The Valley of Saint-Sauveur encompasses five ski resorts in a big French cafe au lait cup: Mont Saint-Sauveur, Mont Avila, Ski Morin Heights, Mont Olympia and Ski Mont Gabriel. These five mountains collectively have 107 runs served by a total of 31 lifts and are linked by a free shuttlebus service. One lift ticket is good at all five areas. With 67 illuminated slopes and 3,000,000 watts of lighting, they comprise one of the largest night-skiing/snowboarding terrains in the world. When the sun goes down, every hill in the valley comes alive with a sparkling circular blanket of light. This is a true family destination. Each area has its own character and small base village, but they all share extensive snowmaking and proximity to the charming little 100-year-old Quebec village of Saint-Sauveur, about 45 minutes north of Montreal. More than 60 restaurants feature international cuisine for every budget. Packages are available at most lodging facilities, which range from four-star hotels to affordable condos and family-run B&Bs. Nearly 80 shops, fashion boutiques and warehouses satisfy the need to shop, and there are three supermarkets in the village for condo guests wanting to cook in. In the evening, rue Principale is the 'buzz' with bars, bistros, discos and live music.Monty Olympia has 6 lifts; 23 trails; 140 acres; and 656 vertical feet.Mont Olympia has the best selection of trails for beginners and youngsters. Most of the runs are greens and blues, but with three double-blacks and three blacks, experts will find challenging terrain, so it's a great family hill. Mont Olympia gets more sun than any of the other Valley resorts and is best known for its Snow School and Olympic skier Jean-Luc Brassard.