Mont Habitant Ski Area, Quebec

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Mont Habitant Ski Area in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 600ft/183m, total trails 10, closest airport 44mi/70km, lifts 3, and more. Back in 1957, Mont Habitant Ski Area only existed in the thoughts of Mickey Stein, who hoped that someday he could construct a ski facility across the road from his farmhouse […]

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Mont Habitant Ski Area in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 600ft/183m, total trails 10, closest airport 44mi/70km, lifts 3, and more.

Back in 1957, Mont Habitant Ski Area only existed in the thoughts of Mickey Stein, who hoped that someday he could construct a ski facility across the road from his farmhouse in St-Sauveur-des-Monts. After careful thought and a clear vision for the future, Mickey Stein along with his partners, Stephen and Stanley Vineberg finally agreed that they could create a ski area for all skiing enthusiasts to enjoy.

To make their vision a reality they needed someone with experience and contacted New Hampshire resident Sel Hannah, known throughout the nation as a ski area designer with the company he founded, Sno-Engineering. Together, they worked tirelessly to make the dream a reality and Mont Habitant Ski Area opened for the 1958/1959 ski season with several trails and lots of excitement for the region.

Mont Habitant Ski Area has been known for decades as a great place for families to come and enjoy the mountain experience and remains this way today. The family-friendly vibe along with its proximity to Montreal, night skiing and après-ski options make it a popular destination in the region.


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On the Slopes

  • Mont Habitant Ski Area has a good selection of terrain that is suitable for the entire family. The quaint trail layout allows you to connect easily with your group as everyone experiences their day on the slopes, particularly the terrain of Mickey’s Run or Caribou or in the terrain park.
  • Habitant Ski Area also offers the chance to ski and snowboard under the lights on seven trail.
  • Perhaps the best-known legacy of Joan Stein is the Mont Habitant Ski Area Snow School, which has carried on with her teaching principles and programs for decades. Joan was the first female ski director in Canada and the creator of the 10 Weekend Programs. Mont Habitant offers ski and snowboard lessons and programs to children as young as three years old. They also host adult, private and adaptive programs.

Off the Slopes

  • Mont Habitant Ski Area has all the essentials you need in the base area lodge. A gift shop where you can browse for a souvenir or purchase apparel items to get you through the day. Plus, you can find a quick bite in the cafeteria, relax and enjoy the cozy fireplace in the bar or enjoy your packed lunch in the Casse-Croute.
  • Make your visit to the Mont Habitant Ski Area complete with a slope-side stay at the Motel Mont Habitant. Located just a short distance from the mountain. All rooms are very comfortable, and several enjoy the luxury of a fireplace to make that getaway even more special.
  • Also, worth mentioning is the 120 seat Reception Room located in the base lodge. Its ideal for weddings and group events. It features a large terrace, full-service bar, plasma TV’s and wonderful postcard views of the mountain.
  • Lodging, shopping and dining can also be found nearby in the town of Saint Sauveur, Quebec.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
600 ft / 183 m

Base Elevation:
712 ft / 217 m

Summit Elevation:
1312 ft / 400 m

Skiable Area:
55 acres

Average Snowfall:
130 in / 330 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 10

Beginner: 2 (20%)

Intermediate: 5 (50%)

Advanced: 3 (30%)

Expert: 0 (0%)

Terrain Parks & Pipes: 1

Snow Cross: No

Super Pipe: No

Half Pipe: No

Jib Park: Yes

Services

Ski & Snowboard School: Both

Rentals & Repairs: Yes

Parking:  Free

Retail Shops: Yes

Children’s Ski Programs: Yes

Women's Ski Programs: Yes

Adaptive Ski Programs: Yes

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Montreal QC, 44mi / 70km

Nearest Major City:
Montreal QC, 49mi / 79km

Nearest Town/City:
Saint Sauveur QC, 2mi / 3km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Apr 1

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 10:00pm : Fri, 9:00am to 10:30pm : Sat, 8:30am to 10:30pm : Sun, 8:30am to 10:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Nightly

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 3

Quad Chairs: 2

Surface Lifts: 1

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Montreal-Trudreau Intl Airport  (YUL)
Distance: 44 mi / 70 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Contact Info

Central Reservations: 1-866-887-2637

Direct Phone: 450-227-2637

Snow Phone: 450-227-2637

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Vallee Saint Sauveur