Ski Mont Gabriel, Quebec

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Ski Mont Gabriel in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 656ft/200m, total trails 21, closest airport 45mi/72km, lifts 5, lodging and more. Ski Mont Gabriel Ski Area is a well-known affordable family ski facility that currently goes by the name of Sommet Gabriel. It is part of the Mont Saint Sauveur International (MSSI) […]

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Ski Mont Gabriel in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 656ft/200m, total trails 21, closest airport 45mi/72km, lifts 5, lodging and more.

Ski Mont Gabriel Ski Area is a well-known affordable family ski facility that currently goes by the name of Sommet Gabriel. It is part of the Mont Saint Sauveur International (MSSI) group that operates several ski centres in the Laurentians of Quebec, Canada.

Ski Mont Gabriel or Sommet Gabriel is located in the beautiful valley of Saint Sauveur, which is a destination for recreational enthusiasts on a year-round basis. Ski Mont Gabriel was opened in Dec 1936 by Marie-Josephine Hartford who was an American heiress to the A&P grocery store chain.

Marie-Josephine came to the Saint Sauveur Valley in the winter of 1934 and was completely taken by how beautiful the valley was. After her visit, she had the idea of opening a small hotel at the top of Mont Gabriel, a ski slope and bobsleigh run all serviced by a wooden funicular. Her idea was to place the hotel at the summit so that visitors would get to enjoy the beauty of the Saint Sauveur Valley below.

Ski Mont Gabriel or Sommet Gabriel saw several ownership changes beginning in 1941 when a group of four American women formed the company, Mont Gabriel Resort Ltd and took over the ski resort. Then in 1951, Herbert John O’Connell purchased the resort and then it passed hands to Donald M Mumford, President of Hilton Canada who acquired the resort in November 1960.

With each ownership group, there have been significant improvements to the visitor experience, new terrain, additional chairlifts, expanding the hotel, adding the first snowmaking capabilities in the Laurentians, and night skiing.

Ski Mont Gabriel or as it is known today, Sommet Gabriel is now operating as a four-season facility that is committed to maintaining a family affordable experience where everyone can enjoy the slopes.


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On the Slopes

  • Ski Mont Gabriel or Sommet Gabriel has terrain that is suitable for all skill levels. The slopes are South Facing and offer incredible views of the Saint Sauveur Valley below. Snowmaking covers 75% of the mountain to ensure that your experience is a good one.
  • There is also night skiing on nine trails, and on a clear night, you can enjoy the lights of the valley below.
  • For those who enjoy the terrain park experience, Sommet Gabriel offers one terrain park that as rails, boxes and other features.
  • Sommet Gabriel Snow School has a dedicated team of ski and snowboard instructors who look forward to helping you improve your skills or learn the latest techniques. Programs include Beginner Packages, Racing Programs, Private and Group Lessons for all ages.
  • The cafeteria in the Pavillion day lodge offers a good selection of hot and cold meals. Another option is the Tamarack Resto-bar that features a magnificent central fireplace.
  • There is also a rental shop, repair shop, retail shop and the Griffon play area for children that is full of toys.

Off the Slopes

  • Stay in comfort at the ski-in/ski-out accommodations of the Mont Gabriel Resort and Spa located at the summit of Ski Mont Gabriel, aka Sommet Gabriel. Stay in well-appointed rooms after a day on the slopes then dine at your choice of either the St-Moritz or the L’Ambroisie. The hotel also features a spa and heated indoor and outdoor pools.
  • A day away from the slopes can be spent enjoying an outing of snowshoeing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, snow tubing at Sommet Avila or snowmobiling in the Saint Sauveur Valley.
  • The nearby Saint Sauveur Village is lined with tiny streets, boutiques, and shops selling clothing and accessories, as well as art galleries that feature local artists.
  • There are also many choices when it comes to dining and lodging throughout the Saint Sauveur Valley area. The Manoir Saint-Sauveur and Hotel St-Sauveur are just two of the fine lodging options.
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Mountain Information

Current Status: Closed

Mountain Essentials

Vertical Drop:
656 ft / 200 m

Base Elevation:
764 ft / 233 m

Summit Elevation:
1420 ft / 433 m

Skiable Area:
80 acres

Average Snowfall:
160 in / 406 cm

Trail Map

Snow Report

Weather Conditions

Mountain Terrain

Total Trails: 21

Beginner: 2 (10%)

Intermediate: 8 (38%)

Advanced: 4 (19%)

Expert: 7 (33%)

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: No

Adaptive Ski Programs: No

Childcare: No

Day Lodges: Yes

Restaurants: Yes

Distance from...

Nearest Airport:
Montreal QC , 45mi / 72km

Nearest Major City:
Montreal QC, 50mi / 80km

Nearest Town/City:
Saint Sauveur QC, 3mi / 5km

Mountain Operations

Season Dates: Dec 9 to Mar 25

Skiing & Snowboarding: Both

Open Days: Open Daily

Hours of Operation:
9:00am to 4:00pm : Fri, 9:00am to 10:00pm : Sat, 8:30am to 10:00pm : Sun, 8:30am to 5:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.

Night Skiing: Select Nights

Lift Ticket Prices

Lift Information

Total Lifts: 5

Quad Chairs: 2

Triple Chairs: 1

Surface Lifts: 2

Lodging

Mountainside: Yes

Within 20mi / 33km: Yes

Closest Airport(s)

What our Convenience Rankings™ mean

Montreal-Trudeau Intl Airport  (YUL)
Distance: 45 mi / 72 km
Ranking: Most Convenient

Mont Tremblant Intl Airport  (YTM)
Distance: 61 mi / 98 km
Ranking: Limited Major Airline Use

Contact Info

Central Reservations: N/A

Direct Phone: 450-227-1100

Snow Phone: 450-227-4671 option 4

Helpful Links

Official Ski Resort Site

Mountainside Lodging

Nearby Lodging

Tourism Site

Vallee Saint Sauveur