Ski Mont Gabriel, Quebec
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Ski Mont Gabriel in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 656ft/200m, total trails 23, 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) […]Read More
Ski Mont Gabriel in Quebec and Escape2ski provides info on; vertical drop 656ft/200m, total trails 23, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. NIGHT SKIING IS CANCELLED.
- 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.
Current Status: Closed
656 ft / 200 m
764 ft / 233 m
1420 ft / 433 m
160 in / 406 cm
Total Trails: 23
Beginner: 2 (9%)
Intermediate: 11 (48%)
Advanced: 4 (17%)
Expert: 6 (26%)
Terrain Parks: 1
Snow Cross: No
Super Pipe: No
Half Pipe: No
Jib Park: Yes
Ski & Snowboard School: Both
Rentals & Repairs: Yes
Retail Shops: Yes
Children’s Ski Programs: Yes
Women's Ski Programs: No
Adaptive Ski Programs: No
Day Lodges: Yes
Montreal QC , 45mi / 72km
Nearest Major City:
Montreal QC, 50mi / 80km
Saint Sauveur QC, 3mi / 5km
Season Dates: Dec 10 to Mar 26
Skiing & Snowboarding: Both
Open Days: W, Th, F, Sa, Su
Hours of Operation:
Wed to Fri, 9:00am to 4:00pm : Sat & Sun, 8:30am to 4:00pm : Hours maybe subject to change.
Night Skiing: No
Total Lifts: 5
Quad Chairs: 3
Surface Lifts: 2
Within 20mi / 33km: Yes
Closest Airport(s)What our Convenience Rankings™ mean
Montreal-Trudeau Intl Airport
Distance: 45 mi / 72 km
Ranking: Most Convenient
Mont Tremblant Intl Airport
Distance: 61 mi / 98 km
Ranking: Limited Major Airline Use
Central Reservations: N/A
Direct Phone: 450-227-1100
Snow Phone: 450-227-4671 option 4