Les Sommets, on the trail of our history...
The Quebec ski industry was born in a small town in the Laurentians, called Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts. From the installation of the first ski lifts in North America to the development of one of the country’s biggest ski areas, les Sommets’ history is one about family, ambition, innovation and passion.
The ski hill consisted of only a couple trails when it was founded by Jacques G. Hébert in the beginning of the 70s. in order to establish a link between the village and the mountain, the ski hill acquired the name of Mont Saint-Sauveur. Over the years Mont Saint-Sauveur grew in statures and Mr. Louis Dufour, a skiing fanatic, joined the ranks. Consisting of 5 ski hills, a water park and unique activities, this Québec family business, run by the Hébert and Dufour families, has turned a page of its history by becoming les Sommets in October 2016.
Each year SNOW Operating recognizes the best resorts in our partner network with a Platinum Partner distinction. Platinum Partners, best exemplify the ideals and execution that we are looking for in our resort partners. This is reflected in the resort’s overall culture, buy-in to SNOW Operating’s philosophies, physical execution of the program elements and overall guest experiences. It is our great honor to recognize this year’s Platinum Partner Resorts for their exemplary performance and delivery of great guest experiences last winter.
The Les Sommets group is very proud to confirm that it has won the prestigious Conversion Cup Challenge, after being ranked among the finalists for two consecutive years. Presented annually by the NSAA (National Ski Area Association), this award highlights the efforts made by ski resorts in North America to convert novices into snow sports enthusiasts. Following a long evaluation process, the 2019 results were finally announced this morning in California at the NSAA’s annual convention.