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Winter operations 2020-2021

October 22nd, 2020 Saint-Sauveur, versant Avila, Gabriel, Olympia, Morin Heights, Edelweiss Ski, Snow School, Snoprk, Snow Tubing Park

Spend the winter in the White Zone!

The season will be, for all of us, very different from the previous years. Several changes, rearrangements, improvements and of course restrictions will be put in place so that we can enjoy this season at all of our mountains.

However, we can assure you that our mountains will remain without a doubt your privileged playground this season in the white zone.

Winter 2020-2021 Operations Details

The Association des stations de ski du Québec (ASSQ) and its 75 mountains, including les Sommets, have been given the green light to complete their preparations for the 2020-2021 season. The collaboration and flexibility of the Sommets skiers and snowboarders will be important this season so that the experience at our mountains is enjoyable for all.

Visitor guide and health measures:

We are currently working on the development of a visitor's guide. This complete guide will be sent to you in the coming weeks. Reading this guide will be essential before traveling to one of our mountains this winter.

Along with these measures, we have made significant operational changes that will be implemented this season. Here are the highlights :

Alert Zones by Sommet

With the unveiling of the health plan proposed by the ASSQ and approved by the Public Health department, it is now possible to have a clear picture of winter according to the level of alert in which the mountain is located.

As of today, our mountains are in : ORANGE

Interregional travel

Interregional travel is not recommended to or from a red or orange zone. However, it is not prohibited.

Visitors must follow the rules applicable to their city of residence. If they are coming from a red zone, they can use the ski slopes, but are asked not to visit the interior services.

It is the responsibility of each individual to follow Public Health guidelines.

Chairlift Operation

Wearing a face covering is required in the lineup and on the chairlifts (people 3 years old and older). This could be a neck warmer, balaclava, or other tight-fitting clothing covering the nose and mouth.

The use of ski lifts by members of the same household is preferred, but not obligatory. The distance of 2 meters must be respected in the queues.

In the red zone, only members of the same household may share a chair. For people using the lift alone, the distance of 2 meters will be respected in all types of chairlifts.

Access to the chalets and different service

At all times visitors will have access to the washrooms as well as pavilions for warming up.

We will limit access to the pavilions to people wishing to use our services or to warm up.. Loitering is prohibited and personal effects will not be allowed in the chalets. Skiers are therefore invited to leave their bags, lunch boxes and other personal effects in their vehicles

Our cafeterias will be offering a much simpler menu. Outdoor food service areas will be added to better serve our guests. 

The boutiques, rental services and repair shops will be open according to the mountain schedules. In the red zone, these services could be modified.

Seasonal locker rentals will not be available this season. However, the rental of daily lockers will be possible when renting equipment.

Heated outdoor areas

All of our mountains will offer heated outdoor rest areas

Individual and heated portable toilets will be added outdoors at each of our mountains.

Our restaurants will be offering various food counters/stands outdoors.

Snow School

All types of ski lessons will be held (private, semi-private, group or weekend program).

If our stations were to fall into the red zone during the season, our snow schools will have to be closed. Remember, however, that the majority of our programs start only in January, leaving several more months to follow the evolution of health instructions related to sport in the red zone.

People registered in an 8 or 10 week program can take advantage of the Ski Guarantee les Sommets before the start of their program.

People who have booked a program in one of our Snow Schools will receive all the details relating to the operation of the lessons in the coming weeks.

In the red zone, people who have booked private ski lessons will have the opportunity to postpone the lessons to the next season or to receive a credit.

Book before you Ski

Reservations for Ski tickets: This winter, reservation (purchase) will be compulsory. Daily ski tickets will be on sale on a limited basis and quantities will vary depending on the peak periods. Customers will need to purchase their tickets in advance on our website in order to reserve their day in the mountains. These will be for sale shortly.

Restaurant reservations: It will be possible to eat in one of our resto-bars this season, however, you will need to reserve your table in advance online. A reservation system will be available shortly. This system do not apply to our cafeterias.

Snow School and Rental Reservations: Online reservation in advance will be mandatory for all private lessons and equipment rental. In the red zone, these services will not be available.

Start of the 2020-2021 season at Sommet Saint-Sauveur

Our teams of snow engineers are ready to start the snow cannons. However, we have to wait until the temperatures are slightly colder to start producing snow. As soon as the conditions are favorable, the snowmaking will begin.

The first 2 weekends of operation of the 2020-21 season at Sommet Saint-Sauveur will be exclusive to Les Sommets members. No day tickets will be sold for this period.

A secure environment

Les Sommets is committed to taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of its customers and staff. Items of frequent use will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

Every day we will make sure that our employees do not show any symptoms and have received the necessary training related to Covid-19. Our employees will be wearing the required personal protective equipment.

Each of our different departments will follow the health measures issued by the Public Health Department by their respective sector of operations.

Membership priority / Limited tickets

Members with a 2020-2021 season pass will be able to access the slopes at any time, whether it is with a regular pass or an options pass, without a reservation, according to the limitations of their pass.

Season passes that are currently for sale are offered in limited quantities in order to maintain a better control of traffic on our trails.

In order to offer a vast ski area to our members, the quantity of tickets offered to daily customers will be greatly limited.

Go Pass self-service kiosks will be available outdoors at each of our mountains to offer a contactless service.

Mountain Schedules

We are pleased to announce that the 5 Sommets are scheduled to be in operation this winter. However, the current situation requires us to modify the schedule of our mountains for the 2020-2021 season.

  • Sommet Saint-Sauveur (including versant Avila): Open 7 days and 7 evenings
  • Sommet Olympia: Open from December (weekends and 7/7 during the holiday season) and from January 11, 2021, open 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday as well as Friday and Saturday evenings. Open 7 days a week during March break.
  • Sommet Morin Heights: Open from December (weekends and 7/7 during the holiday season) and from January 11, 2021, open 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday as well as Friday and Saturday evenings. Open 7 days a week during March break.
  • Sommet Gabriel: Open from December (weekends and 7 days a week during the holiday season) and from January 11, 2021, open 5 days from Wednesday to Sunday and closed in the evening. Open 7 days a week during school break.
  • Sommet Edelweiss: Open from December (weekends and 7/7 during the holiday season) and from January 11, 2021, open 6 days and 6 evenings from Wednesday to Monday. Open 7 days a week during March break. The evening pass will start at 5pm instead of 4pm.

New advantage - Regular pass holders from Sommet Olympia, Sommet Morin Heights and Gabriel Plus will be able to benefit from access to Sommet Saint-Sauveur on Mondays and Tuesdays starting January 11, 2021.

Highlights by mountain

Several changes have been made this year in our different mountains. Here are is the list of the major changes:

Sommet Saint-Sauveur Sommet Saint-Sauveur
Sommet Olympia Sommet Olympia
Sommet Gabriel Sommet Gabriel
Sommet Morin Heights Sommet Morin Heights

Sommet Saint-Sauveur

Here are the new features for the 2020-21 winter season at Sommet Saint-Sauveur :

  • Heated outdoor terrace: The outdoor portion in front of the pavilion will be transformed into a huge heated terrace. Gazebos will be added as well as a bar and food service.
  • New food court: Located a stone's throw from the Étoile lift, the Beaver Tails counter will be open this winter and will offer its traditional menu as well as other food options.
  • T-Bar 70: Exceptionally this season, the T-Bar 70 will be open to minors. Tables by reservation only.
  • Outdoor toilets: Individual and heated portable toilets will be installed outside the pavilion in addition to the indoor washrooms which will remain accessible.

Sommet Olympia

  • Heated outdoor terrace: Located directly in front of the KOZAK, a heated terrace will be installed.
  • Resto-Bar KOZAK: Exceptionally this season, the 2nd floor of the KOZAK (mezzanine) will be transformed into a "restaurant" area by offering table service. It will also be compulsory to reserve your table in advance via the reservation site provided for this purpose.
  • Outdoor Toilets: Individual and heated portable toilets will be installed outside the main lodge (lower chalet) in addition to the indoor washrooms which will remain accessible in the 2 chalets.
  • Ski touring: The off-piste areas will be open according to the mountain's schedule.

Sommet Morin Heights

  • Heated outdoor terrace: Located directly in front of the Kicking Horse Bar, a heated terrace will be installed.
  • Resto-Bar Kicking Horse: This season, it will be mandatory to reserve your table in advance via the reservation site provided for this purpose.
  • Outdoor Toilets: Individual and heated portable toilets will be installed outside the main lodge in addition to the indoor washrooms which will remain accessible.
  • Improved snowmaking: Improved main feed line for faster and more efficient snowmaking.

Sommet Gabriel

  • Heated outdoor terrace: Located directly in front of the main chalet, a heated terrace will be installed.
  • Outdoor Toilets: Individual and heated portable toilets will be installed outside the main lodge in addition to the indoor washrooms which will remain accessible.
  • A new ski touring trail: A new trail will be opened this season on the northern side of the mountain (where the parking lot is located) for alpine hikers. This trail will be named “Pic-Bois”.
  • Rental equipment: The distribution of rental equipment (skis and poles) will be done outside the pavilion.

versant Avila

  • Resto-Bar l’Express:L'Express Resto-Bar will be transformed into a multi-function room. Table and bar service will not be offered this season. This room can be used to warm up and as an extension of the cafeteria.
  • Heated outdoor spaces: Heated areas will be set up.
  • Outdoor Toilets: Individual and heated portable toilets will be installed outside the main lodge in addition to the indoor washrooms which will remain accessible.
  • Snow parks: All of our snow parks, including our restricted-access park at versant Avila, will be open this season.

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