Only 45 minutes from Montreal, the town of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts (or Saint-So for some) is an esteemed destination largely attributed for its ski hill. The first dominant hill on the Laurentians Mountain via Highway 15, is one of the oldest ski destinations in Quebec. Thanks to the artificial snow cannons, it offers the longest ski season. In addition, the lighting allows night skiing for the pleasure of many. Skiers and snowboarders are welcomed. Nearby schools and even some from Montreal’s island may offer student ski clubs and day trips to this ski hill for the proximity, trail conditions and extended hours. The training program is well developed and skiers to Mont Saint-Sauveur also have access to Mont Avila ski section.
Winter months in the province can be cold so it is fun to have access to activities such as skiing but also snow tubing at the Glissade du Domaine des Pays-d’en-Haut.
The mountain is popular to all and the after-ski is particularly fun in Saint-Sauveur with its pubs and restaurants. If you do not have your equipment, don’t worry, you can rent. Bring your warm attire and enjoy.
In summer, a water park complex keeps the area busy and don’t forget that the autumn season is also beautiful in the region with its colorful foliage. Mountain biking is available from Avila Mountain.
A few outlet stores are in Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts and make sure to walk on the rue Principale (Main Street) for the friendly atmosphere while shopping in local stores or simply having an ice cream. The 1905 Church of Saint-Sauveur-des-Monts in the heart of the village is often a place for indoor and outdoor artistic performances.
You can find parking behind the church.