II – Mont Sutton, QC

This was one of the first detachable quads in Quebec, opened in 1985.
Turnaround with drive terminal behind instead of above.
Check out that line of shafts which connect the two part of the terminals!
Drive bullwheel.
View up from the bottom terminal.
Drive-tension station.
Lower station overview.
Loading area.
Departing the base area.
Arriving up top.
The top turnaround.
Last tower and return terminal.
View down the lift line.
Middle part of the line.
Tower 12.
Lower lift line.
View up at T8.
View up the line.
Side view of the bottom station.
Drive bullwheel.
Side view of the top terminal.

9 thoughts on “II – Mont Sutton, QC

  1. skier72 April 30, 2020 / 11:16 pm

    This thing must be a maintenance nightmare for Mont Sutton. Wonder when they’ll replace it. A Doppelmayr 6 pack would do nicely here…


    • julestheshiba January 8, 2021 / 5:03 pm

      probably they cannot afford a new hs6 and don’t want to downgrade to a fixed grip. However, they could buy a used lift from the 90s


  2. Powderhound December 7, 2021 / 11:14 am

    A 6 pack is needed as a replacement. This is the workhorse lift of the resort and gets jammed most of the weekend days. Is this the oldest operating Doppelmayr detachable quad in the world?


  3. Andy December 16, 2021 / 1:46 pm

    Lots of discussion here about people saying that Mont Sutton needs new lifts. Keep in mind that the current owners only bought the ski hill in January 2016.
    Link here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mont-sutton-ski-sold-1.3422008 so they have probably barely been able to pay off that money while spending money on snowmaking, grrooming and buildings (their priorities at time of purchase) . The hill was for sale for nine years before current owners took over.


    • Powderhound January 1, 2022 / 9:40 am

      2016 is now 8 years ago. I don’t see how that isn’t enough time to get a major renovation underway. Obviously finances are the issue.

      Keeping 40-50 year old lifts running is a money pit and and at some point they will have to remove certain lifts. I want nothing more than to see Mont Sutton succeed. They do draw major crowds on most weekends so the popularity is there. But something has to give if your customers demand better services and you offer a great mountain but the experience does not live up to the quality of other resorts. They have improved since the ownership change no doubt.

      The winters and visitors are fickle, skiing is a tough and sometimes dying industry in Quebec. Mont Sutton is a gem and deserves a full redevelopment. Luckily the character of the mountain has not been affected and they can continue to market that.


      • Powderhound January 1, 2022 / 9:58 am

        6 years…….. I can’t count.


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