New Trails, Snowmaking and Grooming at Sutton

By AlpineZone News |
Sep 21 2011 - 08:59 AM

Sutton (QC), Canada – For the 2011-12 ski and snowboard season, skiers and riders will be able to take advantage of several improvements at Quebec’s Mont Sutton, just north of the Vermont border, starting with the addition of four new trails.

Sutton is expanding its skiable acreage this winter by offering four new tree skiing runs to its trail map: Crocodile, Entonnoir, Extase and Seduction. All four will be labeled with a “triple black diamond” difficulty rating on the resort’s new 3D interactive trail map which will allow guests to share photos and videos directly on it. The new 3D interactive trail map will be available on in time for the beginning of the ski season.

Sutton officials have added a new groomer to their fleet to expand grooming operations this winter. In addition, 33 new energy-efficient snow guns have been installed on the resort’s Dynamique trail to supplement those purchased in recent years.

New backpads have been installed on chairlift VII, which will now offer the same comfort as chairlifts II and IV. Phase II of the resort’s Petits Wapitis Learning Park is underway, and the Sutton Snow School’s weekend programs are being lengthened by one week to now encompass nine weekends of lessons to improve skiing and snowboarding skills.