Mountain map and technical specification
|Number of trails||10|
|Catégories de pistes||Easy (2) Difficulte (5) Very difficulte (3)|
|Longest trail||La Cabane 3000’/914 m|
|Ski area||55 acres|
|Vertical drop||600’/183 m|
|Elevation||551′ / 168 m|
|Number of lifts||3|
|Types of lifts||2 quadruple chairs
1 magic carpet
|Number of acres covered||55 acres|
|Number of lighted trails||8|
Mont-Habitant, a family ski area since 1959!
Not many men build a legend and become one in their own time. In 1957, Mickey Stein, who lived in the old Page farm house in St-Sauveur-des-Monts, had a dream that the mountain in front of his home would be ideal for skiing.
Together with his partners, Stephen and Stanley Vineberg, they surveyed the mountain. Mickey’s mind was made up, and they all agreed that the mountain had great possibilities. Sel Hannah, the famous ski area designer was asked to plan the mountain design.
In the winter of 1958-59, Mont Habitant officially opened, and a legend was born. Mickey Stein’s dedication to skiing and his warm and friendly personality became a Mont Habitant tradition.
Joan Stein became ski school director, and was the first female ski school director in Canada. Joan created the 10 weekend program which encouraged families to the sport of skiing. Over the past 30 years, Mont Habitant has continued in keeping Joan’s philosophy of service. To this day, Mont Habitant has initiated 100 000 of thousands to the sport of skiing.
Although Mont Habitant has grown to be one of the best known ski areas in Quebec, one thing will never change – an intense delight in skiing in an uncluttered atmosphere, with people who love the sport as much as you do!
Marvin “Mickey” Stein founder
Born in Montreal in 1927, Marvin «Mickey» Stein was an incredible skier. He dedicated his youth to the Laurentian Ski Patrol. In 1959, he founded Mont Habitant and became the first Director. He was the first in the Laurentian to have a lighting system installed in the ski trails. He was also one of the founders and directors of the Laurentian Ski Association. He was intronised in the TEMPLE DE LA RENOMMÉE DU SKI of the Laurentian Ski Museum in 1984.
Code of conduct
The subscriber (the guest) agrees to abide by the Mountain Code of Conduct. Code adopted under the Sports Safety Act. This Code applies to any person who practices a sliding sport.
- Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid other people or objects.
- People ahead of you have the right-of-way. It’s your responsibility to avoid them.
- Do not stop where you obstruct a trail or are not visible from above
- Before starting downhill or merging onto a trail, look uphill and yield to others.
- If you are involved in or witness a collision or accident, you must remain at the scene and identify yourself to the Ski Patrol.
- Always use proper devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
- Observe and obey all posted signs and warnings.
- Keep off closed trails and closed areas.
- You must not use lifts or terrain if your ability is impaired through use of alcohol or drugs.
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant.
For a rewarding and safe experience, you must abide by the Mountain Code of Conduct at all times and be courteous to others. You must respect all other rules and signs issued in connection with particular activities and physically delimited by the station.
BE CAREFUL AND RESPECT THE CODE. IT’S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
The client recognizes that the practice of ski or snowboard involves risks that he must consider and that he must accept to take full responsibility for any bodily injury or material damage.
Among others, here are a few risks to consider:
- Changes in weather conditions;
- Changes in degrees of inclination of slope;
- The presence of natural obstacles and conditions of the mountain, such as ditches, streams, snow covered rocks, trees, etc. Their can also be ice patches and any changes in the conditions of the skiing surface;
- Collision with a skier, snowboarder or any other person;
- The presence of pylons, poles and other structures used in the operation of the station as well as the collision with these elements;
- Use of ski lifts; The presence of maintenance equipment, emergency vehicles, and snow-making equipment on the trails.
You must respect all and any other signs issued by Mont Habitant.
The Quebec Ski Association recommands to wear a protective ski helmet at all times, but wearing one does not mean that all risks are permitted. Please respect all safety rules.