Mont Habitant was inaugurated by Mickey Stein and Vineberg family in 1958. The ski area is today the only surviving ski area in the St-Sauveur Valley, this week we feature the only ski area still independent from Mont St-Sauveur (MSSI Group).
The ski area boasted at the end of the 1970s that it was the largest night skiing centre in Canada. A year-round recreation area only 40 minutes from Montreal. Mont Habitant was and still is “The Family Ski Centre”.
Mont St-Sauveur which at that time also owned Jay Peak in Vermont bought Mont Avila (1987), Morin Heights (1992) and Mont Olympia and Mont Gabriel in 1994. MSSI Group went outside the Valley to purchased the Outaouais’ Edelweiss in 2000.
They were a few more ski areas that existed in the Laurentians in the late 1970 which are now lost, including La Marquise and Mont Christie located in the valley also called itself the Family Ski Centre which we presented a few months ago.
This week we feature two brochures from the same era; the first brochure is from 1978-79 while the second is roughly from the same period and presents Mont Habitant an Year-Round destination.
Source: Vive la neige