This week again we feature another ski area that is own part of the Mont St-Sauveur empire. As Mont Avila presented last Monday, Mont Olympia is located in Piedmont, neighbouring town to St-Sauveur-des-Monts.
A modest ski area started in 1963 with 3-T-Bars and 5 runs. A fourth lift was installed in 1967 and started night skiing the following season. Two terrain expansion added to the original ski area layout over the years. In 1978 the ski area added an extra 7 trails and the longest Triple in the Laurentians at that time, while the 1987 expansion saw a quadruple chairlift installed on the steep summit next to the existing area for much needed expert terrain.
Mont St-Sauveur already owned other local hills like Mont Avila (1987) and Morin Heights (1992). In the Fall 1994 it acquired Mont Olympia and Mont Gabriel in neighbouring Mont-Rolland to complete it’s ownership of the “Mont St-Sauveur Valley” as it is known as now. Only ski area in the “Valley”not owned by MSSI is Mont Habitant on the western side of Mont St-Sauveur also located in the town of St-Sauveur-des-Monts.
This week, we feature the brochure from the era of the first expansion: 1978-79.
Although Canada had adopted the metric system a couple prior to this brochure, it was still using feet and miles on the brochure.
– 12 miles of slopes among the finest in the Laurentians
– Total capaity: 5,300 persons per hour
– First class ski school
– Ski shop carrying equipment for alpine and cross country
– Cafeteria headed by our famous chef, Victor Jacquaz
– Confortable lounge for after skiing
– The new triple chair lift at Mont Olympia is 3,385 feet long and seves the seven new trails.
– Enjoy an exciting NIGHT SKI. One of the finest lighting system in Quebec
– How to get there: situated at Piedmont in the Laurentians 40 miles from Montreal.
Source: Carnet du Ski