In the continuing the theme started two Mondays ago; ski areas under the ownership of Mont St-Sauveur International. This week we feature Ski Morin Heights.
After Mont Avila in 1987, Morin Heights was bought by MSSI in 1992 making it the third ski areas in the St-Sauveur Valley being under the same ownership. Mont Olympia and Mont Gabriel would be acquired in 1994 making almost all of the local ski areas under MSSI with the exception of Mont Habitant.
Probably the most recent ski areas in the Laurentians, Ski Morin Heights was inaugurated in 1981, when a numbers of older ski areas in the Laurentians we’re shutting down or about to. This Monday post is on the first year Ski Morin Heights. Although not part of the Mont St-Sauveur, notice the similarity between the ski brochures.
Discover SKI MORIN HEIGHTS this season. Canada’s newest ski area was designed by skiers for skiers to provide a TOTAL skiing experience. Our ski village, sheltered by a bowl shaped mountain with 3 south facing trails, offers a modern ski shop, a 250 seat cafeteria, a 250 seat Pub restaurant, multi-level outdoor terracing, overnight ski lockers, and free outdoor ski checking. We are situated within the Laurentian snow belt and conditions are further guaranteed by our computer assisted snow-making system, servicing all 21 trails. A double chairlift and a shuttle bus service link the ski village to our ample parking facilities. Because we have planned it with quality and convenience in mind, we urge you to SKI MORIN HEIGHTS! YOU MUST SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT!
– The Staff, SKI MORIN HEIGHTS
Although only 200-meter vertical drop, the new ski area didn’t start small, in its first year it had 4 triple chairlifts and one T-Bar servicing 21 trails which 7 were opened for night skiing.