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From March 28 to April 7, 2013, we promised to plant a tree for every share our eco-friendly initiatives received on our Facebook page. 9,836 shares = 9,836 trees to be planted! Your response was outstanding! Thank you!

The planting is started and based on a comprehensive reforestation plan, it will be spread over the next few years.

We sincerely hope that your shares will help contribute to a greater awareness of sustainable development. A big thank you to all those who participated and shared our initiative.

1 Like, 1 Tree 2012

For each new fan of Mont SUTTON's Facebook page from January 23rd to March 22nd, Mont SUTTON promised to plant a tree on the mountain. The plantation of these 1,576 trees is the result of 1,576 persons who clicked "Like" on facebook.com/montsutton, and by that action have supported this
eco-friendly initiative of Mont SUTTON.

Take a look at the photo gallery of the plantation!

Mont SUTTON: sustainable development-sensitive policies and practices

The protection of nature: the essence of skiing at Mont Sutton

Over the years, numerous projects have helped to ensure residual materials management and reduction and to protect and conserve of the mountain's natural resources. The following are a few examples of these projects:

Mountain projects

  • Trail and equipment development and maintenance with the objective of minimizing the negative impacts on plants and animal species.
  • Adoption of a water management plan: graywater use, control system, etc.
  • Acquisition of new snow cannons that reduce energy consumption by 50% as opposed to the previous equipment.
  • Use of biological composting toilet systems for our mountaintop lodges.
  • Implementation of an action plan designed to promote and raise awareness among skiers and boarders to help protect the reforestation zones.
  • Reservation of land for the preservation of nature, the protection of fragile areas and natural habitats.
Sutton Shuttle

Community projects

  • Collaboration in the development of a BioKit for SUTTON in partnership with the Centre local Brome-Missisquoi, the Corporation de Dveloppement conomique de Sutton and Environment Canada.
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Sutton en Haut Cooperative.
  • Granted rights of passage and loan resource support from the Parc d'environnement naturel de Sutton, which is in charge of trail development for walking and hiking.
  • Electronic recycling.
  • Distribution of ski clothing to non-profit organizations.
  • Donations and participation in numerous local financing activities.
Sutton - Here, we compost!

Reduce, recycle and reuse projects

  • Program that sorts recyclable and compostable items.
  • Use of energy-efficient lighting and power equipment.
  • Reduction of the use of drinking water and regular inspection of facilities in order to find and repair leaks.
  • Use of paper derived from environmentally responsible sources for information and promotional documents.
  • Use of biodegradable and compostable tableware.

For more information regarding Mont SUTTON's actions towards the sustainable use and protection of our natural environment, please refer to the SUTTON's Conscience Code, an environmentally friendly code of conduct.

Protecting nature: at the very core of skiing Mont SUTTON

Preservation of the woods

Help us preserve nature and conserve our unique glade skiing concept that is so widely recognized and appreciated! Together let's protect our mountain!

Ski the glades. Save the woods.

Carpooling: simple, economical, and ecological

Here, we turn off our engine!

Skiers and snowboarders who are offering or looking for transportation to Mont SUTTON can place an ad in the carpooling section. Facebook is another great way for snow enthusiasts to share rides and plan their next ski trip to SUTTON!

Mont SUTTON is recognized and praised for its 'green' actions

Recipient of Excellence award
  • Awarded the 2011 Prix d'Excellence from the Quebec Ski Area Association (ASSQ) for 'Environment and sustainable development'.
  • Finalist at the 2011 Prix Phnix de l'environnement in the 'Protection and the importance given to the environment and ecosystems' category during the Mont SUTTON Fall Festival.
  • Named one of the most environmentally responsible ski resorts in Canada (Patrick Thorne, Go Plein Air and others, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Has been widely acknowledged and praised in numerous news articles:
    Articles Pentes Vertes(French only)
    Green Resort Guide Mont Sutton
    Parution Ski Presse(French only)
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