QUERTIER DE MONTAGNE

FROM UP HERE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

With a summit reaching 505 metres, Mont Sauvage offers one of the most impressive panoramic views in the Laurentians. As you explore the 277 wooded acres, each step you take will lead you somewhere new.
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A SHORT HISTORY OF A TALL MOUNTAIN

1880 / The mountain’s name comes from an Iroquois known as Commander who lived in the area around 1880.

Early 19th century / The mountain is mentioned in the diaries of several Laurentian pioneers. The chemin du Mont-Sauvage was the first road linking Saint Jérôme to Sainte Agathe. The mountain had the reputation of being particularly difficult to cross.

20th century / With the arrival of settlers at the turn of the century, Mont Sauvage was cleared to allow herds of sheep to graze. This explains why some hundred years later, the mountain has a young forest of mainly deciduous trees.
1941 / In the early 1940s, a forest-fire lookout tower was built at the top of the mountain. These types of towers were built on the tallest mountains, providing forest rangers with a dominating view of the area to be protected. Today, from the top of the tower on clear days, you can see Montreal, St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Olympic Stadium.

1958-1997 / In the 1970s, Mont Sauvage was a popular ski resort. Rumour has it that the après-ski was as popular as the skiing itself. Opened in 1957, the resort closed its doors in 1997.

Today / Residents of Via Sauvagia will have exclusive access to the ski resort, which will reopen its doors for the 2012-2013 winter season.
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