WTF is a Yooner? You only need to drive 90 minutes outside Montreal to find out!
Ski season is upon us! While the winter slopes can be intimidating for many — not to mention, expensive — Mont Sutton, a Quebec ski hill, offers some of Canada's first Yooner rides. Since you're probably wondering, "WTF is a Yooner?" it's a ski/sled hybrid that's a must-do winter activity everyone can enjoy.
Located only 90 minutes outside of Montreal by car, Mont Sutton is the perfect place to try a Yooner. Seated 20 centimetres above the ground with shock absorbers, an easy-to-control handle, and a runner for carving stellar turns on the mountain, you'll feel like you're skiing without needing a single lesson while riding a Yooner.
Luckily for first-timers, the Yooner does not take nearly as much time to grasp as skiing and snowboarding do, and can be easily mastered in as little as one run.
A Yooner rental, lift ticket and helmet come in at $50 plus taxes for two hours, and can be enjoyed on the mountain trails of chairlift II.
Season pass and daily pass holders can rent a Yooner for $25 plus taxes for two hours. While the Yooner can be enjoyed by anyone 8 years and older, riders between ages 8 and 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
The two-hour ride can be booked in three different time blocks: 9 a.m to 11 a.m, 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m, and 2 p.m to 4 p.m.
Mont Sutton recommends you book your equipment in advance. Don't worry about needing ski boots — your good 'ole winter boots are the right match for this activity.
Mont Sutton Yooner Ride
Price: $50 plus tax (or $25 plus tax for season/daily pass holders)
When: Until April 17, 2022, with time blocks between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Address: 671, rue Maple, Sutton, QC
Why You Need To Go: Enjoy the snowy slopes of Mont Sutton while experiencing some of Canada's first Yooner rides.
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