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Great mountain, nice new chalet, bar and facilities. As far as the runs go, the on-piste was decent with lots of options to choose from. Marked off-piste trails were okay, but for those willing to explore out of bounds there is a ton of fresh powder and awesome tree runs to discover. I'd say the biggest advantage of this mountain is being less busy than other mountains around it. The downside is being a tad bit more expensive and the longer drive if you're coming from montréal like I was.
Here is the thing: everything Is trying to be better at Owl’s Head with the new owners but what they are missing is basics. You want to run a restaurant and bar? GET STAFF. Trained staff. You need food runners and you need to understand that people will drink more if you serve them. This is basics. Get proper management. You can do this. We want you to succeed. You have good food but if it is cold and takes almost 2 hours on a Sunday- what is the point?
Great views of the surrounding area, and looks like it might be a great place to visit during the summer-time, however the hiking trails during winter are not well marked and quite difficult to navigate. Steep inclines and deep snow make for a challenging but enjoyable hike, to a somewhat underwhelming summit. Would recommend visiting during if you're in the area.
Very nice ski station. Lots of slopes. Very good for experts. Incredible view on the Mamphremagog lake. I definitely recommend.
Owl's Head was always a nice option in the Eastern Townships despite its distance from Montreal. The main reason I liked it was because of the lower cost than Sutton and Orford and the fact that it's not as busy. The prices gap is a lot less interesting now, however, as the mountain has been going through renos. I commend this mountain for its Adapted Sport Program, giving people with reduced mobility an opportunity to enjoy the slopes. Neither I nor anyone I know uses the program, but we always see a lot of participants when we're there. This might slow down the chair service a bit, but *not* to the point of being inconvenient. And the value the program brings far outweighs any very small inconvenience.