Mountain biking regulations

Recognition and acceptance of risk and responsibility


General conditions

In consideration of the payment of the trail access fee and of the user’s undertaking to abide by the Mountain Bike Code of Conduct and to be respectful at all times towards staff and other users, Plein Air Sutton / MTB and Mont SUTTON grants to the user the right to use the bike trails on all non-prohibited areas of the grounds.

In case of violation on the part of the user, the privileges granted shall be revoked and the trail access automatically confiscated without further notice and without reimbursement to the user.

Trails may be closed during the season or during a day due to weather conditions or any other factor beyond our control. No credit or refund will be given.

In the event of an accident, resources will deploy as quickly as possible given the changing temperature conditions, distances to be traveled, road traffic and the state of the terrain. We cannot guarantee timeframes for the provision of first aid services or any emergency response.

Recognition and acceptance of risks

Mountain biking has inherent risks that I, as a participant, am aware of. Among others, but without being restrictive, the following elements constitute risks inherent to mountain biking:

  • Changing weather conditions
  • Changes in the degree of inclination of the slope
  • Presence of natural obstacles and mountain conditions, such as ditches, crevasses and streams, rocks, soil, trees, shrubs, stumps, and other obstacles
  • Any change in trail surface conditions
  • Any collision with another cyclist or any other person
  • Presence of structures used in the operation of the mountain bike trails, as well as collision with their elements

I agree as a participant, parent/guardian or, if applicable, as a representative of my family members, to be aware of and follow the guidelines, safety measures and implications of my participation regarding the inherent risks of accidents and personal injury arising from my participation in this activity;

I acknowledge that I am the sole and best judge of my ability to participate in this activity and I am aware of and accept the additional risks to which I am voluntarily and knowingly exposing myself;

The maneuvers I may attempt or perform will be based on my actual physical abilities and my own skill level;

I am in good physical and mental health and do not suffer from any disability or physical condition that may constitute a danger in connection with my participation in the activity and agree to participate freely.

Mountain biking code of conduct

Mountain biking involves the risk of serious injury or death. For your safety and the safety of others, please follow this code of conduct.

  1. Always ride in control and respect your limits.
    You must be able to stop and avoid other people or obstacles. Ride trails and features that match your skills level. It is your responsibility to be aware of the difficulty levels and choose your route accordingly.
  2. Wear a helmet and appropriate protective gear for your ride.
  3. Check the mechanical condition of your bike or have it inspected by a qualified bike mechanic before you ride.
  4. Do not ride if you are physically incapacitated or if your ability or judgment is impaired by drugs, alcohol or fatigue.
  5. Be careful, obstacles and trail conditions change constantly. Check their condition before riding with speed and confidence.
  6. Respect signs and warnings. Stay on marked trails and never venture into closed sections. Do not make any changes to trails and do not build new trails without the permission of the trail manager.
  7. Give priority to cyclists ahead of you. On two-way trails, yield to cyclists coming up the trail.
  8. Clear the path. If you must stop, do so off the trail, in a safe, visible location.
  9. Help the rescuers. If you are involved in or witness an accident, remain at the scene and identify yourself to a first-aider or bystanders.

When the context applies.

  1. Use lifts with caution. Ask for assistance if you are unsure with the operation of the chairlifts and follow the rules posted along the way.

Ride safely, it’s your responsibility.



At Mont Sutton and Plein air Sutton / MTB:

  • Right of access is mandatory and visible at all times on the handlebars or under the saddle.
  • Stay on marked and open trails.
  • Dogs are NOT permitted on the bike trails but are allowed on a leash in the common areas of Mont SUTTON.
  • The use of portable radio or portable speaker is prohibited on our trail network.
  • Electrically assisted bicycles are allowed, but to pass, you must wait for the approval of the biker in front and remain courteous.  Electrically assisted bicycles are permitted on the lift.
  • Respect the privacy of homeowners on certain trails.

I accept responsibility for my behavior and the consequences, whether intentional or unintentional, that may cause injury and/or property damage.

Consequently, I release Plein Air Sutton/MTB, its directors and officers, organizers, volunteers and employees, their subsidiaries, as well as Mont SUTTON (alias Ski Sutton Inc.) and the landowners on whose property some of the trail’s pass, from any and all responsibility for my participation in this activity.

The participant to this activity agrees to elect domicile in Quebec, in the judicial district of the resort, which will be the forum of any claim and that the laws of Quebec will apply.