The lookout at the top of the Outremont Summit in Montreal’s Tiohtià:ke Otsira’kéhne Park gives visitors a view of northwestern Montreal. On a clear day, you can see Lac des Deux Montagnes. The sunsets here are spectacular.
One of former Montreal mayor Denis Coderre’s controversial granite stumps greets visitors at the lookout.
It refers to the skiing that once took place here. In the first few seconds of the video above, look on the right and you can see the rusty remains of the ski lift that once brought skiers up here.
I shot the photo below from the bottom of the hill, where you can see another post used by the ski lift. One of the system’s steel cables can still be seen. A steep unofficial path runs from the summit to this spot at the bottom, near Vincent-d’Indy Ave.
The photos below are from Heritage Montreal, the city of Montreal and the Université de Montréal.
Operated by the university, the hill, which at one point included a ski jump, operated from the 1940s to the 1970s.