Les Super Glissades St-Jean-de-Matha are in constant evolution and improvement. Operating since more than 25 years, Les Super Glissades are frequently inspected and corrected when needed to assure maximum safety and pleasant slides. Furthermore, each track has an automated security gate with a preset timer and a magic eye. When a slide starts, the magic eye catches the move which automatically closes the gate. It is also possible to manually change the allowed time for each slide in case of emergency.
A total of 30 tracks frilled the mountain on both hills. The tubing section offers slower and more user-friendly tracks, while the rafting section offers tracks that reach close to 100 km/h, which makes them the fastest slides in Quebec.
All tracks are easy to access and classified by height or difficulty level. The number of the tracks matches its level of difficulty: The higher the number is the higher the level of difficulty. It is suggested to start gradually if your are not used to tubing, this will let you tame the different rides.
The tracks are maintained daily to insure optimal conditions of snowsliding in terms of performance and security. Snow walls border the tracks and insure safety. The tracks never cross another and are clearly identified. The supervisor of the center will regularly evaluate the tracks conditions during the day.
One or some tracks could be closed during your visit to allow the necessary corrections until requested conditions are reached. Tracks maintenance is made by an experienced professional team using equipment at the edge of technology. Snow cannons insure an adequate snow level at every moment, for the security and the maximum perfomance of the tube or rafting tracks.
Minimal height required
As mentionned above, the tracks are classified using numbers and the higher numbers of the rafting section require a minimum of 1.25 m. to access. A sign in front of each track allow evaluation of height of each person who is likely to be unadmitted. A maximum of sliders by tracks is pre-established and is subject to change depending on the weather conditions.
Two observation towers per hill overlook the top of the mountain. It’s from the inside of those towers that attandants vigil sliders security. If necessary, they can modify the security gate timing or contact the security supervisor or the first aid worker. The strategic location of the observation towers allow a peripheral vision from top to bottom of the tubing or rafting sections.
Tubes of Super Glissades
Tubes are covered with a uniform material making the downhill more stable. Two handles fixed on each side allow sliders to hold on in place during the slide.
Super Glissades team
Monitors criss-cross the bottom of the tracks and look after them to be quickly evacuated. They have megaphones to insure the efficacy of the communication with sliders. They can also contact the security gates attendants (observation towers) to forbid access to a congested track and with the centre responsible, first aid worker or admission in case of emergency.
Our field team, as well as the indoor cottage team, have workforces that can give first aid and make decisions on security of the field. A speaker system, controlled by the admission, can be heard everywhere on the site and inside the cottage, allowing transmission of information at every moment. This way, we will be able to contact parents or teachers if a child is lost or injured.