Camp Fortune is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Chelsea, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Camp Fortune stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Camp Fortune is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Camp Fortune. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Camp Fortune's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Camp Fortune around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Camp Fortune Terrain Overview
Camp Fortune has a total of 27 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Camp Fortune is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 95 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 38 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Camp Fortune's slopes see on average 79 inches (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Camp Fortune Elevation
Camp Fortune has a summit elevation of 650 feet, or 198 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 23 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 627 feet (191 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Camp Fortune has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Camp Fortune Difficulty Level
39.3out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Camp Fortune has 95 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Camp Fortune is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Camp Fortune good for beginners?
Camp Fortune can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Camp Fortune Location
Camp Fortune is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Chelsea, QC.
Chelsea, QC J9B Canada
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Getting to Camp Fortune
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Camp Fortune), its coordinates of 45.50900, -75.85100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Chelsea, QC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Camp Fortune.
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||25 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||164 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||267 km|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Camp Fortune.
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||22 km|
|Massena International Richards Field||MSS||Massena, NY||101 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||130 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Camp Fortune, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Camp Fortune.
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||9 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||33%||15 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||16 km|
|Mount Pakenham||Pakenham, ON||719 ft||27%||43 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||48 km|
|Calabogie Peaks||Calabogie, ON||1,266 ft||37%||77 km|
|Mont Chilly||Pontiac, QC||1,020 ft||33%||83 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||118 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||125 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||125 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||125 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||127 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||130 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||135 km|
Camp Fortune Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||650 ft|
|Base Elevation||23 ft|
|Vertical Drop||627 ft|
(30% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||79 inches|