Mont Castor is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Matane, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Castor stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Castor 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 Mont Castor. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Castor's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Castor around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Castor Terrain Overview
Mont Castor has a total of 19 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Castor is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 110 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 45 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Mont Castor's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Mont Castor Elevation
Mont Castor has a summit elevation of 633 feet, or 193 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 65 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 568 feet (173 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mont Castor has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mont Castor Difficulty Level
40.3out 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
Mont Castor has 110 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mont Castor is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 33% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 67%.
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 Mont Castor good for beginners?
Mont Castor 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 67% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mont Castor Location
Mont Castor is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Matane, QC.
Matane, QC G4W Canada
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Getting to Mont Castor
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Castor), its coordinates of 48.76800, -67.54400 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Matane, 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 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 Mont Castor.
|Mont Joli Airport||YYY||Mont-Joli, QC||52 km|
|Baie-Comeau Airport||YBC||Baie-Comeau, QC||63 km|
|Charlo Airport||YCL||Charlo, NB||124 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Castor, 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 Mont Castor.
|Val-d'Irène||Sainte-Irène, QC||2,296 ft||47%||33 km|
|Parc du Mont Comi||Saint-Donat, QC||1,881 ft||38%||58 km|
|Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||Cap-Chat, QC||715 ft||11%||69 km|
|Mont Ti-Basse||Baie-Comeau, QC||695 ft||34%||74 km|
|Val Neigette||, QC||0 ft||0%||82 km|
|Haute Gaspésie||, QC||689 ft||15%||83 km|
|Le Petit Chamonix||Matapédia, QC||1,148 ft||27%||98 km|
|Sugarloaf Park||Atholville, NB||1,417 ft||34%||107 km|
|Mont Biencourt||Biencourt, QC||1,591 ft||40%||115 km|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC||1,105 ft||40%||128 km|
|Pin Rouge||New Richmond, QC||1,493 ft||45%||143 km|
|Mont Miller||Murdochville, QC||2,815 ft||47%||152 km|
Mont Castor Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||633 ft|
|Base Elevation||65 ft|
|Vertical Drop||568 ft|
(33% Beginner, 22% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|