Mont Castor Ski Resort

Mont Castor Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Matane, QC.

Mont Castor is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 with with Mont Castor Ski Resort.

Mont Castor Lodging:

Mont Castor Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
110(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mont Castor Ski Resort Elevation

Mont Castor Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
633'(193 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
568'(173 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
65'(20 m)

Mont Castor Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.5out of 100
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Mont Castor can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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%.
33%(36 acres)

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.

Blue Square
22%(24 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
45%(50 acres)

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 Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Mont Castor Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Matane, QC.

Matane, QC G4W Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
48.76800, -67.54400

Getting to Mont Castor Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Castor Ski Resort), 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 AirportYYYMont-Joli, QC52 km
Baie-Comeau AirportYBCBaie-Comeau, QC63 km
Charlo AirportYCLCharlo, NB124 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Castor Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Val-d'IrèneSainte-Irène, QC2,296 ft47%33 km
Parc du Mont ComiSaint-Donat, QC1,881 ft38%58 km
Centre de plein air de Cap-ChatCap-Chat, QC715 ft11%69 km
Mont Ti-BasseBaie-Comeau, QC695 ft34%74 km
Val Neigette, QC0 ft0%82 km
Haute Gaspésie, QC689 ft15%83 km
Le Petit ChamonixMatapédia, QC1,148 ft27%98 km
Sugarloaf ParkAtholville, NB646 ft33%107 km
Mont BiencourtBiencourt, QC1,591 ft40%115 km
Mont Saint-MathieuSaint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC1,105 ft40%128 km
Pin RougeNew Richmond, QC1,493 ft45%143 km
Mont MillerMurdochville, QC2,815 ft47%152 km

Mont Castor Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation633 ft
Base Elevation65 ft
Vertical Drop568 ft
(33% Beginner,  22% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres110
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mont Castor Ski Resort Mountain Stats