Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Wakefield, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Sommet Edelweiss stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Sommet Edelweiss 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 Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Sommet Edelweiss's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Sommet Edelweiss around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Sommet Edelweiss Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Sommet Edelweiss has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Sommet Edelweiss is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 160 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 65 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort Elevation
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,148 feet, or 350 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 492 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 656 feet (200 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Sommet Edelweiss has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort Difficulty Level
33.4out 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
Sommet Edelweiss has 160 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Sommet Edelweiss is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 45% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 55%.
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 Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort good for beginners?
Sommet Edelweiss 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 55% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort Location
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Wakefield, QC.
Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0 Canada
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Getting to Sommet Edelweiss Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.64700, -75.85100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Wakefield, 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 Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort.
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||39 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||165 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||282 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 Sommet Edelweiss.
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||26 km|
|Massena International Richards Field||MSS||Massena, NY||111 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||118 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sommet Edelweiss 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 Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort.
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||6 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||7 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||15 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||33 km|
|Mount Pakenham||Pakenham, ON||719 ft||27%||52 km|
|Mont Chilly||Pontiac, QC||1,020 ft||33%||75 km|
|Calabogie Peaks||Calabogie, ON||1,266 ft||37%||83 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||116 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||116 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||118 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||119 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||122 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||126 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||128 km|
Sommet Edelweiss Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,148 ft|
|Base Elevation||492 ft|
|Vertical Drop||656 ft|
(45% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||N/A inches|