Ski Garceau is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski Garceau stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Ski Garceau 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 Ski Garceau. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski Garceau's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski Garceau around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Ski Garceau Terrain Overview
Ski Garceau has a total of 33 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski Garceau is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 103 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 42 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Ski Garceau's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.7 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Ski Garceau Elevation
Ski Garceau has a summit elevation of 2,350 feet, or 716 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,350 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Ski Garceau has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Ski Garceau Difficulty Level
40out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Ski Garceau has 103 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Ski Garceau 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 Ski Garceau good for beginners?
Ski Garceau 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.
Ski Garceau Location
Ski Garceau is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC.
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Getting to Ski Garceau
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski Garceau), its coordinates of 46.33700, -74.22000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, 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 Ski Garceau.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||103 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||159 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||222 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 Ski Garceau.
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||44 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||110 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||138 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski Garceau, 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 Ski Garceau.
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||52%||6 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||39%||28 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||31 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||31 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||54%||31 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||49%||32 km|
|Mont Alta||, QC||0 ft||0%||33 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||36%||35 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||36%||37 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||38 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||45%||42 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||31%||42 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||27%||44 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||50%||46 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||36%||47 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||41%||49 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||48%||50 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||53%||51 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||34%||51 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||82 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||41%||97 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||20%||110 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||39%||113 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||5%||113 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||47%||135 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||32%||147 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||35%||151 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||33%||153 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||38%||156 km|
Ski Garceau Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,350 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,350 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(33% Beginner, 34% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|