Ski Garceau

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.

Ski Garceau 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 Ski Garceau.

Ski Garceau Lodging:

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
103(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,350'(716 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,000'(305 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,350'(411 m)

Ski Garceau Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
40.1out of 100
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Ski Garceau 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

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%.
33%(34 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
34%(35 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
33%(34 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 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 nearby the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC.

Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC J0T 2 Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
46.33700, -74.22000

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 AirportYULMontréal, QC103 km
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON159 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC222 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 AirportYTMLa Macaza, QC44 km
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC110 km
Ottawa / Gatineau AirportYNDGatineau, QC138 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Ski La RéserveSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,297 ft52%6 km
Val Saint-CômeSaint-Côme, QC1,968 ft39%28 km
MaximiseSte-Agathe, QC1,400 ft0%31 km
Mont TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC2,871 ft62%31 km
Great DivideMarysville, MT7,210 ft54%31 km
Mont BlancSaint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC1,902 ft49%32 km
Mont Alta, QC0 ft0%33 km
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft37%35 km
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%37 km
Ski Mont SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%38 km
Mont AvalancheSaint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC1,820 ft32%42 km
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft46%42 km
Ski MontcalmLanaudière, QC1,115 ft28%44 km
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%46 km
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%47 km
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%49 km
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%50 km
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%51 km
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%51 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%82 km
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft42%97 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%110 km
Vallée Du ParcShawinigan, QC1,017 ft39%113 km
Val-Mauricie, QC380 ft5%113 km
Mont Ste-MarieLac-Sainte-Marie, QC1,811 ft48%135 km
Sommet EdelweissWakefield, QC1,148 ft32%147 km
Mont CascadesCantley, QC1,286 ft35%151 km
VorlageWakefield, QC787 ft33%153 km
Camp FortuneChelsea, QC650 ft38%156 km

Ski Garceau Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,350 ft
Base Elevation1,350 ft
Vertical Drop1,000 ft
(33% Beginner,  34% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres103
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Ski Garceau Mountain Stats