Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of La Malbaie, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Grand-Fonds stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Grand-Fonds 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 Grand-Fonds Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Grand-Fonds's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Grand-Fonds around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Grand-Fonds Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Mont Grand-Fonds has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Grand-Fonds is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 260 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 105 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.1 square kilometers.
Mont Grand-Fonds's slopes see on average 260 inches (6.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet every year!
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Elevation
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,412 feet, or 735 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,312 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,099 feet (335 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mont Grand-Fonds has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.7out 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
Mont Grand-Fonds has 260 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mont Grand-Fonds is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 26% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 74%.
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 Grand-Fonds Ski Resort good for beginners?
Mont Grand-Fonds 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 74% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Location
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of La Malbaie, QC.
La Malbaie, QC G5A Canada
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Getting to Mont Grand-Fonds Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort), its coordinates of 47.77100, -70.10300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of La Malbaie, 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 Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort.
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||146 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 Mont Grand-Fonds.
|CFB Bagotville||YBG||Bagotville, QC||91 km|
|Alma Airport||YTF||Alma, QC||140 km|
|Mont Joli Airport||YYY||Mont-Joli, QC||168 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Grand-Fonds 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 Grand-Fonds Ski Resort.
|Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme||St-Pacome, QC||0 ft||0%||41 km|
|Mont Édouard||L'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC||2,133 ft||58%||46 km|
|Le Massif||Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC||2,645 ft||64%||65 km|
|Mont Bélu||La Baie, QC||623 ft||36%||82 km|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC||1,105 ft||42%||92 km|
|Mont-Sainte-Anne||Beaupre, QC||2,625 ft||49%||100 km|
|Mont Fortin||Seauenay, QC||403 ft||43%||111 km|
|Le Valinouët||Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC||2,658 ft||43%||114 km|
|Mont Biencourt||Biencourt, QC||1,591 ft||41%||117 km|
|Stoneham Mountain||Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC||2,075 ft||50%||127 km|
|Le Relais||Lac-Beauport, QC||429 ft||43%||129 km|
|Mont Lac-Vert||Hébertville, QC||951 ft||46%||129 km|
|Massif du Sud||Saint-Philemon, QC||3,001 ft||64%||131 km|
|Centre de plein air de Lévis||Lévis, QC||328 ft||32%||132 km|
|Mont Farlagne||Edmundston, NB||1,060 ft||41%||135 km|
|Val Neigette||Ste-Blandine, QC||0 ft||0%||137 km|
|Mont Villa Saguenay||Alma, QC||276 ft||22%||142 km|
|Mont Orignal||Lac-Etchemin, QC||2,007 ft||43%||155 km|
|Ski Saint-Raymond||Saint-Raymond, QC||427 ft||19%||160 km|
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,412 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,312 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,099 ft|
(26% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 38% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||260 inches|