Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort

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.

Mont Grand-Fonds 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 Grand-Fonds Ski Resort.

Mont Grand-Fonds Lodging:

Mont Grand-Fonds Ski 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
20
Ski Lift
Lifts
3
Skier
Skiable Acres
260(1 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,412'(735 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,099'(335 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,312'(400 m)

Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
44.9out of 100
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Mont Grand-Fonds 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 74% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 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.

Skiiable Area 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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 26% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 74%.
Beginner
26%(68 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
Intermediate
36%(94 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
Expert
38%(99 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 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 nearby the town of La Malbaie, QC.

Address:
La Malbaie, QC G5A Canada
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Website:
montgrandfonds.com/en/

GPS Coordinates:
47.77100, -70.10300

Getting to Mont Grand-Fonds Ski 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC146 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
CFB BagotvilleYBGBagotville, QC91 km
Alma AirportYTFAlma, QC140 km
Mont Joli AirportYYYMont-Joli, QC168 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme, QC0 ft0%41 km
Mont ÉdouardL'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC2,133 ft56%46 km
Le MassifPetite-Rivière-Saint-Fran, QC2,645 ft57%65 km
Mont BéluLa Baie, QC623 ft34%82 km
Mont Saint-MathieuSaint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC1,105 ft40%92 km
Mont-Sainte-AnneBeaupre, QC2,625 ft48%100 km
Mont FortinSeauenay, QC403 ft41%111 km
Le ValinouëtSaint-David-de-Falardeau, QC2,658 ft41%114 km
Mont BiencourtBiencourt, QC1,591 ft40%117 km
Stoneham MountainStoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC2,075 ft48%127 km
Le RelaisLac-Beauport, QC429 ft42%129 km
Mont Lac-VertHébertville, QC951 ft44%129 km
Massif du SudSaint-Philemon, QC3,001 ft61%131 km
Centre de plein air de LévisLévis, QC328 ft31%132 km
Mont FarlagneEdmundston, NB1,060 ft39%135 km
Val Neigette, QC0 ft0%137 km
Mont Villa SaguenayAlma, QC276 ft21%142 km
Mont OrignalLac-Etchemin, QC2,007 ft42%155 km
Ski Saint-RaymondSaint-Raymond, QC427 ft18%160 km

Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation2,412 ft
Base Elevation1,312 ft
Vertical Drop1,099 ft
Trails20
(26% Beginner,  36% Intermediate,  38% Expert)
Lifts3
Skiable Acres260
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mont Grand-Fonds Ski Resort Mountain Stats