Le Petit Chamonix

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Le Petit Chamonix is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Matapédia, QC.

We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Le Petit Chamonix stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Le Petit Chamonix 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 with with Le Petit Chamonix. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Le Petit Chamonix's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Le Petit Chamonix around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Le Petit Chamonix Terrain Overview

Le Petit Chamonix has a total of 14 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Le Petit Chamonix is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 37 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 15 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Le Petit Chamonix's slopes see on average 120 inches (37 m) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
37(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
120"(3,658 cm)

Le Petit Chamonix Elevation

Le Petit Chamonix 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 658 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 490 feet (149 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Le Petit Chamonix has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,148'(350 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
490'(149 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
658'(201 m)

Le Petit Chamonix Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
27.2out of 100
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Le Petit Chamonix is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 490 feet.


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

Le Petit Chamonix has 37 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Since Le Petit Chamonix is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 25% trails are rated as intermediate.
Green Circle
50%(19 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
25%(9 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
25%(9 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 Le Petit Chamonix good for beginners?

Le Petit Chamonix is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 50% of its trails are rated as "beginner".

Le Petit Chamonix Location

Le Petit Chamonix is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Matapédia, QC.

Matapédia, QC G0J 1V0 Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
47.97300, -66.95600

Getting to Le Petit Chamonix

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Le Petit Chamonix), its coordinates of 47.97300, -66.95600 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Matapédia, 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 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 Le Petit Chamonix.

Charlo AirportYCLCharlo, NB47 km
Bathurst AirportZBFBathurst, NB99 km
Mont Joli AirportYYYMont-Joli, QC116 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Le Petit Chamonix, 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 Le Petit Chamonix.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sugarloaf ParkAtholville, NB1,417 ft34%19 km
Val-d'IrèneSainte-Irène, QC2,296 ft47%72 km
Mont CastorMatane, QC633 ft40%98 km
Pin RougeNew Richmond, QC1,493 ft45%98 km
Parc du Mont ComiSaint-Donat, QC1,881 ft38%107 km
Mont BiencourtBiencourt, QC1,591 ft40%120 km
Centre de plein air de Cap-ChatCap-Chat, QC715 ft11%121 km
Val Neigette, QC0 ft0%121 km
Mont FarlagneEdmundston, NB1,060 ft39%123 km
Haute Gaspésie, QC689 ft15%129 km
Mont Saint-MathieuSaint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC1,105 ft40%154 km
Mont MillerMurdochville, QC2,815 ft47%154 km

Le Petit Chamonix Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,148 ft
Base Elevation658 ft
Vertical Drop490 ft
(50% Beginner,  25% Intermediate,  25% Expert)
Skiable Acres37
Avg. Annual Snowfall120 inches
Le Petit Chamonix Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.