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!
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 work with Le Petit Chamonix. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Le Petit Chamonix's website.
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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Le Petit Chamonix's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
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.
Le Petit Chamonix Difficulty Level
28.3out of 100
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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.
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 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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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 Airport||YCL||Charlo, NB||47 km|
|Bathurst Airport||ZBF||Bathurst, NB||99 km|
|Mont Joli Airport||YYY||Mont-Joli, QC||116 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.
|Sugarloaf Park||Atholville, NB||1,417 ft||35%||19 km|
|Val-d'Irène||Sainte-Irène, QC||2,296 ft||49%||72 km|
|Mont Castor||Matane, QC||633 ft||42%||98 km|
|Pin Rouge||New Richmond, QC||1,493 ft||47%||98 km|
|Parc du Mont Comi||Saint-Donat, QC||1,881 ft||39%||107 km|
|Mont Biencourt||Biencourt, QC||1,591 ft||41%||120 km|
|Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||Cap-Chat, QC||715 ft||11%||121 km|
|Val Neigette||Ste-Blandine, QC||0 ft||0%||121 km|
|Mont Farlagne||Edmundston, NB||1,060 ft||41%||123 km|
|Haute Gaspésie||Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC||689 ft||16%||129 km|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC||1,105 ft||41%||154 km|
|Mont Miller||Murdochville, QC||2,815 ft||49%||154 km|
Le Petit Chamonix Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,148 ft|
|Base Elevation||658 ft|
|Vertical Drop||490 ft|
(50% Beginner, 25% Intermediate, 25% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|