Ski La Réserve is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Ski La Réserve stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Ski La Réserve 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 Ski La Réserve. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Ski La Réserve's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Ski La Réserve around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Ski La Réserve Terrain Overview
Ski La Réserve has a total of 40 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Ski La Réserve is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Ski La Réserve's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Ski La Réserve Elevation
Ski La Réserve has a summit elevation of 2,297 feet, or 700 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,297 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 La Réserve has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Ski La Réserve Difficulty Level
54.1out 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
Ski La Réserve has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Ski La Réserve is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 23% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 77%.
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 Ski La Réserve good for beginners?
Ski La Réserve 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 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Ski La Réserve Location
Ski La Réserve is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC.
Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC J0T Canada
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Getting to Ski La Réserve
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Ski La Réserve), its coordinates of 46.28700, -74.18200 (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 La Réserve.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||97 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||157 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||220 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 La Réserve.
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||48 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||104 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||137 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Ski La Réserve, 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 La Réserve.
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||6 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||24 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||26 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||28 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||29 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||30 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||32 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||32 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||32 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||33 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||36 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||37 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||38 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||40 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||37%||41 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||44 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||45 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||45 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||45 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||76 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||92 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||104 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||112 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||112 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||136 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||33%||147 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||150 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||153 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||155 km|
Ski La Réserve Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,297 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,297 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(23% Beginner, 20% Intermediate, 57% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|