Le Valinouët Ski Resort

Le Valinouët Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC.

Le Valinouët 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 Le Valinouët Ski Resort.

Le Valinouët Lodging:

Le Valinouët Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Le Valinouët has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Le Valinouët is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 212 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 86 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
212(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Le Valinouët Ski Resort Elevation

Le Valinouët Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 2,658 feet, or 810 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,509 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,148 feet (350 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Le Valinouët's summit elevation is about average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are quite a bit higher, but also many that are much, much smaller.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,658'(810 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,148'(350 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,509'(460 m)

Le Valinouët Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.2out of 100
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Le Valinouët 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Le Valinouët has 212 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Le Valinouët is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
30%(64 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
40%(85 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
30%(64 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 Valinouët Ski Resort good for beginners?

Le Valinouët 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Le Valinouët Ski Resort Location

Le Valinouët Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC.

Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC G0V Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
48.65400, -70.89500

Getting to Le Valinouët Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Le Valinouët Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.65400, -70.89500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saint-David-de-Falardeau, 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 Le Valinouët Ski Resort.

Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC210 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 Le Valinouët.

CFB BagotvilleYBGBagotville, QC37 km
Alma AirportYTFAlma, QC57 km
Roberval AirportYRJRoberval, QC102 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Le Valinouët 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 Le Valinouët Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mont FortinSeauenay, QC403 ft41%34 km
Mont BéluLa Baie, QC623 ft34%37 km
Mont Villa SaguenayAlma, QC276 ft21%55 km
Mont Lac-VertHébertville, QC951 ft44%62 km
Mont ÉdouardL'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC2,133 ft56%70 km
Do-Mi-SkiDolbeau-Mistassini, QC518 ft14%102 km
Mont Grand-FondsLa Malbaie, QC2,412 ft45%114 km
Club Tobo-SkiSaint-Félicien, QC910 ft37%118 km
Mont Saint-MathieuSaint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC1,105 ft40%150 km
Le MassifPetite-Rivière-Saint-Fran, QC2,645 ft57%155 km
Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme, QC0 ft0%155 km

Le Valinouët Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,658 ft
Base Elevation1,509 ft
Vertical Drop1,148 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres212
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Le Valinouët Ski Resort Mountain Stats