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.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Le Valinouët stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Le Valinouët 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 Valinouët Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Le Valinouët's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Le Valinouët around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Le Valinouët Mountain 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, 0.3 square miles, or 0.9 square kilometers.
Le Valinouët's slopes see on average 236 inches (7.2 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 19 feet every year!
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.
Le Valinouët Ski Resort Difficulty Level
41.2out 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 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%.
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 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 nearest the town of Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC.
Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC G0V Canada
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Getting to Le Valinouët Mountain 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 Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||210 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 Bagotville||YBG||Bagotville, QC||37 km|
|Alma Airport||YTF||Alma, QC||57 km|
|Roberval Airport||YRJ||Roberval, QC||102 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.
|Mont Fortin||Seauenay, QC||403 ft||41%||34 km|
|Mont Bélu||La Baie, QC||623 ft||34%||37 km|
|Mont Villa Saguenay||Alma, QC||276 ft||21%||55 km|
|Mont Lac-Vert||Hébertville, QC||951 ft||44%||62 km|
|Mont Édouard||L'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC||2,133 ft||55%||70 km|
|Do-Mi-Ski||Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC||518 ft||14%||102 km|
|Mont Grand-Fonds||La Malbaie, QC||2,412 ft||45%||114 km|
|Club Tobo-Ski||Saint-Félicien, QC||910 ft||37%||118 km|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC||1,105 ft||40%||150 km|
|Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme||, QC||0 ft||0%||155 km|
|Le Massif||Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC||2,645 ft||57%||155 km|
Le Valinouët Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,658 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,509 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,148 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||236 inches|