Mount Dufour Ski Area
Mount Dufour Ski Area is a ski area located in the province of Ontario in Canada. The resort is in the town of Elliot Lake, ON.
We recently ranked all of Ontario's ski resorts, so you can see where Mount Dufour Ski Area stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mount Dufour Ski Area 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 Mount Dufour Ski Area. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mount Dufour Ski Area's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mount Dufour Ski Area around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mount Dufour Ski Area Terrain Overview
Mount Dufour Ski Area has a total of 7 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mount Dufour Ski Area is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 11 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 4 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.0 square kilometers.
Mount Dufour Ski Area's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Mount Dufour Ski Area Elevation
Mount Dufour Ski Area has a summit elevation of 1,345 feet, or 410 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,025 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 320 feet (98 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mount Dufour Ski Area has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mount Dufour Ski Area Difficulty Level
36out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Mount Dufour Ski Area has 11 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mount Dufour Ski Area is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 43% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 57%.
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 Mount Dufour Ski Area good for beginners?
Mount Dufour Ski Area 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 57% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mount Dufour Ski Area Location
Mount Dufour Ski Area is located in the province of Ontario, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Elliot Lake, ON.
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Getting to Mount Dufour Ski Area
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mount Dufour Ski Area), its coordinates of 46.38600, -82.63500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Elliot Lake, ON 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 Mount Dufour Ski Area.
|Chippewa County International Airport||CIU||Sault Ste Marie, MI||142 km|
|Sudbury Airport||YSB||Sudbury, ON||143 km|
|Sault Ste Marie Airport||YAM||Sault Ste Marie, ON||144 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mount Dufour Ski Area, 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 Mount Dufour Ski Area.
|Boogie Mountain||Espanola, ON||853 ft||7%||68 km|
|Lively Ski Hill||Lively, ON||1,017 ft||32%||114 km|
|Searchmont Resort||Searchmont, ON||1,601 ft||37%||116 km|
|Adanac Ski Hill||Sudbury, ON||1,115 ft||13%||129 km|
Mount Dufour Ski Area Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,345 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,025 ft|
|Vertical Drop||320 ft|
(43% Beginner, 14% Intermediate, 43% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|