Mont Avalanche

Mont Avalanche is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC.

We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Avalanche stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Mont Avalanche 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 Mont Avalanche. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Avalanche's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Mont Avalanche around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Mont Avalanche Terrain Overview

Mont Avalanche has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Avalanche is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 25 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 10 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.

Mont Avalanche's slopes see on average 120 inches (37 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
25(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
120"(3,658 cm)

Mont Avalanche Elevation

Mont Avalanche has a summit elevation of 1,820 feet, or 555 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,279 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 541 feet (165 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mont Avalanche has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,820'(555 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
541'(165 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,279'(390 m)

Mont Avalanche Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
31.4out of 100
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Mont Avalanche 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 58% 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.

Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level

Mont Avalanche has 25 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mont Avalanche is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 42% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 58%.
Green Circle
42%(11 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
29%(7 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
29%(7 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 Mont Avalanche good for beginners?

Mont Avalanche 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 58% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mont Avalanche Location

Mont Avalanche is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC.

Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC J0T Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.97000, -74.34700

Getting to Mont Avalanche

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Avalanche), its coordinates of 45.97000, -74.34700 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, 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 Mont Avalanche.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC73 km
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON125 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC244 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 Mont Avalanche.

Mont-Tremblant International AirportYTMLa Macaza, QC59 km
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC88 km
Ottawa / Gatineau AirportYNDGatineau, QC107 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Avalanche, 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 Mont Avalanche.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%10 km
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%11 km
MaximiseSte-Agathe, QC1,400 ft0%11 km
Mont Alta, QC0 ft0%12 km
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft36%12 km
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft45%13 km
Mont Sainte-SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%14 km
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%16 km
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%17 km
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%18 km
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%18 km
Mont BlancSaint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC1,902 ft49%19 km
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%19 km
Great DivideMarysville, MT7,210 ft54%32 km
Mont TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC2,871 ft62%32 km
Ski La RéserveSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,297 ft52%37 km
Ski MontcalmLanaudière, QC1,115 ft27%41 km
Ski GarceauSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,350 ft40%42 km
Val Saint-CômeSaint-Côme, QC1,968 ft39%50 km
Mont RigaudRigaud, QC571 ft41%56 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%60 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC574 ft20%91 km
Mont Ste-MarieLac-Sainte-Marie, QC1,811 ft47%118 km
Sommet EdelweissWakefield, QC1,148 ft32%122 km
Mont CascadesCantley, QC1,286 ft35%124 km
Camp FortuneChelsea, QC650 ft38%127 km
VorlageWakefield, QC787 ft33%128 km
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%135 km
Val-MauricieShawinigan-Sud, QC380 ft5%136 km
Vallée Du ParcShawinigan, QC1,017 ft39%139 km
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%150 km
Catamount Outdoor Family CenterWilliston, NY2,000 ft35%155 km

Mont Avalanche Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,820 ft
Base Elevation1,279 ft
Vertical Drop541 ft
(42% Beginner,  29% Intermediate,  29% Expert)
Skiable Acres25
Avg. Annual Snowfall120 inches
Mont Avalanche Mountain Stats