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!
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 work with Mont Avalanche. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Avalanche's website.
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 (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
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.
Mont Avalanche Difficulty Level
32.6out 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
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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 42% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 58%.
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 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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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 Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||73 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||125 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||244 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 Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||59 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||88 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||107 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.
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||10 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||11 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||11 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||12 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||12 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||13 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||14 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||16 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||17 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||18 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||37%||18 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||19 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||19 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||32 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||32 km|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||54%||37 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||41 km|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||42 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||50 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||56 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||60 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||91 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||118 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||33%||122 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||124 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||127 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||128 km|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||135 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||136 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||139 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||150 km|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||155 km|
Mont Avalanche Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,820 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,279 ft|
|Vertical Drop||541 ft|
(42% Beginner, 29% Intermediate, 29% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|