Owl's Head is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Mansonville, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Owl's Head stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Owl's Head 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 Owl's Head. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Owl's Head's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Owl's Head around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Owl's Head Terrain Overview
Owl's Head has a total of 52 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Owl's Head is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 130 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 53 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Owl's Head's slopes see on average 175 inches (4.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 14 feet every year!
Owl's Head Elevation
Owl's Head has a summit elevation of 2,480 feet, or 756 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 872 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,608 feet (490 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Owl's Head has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Owl's Head Difficulty Level
47.5out 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
Owl's Head has 130 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Owl's Head is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a 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 Owl's Head good for beginners?
Owl's Head 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.
Owl's Head Location
Owl's Head is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Mansonville, QC.
Mansonville, QC J0E Canada
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Getting to Owl's Head
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Owl's Head), its coordinates of 45.07700, -72.29500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mansonville, 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 Owl's Head.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||121 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||203 km|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||224 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 Owl's Head.
|Burlington International Airport||BTV||Burlington, VT||95 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||100 km|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||104 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Owl's Head, 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 Owl's Head.
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||18 km|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||21 km|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||27 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||38 km|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||38 km|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||45 km|
|Mad River Glen||Morrisville, VT||3,637 ft||61%||60 km|
|Saskadena Six||South Pomfret, VT||1,200 ft||38%||60 km|
|Burke Mountain||East Burke, VT||3,267 ft||62%||64 km|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||70 km|
|Bolton Valley||Richmond, VT||3,150 ft||42%||85 km|
|Cochran Ski Area||Richmond, VT||950 ft||33%||93 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||97 km|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||98 km|
|Whaleback Mountain||Enfield, NH||1,800 ft||40%||102 km|
|Bretton Woods||Bretton Woods, NH||3,100 ft||54%||113 km|
|Cannon Mountain||Franconia, NH||4,080 ft||59%||114 km|
|Sugarbush||Warren, VT||4,083 ft||62%||114 km|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||30%||121 km|
|Wildcat Mountain||Gorham, NH||4,062 ft||57%||124 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||128 km|
|Black Mountain||Jackson, NH||2,350 ft||45%||131 km|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||49%||136 km|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||36%||137 km|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||Hancock, VT||2,720 ft||40%||137 km|
|Waterville Valley||Waterville Valley, NH||4,004 ft||50%||139 km|
|Attitash||Bartlett, NH||2,350 ft||53%||139 km|
|Pico Mountain||Mendon, VT||3,967 ft||57%||143 km|
|Cranmore Mountain||North Conway, NH||2,000 ft||41%||147 km|
Owl's Head Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,480 ft|
|Base Elevation||872 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,608 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||175 inches|