Owl's Head Ski Resort

Owl's Head Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Mansonville, QC.

Owl's Head is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 Owl's Head Ski Resort.

Owl's Head Lodging:

Owl's Head Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
130(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Owl's Head Ski Resort Elevation

Owl's Head Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,480'(756 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,608'(490 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
872'(266 m)

Owl's Head Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
45.9out of 100
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Owl's Head 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 70% 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.

Skiiable Area 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 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%.
30%(39 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
40%(52 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
30%(39 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 Owl's Head Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Owl's Head Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Mansonville, QC.

Mansonville, QC J0E Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.07700, -72.29500

Getting to Owl's Head Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Owl's Head Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC121 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC203 km
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME224 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 AirportBTVBurlington, VT95 km
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC100 km
Plattsburgh International AirportPBGPlattsburgh, NY104 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Owl's Head 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 Owl's Head Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%18 km
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%21 km
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%27 km
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%38 km
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%38 km
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%45 km
Suicide SixSouth Pomfret, VT1,200 ft36%60 km
Mad River GlenMorrisville, VT3,637 ft59%60 km
Burke MountainEast Burke, VT3,267 ft60%64 km
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%70 km
Bolton ValleyRichmond, VT3,150 ft40%85 km
Cochran Ski AreaRichmond, VT950 ft32%93 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%97 km
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%98 km
WhalebackEnfield, NH1,800 ft38%102 km
Bretton WoodsBretton Woods, NH3,100 ft52%113 km
Cannon MountainFranconia, NH4,080 ft57%114 km
SugarbushWarren, VT4,083 ft60%114 km
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%121 km
Wildcat MountainGorham, NH4,062 ft55%124 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%128 km
Black MountainJackson, NH2,350 ft43%131 km
Mont AdstockAdstock, QC2,657 ft47%136 km
Mont ApicSaint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC689 ft34%137 km
Waterville ValleyWaterville Valley, NH4,004 ft49%139 km
AttitashBartlett, NH2,350 ft51%139 km
Pico MountainMendon, VT3,967 ft53%143 km
Cranmore MountainNorth Conway, NH2,000 ft39%147 km

Owl's Head Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,480 ft
Base Elevation872 ft
Vertical Drop1,608 ft
(30% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  30% Expert)
Skiable Acres130
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Owl's Head Ski Resort Mountain Stats