Mont Orignal is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Lac-Etchemin, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Orignal stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Orignal 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 Orignal. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Orignal's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Orignal around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Orignal Terrain Overview
Mont Orignal has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Orignal is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 135 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 55 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.5 square kilometers.
Mont Orignal's slopes see on average 260 inches (6.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 21 feet every year!
Mont Orignal Elevation
Mont Orignal has a summit elevation of 2,007 feet, or 612 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,023 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 984 feet (300 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mont Orignal has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mont Orignal Difficulty Level
43out 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 Orignal has 135 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mont Orignal is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
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 Orignal good for beginners?
Mont Orignal 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 73% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mont Orignal Location
Mont Orignal is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Lac-Etchemin, QC.
Lac-Etchemin, QC G0R Canada
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Getting to Mont Orignal
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Orignal), its coordinates of 46.41000, -70.58300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lac-Etchemin, 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 Orignal.
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||75 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||265 km|
|Portland International Jetport||PWM||Portland, ME||308 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 Orignal.
|Presque Isle International Airport||PQI||Presque Isle, ME||196 km|
|CFB Bagotville||YBG||Bagotville, QC||216 km|
|Bangor International Airport||BGR||Bangor, ME||224 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Orignal, 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 Orignal.
|Massif du Sud||Saint-Philemon, QC||3,001 ft||63%||25 km|
|Club Ski Beauce||Vallée-Jonction, QC||650 ft||38%||27 km|
|Centre de ski Saint-Georges||Saint-Georges, QC||595 ft||45%||31 km|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||48%||63 km|
|Centre de plein air de Lévis||Lévis, QC||328 ft||32%||64 km|
|Le Relais||Lac-Beauport, QC||429 ft||43%||80 km|
|Mont-Sainte-Anne||Beaupre, QC||2,625 ft||49%||80 km|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||35%||86 km|
|Stoneham Mountain||Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC||2,075 ft||50%||92 km|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC||1,509 ft||29%||95 km|
|Le Massif||Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC||2,645 ft||64%||96 km|
|Ski Saint-Raymond||Saint-Raymond, QC||427 ft||19%||109 km|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||119 km|
|Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme||St-Pacome, QC||0 ft||0%||122 km|
|Black Mountain||Rumford, ME||2,150 ft||45%||137 km|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||154 km|
|Mont Grand-Fonds||La Malbaie, QC||2,412 ft||46%||155 km|
Mont Orignal Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,007 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,023 ft|
|Vertical Drop||984 ft|
(27% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 33% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||260 inches|