Mont Orignal Ski Resort

Mont Orignal Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Lac-Etchemin, QC.

Mont Orignal 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 Mont Orignal Ski Resort.

Mont Orignal Lodging:

Mont Orignal Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
135(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mont Orignal Ski Resort Elevation

Mont Orignal Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,007'(612 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
984'(300 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,023'(312 m)

Mont Orignal Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.5out of 100
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Mont Orignal 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 73% 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

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
27%(36 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%(54 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
33%(45 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 Orignal Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Mont Orignal Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Lac-Etchemin, QC.

Lac-Etchemin, QC G0R Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
46.41000, -70.58300

Getting to Mont Orignal Ski Resort

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

Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC75 km
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC265 km
Portland International JetportPWMPortland, ME308 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 AirportPQIPresque Isle, ME196 km
CFB BagotvilleYBGBagotville, QC216 km
Bangor International AirportBGRBangor, ME224 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Orignal 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 Mont Orignal Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Massif du SudSaint-Philemon, QC3,001 ft61%25 km
Club Ski BeauceVallée-Jonction, QC650 ft37%27 km
Centre de ski Saint-GeorgesSaint-Georges, QC595 ft43%31 km
Mont AdstockAdstock, QC2,657 ft47%63 km
Centre de plein air de LévisLévis, QC328 ft31%64 km
Le RelaisLac-Beauport, QC429 ft42%80 km
Mont-Sainte-AnneBeaupre, QC2,625 ft48%80 km
Mont ApicSaint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC689 ft34%86 km
Stoneham MountainStoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC2,075 ft48%92 km
Baie-des-SablesMarston, QC1,509 ft28%95 km
Le MassifPetite-Rivière-Saint-Fran, QC2,645 ft57%96 km
Ski Saint-RaymondSaint-Raymond, QC427 ft18%109 km
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%119 km
Station Plein Air Saint-Pacôme, QC0 ft0%122 km
Black MountainRumford, ME2,150 ft44%137 km
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%154 km
Mont Grand-FondsLa Malbaie, QC2,412 ft45%155 km

Mont Orignal Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,007 ft
Base Elevation1,023 ft
Vertical Drop984 ft
(27% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  33% Expert)
Skiable Acres135
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mont Orignal Ski Resort Mountain Stats