Pin Rouge Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of New Richmond, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Pin Rouge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Pin Rouge 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 Pin Rouge Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Pin Rouge's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Pin Rouge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Pin Rouge Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Pin Rouge has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Pin Rouge is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 300 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 121 hectares, 0.5 square miles, or 1.2 square kilometers.
Pin Rouge's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Pin Rouge Ski Resort Elevation
Pin Rouge Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,493 feet, or 455 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 16 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,476 feet (450 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Pin Rouge has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Pin Rouge Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.6out of 100
DID YOU KNOW?
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
Pin Rouge has 300 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Pin Rouge is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 37% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 63%.
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 Pin Rouge Ski Resort good for beginners?
Pin Rouge 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 63% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Pin Rouge Ski Resort Location
Pin Rouge Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of New Richmond, QC.
New Richmond, QC G0C Canada
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Getting to Pin Rouge Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Pin Rouge Ski Resort), its coordinates of 48.31400, -65.73000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of New Richmond, 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 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 Pin Rouge.
|Charlo Airport||YCL||Charlo, NB||57 km|
|Bathurst Airport||ZBF||Bathurst, NB||76 km|
|Gaspé (Michel-Pouliot) Airport||YGP||Gaspé, QC||105 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Pin Rouge 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 Pin Rouge Ski Resort.
|Mont Miller||Murdochville, QC||2,815 ft||49%||74 km|
|Sugarloaf Park||Atholville, NB||1,417 ft||35%||80 km|
|Le Petit Chamonix||Matapédia, QC||1,148 ft||28%||98 km|
|Haute Gaspésie||Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC||689 ft||16%||105 km|
|Mont Béchervaise||Gaspé, QC||1,128 ft||43%||105 km|
|Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||Cap-Chat, QC||715 ft||11%||108 km|
Pin Rouge Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,493 ft|
|Base Elevation||16 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,476 ft|
(37% Beginner, 27% Intermediate, 36% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|