Mont Rigaud Ski Resort

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

Mont Rigaud 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 Rigaud Ski Resort.

Mont Rigaud Lodging:

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mont Rigaud has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 1 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Rigaud is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 188 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 76 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
188(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Elevation

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 571 feet, or 174 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 177 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 394 feet (120 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mont Rigaud has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
571'(174 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
394'(120 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
177'(54 m)

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
41.6out of 100
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Mont Rigaud 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 78% 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 Rigaud has 188 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mont Rigaud is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
22%(41 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
33%(62 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
45%(85 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 Rigaud Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mont Rigaud 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 78% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Location

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Rigaud, QC.

Rigaud, QC J0P Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
45.46800, -74.33900

Getting to Mont Rigaud Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Rigaud Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.46800, -74.33900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Rigaud, 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 Rigaud Ski Resort.

Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC47 km
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON105 km
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC270 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 Rigaud.

Massena International Richards FieldMSSMassena, NY71 km
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC72 km
Ottawa / Gatineau AirportYNDGatineau, QC96 km

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%48 km
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%48 km
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%49 km
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%49 km
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%52 km
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%53 km
Mont AvalancheSaint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC1,820 ft32%56 km
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft46%56 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%59 km
Ski Mont SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%60 km
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%60 km
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft37%63 km
Mont Alta, QC0 ft0%64 km
MaximiseSte-Agathe, QC1,400 ft0%67 km
Mont BlancSaint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC1,902 ft49%72 km
Ski MontcalmLanaudière, QC1,115 ft28%75 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%79 km
Titus MountainMalone, NY2,025 ft36%79 km
Great DivideMarysville, MT7,210 ft54%84 km
Mont TremblantMont-Tremblant, QC2,871 ft62%85 km
Ski La RéserveSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,297 ft52%92 km
Val Saint-CômeSaint-Côme, QC1,968 ft39%97 km
Ski GarceauSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,350 ft40%97 km
CatamountHillsdale, NY2,000 ft35%99 km
Camp FortuneChelsea, QC650 ft38%118 km
Mont CascadesCantley, QC1,286 ft35%118 km
Sommet EdelweissWakefield, QC1,148 ft32%119 km
VorlageWakefield, QC787 ft33%126 km
Whiteface MountainWilmington, NY4,650 ft70%127 km
Mt. Pisgah Recreation CenterSaranac Lake, NY2,500 ft38%127 km
Mont Ste-MarieLac-Sainte-Marie, QC1,811 ft48%131 km
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%132 km
Mont SuttonSutton, QC3,175 ft41%145 km
Mount PakenhamPakenham, ON719 ft26%156 km
Jay PeakJay, VT3,968 ft50%156 km
Smuggler's NotchJeffersonville, VT3,640 ft59%159 km

Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation571 ft
Base Elevation177 ft
Vertical Drop394 ft
(22% Beginner,  33% Intermediate,  45% Expert)
Skiable Acres188
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Mountain Stats