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.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Rigaud stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Rigaud 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 Rigaud Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Rigaud's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Rigaud around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Rigaud Mountain 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, 0.3 square miles, or 0.8 square kilometers.
Mont Rigaud's slopes see on average 72 inches (1.8 meters) of snowfall a year.
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.
Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Difficulty Level
43.2out 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 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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 22% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 78%.
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 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 nearest the town of Rigaud, QC.
Rigaud, QC J0P Canada
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Getting to Mont Rigaud Mountain 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 Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||47 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||105 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||270 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 Field||MSS||Massena, NY||71 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||72 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||96 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.
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||48 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||48 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||49 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||49 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||37%||52 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||53 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||56 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||56 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||59 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||60 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||60 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||63 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||64 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||67 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||72 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||75 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||79 km|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||79 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||84 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||62%||85 km|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||54%||92 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||97 km|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||97 km|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||99 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||118 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||118 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||33%||119 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||34%||126 km|
|Whiteface Mountain||Wilmington, NY||4,650 ft||71%||127 km|
|Mt. Pisgah Recreation Center||Saranac Lake, NY||2,500 ft||39%||127 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||131 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||132 km|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||145 km|
|Mount Pakenham||Pakenham, ON||719 ft||27%||156 km|
|Jay Peak||Jay, VT||3,968 ft||60%||156 km|
|Smuggler's Notch||Jeffersonville, VT||3,640 ft||61%||159 km|
Mont Rigaud Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||571 ft|
|Base Elevation||177 ft|
|Vertical Drop||394 ft|
(22% Beginner, 33% Intermediate, 45% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||72 inches|