Mont Ste-Marie is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Mont Ste-Marie stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Mont Ste-Marie 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 Ste-Marie. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mont Ste-Marie's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mont Ste-Marie around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mont Ste-Marie Terrain Overview
Mont Ste-Marie has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mont Ste-Marie is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Mont Ste-Marie's slopes see on average 118 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 9 feet every year!
Mont Ste-Marie Elevation
Mont Ste-Marie has a summit elevation of 1,811 feet, or 552 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 561 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,250 feet (381 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Mont Ste-Marie has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Mont Ste-Marie Difficulty Level
49.3out 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 Ste-Marie has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Mont Ste-Marie is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 Ste-Marie good for beginners?
Mont Ste-Marie 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Mont Ste-Marie Location
Mont Ste-Marie is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC.
Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC J0X Canada
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Getting to Mont Ste-Marie
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mont Ste-Marie), its coordinates of 45.94300, -75.87900 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Lac-Sainte-Marie, 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 Ste-Marie.
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||71 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||174 km|
|Syracuse Hancock International Airport||SYR||Syracuse, NY||315 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 Ste-Marie.
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||53 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||99 km|
|Massena International Richards Field||MSS||Massena, NY||138 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mont Ste-Marie, 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 Ste-Marie.
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||34%||33 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||35%||33 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||39 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||48 km|
|Mont Chilly||Pontiac, QC||1,020 ft||33%||67 km|
|Mount Pakenham||Pakenham, ON||719 ft||27%||77 km|
|Calabogie Peaks||Calabogie, ON||1,266 ft||37%||102 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||104 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||63%||104 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||109 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||118 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||122 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||125 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||131 km|
Mont Ste-Marie Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,811 ft|
|Base Elevation||561 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,250 ft|
(25% Beginner, 35% Intermediate, 40% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||118 inches|