Vallée Bleue is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Val-David, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Vallée Bleue stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Vallée Bleue 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 Vallée Bleue. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Vallée Bleue's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Vallée Bleue around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Vallée Bleue Terrain Overview
Vallée Bleue has a total of 19 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Vallée Bleue is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Vallée Bleue's slopes see on average 155 inches (3.9 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Vallée Bleue Elevation
Vallée Bleue has a summit elevation of 1,419 feet, or 432 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,054 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 365 feet (111 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Vallée Bleue has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Vallée Bleue Difficulty Level
38.1out 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
Vallée Bleue has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Vallée Bleue 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 Vallée Bleue good for beginners?
Vallée Bleue 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.
Vallée Bleue Location
Vallée Bleue is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Val-David, QC.
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Getting to Vallée Bleue
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Vallée Bleue), its coordinates of 46.02600, -74.21800 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Val-David, 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 Vallée Bleue.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||72 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||137 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||232 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 Vallée Bleue.
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||61 km|
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||84 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||118 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Vallée Bleue, 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 Vallée Bleue.
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||2 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||3 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||5 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||8 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||8 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||12 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||12 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||38%||14 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||15 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||16 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||16 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||17 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||22 km|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||54%||29 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||30 km|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||35 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||35 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||63%||35 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||38 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||55 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||63 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||86 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||125 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||127 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||129 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||34%||133 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||135 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||139 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||35%||139 km|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||141 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||145 km|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||160 km|
Vallée Bleue Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,419 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,054 ft|
|Vertical Drop||365 ft|
(25% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 35% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||155 inches|