Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Shawinigan, QC.

Vallée Du Parc 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 Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort.

Vallée Du Parc Lodging:

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Vallée Du Parc has a total of 20 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Vallée Du Parc is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
20
Ski Lift
Lifts
5
Skier
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort Elevation

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,017 feet, or 310 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 467 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 550 feet (168 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Vallée Du Parc has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,017'(310 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
550'(168 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
467'(142 m)

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
39.2out of 100
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Vallée Du Parc 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.

 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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Vallée Du Parc has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Vallée Du Parc is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner
25%(15 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
Intermediate
38%(23 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
Expert
37%(22 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 Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort good for beginners?

Vallée Du Parc 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 Du Parc Ski Resort Location

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Shawinigan, QC.

Address:
Shawinigan, QC G9T 0 Canada
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Website:
valleeduparc.com/

GPS Coordinates:
46.61500, -72.79500

Getting to Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort), its coordinates of 46.61500, -72.79500 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Shawinigan, 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 Du Parc Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Quebec Jean Lesage International AirportYQBQuebec, QC109 km
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International AirportYULMontréal, QC147 km
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International AirportYOWOttawa, ON264 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 Du Parc.

NameCodeCityDistance
Montréal / Saint-Hubert AirportYHUMontréal, QC131 km
Mont-Tremblant International AirportYTMLa Macaza, QC153 km
Roberval AirportYRJRoberval, QC215 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Vallée Du Parc 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 Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Val-Mauricie, QC380 ft5%11 km
Ski Saint-RaymondSaint-Raymond, QC427 ft18%82 km
Val Saint-CômeSaint-Côme, QC1,968 ft39%91 km
Ski La TuqueLa Tuque, QC1,043 ft35%91 km
Mont ApicSaint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC689 ft34%96 km
Mont GleasonTingwick, QC1,132 ft36%99 km
Ski MontcalmLanaudière, QC1,115 ft28%102 km
Ski La RéserveSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,297 ft52%112 km
Ski GarceauSaint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC2,350 ft40%113 km
Stoneham MountainStoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC2,075 ft48%117 km
Le RelaisLac-Beauport, QC429 ft42%119 km
Groupe Plein Air TerrebonneTerrebonne, QC100 ft0%121 km
Ski Saint-BrunoSaint-Bruno-de-Montarvill, QC574 ft20%124 km
Ski Mont SauvageVal-Morin, QC1,650 ft15%126 km
Centre de plein air de LévisLévis, QC328 ft31%127 km
Vallée BleueVal-David, QC1,419 ft37%127 km
Mont Alta, QC0 ft0%128 km
Sommet OlympiaPiedmont, QC1,523 ft36%128 km
Ski ChanteclerSainte-Adèle, QC1,499 ft46%128 km
Belle NeigeVal-Morin, QC1,515 ft36%129 km
Sommet GabrielSainte-Adèle, QC1,420 ft50%130 km
Versant AvilaPiedmont, QC1,365 ft53%131 km
MaximiseSte-Agathe, QC1,400 ft0%131 km
Sommet Saint-SauveurSaint-Sauveur, QC1,365 ft48%132 km
Mont HabitantSaint-Sauveur, QC1,151 ft34%134 km
Sommet Morin HeightsMorin-Heights, QC1,523 ft41%138 km
Mont AvalancheSaint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC1,820 ft32%139 km
Mont AdstockAdstock, QC2,657 ft47%139 km
BromontBromont, QC1,693 ft41%147 km
Mont OrfordOrford, QC2,800 ft40%151 km
Mont Bellevue, QC1,089 ft11%153 km
Mont Hatley (Montjoye), QC0 ft0%160 km

Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,017 ft
Base Elevation467 ft
Vertical Drop550 ft
Trails20
(25% Beginner,  38% Intermediate,  37% Expert)
Lifts5
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Vallée Du Parc Ski Resort Mountain Stats