Vallée Du Parc is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Shawinigan, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Vallée Du Parc stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Vallée Du Parc 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 Du Parc. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Vallée Du Parc's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Vallée Du Parc around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Vallée Du Parc 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, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Vallée Du Parc's slopes see on average 150 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Vallée Du Parc Elevation
Vallée Du Parc 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.
Vallée Du Parc Difficulty Level
40.7out 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 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 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 Du Parc 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 Location
Vallée Du Parc is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Shawinigan, QC.
Shawinigan, QC G9T 0N1 Canada
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Getting to Vallée Du Parc
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Vallée Du Parc), 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.
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||109 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||147 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||264 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.
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||131 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||153 km|
|Roberval Airport||YRJ||Roberval, QC||215 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Vallée Du Parc, 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.
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||11 km|
|Ski Saint-Raymond||Saint-Raymond, QC||427 ft||19%||82 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||91 km|
|Ski La Tuque||La Tuque, QC||1,043 ft||37%||91 km|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||35%||96 km|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||99 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||102 km|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||54%||112 km|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||113 km|
|Stoneham Mountain||Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC||2,075 ft||50%||117 km|
|Le Relais||Lac-Beauport, QC||429 ft||43%||119 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||121 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||124 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||126 km|
|Centre de plein air de Lévis||Lévis, QC||328 ft||32%||127 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||127 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||128 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||37%||128 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||128 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||129 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||130 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||131 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||131 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||132 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||134 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||138 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||139 km|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||48%||139 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||147 km|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||151 km|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||153 km|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||160 km|
Vallée Du Parc Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,017 ft|
|Base Elevation||467 ft|
|Vertical Drop||550 ft|
(25% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 37% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|