Val-d'Irène is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Sainte-Irène, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Val-d'Irène stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Val-d'Irène 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 Val-d'Irène. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Val-d'Irène's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Val-d'Irène around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Val-d'Irène Terrain Overview
Val-d'Irène has a total of 26 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Val-d'Irène is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 72 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 29 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Val-d'Irène's slopes see on average 92 inches (2.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
Val-d'Irène has a summit elevation of 2,296 feet, or 700 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,396 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 900 feet (274 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Val-d'Irène has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Val-d'Irène Difficulty Level
48.7out 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
Val-d'Irène has 72 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Val-d'Irène is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 23% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 77%.
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 Val-d'Irène good for beginners?
Val-d'Irène 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 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Val-d'Irène is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Sainte-Irène, QC.
Sainte-Irène, QC G0J Canada
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Getting to Val-d'Irène
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Val-d'Irène), its coordinates of 48.47200, -67.57300 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Sainte-Irène, 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 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 Val-d'Irène.
|Mont Joli Airport||YYY||Mont-Joli, QC||49 km|
|Baie-Comeau Airport||YBC||Baie-Comeau, QC||87 km|
|Charlo Airport||YCL||Charlo, NB||106 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Val-d'Irène, 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 Val-d'Irène.
|Mont Castor||Matane, QC||633 ft||42%||33 km|
|Parc du Mont Comi||Saint-Donat, QC||1,881 ft||39%||46 km|
|Val Neigette||Ste-Blandine, QC||0 ft||0%||68 km|
|Le Petit Chamonix||Matapédia, QC||1,148 ft||28%||72 km|
|Sugarloaf Park||Atholville, NB||1,417 ft||35%||85 km|
|Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||Cap-Chat, QC||715 ft||11%||91 km|
|Mont Biencourt||Biencourt, QC||1,591 ft||41%||91 km|
|Mont Ti-Basse||Baie-Comeau, QC||695 ft||35%||101 km|
|Haute Gaspésie||Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC||689 ft||16%||104 km|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC||1,105 ft||42%||112 km|
|Mont Farlagne||Edmundston, NB||1,060 ft||41%||132 km|
|Pin Rouge||New Richmond, QC||1,493 ft||47%||137 km|
Val-d'Irène Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||2,296 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,396 ft|
|Vertical Drop||900 ft|
(23% Beginner, 31% Intermediate, 46% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||92 inches|