Val-d'Irène Ski Resort

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Sainte-Irène, QC.

Val-d'Irène 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 Val-d'Irène Ski Resort.

Val-d'Irène Lodging:

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
72(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort Elevation

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
2,296'(700 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
900'(274 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,396'(425 m)

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
46.9out of 100
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Val-d'Irène 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 77% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

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 mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 23% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 77%.
23%(17 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
31%(22 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
46%(33 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 Val-d'Irène Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearby the town of Sainte-Irène, QC.

Sainte-Irène, QC G0J Canada
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GPS Coordinates:
48.47200, -67.57300

Getting to Val-d'Irène Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Val-d'Irène Ski Resort), 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 AirportYYYMont-Joli, QC49 km
Baie-Comeau AirportYBCBaie-Comeau, QC87 km
Charlo AirportYCLCharlo, NB106 km

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Val-d'Irène 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 Val-d'Irène Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Mont CastorMatane, QC633 ft40%33 km
Parc du Mont ComiSaint-Donat, QC1,881 ft38%46 km
Val Neigette, QC0 ft0%68 km
Le Petit ChamonixMatapédia, QC1,148 ft27%72 km
Sugarloaf ParkAtholville, NB646 ft33%85 km
Centre de plein air de Cap-ChatCap-Chat, QC715 ft11%91 km
Mont BiencourtBiencourt, QC1,591 ft40%91 km
Mont Ti-BasseBaie-Comeau, QC695 ft34%101 km
Haute Gaspésie, QC689 ft15%104 km
Mont Saint-MathieuSaint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC1,105 ft40%112 km
Mont FarlagneEdmundston, NB1,060 ft39%132 km
Pin RougeNew Richmond, QC1,493 ft45%137 km

Val-d'Irène Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation2,296 ft
Base Elevation1,396 ft
Vertical Drop900 ft
(23% Beginner,  31% Intermediate,  46% Expert)
Skiable Acres72
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Val-d'Irène Ski Resort Mountain Stats