Val-Mauricie is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Shawinigan-Sud, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Val-Mauricie stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Val-Mauricie 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-Mauricie. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Val-Mauricie's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Val-Mauricie around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Val-Mauricie Terrain Overview
Val-Mauricie has a total of 6 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Val-Mauricie is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 25 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 10 hectares, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Val-Mauricie's slopes see on average 150 inches (3.8 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 12 feet every year!
Val-Mauricie has a summit elevation of 380 feet, or 116 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 135 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 245 feet (75 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Val-Mauricie has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Val-Mauricie Difficulty Level
5.7out 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-Mauricie has 25 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Val-Mauricie is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 86% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 14% trails are rated as intermediate.
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-Mauricie good for beginners?
Val-Mauricie is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 86% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Val-Mauricie is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Shawinigan-Sud, QC.
Shawinigan-Sud, QC G9P 2L9 Canada
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Getting to Val-Mauricie
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Val-Mauricie), its coordinates of 46.52100, -72.76200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Shawinigan-Sud, 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 Val-Mauricie.
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||109 km|
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||139 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||261 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 Val-Mauricie.
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||122 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||155 km|
|Plattsburgh International Airport||PBG||Plattsburgh, NY||215 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Val-Mauricie, 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-Mauricie.
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||11 km|
|Ski Saint-Raymond||Saint-Raymond, QC||427 ft||19%||85 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||89 km|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC||689 ft||36%||90 km|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC||1,132 ft||37%||90 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||98 km|
|Ski La Tuque||La Tuque, QC||1,043 ft||37%||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|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||114 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||116 km|
|Stoneham Mountain||Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC||2,075 ft||50%||119 km|
|Le Relais||Lac-Beauport, QC||429 ft||43%||121 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||123 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||38%||124 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||125 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||125 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||125 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||126 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||126 km|
|Centre de plein air de Lévis||Lévis, QC||328 ft||32%||127 km|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC||1,365 ft||55%||127 km|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||128 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||129 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||130 km|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC||2,657 ft||49%||133 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||135 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||136 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||137 km|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC||2,800 ft||42%||140 km|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC||1,089 ft||11%||143 km|
|Mont Hatley (Montjoye)||Canton de Hatley, QC||1,200 ft||0%||150 km|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||158 km|
Val-Mauricie Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||380 ft|
|Base Elevation||135 ft|
|Vertical Drop||245 ft|
(86% Beginner, 14% Intermediate, 0% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||150 inches|