Versant Avila is a ski area located in the province of Quebec in Canada. The resort is in the town of Piedmont, QC.
We recently ranked all of Quebec's ski resorts, so you can see where Versant Avila stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Versant Avila 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 Versant Avila. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Versant Avila's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Versant Avila around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Versant Avila Terrain Overview
Versant Avila has a total of 13 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Versant Avila is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 142 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 57 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.6 square kilometers.
Versant Avila's slopes see on average 80 inches (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Versant Avila Elevation
Versant Avila has a summit elevation of 1,365 feet, or 416 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 667 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 698 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Versant Avila has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Versant Avila Difficulty Level
55.5out 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
Versant Avila has 142 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Versant Avila's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 23% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 62% as expert.
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 Versant Avila good for beginners?
Versant Avila is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 38% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.
Versant Avila Location
Versant Avila is located in the province of Quebec, Canada. This ski area is nearest the town of Piedmont, QC.
Piedmont, QC J0R Canada
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Getting to Versant Avila
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Versant Avila), its coordinates of 45.88600, -74.13200 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Piedmont, 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 Versant Avila.
|Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport||YUL||Montréal, QC||55 km|
|Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport||YOW||Ottawa, ON||135 km|
|Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport||YQB||Quebec, QC||233 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 Versant Avila.
|Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport||YHU||Montréal, QC||69 km|
|Mont-Tremblant International Airport||YTM||La Macaza, QC||77 km|
|Ottawa / Gatineau Airport||YND||Gatineau, QC||118 km|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Versant Avila, 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 Versant Avila.
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,365 ft||50%||1 km|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC||1,523 ft||38%||3 km|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC||1,151 ft||35%||3 km|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,420 ft||52%||5 km|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC||1,499 ft||47%||9 km|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC||1,523 ft||43%||11 km|
|Mont Sainte-Sauvage||Val-Morin, QC||1,650 ft||15%||12 km|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC||1,515 ft||38%||14 km|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC||1,419 ft||38%||17 km|
|Mont Alta||Val-David, QC||2,000 ft||0%||19 km|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d'Howard, QC||1,820 ft||33%||19 km|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC||1,400 ft||0%||24 km|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC||1,115 ft||29%||29 km|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC||1,902 ft||51%||37 km|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC||100 ft||0%||41 km|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,297 ft||54%||45 km|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC||1,968 ft||41%||48 km|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC||571 ft||43%||49 km|
|Great Divide||Marysville, MT||7,210 ft||59%||50 km|
|Mont Tremblant||Mont-Tremblant, QC||2,871 ft||63%||50 km|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC||2,350 ft||42%||51 km|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC||574 ft||21%||72 km|
|Titus Mountain||Malone, NY||2,025 ft||37%||125 km|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC||380 ft||6%||127 km|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC||1,017 ft||41%||131 km|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC||1,693 ft||43%||131 km|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC||1,811 ft||49%||135 km|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC||1,148 ft||34%||136 km|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC||1,286 ft||36%||137 km|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC||650 ft||39%||140 km|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC||787 ft||35%||142 km|
|Catamount Mountain||Hillsdale, NY||2,000 ft||36%||144 km|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC||3,175 ft||42%||150 km|
Versant Avila Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,365 ft|
|Base Elevation||667 ft|
|Vertical Drop||698 ft|
(15% Beginner, 23% Intermediate, 62% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|