Camp Fortune

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Camp Fortune
Location Chelsea, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city Gatineau, Quebec
Vertical 590 ft (180 m)
Top elevation 650 ft (200 m)[1]
Skiable area 95 acres (0.4 km2)
Runs 20
Lift system 3 surface lifts
4 quad chair
1 triple chair
Snowfall up to 60 in (150 cm)
Web site [2]

Camp Fortune is a commercial alpine ski centre. It is located in the municipality of Chelsea in the Gatineau Hills north of Gatineau, Quebec, approximately 15 minutes from Downtown Ottawa, Ontario.


Camp Fortune is composed of 3 sides, the Valley, Meech and Skyline. Pineault, Clifford and Alexander are jointly referred to as The Valley and are considered to host the easier slopes of the ski centre. Meech offers intermediate terrain and Skyline offers advanced terrain.

During the summer, Camp Fortune operates an aerial park and zip lines and offers downhill and cross country mountain biking. In addition the ski lodge is available for rent as a banquet venue.

Ryan Tower, was a 228.9 metre (750 feet) tall guyed mast that was built in 1961, was located at the summit of the Clifford slope. The tower was taken down on Sunday, November 4, 2012 and its functions were transferred to a new, nearby replacement tower.[2]

Camp Fortune Ski Club [3] operates at the hill and provides competitive and 'house' ski racing programmes for children and young adults aged 5 to 18 based on the Nancy Greene [4] and Snowstars [5] approaches.

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Vertical

  • Skyline: 590'
  • Valley: 360'
  • Meech: 512'

Number of runs: 20

Number of lifts: 8

Snowpark: Yes

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Coordinates: 45°30′32″N 75°51′04″W / 45.5090°N 75.8510°W / 45.5090; -75.8510