Edelweiss Valley

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Edelweiss Valley
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Location Wakefield, La Pêche, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city Gatineau, Quebec 30 km
Coordinates 45°38′45″N 75°51′05″W / 45.64583°N 75.85139°W / 45.64583; -75.85139Coordinates: 45°38′45″N 75°51′05″W / 45.64583°N 75.85139°W / 45.64583; -75.85139
Vertical 200 m (656 ft)
Top elevation 350 m (1,148 ft)
Base elevation 150 m (492 ft)
Runs 20 total
Ski trail rating symbol-green circle.svg 45% Easy
Ski trail rating symbol-blue square.svg 25% Intermediate
Ski trail rating symbol-black diamond.svg 30% Difficult
Longest run 1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Lift system 4 total
1 detachable quad
1 quadruple chair
1 double chair
1 magic carpet
Lift capacity 7,500 skiers/hr
Snowmaking 90%
Night skiing 13 out of 20 trails
Web site Edelweiss Valley

Edelweiss Valley is a ski mountain and resort located in Wakefield, Quebec, 20 minutes north of Ottawa, Canada, in the Gatineau Hills.

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Edelweiss Valley is a ski resort located in Wakefield, Quebec, approximately 20 minutes north of Ottawa. It is family oriented and consists of mostly beginner and intermediate terrain. There is a snow tubing park that is popular for families and school field trips. Edelweiss Valley was acquired by Mont Saint-Sauveur International in 2000. The ski area was started by 3 partners , Andy Tommy who ran the ski area and 2 other partners Art Tommy and Reg Lefebvre who ran the ski shop Tommy and Lefebvre. The early years brought lots of improvements such as snowmaking and night skiing , they were open 7 days a week from 8 am to 11 PM .

The Mountain manager was a colourful character Dick Gagne Ho worked there for almost 15 years until he retired.

Some famous ski racers came from Edelweiss , Mike Tommy , Mike Gagne, and many others

Improvements since 2000[edit]

Since Mont Saint-Sauveur International acquired Edelweiss Valley, improvements have included:

  • a second Doppelmayr quad chairlift (to replace an old Yan double chair),
  • a new beginner trail was created (Chemin des Bois) as an addition to the existing Easy Street trail,
  • a snow tubing park was opened, serviced by a triple chair,
  • snowmaking efficiency and capacity were improved, and grooming.

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