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
2 quadruple chairs
1 magic carpet
Lift capacity 7,500 skiers/hr
Snowmaking 90%
Night skiing 13 out of 20 trails
Website Edelweiss Valley

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

Description[edit]

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:

  • two additional quad chairlifts have been installed. A Doppelmayr quad chairlift (to replace an old Yan double chair), and a Poma quad chairlift (to replace the old Poma 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 and magic carpet,
  • snowmaking efficiency and capacity were improved, and grooming.

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