Gray Rocks

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Not to be confused with Greystones, Graystones, Greystone, or Graystone.
Gray Rocks
Location Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
Coordinates 46°9′30″N 74°35′20″W / 46.15833°N 74.58889°W / 46.15833; -74.58889 (Gray Rocks)
Vertical 189 m (620 ft)
Runs 22
Lift system (closed) 4 chairlifts (1 quad (removed), 3 double)
Lift capacity 5300 skiers/hr
Terrain parks 1
Snowfall 420 cm (170 in) per year
Snowmaking 95%
Night skiing no
Website www.grayrocks.com

Gray Rocks was a year-round privately owned resort in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, Canada, first developed as a ski destination on Sugarloaf Hill (French: Le Pain de Sucre). The ski hill had 22 downhill trails: 4 easy, 10 intermediate, 8 expert (of which 2 were "double diamond"). Also available was a snowboarding park and instruction from the Snow Eagle Ski School.

In warmer seasons, activities included golfing (with two golf courses, which remain in operation), as well as boating on adjoining Lac Ouimet, swimming (in pool or lake), tennis, horseback riding, bicycling, and hiking.

The resort facilities included a 105-room hotel, 56 condominium units, French cuisine restaurant, and spa.

First opened in 1906, the hotel closed during the Great Recession of 2009; 70% of the main building was destroyed by a suspicious fire on the evening of 25 November 2014.[1]

History[edit]

Gray Rocks was established in 1905 by George Wheeler, originally of New Hampshire. His granddaughter, Lucille Wheeler, won the Bronze Medal for alpine skiing at the 1956 Winter Olympics.

In 1948, Réal Charette, a former World War II winter warfare instructor, became the first Canadian to be appointed a director of a ski school in Canada,[2] the renowned Snow Eagle Ski School at Gray Rocks.

At the end of March 2009, Gray Rocks was closed as both a hotel and ski resort. Only the two golf courses, LaBelle and LaBete remain in operation from May to October. Several owners of the condos previously associated with Gray Rocks have created a vacation home rental operation, Lac Ouimet Rentals, that now operates under the name Village des Soleils.

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