Sommet Edelweiss

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Sommet Edelweiss
LocationWakefield, La Pêche, Quebec, Canada
Nearest cityGatineau, Quebec 28 km
Coordinates45°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
Vertical200 m (656 ft)
Top elevation350 m (1,148 ft)
Base elevation150 m (492 ft)
Skiable area160 acres
Runs20 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 run1.5 km (0.93 mi)
Lift system4 total
1 detachable quad
2 quadruple chairs
1 magic carpet
Lift capacity7,500 skiers/hr
Night skiing13 out of 20 trails

Sommet Edelweiss is a ski area located in Wakefield, Quebec, 30 minutes north of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, in the Gatineau Hills.


Sommet Edelweiss is a ski resort located in Wakefield, Quebec, approximately 30 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 8h30 am to 10 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 Sommet Edelweiss, 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.
  • A Rockstar Energy Drink sponsored snowpark (MSS Rockstar SnoPrk)

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