Le Relais

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Le Relais
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Lac-Beauport with the ski mountain in the background
Lac-Beauport with the ski mountain in the background
Location Lac-Beauport, Quebec, Canada
Nearest city Quebec City, 11 km (6.8 mi)
Coordinates 46°56′13″N 71°17′51″W / 46.93694°N 71.29750°W / 46.93694; -71.29750 (Le Relais)
Vertical 224 m (735 ft)
Top elevation 429 m (1,407 ft)
Base elevation 205 m (672 ft)
Skiable area 173 acres (70 ha)
Runs 27 total
22% Easy
23% Intermediate
55% Difficult
Longest run 2.05 km (1.27 mi)
Lift system 7 total
1 detachable quad
1 quad
5 surface lifts
Lift capacity 8,260 skiers/hr
Snowfall 342 cm (134 in, 11 feet)
Snowmaking 100%
Night skiing 100%
Website Le Relais

Le Relais is a ski mountain just 15 minutes from downtown Quebec City, Canada. It is the smallest of the four ski stations located near Quebec City with Mont Sainte-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif.

Description[edit]

Located in Lac-Beauport, Le Relais is a family station of excellence known for the surface quality of its tracks. Although not a destination resort, Le Relais provides a very good ski experience thanks to the skiable field which can be entirely snow-covered artificially. Moreover, all of the tracks are well illuminated attracting a lot of people for night skiing.

Le Relais is also the home of the Centre national acrobatique Yves Laroche (CNAYL), an aerial skiing center. The CNAYL has a water ramp making summer training possible.

In summer Le Relais becomes an adventure center providing five high rope courses better known in the region as arbre en arbre.

History[edit]

Le Relais was founded in 1936, but the idea of it came during the 1933-1934 winter. At that time, it was suggested to locate the ski center on the Plains of Abraham but Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen, proposed another location : the Murphy mountain. The mountain of the actual site of Le Relais was then bought for the price of $1000. $8500 was raised to build a small lodge at the bottom of the mountain.

Le Relais is known as the birthplace of skiing in Quebec City.

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