Vallée du Parc

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Vallee du Parc is a 2-hour drive from Sherbrooke, and just under 2 hours from Montreal, heading towards Trois-Rivieres along Autoroute 40, and Autoroute 55 to Shawinigan. The mountain is located roughly about 6 kilometres from the Autoroute and is quite easy to get to. Once you arrive at the mountain you will find 33 trails, and glades with 5 lifts, 2 quad chairs, 1 t-bar, 1 Magic Carpet, and 1 rope tow. There are 2 snow parks, one set up for novices, and another for the more experienced rider. Night skiing is also offered. At Vallee du Parc the ticket counter, and the ski shop are in their own separate buildings apart from the Main Chalet. There is a ski school, and adapted snow sports program, EV parking and charging stations, and snow tubing. There is also a 2,2-kilometer alpine luge trail that is available on weekends, and holidays day or night, where reservations are strongly recommended.   The Mountain and the Ski Trails At Vallee du Parc there is a good variety of trails fo...
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Vallée du Parc - February 17, 2020

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With the forecast of a sunny day today, it was off to discover a new area, and that choice was Vallee du Parc in Shawinigan, just north of Trois Rivieres. I had thought about Vallee du Parc for the last week or so checking out their website for info, and their trail map. It looked like it was going to be a good choice. I left Sherbrooke at 7:00am to clouds, and drove into a beautiful blue sky once I arrived at the mountain at a little after 9:00. The parking lot was beginning to fill up, along with the 5 busses of school kids that arrived about 5 minutes after I had. The temperature was a fresh -14 degrees with no breeze at the base. 33 of 33 trails were open, and 3 lifts served the open terrain. 2 Quads and the Magic Carpet for the beginners. Even though the main parking lot was full, and with the kids, there was zero wait at either Quad. Maybe 2 minutes at most. The conditions were fantastic! Groomed packed powder over a firm base. No ice to be found anywhere. In comparison to the To...
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