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Stoneham

Stoneham Ski Resort Guide

Stoneham, Canada

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Highest Lift633m
Resort Height213m
 Nearest AirportQuebec City
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Stoneham

Year round destination resort with comprehensive snow-making, night-skiing, ski-in accommodation and a ski school employing over 150 instructors. The big city facilities of Québec are only 20 minutes drive away.

Summary

The Canadian ski resort of Stoneham is in the Laurentians at an altitude of 213m.

Stoneham has direct access to 32 marked pistes, served by a total of 9 ski lifts.

The skiing is at relatively low altitude, so snow cover can be variable.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Stoneham?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Stoneham.

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Ski Area Stats

Stoneham Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
18
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 7 
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 7 
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
9

Altitudes

Stoneham Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift633m
Lowest Piste213m
Resort Altitude (Stoneham)213m
Max Vertical420m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Stoneham
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers
Beginners
Snowboarding
Snow
Apres-Ski

Stoneham Overview

Stoneham Mountain Resort is the closest of three ski areas local to Quebec City, only 20 minutes from the city centre. It is the ski hill that many Quebec locals call home.

Along with Mont-Sainte-Anne, it participates in a joint lift ticket so it is easy to stay in central Quebec and enjoy the shopping, nightlife and facilities of the historic city then head out for your day on the slopes. Alternatively you can do it the other way round and stay close to the slopes and enjoy the après-ski scene there, then head in to the city whenever you like.

Apart from a reputation for a happy, lively après-ski scene; Stoneham has built notoriety as a snowboarding centre and for operating the largest network for night skiing in Canada, with 16 trails illuminated covering nearly 10 miles (16km) of piste.

The 2004 season was a memorable one in Stoneham's history. The resort celebrated 40 years of existence and one of the highlights of the celebrations was, without a doubt, the naming of the resort's 32 trails. Visitors were asked to contribute by sharing their favourite memories of Stoneham, and over 700 suggestions were received. Among those to remember is trail #1, which was named after Walter Moisan, the founder of the resort in 1964. Other trails were named after the resort's pioneers and figures representing Stoneham's local heritage.

Subsequently the resort has spent $6m on a new snowmaking system which helps the resort to open early and sustain operations through the winter.

 Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'The Monster (#49)'.

Skiing

With more than thirty trails spread over four mountains and a vertical drop of 420m (1,380 feet), Stoneham caters to every category of skier and snowboarder.

For beginners, trail 6 has safety features including a reduced speed zone. At the other

extreme advanced skiers and boarders have access to three trails designed especially for them, forming an extreme zone on mountain number 4. The third peak also has some great double black diamonds with steeps and moguls. Most of the rest of the terrain suits everyone in between.

Nestled in a horse-shoe shaped valley, Stoneham is protected from most of the harsh winds and humidity emanating from the St Lawrence river, but just to be on the safe side the resort defies Mother Nature by protecting visitors riding to the summit from the cold, with pull down weather protection hoods on Lift H - a high-speed quad chair.

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Stoneham has made a name for itself as a cool boarders destination with four terrain parks, named after the impressive local talent that has excelled on a national and international scale. It is arguably the best snow park in Eastern Canada and is one of the few snowparks in Quebec to be maintained by a professional twice daily and is also open for night skiing.

The Park incorporates a one and a half kilometre (one mile) long slope style course, Olympic sized superpipe with 17 foot (five metre) walls, wall-ride, rails, pyramids, rolls, boxes, tabletops and, junior park. There's also a 40-foot school bus slide and a variety of ramps.

for the 2005-6 season a new 3625 square metre zone was added to the 418 Snowpark's Slope Style section. This section is called the 3D Zone.

Location and Map

Where is Stoneham?

This ski resort is in the Laurentians in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, La Jacques-Cartier, Canada.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Stoneham is Quebec City, 32 minutes drive away.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The nine ski lifts are able to uplift 14,200 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 24km of ski runs, with 26 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Stoneham open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Stoneham, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Stoneham Tourist Office for the latest.

Talking about Stoneham

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Aprés Ski

Stoneham has a reputation for its warm atmosphere and famous joie de vivre. Après-ski options range from the 4 Foyers Bar to the new Artic Zone Spa.

You'll find a variety of entertainment ranging from hardcore DJ's to the soothing tones of a Quebec chansonnier and even 80's theme nights.

Stoneham