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Sommet Edelweiss

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Sommet Edelweiss
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LocationWakefield, La Pêche, Quebec, Canada
Nearest major 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
Snowmaking90%
Night skiing13 out of 20 trails
Websitehttps://www.sommets.com/en/ski-mountains/sommet-edelweiss

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

Description

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 three partners, Andy Tommy, who ran the ski area, and Art Tommy and Reg Lefebvre who ran the ski shop Tommy and Lefebvre. The early years brought many improvements such as snowmaking and night skiing, they were open daily from 8h30 am to 10 PM.

The Mountain manager was a colourful character Dick Gagne who worked there for almost 15 years until he retired.

Some famous ski racers came from Edelweiss, Mike Tommy, Michaela Tommy, Lizbeth Tommy, Mike Gagne, and many others

Improvements since 2000

Since Mont Saint-Sauveur International acquired Sommet Edelweiss, improvements have included:

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