Vallee Bleue is located a short drive from north of Montreal in the Laurentian Mountains. Geared mainly towards families, the resort is famous for its excellent ski schools and teaching methods. There is a great choice of trails that appeal to skiers of all abilities, from beginners to advanced. Snowboarders are welcome on all pistes and there is also a snow park.
Opened in 1963, Vallee Bleue is still family-owned, hence the emphasis on family values. Amenities include a boutique and ski rental shop, as well as the excellent ski school which is mainly aimed at children but caters to all ages. There are also childcare facilities.
Vallee Bleue’s four lift systems have a capacity of 5,850 people per hour and feed 17 trails, the longest of which is just over a kilometer. Sixty per cent of the terrain is covered by snow cannons.
Saint Agathe-des-Monts (West) is the nearest town with accommodation and adequate facilities. It has a number of places to stay at and a variety of shops and boutiques. There is also the magnificent Lac des Sables, located in the center of town. For après-ski activities, there are plenty of restaurants and bars.
Nearby to the north, Mont Tremblant and Mont Blanc offers some huge verticals for the more daring, while the resort of Saint-Saveur-des-Monts is situated to the south. If you want a break from the snow, there are plenty of activities and sightseeing opportunities in the 100-year-old town of Saint-Saveur; while for those who are looking for more activities, the vibrant metropolis of Montréal is only a short drive away.
The ski season at Vallee Bleue begins from mid-November and continues till mid-April. The lifts are open from 09:00 to 16:00 every day, and seniors and children receive discounts on fares. The easiest way to get here is to fly to Montréal-Dorval Airport and take a taxi or bus to the resort.