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Edelweiss Valley Ski Resort Reviews

Pootle

Small, but quiet and good for beginners.

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Pros: Fair range of green and blue runs. Good value spring season pass. High-speed detachable quad. Lines usually limited.

Cons: Seldom has all lifts running. Can be very hard and icy. Terrain becomes familiar all too quickly.

Like most of the hills in the Ottawa, ON, area, Edelweiss (actually in Quebec) is small, with only 200m/660ft of vertical. It claims 20 runs on 1300 acres of skiable terrain served by three quad chairs and a magic carpet. It also has a terrain park ($15 extra) and a tubing area. However, I've never seen all three quads running and, in fact, I'm not sure that I've even seen two in action simultaneously. Nevertheless, the high-speed quad does put most of the terrain in reach. Again like most of the Ottawa hills, in my relatively limited experience, the snow is hard-packed to outright icy late in the season, with patches of bare ice on steeper sections, including those on green runs....
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Jay31

Good place for tubing with an advanced park, skiing..n.ot so much

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Pros: high speed quad, tubing, snow park

Cons: lack of terrain variety - lots of flat/uphill sections

Edelweiss is one of a number of small hills near Ottawa.  I used to ski here more often when I was getting over the 'intermediate' hump of learning to ski, and some of the runs held a bit of challenge.  Coming back now, a better skier (though certainly no expert), I find the terrain to be pretty boring.  There are many places where you either have to use poles or make sure you bomb a small downhill section to get up an uphill section.  There are only small portions of the hill that offer continuous fall line skiing, and they end quickly.  Their grooming is decent, but there is no variety of terrain even at peak season - no glades or moguls.  Other hills...
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