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Gray Rocks

  I had exactly the same confusion about Gray Rocks around 1957. I planned just to ski Tremblant but first became confused between the ski area and the town (of the same name.) I stayed at an Auburg in St. Jovit, and followed signs to Mt. Tremblant in the AM. (I think I went to the town, but somehow found the ski area where they had stopped selling lift tickets because lift was not running (ski patrol had not checked out runs.) Rather than just wait, decided to check out ''North Face'' and followed signs in that direction.
    When I arrived (I think) I saw a sign for ''Gray Rocks'' which looked more like a resort, but there were a lift (single chair) and a big parking lot nearby. I decided to stay and ski . Lift took me to the top of Sissy Schuse run. Run was great for a beginner who
wanted lots of practice. With the bitter cold, made frequent stops at the coffee hut, which had a sign outside saying it was built as a loggers' dining hall. Says Joe F..

A group of us from Rochester, NY spent a week at the Gray Rocks ski resort in 1975.  We took advantage of the daily lessons provided in our ski package.  After eating a hardy breakfast each morning, we headed for the lift area.  The lifts opened around 9:00 a.m. so we could get in some warm-up runs before taking our lesson.  Lessons ran from 10:00
a.m.-noon with a 2 hour break for lunch.  Afternoon lessons began at 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. The lifts remained open until 5:00.  Snow making then took over.  We enjoyed great meals that gave us energy for each day of skiing.  On the Friday of our week's stay, our instructor gave us the option of having our lesson at nearby Mount Tremblont.  Needless to say, we took him up on his offer.  What a thrill it was to ski such a great mountain!! All in all, our visit to Gray Rocks was a wonderful experience. Says Cathy.

I used to travel every year to ski 1 wk. at Gray Rocks about Thanksgiving (3rd week in November), early 70s before snowboarding, and stayed at the Gray Rocks Inn.  A GREAT ski area, hotel, and very good snow making.  Mont Tremblant needs more snow to open but Gray Rocks is a great early start. Says Jim McCutcheon.

I need some help: Around 1960 My wife and I visited mt. Tremblont to ski. We stayed in a little Auberg I St. Jovite and had planned to ski at the nearest  ski area, but the snow was bad and we decided to ski the north face, when we drove up there, I was confused because in looked like a resort rather than just a ski area. We saw a sign saying ''Grar rocks. We parked and skied a trail named ''sissy schuse'' using a single chair lift and having warm-up breaks in a log hut, that looked like a lumber camp mess hall.   Further we have a friend who says that she and her husband went there for their honeymoon and stayed in a ''cabin''.  Here is my question: Is there anything in what I have described above that matches the facts as they were around 1960. When we skied there, I thought that we were just skiing ''the North Face (rather than some other ski facility on the same mountain) , but now I think it may have been a gray Rocks ski area. Says an anonymous skier.

This ski resort has an average percentage of advanced and expert runs and an average proportion of easy trails. Gray Rocks is a mid-size ski mountain boasting an average altitude difference compared to other Eastern Canada ski resorts. The incredible 14 feet of seasonal snowfall is more than enough for extremely fine depth. This ski hill has 22 ski slopes, and they are good to ski on. Gray Rocks has a fairly small assortment of trails and a good number of great ski lifts. All 5 great ski lifts at this ski resort are in good shape. Gray Rocks gets blanketed by snowfall close to the local average every snow season. This ski mountain has 100 acres of skiing territory, and it's all blanketed by good snow. You might be into skiing or snowboarding, or both, doesn't matter, around here, you'll come across a lot of splendid ski areas. The 620 foot drop is unsurprisingly not that much to talk about, but Gray Rocks has so many other fine attributes. Skiing and snowboarding here in Quebec is so much fun all ski season long. Getting your skiing muscles activated and just hanging out with your skiing friends surpasses anything. Quebec gets very charming in the winter; it is so charming for snowboarding or skiing.


Hotels near Gray Rocks ski area, Quebec:

Le Lodge De La Montagne, city
2.3 miles away
La Tour Des Voyageurs, city
2.3 miles away
Le Sommet Des Neiges, city
2.3 miles away
Residence Inn Mont Tremblant Manoir Labelle, Mont-Tremblant
2.3 miles away
Hotel Quintessence, Mont-Tremblant
2.4 miles away
Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Quebec, Mont-Tremblant
2.4 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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 Ski Areas Near Gray Rocks ski area:
Tremblant, Quebec , 3 miles away
   2131 foot drop, 13 lifts, 92 runs
   50% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   17% Beginner
Mont Blanc - Faustin, Quebec , 8 miles away
   983 foot drop, 7 lifts, 36 runs
   46% Expert & Adv.
   34% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Mont Saint Sauveur, Quebec , 33 miles away
   700 foot drop, 8 lifts, 38 runs
   52% Expert & Adv.
   24% Intermediate
   24% Beginner
Titus Mountain, New York , 71 miles away
   1200 foot drop, 7 lifts, 25 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Edelweiss, Quebec , 91 miles away
   656 foot drop, 4 lifts, 18 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   40% Beginner
Mont Cascades, Quebec , 91 miles away
   525 foot drop, 17 lifts, 15 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   70% Intermediate
   5% Beginner
Mount Pisgah, New York , 93 miles away
   300 foot drop, 2 lifts, 5 runs
   0% Expert & Adv.
   0% Intermediate
   0% Beginner
Camp Fortune - Ste. Marie, Quebec , 93 miles away
   650 foot drop, 8 lifts, 19 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   35% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Vorlage, Quebec , 96 miles away
   467 foot drop, 5 lifts, 15 runs
   27% Expert & Adv.
   53% Intermediate
   20% Beginner

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