Val D Irene

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In the Matapedia Valley southwest of the Chic-Chocs sits Val d'Irene, a club-run ski hill. It owes its existence mainly to hard work and local enthusiasts (including local backcountry legend Louis-Phillippe Gendron) who kept looking at the mountain where the area now is and admiring the terrain. Locals also noted the fair amount of snow that fell on it.


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Thanks to the Coast range and the Pacific Ocean, the resort receives 475 inches of annual snowfall.