A bit of history
At the beginning of the 60’s, over twenty ski amateurs from the Québec City and Trois-Rivières business districts invested some 300 000 $ to put together three ski trails and two ski lifts [T-Bar and double chairs] at Stoneham. More than forty years later, the realization of their dream was transformed into a ski resort with an international reputation for all-level skiers, day like evening. The site was finally chosen by Walter Moisan who noticed, in the horseshoe shape of Stoneham, incredible qualities for this “snow hole”. Snow falls abundantly and remains there, offering ideal ski conditions. At that time, should it be pointed out, one did not yet speak about snowmaking. The geographical situation of the site offers exceptional snow conditions and protects skiers from the wind, in addition to offering a fabulous decor.
The company knows a stable growth until its acquisition, in 1979, by the businessman Marc Blondeau, owner of the shoe manufacture of the same name. After eight years, Stoneham’s developments get ahead of Tremblant, Orford and Sutton resorts. The ski resort becomes owner of the entire valley, comprised of six mountains based on a 2,300-acre territory. Mr. Blondeau exploits about half of it. It is also under its impulse that new establishments are built including a hotel, shops, condominiums and a new welcome centre.
Since July 9, 1998, Stoneham belongs to Resorts of the Canadian Rockies. Skiers and riders will find 39 trails spread over four mountains, of which half are enlightened when the evening comes. That makes it the most brilliant resort in Canada with the most memorable snow park that includes a 22-foot wall half pipe, a wall ride, several rails and obstacles.
Stoneham Mountain Resort is owned by the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies [RCR] since July 9, 1998. Last winter was marked by festivities surrounding the 50th anniversary of the resort! The season ended with successful record numbers of recent years.
RESORTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES [RCR]
Stoneham is the property of RCR groups which also owns four stations in Alberta and British Colombia: Kicking Horses, Fernie, Kimberley and Nakiska, and one also located in Quebec City area; Mont-Sainte-Anne. What you’ll always find in all RCR mountains ski resorts, is the warmth and friendly nature of each of them.