Owl's Head

This is a ski resort located in Magog, Quebec. It is one of the most popular ski destinations in Quebec. It is a well-known four- season resort that offers many large facilities, beautiful scenery, various fun activities, and more. During winter season, the resort plays host to various snow sport activities and accommodates more than hundred thousand skiers, snowboarders, and skaters. The place features a perfect drop and well-groomed trails to provide enthusiasts with a more challenging and thrilling adventure. Skiing in the resort is available from the middle of December to the early part of April.

Decades ago, many people believed that the resort’s name “Owl’s Head” is derived from the mountain’s contoured peak which looked like an owl’s head. Later on, the families of the first settlers of the mountain confirmed that it was really derived from the Indian tribe who lived in the area. When the mountain was developed into a ski resort, its establishment decided to retain the original name as preservation of the spirit and identity of the first inhabitants. The ski resort was opened to the public in 1964 by Fred Korman. The ski area first started as a hobby for Mr. Korman, which thrived into a four- season resort.

The resort has 51 hectares or 125 acres of skiable terrain. The highest accessible point in the resort is 540 meters or 1,771.6 feet up. Annual snowfall averages at 445 centimeters (175 inches). There are a total 45 skiing trails with 30 percent of the slopes suitable for beginners and 40 percent for intermediates. Although the resort is not open for night skiing, it still guarantees its visitors a day full of fun and adventure. The large number of trails as well as the high-speed lifts will surely take boredom away.

Many visitors to the resort came with their families. Lift lines tend to be very short since the resort’s high-speed lifts can send everyone to their destination quickly. Those who have no equipments can rent from the establishment’s rental center. The center also offers repair and maintenance services to ensure boards are at their best condition. Those who want to eat can dine at their restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, snacks, and more. Restaurants for the little kids are also available. Other facilities open to all guests are washrooms, parking area, and lounge. Accommodations like hotels, motels, inns, and B&B are just a few-minute drive from the resort. They also have packages, which include resort passes plus lodging.

Owl’s Head snow school offers quality training to its students under the supervision of its CASI (Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors) and CSIA (Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance) certified instructors. Their school offers various programs classified according to ability level. They also have lessons for kids and women, and offer day-care services.

Owl’s Head never failed to provide skiers, snowboarders, and skaters the best winter season experience for many years. The wonderful views, quality school programs, exceptional grooming, and warm welcome makes it a perfect place to explore the winter fun.