COVID-19: Important information for our customers

Updated posted May 21

We are pleased to say our cross country mountain bike trails will open on May 22. Please note this season a season pass/trail membership is mandatory to access the trails. We have reduced the pass to $60. Please purchase your pass online and we will mail it to you to avoid contact.

At this time no services are available. You are asked to follow all provincial guidelines and only use the trails with one other person. Parking will be available in the valley in the designated parking lot. All other parking lots will remain closed and parking on Dunlop and Meech roads is not permitted.

We ask that all trail users follow all public health guidelines and COVID-19 regulations. We also remind you that it is NOT recommended to travel outside your region to practice sport or other non essential activities.

Please do not come to Camp Fortune if you have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or if you are ill or experiencing symptoms.

Purchase your trail pass here. You will be asked to present your confirmation of purchase to our attendant.

PLEASE NOTE: the ski chalet and all facilities remain closed.

Update posted May 4

SPRING USE UPDATE:

Hi all, as many of you know the Gatineau Park is opening hiking trails and road biking for those who can walk or bike to the park as of May 9. Parking lots will remain closed and parking on the roads is prohibited (including on Dunlop). Read more here: https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/news/covid-19

Many of you have asked us about access to Camp Fortune and specifically about our mountain bike trials. Here is an update with regards to our operations:

At this time Camp Fortune remains closed and we are not permitted to open our mountain bike trails as per QC public health guidelines. All of the information on the MTB sections of our website is from last year. The 2020 season is to be determined as related to COVID regulations. As of today, May 4,  retail, manufacturing and construction are allowed to re-open in Québec with various guidelines. Tourism and plein air directives will be released in due course and we will update as we know more and we are hopeful that this will be in time for the regularly scheduled May 15 opening but as we know this situation continues to evolve.

Update posted April 7 

Hi Fortune Family,

We wanted to reach out to you to say hi and check in as we miss seeing you all. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. It’s important to remember that you’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home.

Here is a quick update for you: The Québec government has extended the closure of non essential businesses to May 4. This means the best way to reach us continues to be by email info@campfortune.com . It also means that we remain 100% closed to everyone and for all activities. We know this is tough for you and we get it. We love being your playground, but now is the time to think of the greater good and follow all public health guidelines. Important to note the entire Gatineau Park is also closed for all activities and to all users and all parking lots are closed and parking on the roads is prohibited.

We hope to open summer activities when the time is right, best targets are looking like that may be July but it is obviously too early to tell. We will keep you posted as we know more.

We have been encouraged by your notes and calls of support and inquiries about early bird season pass sales. It is incredible to see that even is times of crisis our skiers and snowboarders are always passionate about committing to next winter. We thank you all for that. There will be an early bird sale once the time is right.

In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and healthy.

Update on COVID-19 March 22

We are sorry to announce that the 2019-2020 ski season is now over as the Québec government has extended the government decree limiting activities at ski areas, among other public places.

As such we are closed to the public until the situation changes and have limited access to phones and messages, please communicate with us by email info@campfortune.com  and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible. 

Please see this important information from The Québec Ski Areas Association

A personal Message from Peter Sudermann: 

We are sorry to say that our ski season came to an abrupt end due to the efforts to limit the progression of COVID-19. We were hoping that skiing in the outdoors would have been one of the few safe havens where one could enjoy an activity with family in the fresh air. The premier of Quebec announced today that ski areas will be closed until April 30, a longer closure than we had hoped.  The announcement of March 15 suspending operations came as a surprise but the way the COVID -19 news was ever changing it was to be expected. It is unfortunate because the conditions and weather for the next few weeks would have made for a much more pleasant way to wind down the 100th ski season at Camp Fortune.  I guess for those that attended the fireworks display last night, we went out with a bang.

I want to thank every one for their support to what I believe to have been a great ski season.

We hope you all stay healthy and safe. We look forward to seeing you all on the slopes for ski season 2020-2021.

Peter Sudermann and the entire Camp Fortune team

Original info posted on March 15: 

Ski resorts heard the call of Quebec’s Premier François Legault. This is why Camp Fortune announces that it will suspend all of its activities at the ski resort as of end of day, March 15, for an indefinite period.

We are aware that this decision may disappoint you. Our organization is united in the management of the current crisis and we believe that the priority must be the health of the public.

We anticipate a large number of customer service calls and emails in the coming days. We ask you to be patient with follow-ups to the various requests and questions. Continue to follow our website and social networks. We will keep you informed of developments through this network.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause and we thank you for your understanding.

Please see this important information from the Québec Ski Areas Association

MINIMUM REACH REQUIREMENTS

Minimum reach requirement is measured as the distance from the ground to the middle of your palm, with your arm fully extended upwards. See minimum reach requirement image for reference.

MINIMUM REACH REQUIREMENTS

1.75 m for the full course.