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Mountain Coaster

Mountain Pipe Coaster Inauguration Day, June 10, 2021

The Camp Fortune team celebrated the installation of the new Mountain Pipe Coaster and took the first test run on June 10.th We had so much fun! This is such a great addition to Camp Fortune and we know you will enjoy it as much as we do. The adventure starts with a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the hill with great views of the Gatineau Park. The monorail site close to the ground and this is an important part of the experience. You really feel your speed as you twist and turn at speeds of up to 40 km thought the forest.

We first tested the Brandauer Mountain Pipe Coaster in 2017 at the Duerrnberg Resort in Austria and immediately started work on the approval process with the National Capital Commission. We chose this model because it is the perfect fit for a ski resort as sections can be removed in the winter, we could customize it to our terrain and use our existing chairlift. It was a natural fit for us and a much-needed adventure ride in the Ottawa / Gatineau Region.

Our coaster was to open in the summer of 2020 but as with so many things, the shipping and installation was delayed a year due to COVID and restrictions on international travel. Better late than never, we hope to open at the end of June 2021 and will confirm the date soon. In the mean time here is a sneak peek of the ride. See you soon!

Spring skiing 2022

Here are some photos from the final weekend of the 2021-2022 ski season. 

Camp Fortune Academy

We want to take a moment to thank all of our ski and snowboard instructors for joining us this season, it was great to be back on snow! Congratulations to our stars and award winners who were honoured for their hard work and dedication.

Anne Heggtveit

Anne Heggtveit, one of our most famous skiers and the namesake of our favourite double black diamond, Heggtveit, shared these personal photos with us as Camp Fortune is where she learned to ski.

Veuillez prendre note qu’une rallonge au chalet principal ainsi que l’installation d’un tout nouveau parcours de tyroliennes sont présentement en cours. Des secteurs de la station sont donc une zone de construction et nous nous en excusons. Nous demandons à tous les usagers et visiteurs de garer leur voiture dans le stationnement du haut loin de la zone de construction. Merci.

Please note our lodge expansion and zipline installation projects are well underway so parts of our site are currently a construction zone. We apologize for the inconvenience, but are excited about these projects! We are asking all users and visitors to please park in the “upper” parking lots aways from the construction zone. Thank you.

The mountain coaster is closed today, Wednesday, June 29, due to rain. The aerial park and downhill mountain biking are open.