Many people believe that the name Owl's Head was derived from the contour of the mountains peak said to resemble an owl's head. This conception is refuted by folklore passed down through successive generations from the original settlers families which confirm that this unusual name originated from an Indian tribe who inhabited the area.
Decades ago the mountain was developed into a recreational area and it's original name was retained to preserve the identity and spirit of the original inhabitants.
On December 18th, 1965 Mr. Fred Korman opened the doors of Owl’s Head Ski Area for the very first time. What started as a hobby for this simple electrician from Mansonville has now grown to a 4 season resort that provides some of the best skiing in Quebec as well as one of the top rated golf courses in the province. With the help of his wife Lillian and daughter Caroll, Owl’s Head opened that first winter season with 2 chairlifts and 1 t-bar. Guests at that time were skiing on 6 trails which were laid out by locals and under the keen eye of Olympic Skier Bob Richardson. Keeping with the rich heritage of the region, the Korman’s decided to keep the native Abeniki name of Owl’s Head in respect to the ancient culture and the great Chief Owl.
Today, Owl's Head is the jewel of the region with multiple lifts and trails to entice any skier and rider. Whether you want to enjoy the alpine skiing or just take in the scenery, Owls's Head fits the bill.