Take the winter fun and European charm of the Alps and plop it in Canada. That's right, we’re going skiing in Quebec! Here, you’ll experience the true meaning of apres-ski. We're talking some of the best local bands, igloo parties and arctic spas to get you in the winter mood. So pack your bags and tune up your French—you have 10 of the best ski resorts in Quebec to explore.
Alison Karlene Hodgins
Tremblant is the “Lululemon” of ski resorts. It’s not just a brand, it’s a lifestyle. When you visit Mont-Tremblant, you’re coming for the entire experience. How could you get bored with 102 ski trails? The adorable European-styled Pedestrian Village will keep your evenings occupied, too.
Mont-Sainte-Anne is only 40 kilometres away from Quebec City, but you’ll feel completely removed from city life while tucked away in these trees. This ski resort claims to have "the best rail park in the province." Test it out and show off your skills on the 40-some obstacles. Don't miss the exclusive expert section that emulates street style.
Le Massif de Charlevoix
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Welcome to the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. If that doesn’t send a shiver down your spine… well, stay out west. Brace yourself for high slopes with scenic views of the St. Lawrence River and perfect conditions all around. With 770 metres of vertical and an annual average of 645 centimetres of snowfall, it’s no wonder Le Massif de Charlevoix is a Quebec favourite.
Mont Sutton is praised for having "the best glades in Canada.” With 60 trails, 10 lifts and all-inclusive packages for everyone aged two to 99, it's easy to plan a weekend away with a group of friends, family or significant other for a “Purely Sutton” experience.
Shoot down 44 runs spread over three mountains with five chairlifts, 17 glades and three snow parks. Mont-Orford checks every box of our winter bucket list with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking and new uphill ski trails.
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Who can say no to twinkly lights? Bromont has the largest night skiing terrain in North America. 101 of the 141 trails will be lit until 10:30 p.m. on weekends. And since you don’t have to wake early to hit the slopes, stay up late and experience the best après-ski with Nuits Blanches and live comedy shows.
Les Sommets is where the ski industry first took off in Quebec, and they still keep the close-knit family feel alive. Bring the whole gang to the heart of the Sommet Saint-Sauveur Valley, where you can find five resorts just a few minutes apart. Les Sommets offer 156 trails, six ski schools and 700 certified instructors.
Owl’s Head is the best kept secret in the east, and now you’re in on it. Perfect for families looking to get active this winter season, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Memphremagog while cruising the slopes. After exploring the 50 trails over 125 acres and 540 metres of vertical, relax at the chalet and chow down on regional cuisine. If you’re looking for beautiful views on a budget, this one’s for you.
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Stoneham offers night skiing, three terrain parks and an Olympic half-pipe. The après-ski bar Le Quarte-Foyers is a must-experience after a long day on the slopes. Hop into one of two free hot tubs in the Arctic Spas Zone to soothe those legs and get them ready for round deux!
When the ever-popular Tremblant fills up, Mont Blanc is a sweet 10-minute drive away to satisfy the itch for a good ski. Home to 43 trails serviced by seven lifts, Mont Blanc has some of the best tree-lined runs. When it gets too cold out for the little ones, check out the indoor activity centre “Magic Jungle” or hop in the hot tub—how skiing in Quebec should be done.
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