The Province of Quebec is located in Eastern Canada. Bonjour Quebec, the official Quebec government website, states that the area is home to nearly 75 ski resorts. These resorts are characterized by their distinctly French ambiance, a feature that makes them a viable alternative to an expensive European ski vacation. Temperatures, however, can be quite cold, so dress in layers, and be sure to bring your hand warmers.
Mount Tremblant is located in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, less than 80 miles from Montreal. You can either fly directly into Tremblant International Airport, or if you prefer some city time, fly into Montreal's Pierre Trudeau Airport. Tremblant is about a 90-minute drive from Montreal. Its 654 acres, which receive an annual 156 inches of snow, boast 95 trails, which are serviced by 14 lifts. The terrain consists of 17 percent beginner trails, 33 percent intermediate, 39 percent advanced and 11 percent expert. Tremblant's pedestrian village is typical of the type created by Intrawest, its parent company, who also owns Whistler/Blackcomb in Western Canada. There is an abundance of restaurants, lodging options and nightlife venues. Powder hounds can catch the 7:45 a.m. gondola, but the breakfast crepes at Creperie Catherine should be experienced at least once.
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
1000 Chemin des Voyageurs
Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1T1
Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1A1
Mount Sainte Anne
Mount Saint Anne appeals to those who are looking for a smaller, less commercial ski resort. When the area opened in 1966, it had the only gondola in Eastern Canada. The mountain's 465 acres receive an average an annual average of 187 inches. Its 66 trails are serviced by 12 lifts. With 23 percent of its terrain suitable for beginners and 45 percent best for intermediates, Mount Saint Anne may be more suitable than Tremblant for less proficiently skilled snow sport participants. It does, however, have 18 percent advanced terrain and 14 percent expert terrain. One mountain lodging is available at the Chateau Mont Sainte Anne, and there are nine mountain restaurants. The resort offers night skiing and riding. It can be reached from Quebec City Airport.
Mont Blanc Ski Resort
1006 Route 117
St-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC J0T 1J2
Ski Bromont is only a 45-minute drive from Montreal. Its 400 acres offer 129 trails, which are serviced by eight lifts. The terrain is divided into 25 percent beginner, 29 percent intermediate and 46 percent advanced. The resort has a variety of on-mountain restaurants and lodging facilities. Night skiing is available.
150, rue Champlain
Bromont, Quebec J2L 1A2
Article Written By Lisa Mercer
In 1999, Lisa Mercer’s fitness, travel and skiing expertise inspired a writing career. Her books include "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness" and "101 Women's Fitness Tips." Her articles have appeared in "Aspen Magazine," "HerSports," "32 Degrees," "Pregnancy Magazine" and "Wired." Mercer has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the City College of New York.