4 destinations of choice for alpine ki and après-ski in Quebec Chalets à Rabais

4 destinations of choice for alpine ki and après-ski in Quebec

A weekend or a week in a chalet in winter? This is an opportunity to hit some of Quebec’s beautiful alpine ski trails and experience “ après-ski ” at its best, even during a pandemic!

“Winter is at its peak, it’s time to take advantage of it ,” said Josée Cusson , communications and marketing director at the Association of Quebec Ski Resorts a few days ago . With the snowfall of the last few weeks, she added, the ski resorts are able to offer exceptional snow conditions ! ”

Focus , therefore, four of ‘ them and their beautiful ” perks ” of the Eastern Townships Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, through Lanaudière and the Laurentians.

Owl’s Head (Eastern Townships) : between tradition and renewal 

On the way to Mansonville , in the township of Potton , the beautiful mountain dressed in its white coat is already dazzling. At the foot of the ski resort, we are captivated by the changes it has undergone since its takeover in 2018 (with the golf course and the marina) by a group of investors in love with the region . The renovation of the ski resort first involved renovating its reception chalet, which gives pride of place to contemporary design. As for skiing, we did not skimp on the means either. In these times of climate change, the quality of the artificial snow on the slopes is a major issue. Here it is ensured thanks to new equipment at the cutting edge of technology. And it works ! It is very rare indeed that one does not see the difference, while skiing, between natural snow and artificial snow, but here, very clever who would make it… Another marvel of the place : the view from the summit, at 753 meters above sea level. altitude, on Lake Memphremagog , and that we keep for a long time in the descent …

For the rest, the resort of yesteryear keeps its family atmosphere (with reasonable prices) and offers the same playground as before: 1 25 acres with 540 meters of vertical drop, 50 slopes for all levels, five ski lifts (one double and four quadruple chairlift).

My good addresses for après-ski

  • The Bolton Spa in Bolton, for a good massage after skiing in a yurt and the sound of the river Missisquoi (or beauty treatment), access to thermotherapy facilities are not currently allowed.
  • The Owl’s Bread artisan bakery in Magog for its ready meals and pastries .

Mont-Édouard ( Saguenay-lac-Saint-Jean ) : powder paradise 

Just a few kilometers from the village of Anse-Saint-Jean, the M ont-Édouard resort is renowned for being one of the naturally snowiest in Quebec and one of those where the snow remains on the ground the most. long in season ! The flagship mountain of Saguenay, which rises to 633 meters, offers a beautiful drop in altitude , with 32 trails and two quadruple chairlifts.

It is also an excellent choice to learn or improve in high-road skiing (with climbing skins), the resort having developed an incredible playground on eight off-piste sectors spread over 200 acres of backyard. – mountainous country . The Sacré-Coeur sector, the first of its kind, is the most accessible, while the others – even more pristine – are reserved for experts.  Guided introductory off-piste skiing, “ discovery of the Haute-Route ” and “ Sky is the limit ! Are organized. A good idea to gauge the terrain with the pros !

My good addresses for après-ski

  • The company ecotourism At dusk to say hello to the pack out of the sta ti on of skiing and book a ride in sled dog !
  • The local microbrewery , La Chasse-Pinte , to buy one of their organic beers ” inspired by boreal forest botany ” and drink it in the comfort of a chalet rented in the region.

Val Saint -Côme ( Lanaudière ) : glades , freestyle skiing and family atmosphere  

The resort tourist Val Saint-Come , featured for alpine skiing for years the Lanaudière region , may well have over forty (age), it is not resting on its laurels. Indeed, it has invested more than a million doll a rs in 2020 including upgrading its remont é main e and purchase of ‘ a new groomer. Natural undergrowth and family atmosphere guaranteed!

With 3 6 tracks (including 8 lighted at night) to hit 300 vertical meters, with three chairlifts and a ski lift in Val Saint-Come is also the place r ê vee to attend freestyle prowess since has its own Freestyle Skiing Center of Excellence and hosts World Cup moguls and jumps!

My good addresses for après-ski

  • the Fumoir Saint-Damien , in Saint-Damien, to bring back to the chalet a good product hot smoked with maple wood, duck breast or marinated trout, fondue and raclette meats …
  • The Chute-à-Bull regional park for a small snowshoe tour on its 6 km of trails along the Boule river, where falls and waterfalls follow one another.

Mont Habitant (Laurentides) : open until 7 p.m. 

Ski Mont Habitant is in a way the hidden little brother of Sommet Saint-Sauveur even if it is a stone’s throw from downtown Saint-Sauveur. Family resort par excellence, with a drop of only 183 meters, it still has 11 slopes for all levels of skiers. The longest is La Cabane, an easy 914-meter trail.

Have you been hanging out at the chalet? O pte z for an “ après-ski ”… skiing on the slopes of Mont Habitant which are lit until 7 pm.

My good addresses for après-ski

  • No 5 to 7 at the r estaurant -bar of the resort, The Trapper , but against it is open for meals away service .. .
  • The pizzeria NO. 900 offers also the ‘ one of the best value for money in Saint-Sauveur. Order by phone and pick up your pizza before returning to the chalet …

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