Three-Day Winter Getaway: Right This Way for Snow!

Skieurs en haut du Mont-Sainte-Anne
Mont-Sainte-Anne, Étienne Dionne

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Just 30 minutes from Québec City, the conditions at Mont-Sainte-Anne and Côte-de-Beaupré are fabulous for all kinds of winter activities. Here are our suggestions for a three-day getaway you won’t soon forget.

Hot tip: Book your getaway during the week and you’ll have this little piece of paradise almost all to yourself!

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Non-Stop Runs
  • Day 1 Non-Stop Runs


    Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding at Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Stunning scenery, spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River, runs for all levels, and plenty of options at the ski school make Mont-Sainte-Anne the perfect place for a memorable ski day. There’s something for everyone, including plenty of powder, multiple tree runs, pristine groomers, and a bunny hill for beginners and families. It all spells fun on the hill!

    Bar chez Pat
    Bar chez Pat

    Après-Ski Fun

    Skiers and snowboarders will find plenty of great options for après-ski nearby. Enjoy a hot coffee, sit down to a meal, or pull up to a pint of local craft beer, all in your finest ski apparel—it’s par for the course here, even in the best restaurants!

    For drinks on the hill, Le Chouette Bar can’t be beat. To keep the fun going, we suggest stopping at one of the local craft breweries (Microbrasserie des Beaux Prés or Brasseur Des Monts) or Chez Pat, a bar in a historic building with wood floors and a cozy fireplace, just steps away from the Mont-Sainte-Anne cross-country ski centre (open Thursdays through Saturdays for most of the winter).

  • Great Outdoors, Nordic Spa and Fine Dining
  • Day 2 Great Outdoors, Nordic Spa and Fine Dining


    Get Out and Play!

    From cross-country skiing to fatbiking and more, there’s no shortage of options at Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    The mountain boasts 625 metres (2,050 feet) of vertical drop and three skiable faces: one that looks out over the St. Lawrence River and two more on the backside of the mountain. Day or night, you’ll have plenty of runs to keep you busy, whether you’re just starting out or have been hitting the slopes for years.

    Did you know that Mont-Sainte-Anne has one of the biggest networks of cross-country ski trails in North America? That’s right: over 200 km (125 miles) of impeccably groomed trails, including 175 km (110 miles) for skate skiing. Located at the foot of the mountain, just minutes from the charming village of St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, it’s a fairytale setting for a ski day made in heaven.

    Fatbike dans un sentier au Mont-Sainte-Anne
    Au Québ

    Mont-Sainte-Anne also has dozens of kilometres of snowshoe and fatbike trails perfect for exploring the day away in the vast, hilly forest of St-Ferréol. It’s a winter wonderland, complete with a gorgeous, snowy river and five heated huts where you can stop for a well-deserved break. If you need to rent equipment or wax your skis or just want to eat your lunch by a big cozy fireplace, head to Chalet Saint-Julien.

    And for those of you who have always dreamed of dogsledding, there’s an ecotourism-certified dogsledding company right next door. Choose from the many premium, safe, eco-friendly excursions offered by Les Secrets Nordiques.

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  • 3

    Relax at a Riverside Spa

    Soothe your sore muscles and your soul in the thermal baths at Spa des neiges as you take in the view of the St. Lawrence River and Île d’Orléans.

    Just steps from Mont-Sainte-Anne, Versant Mont-Sainte-Anne is another good option for relaxing in nature as a family, since kids age 12 and older are welcome at all times. 

    Bistro Nordik - Delta Mont Sainte-Anne - Dish and glass of wine
    Delta Mont-Sainte-Anne

    Dining in Style

    First the fitness, then the feast! When night falls, it’s time to celebrate the day’s exploits at one of the many fine restaurants in the region. Try Bistro Nordik in the Delta Mont-Sainte-Anne for delicious Nordic cuisine or go for fresh local fare at Brasseur Des Monts. Restaurant Le Brez is famous for its cheese fondue—a staple of any après-ski worthy of the name.

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  • A Beautiful Hike and Comfort Food
  • Day 3 A Beautiful Hike and Comfort Food


    Hiking in Majestic Landscapes

    Start the day off right at Les Bonyeuses, a local bakery that offers up a variety of breads made with 100% Québec wheat, as well as pastries and other products featuring local ingredients and producers. Small and cozy, it’s the perfect place to enjoy your breakfast with a specialty coffee or pick up a gourmet sandwich for your afternoon hike.

    Next stop is Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, a beautiful park between the St. Lawrence River and the mountains. In winter (and depending on the snow conditions), you can hike or snowshoe along a 6 km (3.7 mile) trail with gorgeous lookouts. The park was created to protect migratory birds and is a winter home for some 20 species that can be observed at the feeders along the path.

    A few kilometres to the east, Sentier des Caps also has snowshoeing trails with spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River.

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    Java and Snacks

    For lunch, we recommend Chez Bolduc, a family restaurant known near and far for its housemade fries and poutine. Unless it’s the pizzas cooked over a wood fire at the La Grange restaurant or the gourmet menu at the St-Bernard Resto-Pub that appeal to you?

    If you’re visiting over the weekend, Le Shack à Patates is another good option for a well-deserved poutine and other classic snack shack fare.

    The days have flown by and it’s already time to head home. Add a few more days and you’ll be able to enjoy even more time outdoors and spend more time relaxing by the fire.

    Café Apollo

    For your trip back to Québec City, stop at BAM café or Café Apollo for coffee and snacks for the road and keep the good times rolling. We recommend taking the old New France route for the heritage buildings, archeological sites, and local producers. And of course, a stop at Montmorency Falls Park will give you one last chance to admire the incredible scenery in Côte-de-Beaupré.

    Fall in winter and sugar loaf at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency.
    Parc de la Chute-Montmorency

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