3 Ski Adventures Less Than an Hour From Québec City

A downhill skier takes a break and watches the sunset atop a mountain in Mont-Sainte-Anne.
Francis Gagnon

Content partner: Ski Québec-Charlevoix

Imagine a mountainous region with unreal ski conditions and incredible natural surroundings. Imagine it’s full of snow all winter long. Now imagine, in the heart of that destination, a UNESCO world heritage treasure considered one of North America’s most stunning destinations. And the ski hills are right up the road.

Something for Everyone at Mont-Sainte-Anne

Ski Mont Sainte-Anne
Mention de source Olivier Croteau

With 71 runs on three faces, Mont-Sainte-Anne has some nice challenges for skiers of all styles and abilities. The mountain looks out over the St. Lawrence River Valley and offers spectacular panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans, and Québec City. The longest run, Chemin du Roy, stretches out over 5 km and is perfect for cruising down the hill as a family.

Don’t miss: The glades and its Enchanted Forest (kids activities), the moguls, the mountain Sugar Shack, and the steep slopes for advanced skiers

The River at Your Ski Tips at Le Massif de Charlevoix

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

This spectacular mountain is home to the biggest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies (770 m). With the St. Lawrence River at the foot of the mountain, you’ll feel like you’re flying straight down into the sea. It’s wild! The hill has 52 runs in all, with plenty of glades.

Don’t miss: The powder‑filled backcountry skiing in the Mont Liguori sector

Skiing under the Stars in Stoneham

Ski de soir à Stonham
Mention de source Stéphane Groleau

Looking for a friendly, laid‑back hill just 20 minutes from Québec City? This one has 43 runs spread across three mountains. With 19 trails lit at night, you can go for the day or head out after dinner and glide down the slopes under the stars.

Don’t miss: The province’s only Olympic halfpipe, the après-ski, the good eats, the festive atmosphere of bar Le Quatre-Foyers, and the fireside chats with friendly locals

3 Good Reasons to Book with Ski Québec-Charlevoix

1- Choose from a vast selection of hotels and inns : Ski Québec-Charlevoix has great deals that combine lift tickets and accommodation, so planning your trip is a breeze.

2- Decide on the day which mountain you want to ski—Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Massif de Charlevoix, or Stoneham—with their “1 ticket, 3 mountains” offer.

3- With Ski Québec-Charlevoix, children 17 years and under ski free all season long.

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