5 Reasons to Add Skiing Near Québec City to Your Bucket List

Ski Massif de charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix

The Québec City Area's 4 ski resorts will surprise you. They may not be as high or as famous as the Alps or Rockies, but their snowy hills offer breathtaking scenery and a truly unique setting. To prove they’re in a league of their own, here are 5 reasons to coast down these slopes at least once in your life.

*Note for winter 2021-2022: A vaccination passport will be required for all visitors 13 years of age and over, for the use of the ski lifts and access to certain services offered in the ski chalets.

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    Ski Hills Near the City

    One of the most incredible things about skiing in Québec City is that we can leave the city centre and be at 2 great ski hills—Le Relais and Stoneham—in under 30 minutes. You can make the most of Québec’s cultural attractions, European charm, and amazing food without being confined to a resort. This is perfect if you’re travelling with someone who’s less enthusiastic about skiing.

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    Exceptional Night Skiing

    When it comes to night skiing, Québec City is hard to beat. This local ritual is part of the Québec City lifestyle. After watching the snow fall through an office window all day, plenty of us race to finish work early and head up the hill for some well-deserved evening runs. The evening rates are pleasantly affordable and the joy of cruising down the slopes under a starry sky on a hill with big lights is well worth the trip.

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    Great Après-Ski

    People in Québec just love to have a good time. Which is why the hills always have such a great après-ski vibe. It’s a laid-back party time, perfect for meeting new people and chatting with locals. Each hill has its own style, but it’s safe to say you’ll enjoy them all.

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    Fantastic Snow Conditions

    While ski resorts in southern Québec have seen diminishing snowfalls these past few years, the Québec City area is still blessed with plenty of the white stuff. Imagine coasting down a hill covered in fresh powder with the majestic St. Lawrence River as your backdrop. At Massif de Charlevoix and Mont-Sainte-Anne you can do just that—and it’s an incredible experience.

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    Unforgettable Family Time

    With varied elevations and affordable deals at Québec City’s local mountains, you won’t find a better place to try skiing or snowboarding. So why not try it as a family?

    Need more cool options for your family time? Apart from ski hills, Québec City has a ton of activities geared towards families, like the Ice Hotel, Village Vacances Valcartier (an outdoor winter playground and indoor waterpark), Méga Parc, Aquarium du Québec, and Village Nordik.


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Editorial Team

As proud ambassadors of our beloved city, we’re delighted to be sharing the things and places we love most in the Québec City area. What a joy for us to help you discover everything this vibrant and welcoming city has to offer!

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