Quebec Ski Guide: 2016-2017 Season
If you grew up in Montreal or anywhere across Quebec, chances are you've slipped on a pair of skis and snowplowed down a hill at least once in your life. It's kind of hard not to in a location that would freeze hell over six months of the year.
Add to that chill eighty-some alpine ski hills scattered throughout the province of Quebec and over 200km of cross-country ski trails on the island of Montreal, and you've got yourself a local rite of passage.
If you aren't from here, keep reading. And even if you were born and raised in la Belle Province, bear with me. You're about to find out some Quebec skiing insider secrets.
01 of 08
Quebec ski season varies every year as it depends on snowfall, even though many resorts produce man made snow. Read More
02 of 08
Quebec Ski Conditions: 2016-2017Ski conditions, as with ski season length, are naturally contingent on the weather. And not all skiers are comfortable with the same conditions. Some are unfazed by ice patches. Others thrive on powder. But some would prefer and wait for loose or even wet, granular snow conditions to kick in if they can help it. So before heading out, check the state of downhill skiing conditions at your mountain of choice to see if they match your skiing preferences, skill set and comfort levels. Read More
03 of 08
Quebec Ski Hills: Top Three RegionsLocals are spoiled rotten with so many ski hills to choose from in Quebec. People in the know have no problem choosing a resort to suit their tastes but what about everyone else? And what about people who know nothing about Quebec? What regions are worth checking out? Read More
04 of 08
Quebec's poster child ski station, Mont Tremblant, has been voted the top Ski Resort in Eastern North America by Ski Magazine nearly every single year since 1996. And going by other popular ski and travel magazines, websites and guides, you'd think Tremblant is the only ski resort in Quebec. Read MoreContinue to 5 of 8 below.
05 of 08
Do you want to ski a lot this season and save money doing it? Sure, you could buy a season pass at your favorite resort, but does it bother you that it restricts you to skiing the same runs for months at a time? Read More
06 of 08
Need to get away for a few hours but don't want to go too far or pay too much? In town on business with an evening to spare on a spontaneous run? Maybe you're on a tight budget and as a result, haven't skied in years. Solution? Night skiing. I've got three solid bets for you, all one hour or less from from Montreal. Read More
07 of 08
Quebec Skiing Freebie: Just for KidsSnowPass is a Canadian Ski Council program that allows kids of a certain age to ski free! Find out if your child qualifies for one. Read More
08 of 08
An affordable, easy-to-learn activity, cross country skiing is a great sport suitable for all ages, and Montreal has got over 200km of trails covering the city. Read More