Where to go Skiing Near Quebec City

Are You Ready to Go Skiing Near Québec City?

Last Updated on January 16, 2021 by Pamela

Skiing near Québec City is one of the top winter activities enjoyed by Quebecers and visitors alike. After all, winter is one of the longest seasons, and there are years when it feels as though the snow will never stop falling.

Something every snow addict dreams of, and every heat-lover cries over.

There are four Québec regions (areas) that are perfect for skiing: Québec City, Charlevoix, Eastern Townships (Cantons-de-l’Est), and the Laurentides (just north of Montréal).

Skiing Near Québec City

Running north of the Saint-Lawrence and Ottawa rivers, the Laurentian mountain range stretches across southern Québec. Home to several ski resorts in the regions of Québec City, Charlevoix, and the Laurentides.

Combing the regions of Québec City and Charlevoix, the following ski resorts are some of the best ski areas in Québec.

Mont-Sainte-Anne

Located 42 km (26 miles) from Old Québec City, Mont-Sainte-Anne has hosted several World Cup races since 1969 and offers 547 acres of skiable terrain. From easy to extreme, Mont-Sainte-Anne has 71 trails in total, with the longest one, La Familiale, being 4.5 km (2.8 miles) in length.

Extreme runs can be found on the southside of the mountain, along with several intermediate runs. Easy runs, as well as intermediate and advanced runs, are mostly located on the northside.

While downhill and cross-country skiing are the more popular options, Mont-Sainte-Anne’s winter activities also include snowboarding, fat biking, and alpine touring.

Fast Facts

  • Summit: 2,625ft (800m)
  • Vertical drop: 2,050ft (625m)
  • Night skiing: Yes! 19 runs in total
  • Food: Yes! 8 places in total. Including one on the summit.
  • Rentals: Ski, snowboard, fat bike
  • Accommodation: There are several chalets and lodges available, as well as a few offsite. Like here, here, and here.

Address:

2000, Boul de Beau Pré, Beaupré
800-463-1568

Cost:

$89 CAD / day skiing & snowboarding
$32 CAD / day cross-country skiing

Visi their website for more fee information.

Shuttle:

$27.95 CAD, departs from your hotel and Galeries de la Capitale shopping mall. Book online.

Le Massif

The mountainous landscapes of Charlevoix are beautiful year-round, but there is something mesmerizing about them when covered in a fluffy blanket of white snow. The drive from Québec City to Le Massif ski resort takes a little over an hour (94 km / 58.5 miles), depending on the weather and road conditions. Thankfully, the turnoff from HWY 138 is easy to find!

Known as being the highest vertical east of the Canadian Rocky Mountains (think Banff or Jasper), Le Massif has 53 trails and glades, covering an area of about 307 acres. Runs range from easy to very difficult, as well as one triple black diamond run, La Charlevoix, which has a 64% pitch.

Winter activities at Le Massif include sledding and alpine touring. Activities such as dogsledding, and snowshoeing are offered on the mountain through third parties.

Fast Facts

  • Summit: 2,645ft (806m)
  • Vertical drop: 2,526ft (770m)
  • Night skiing: No 🙁
  • Food: Yes! 6 places in total. Including two on the summit.
  • Rentals: Ski, snowboard, sleds,
  • Accommodation: There are chalets at the base of the mountain, as well as a few on the summit which can be book through their website. There are also options offsite, like here, here, and here.

Address:

185, Chemin du Massif, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
877-536-2774

Cost:

$84 CAD / day skiing & snowboarding

Visi their website for more fee information.

Shuttle:

$27.95 CAD, departs from your hotel and Galeries de la Capitale shopping mall. Book online.

Stoneham Mountain Resort

The closest ski resort from Québec City, Stoneham Mountain Resort is located in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, which is quite close to the Hôtel de Glace and tubing runs at Villiage Vacances Valcartier.

Boasting 53 ski runs, with 19 operational at night, the difficulty ranges from easy to extreme, which includes 7 double black diamond ski runs. Stoneham also features a 22ft high Olympic half-pipe, and an intermediate slopestyle snow park.

One of the things that set Stoneham Mountain Resort apart from the other is their adaptive ski program which offers ski lessons to those with disabilities or impairments.

Additional winter activities offered include ice skating, snowmobiling, and an Arctic spa zone which is impressively close to the resort’s bar!

Fast Facts

  • Summit: 1,946ft (593m)
  • Vertical drop: 1,132ft (345m)
  • Night skiing: Yes! 19 runs in total
  • Food: Yes! A restaurant and a bar
  • Rentals: Ski, snowboard
  • Accommodation: Yes! There is a ski-in ski-out resort, as well as chalets available offsite. Like here, here, and here.

Address:

600, Chemin du Hibou, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury
800-463-6888

Cost:

$71 CAD / day skiing & snowboarding

Visi their website for more fee information.

Mont-Grand-Fonds

Not far from the charming city of La Malbaie, Mont-Grand-Fonds is a 2-hour drive (155 km / 96 miles) from Old Québec City. A small ski resort in comparison to Mont-Sainte-Anne and Le Massif, this ski resort features 20 trails and 4 glades. An ideal resort for alpine, backcountry, and cross-country skiing.

Ski difficulty ranges from easy to extreme, which includes 4 double black diamond ski runs. The Lynx is a backcountry ski area that is roughly 8 hectares in size and costs $15.35 CAD. Cross-country skiers will enjoy 140 km of trails (13 trails). Classic and skate-ski trails are available.

Additional winter activities at Mont-Grand-Fonds include snowshoeing, and tubing.

Fast Facts

  • Summit: 2,411ft (735m)
  • Vertical drop: 1,099ft (335m)
  • Night skiing: No 🙁
  • Food: Yes! A restaurant and a pub
  • Rentals: Ski, snowboard, snowshoes
  • Accommodation: There are several chalets and lodges available offsite. Like here, here, and here.

Address:

1000, Chemin des Loisirs, La Malbaie
418-665-0095

Cost:

$49.91 CAD / day skiing & snowboarding
$15.90 CAD / day cross-country skiing

Visi their website for more fee information.


Pamela

Hello, I'm Pamela! I'm a travel and food writer, chocolat chaud addict, an anglophone who prefers life in Quebec. When I'm not working on Urban Guide Quebec, I am writing for Quebec City Tourism, updating guidebooks for Michelin, and writing freelance! There's a good chance I'm planning my next Quebec road trip, got tips?

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