Quebec Ski Resorts Ranked & Mapped
Quebec has a surprising number of ski resorts. Most are in the area surrounding the St. Lawrence River between Montreal and Quebec City.
The Quebec Ski Season
The ski season in Quebec typically runs from December through April, depending on the weather and snow conditions. Quebec is known for its cold winters and ample snowfall, which make for excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions.
In general, the ski season gets off to a slow start in December, as the mountains are often still covered in snow from the previous season. The snowpack builds throughout the winter, and by January and February, the ski resorts are usually operating at full capacity and the skiing and snowboarding conditions are at their best. March and April can also be good months for skiing and snowboarding in Quebec, as the weather tends to be more stable and the snowpack is often well established.
The Most Popular Ski Resorts in Quebec
Quebec is home to several popular ski resorts, including:
Located in the Laurentian Mountains, Mont Tremblant is a popular ski resort that is known for its diverse terrain and variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The resort is also home to the most difficult slopes in our opinion.
The resort is located just over two hours from Montreal, making it a popular destination for both local and out-of-town skiers and snowboarders.
Located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, Le Massif is known for its challenging terrain and beautiful mountain views. The resort offers a variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing, as well as a range of amenities such as ski and snowboard rentals, dining options, and a variety of après ski activities.
Le Massif has the highest vertical drop of any ski resort in Quebec.
Located in Beaupré, Quebec, Mont Sainte-Anne is a popular ski resort that is known for its diverse terrain and variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The resort also offers a range of amenities, including ski and snowboard rentals, dining options, and a variety of après ski activities.
Located in Quebec City, Stoneham Mountain is a popular ski resort that is known for its diverse terrain and variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing. The resort also offers a range of amenities, including ski and snowboard rentals, dining options, and a variety of après ski activities.
Located in the Laurentian Mountains, Mont Blanc is a popular ski resort that is known for its challenging terrain and beautiful mountain views. The resort offers a variety of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing, as well as a range of amenities such as ski and snowboard rentals, dining options, and a variety of après ski activities.
List of All Quebec Ski Resorts
Skiing can get expensive. Besides equipment rentals, ski lift passes are expensive and really add up if you have a family. To combat this, multi-resort, multi-day lift passes were created to help offset this cost a bit. Buying lift pass days in bulk will usually net you around a 20% discount.
However, Quebec only has one ski resort that is a part of a pass like this. Mont Tremblant is a part of the IKON pass.
|Alpine Ski slope in Val-d’Or||Val-d’Or, QC, J9P 5L1|
|Belle Neige||Val-Morin, QC, J0T 2R0|
|Bromont||Bromont, QC, J2L|
|Camp Fortune||Chelsea, QC, J9B|
|Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||Cap-Chat, QC, G0J|
|Centre de plein air de Lévis||Lévis, QC, G6V|
|Centre de ski Saint-Georges||Saint-Georges, QC, G5Y|
|Club Ski Beauce||Vallée-Jonction, QC, G0S|
|Club Tobo-Ski||Saint-Félicien, QC, G8K|
|Do-Mi-Ski||Dolbeau-Mistassini, QC, G8L|
|Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||Terrebonne, QC, J6X|
|Haute Gaspésie||Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, QC, G4V 2S5|
|J0T 2N0||Marston, QC, G0Y 1G0|
|Le Massif||COLL||Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC, G0A|
|Le Petit Chamonix||Matapédia, QC, G0J 1V0|
|Le Relais||Lac-Beauport, QC, G3B|
|Le Valinouët||Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC, G0V|
|Massif du Sud||Saint-Philemon, QC, G0R|
|Maximise||Ste-Agathe, QC, J8C 2Z8|
|Mont Adstock||Adstock, QC, G0N|
|Mont Apic||Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, QC, G0P|
|Mont Avalanche||Saint-Adolphe-d’Howard, QC, J0T|
|Mont Béchervaise||Gaspé, QC, G4X|
|Mont Bellevue||Sherbrooke, QC, J1H 5X1|
|Mont Bélu||La Baie, QC, G7B 3P6|
|Mont Biencourt||Biencourt, QC, G0K 1T0|
|Mont Blanc||Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, QC, J0T|
|Mont Cascades||Cantley, QC, J8V 3B2|
|Mont Castor||Matane, QC, G4W|
|Mont Chalco||Chibougamau, QC, G8P 1Y7|
|Mont Chilly||Pontiac, QC, J0X|
|Mont Édouard||L’Anse-Saint-Jean, QC, G0V|
|Mont Fortin||Seauenay, QC, G7X|
|Mont Gleason||Tingwick, QC, J0A 1L0|
|Mont Grand-Fonds||La Malbaie, QC, G5A|
|Mont Habitant||Saint-Sauveur, QC, J0R 1R2|
|Mont Kanasuta||Rouyn-Noranda, QC, J0Z 1B0|
|Mont Lac-Vert||Hébertville, QC, G8N|
|Mont Miller||Murdochville, QC, G0E|
|Mont Orford||Orford, QC, J1X|
|Mont Orignal||Lac-Etchemin, QC, G0R|
|Mont Rigaud||Rigaud, QC, J0P|
|Mont Saint-Mathieu||Saint-Mathieu-de-Rioux, QC, G0L|
|Mont Ste-Marie||Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC, J0X|
|Mont Sutton||Sutton, QC, J0E|
|Mont Ti-Basse||Baie-Comeau, QC, G4Z|
|Mont Tremblant||IKON||Mont-Tremblant, QC, J8E|
|Mont Vidéo||Barraute, QC, J0Y|
|Mont Villa Saguenay||Alma, QC, G8B|
|Mont-Sainte-Anne||Beaupre, QC, G0A|
|Owl’s Head||Mansonville, QC, J0E|
|Parc du Mont Comi||Saint-Donat, QC, G0K 1L0|
|Pin Rouge||New Richmond, QC, G0C|
|Ski Chantecler||Sainte-Adèle, QC, J8B|
|Ski Gallix||Sept-Îles, QC, G0G|
|Ski Garceau||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC, J0T 2C0|
|Ski La Réserve||Saint-Donat-de-Montcalm, QC, J0T|
|Ski La Tuque||La Tuque, QC, G9X 4E6|
|Ski Montcalm||Lanaudière, QC, J0K 1S0|
|Ski Saint-Bruno||Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC, J3V|
|Ski Saint-Raymond||Saint-Raymond, QC, G3L|
|Sommet Edelweiss||Wakefield, QC, J0X 3G0|
|Sommet Gabriel||Sainte-Adèle, QC, J8B|
|Sommet Morin Heights||Morin-Heights, QC, J0R|
|Sommet Olympia||Piedmont, QC, J0R 1K0|
|Sommet Saint-Sauveur||Saint-Sauveur, QC, J0R|
|Stoneham Mountain||Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, QC, G3C|
|Val Saint-Côme||Saint-Côme, QC, J0K 2B0|
|Val-d’Irène||Sainte-Irène, QC, G0J|
|Val-Mauricie||Shawinigan-Sud, QC, G9P 2L9|
|Vallée Bleue||Val-David, QC, J0T|
|Vallée Du Parc||Shawinigan, QC, G9T 0N1|
|Versant Avila||Piedmont, QC, J0R|
|Vorlage||Wakefield, QC, J0X 3G0|
Explaining Our ‘Difficulty Score’
Parks & Trips created a proprietary Difficulty Score that is generated by looking at the number of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then gives each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
The Most Difficult Quebec Ski Resorts
Mont Tremblant is considered the hardest ski resort in the province of Quebec. Massif du Sud comes in a very close second place. Both rate over half of their trails as expert-level. Mont Tremblant also has the highest vertical drop in the province.
|Rank||Resort||Green Trails||Blue Trails||Black Trails||Difficulty ScoreTM|
|#2||Massif du Sud||20%||10%||70%||64%|
The Easiest Ski Resorts in Quebec
There are many, many easy ski areas in Quebec. These are mostly community ski hills with little-to-no expert or intermediate hills, and are meant to be fun for the whole family, no matter the age. Val-Mauricie is the easiest ski area with at least one intermediate-rated hill in it.
|Rank||Resort||Green Trails||Blue Trails||Black Trails||Difficulty ScoreTM|
|#1||Groupe Plein Air Terrebonne||100%||0%||0%||0%|
|#2||Alpine Ski slope in Val-d’Or||100%||0%||0%||0%|
|#5||Centre de plein air de Cap-Chat||82%||18%||0%||11%|
The Largest Ski Resorts in Quebec
Choosing the largest ski resorts is a bit of a tricky proposition. Do you look at just the summit elevation? How about the total acreage, most trails, or steepest vertical drop?
Well, we decided to combine all four of those metrics into one ranking to get the best idea, although we fully admit this is completely subjective. We’ve given you all the data in the following table to make your own decision.
Le Massif has the highest vertical drop at 770 m (2527 ft). Mont Tremblant has the most skiable acreage and Bromont has the most trails in the province.
|Rank||Resort||Summit Elevation||Base Elevation||Vertical Drop||Acres||Trails|
|#1||Le Massif||806 m||36 m||770 m||406||57|
|#2||Mont Tremblant||875 m||230 m||645 m||755||102|
|#3||Mont-Sainte-Anne||800 m||175 m||625 m||526||66|
|#4||Mont Orford||853 m||264 m||589 m||246||61|
|#5||Mont Sutton||968 m||511 m||457 m||230||60|