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Ski Experience - Quebec City


The Quebec City area is a great place to visit in Canada if you want to feel like you're in the heart of French culture without heading to Europe to do it. Most people speak French and English, so even if you're not bilingual you enjoy all the ski experiences the area has to offer.

Ski Levels

Le Massif is a great ski resort in the area that offers world-class skiing over 43 trails. They have 5 lifts to make sure you don't wait in line but can ski instead. The longest run at Le massif is almost 15,000 feet. This ski resort offers about a quarter of their trails each for beginners and advanced skiers, about 36 percent are intermediate trails and the remaining 13 percent are rated for expert skiers only.

Mont-Sainte Anne is another ski resort in the Quebec City area where you can enjoy a whopping 65 trails and a top run of over 7,000 feet. They offer 13 lifts to keep people moving back to the top of the mountain. This is a busier resort than Le Massif that even offers a Magic Carpet lift for kids and learners. There are 25 percent beginner trails, about 45 percent for intermediate skiers, and 20 percent are advanced trails, with 10 percent for only the most expert and adventurous skiers.

Stoneham is another Quebec City area resort that has 32 trails and a top fun of just over 10,000 feet. Most of the trails here are for advanced and expert skiers, with a full 17 percent for the most experienced and about 40 percent for advanced skiers. Only 20 percent of the trails are for beginners, so this resort is a top destination for experienced skiers looking for challenging terrain.

Après Ski

Because of the mix of Canadian and French culture, and the food is often a mix between traditional French cuisine and staple Canadian dishes, as well as typical American fare. Dining and shopping in an around Quebec City offers something for everyone, whether you prefer to stay in the more tourist shops or venture into smaller specialty shops and stores designed for locals.

Nightlife in Quebec City rivals a big city with the hustle and bustle in some areas, but a variety of smaller lounges and elegant bars make up the brunt of what's available in the area. Still, for great skiing and an Old World experience right in North America, Quebec City is ideal.