There are many nice ski weekends left before the end of the winter. This resort, located 30 minutes from Quebec City, seems to have a microclimate that brings TONS of snow. It is definitely THE destination for winter sports enthusiasts of all levels. This is why we were looking forward to our weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
We were expected at Château-Mont-Sainte-Anne on Friday evening with a nice surprise. Upon entering the room, we found evening ski tickets 😱! What better way to stretch after the road. In only 15 minutes, we were dressed and ready to board the gondola. This is what we call a perfect ski in, ski out!
The wide and lighted slopes made us enjoy the glide until 9 pm. We then went to the restaurant of the Château to taste a good onion soup, cheese gratiné from the region, root-beer ribs and beer from the local micro-brewery of Les Beaux Prés. MIAM!
AM : There is nothing better than sleeping at the foot of the slopes, when you want to be on the slopes as soon as the ski resort opens. After a good "light" breakfast (eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes hahaha🙄), no choice but to go spend the calories in the glades! Our favorite: the Vita-Roy in the Versant Nord. We had did it like 3 or 4 times!
As the mountain was becoming more and more crowded, we decided to swap our alpine skis for cross-country skis in the afternoon.
PM: Ascent warning! You have to have legs, arms and cardio to take on the magnificent cross-country ski trails at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Being a former athlete in the discipline, this mountain has definitely been my top 1 resort for many years! For those who are new to cross-country skiing, it is also possible to enjoy the sport by taking the Jean-Larose trail that runs along the river. The view is breathtaking, just like the one from the ascent in the middle of the trail. Otherwise, it is possible to take a short walk in the campground near the main chalet!
Evening: Our friend Marc, who's a local, had spoken to us about the restaurant Le Brez; super friendly and convivial to eat fondue! It was a double: cheese and Chinese.
To make the most out of our ski weekend, we made some runs in the morning. We tried La Crête, the view was breathtaking on the river! We even had a little vertigo. A storm was soon coming (microclimate 😉), so we jumped in the spa to enjoy the Château until the last second. We then packed before the sky fell on our heads!
What an incredible ski experience
*In partnership with Château-Mont-Saint-Anne*