When you ski Quebec, you will know that you have arrived at some of the best winter sports areas in Canada. Most of the central portion of Quebec has a subarctic climate and northern Quebec has an arctic climate with extremely long winters, short summers, and lots of precipitation that come about as the result of storm and pressure systems from the center of North America as well as the Atlantic Ocean. As you move further north in Quebec you will find that the weather becomes more and more conducive to the most hardcore winter sports enthusiasts. There are quite a few Quebec ski resort that take full advantage of the ideal conditions, amazing terrain, and reliable weather to keep patrons coming back year after year. There are a number of resorts within reasonable proximity of each other in this province, just as is the case in Ontario and Alberta, so you can make a full vacation out of visiting the best Quebec ski areas if you so desire.
Ski Morin Heights is one of the Quebec ski areas that are well suited for families. It is a gorgeous plot of land ensconced in the Laurentians by the Simon River. There are activities year round for people of all ages. People looking to ski Quebec will want to know the vitals on the mountain, which boasts a top elevation of around 1,500 feet with a vertical drop of 656 feet. There are 24 trails spread out over 90 acres. The ski runs are serviced by six lifts to keep you out of line and on the slopes. Ski runs here include 33 percent for beginners, 29 percent for intermediates, and for experts, 29 percent are single black diamonds, and 9 percent are double black diamonds.
Camp Fortune is another of the Quebec ski areas where you will find wonderful alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, and a range of other services and amenities. It is located just fifteen miles north of Ottawa, making it a favorite destination for people looking to escape the demands of city life for a serene mountain retreat. This is not the largest of all the Quebec ski resorts by any stretch, but it is nonetheless a full-service ski area with plenty of action for skiers and snowboarders. The top elevation at Camp Fortune is 627 feet with a vertical drop of 650 feet. Ski runs are divided into 30 percent for beginners, 35 percent for intermediates, 23 percent for advanced skiers and boarders, and 12 percent for experts (double blacks). It is within less than 45 minutes of five other resorts including Calabogie Peaks, Pakenham, and Mont Cascades.
Le Massif is considered by many to be among the best places to ski Quebec. It’s lovely position above the St. Lawrence River in the center of the Charlevoix. The resort is about one hour to the east of Quebec City. You know that this is one of the most intense Quebec ski resorts when you see that a formidable 31 percent of the ski runs are designated as double black diamonds. Twenty percent are for beginners, 37 percent for intermediates, and 12 percent are single black diamonds. There are 166 acres of skiable terrain, four total lifts, and the longest run is three miles in length. The top elevation is 2,645 feet with a vertical drop of 2,526 feet. The stats alone qualify this as one of the top Quebec ski areas.