Are you thinking of traveling up to Mont Sainte Anne?
Mont Sainte Anne is a charming ski resort nestled in the eastern part of Canada. The quaint picturesque ski resort can be found in Beaupré, a town that’s approximately 40 km northeast of Quebec City. Mont Sainte Anne offers you all-year-round outdoor activities.
There are a wide variety of activities suitable for all ages ranging from panoramic gondola rides, to paragliding, and alpine and cross-country skiing. You can also enjoy a day out hiking, or play a round of golf on the world-class golf courses. For biking enthusiasts, you’ll be happy to hear that Mont Sainte Anne is also a popular biking destination. Both mountain biking and alpine skiing World Cups are hosted by this magnificent establishment.
However, you should be aware that ski slopes are not the only allurement of Mont Sainte Anne. Whether it’s summer or winter, Mont Sainte Anne is always a great place to vacation, relax, and spend some quality time with loved ones.
Here’s what you can do on a winter visit to this splendid place:
Winter Activities in Mont Sainte Anne
Three of the most enjoyable activities in the winter season will obviously involve the slopes. Let’s have a closer look at some of the best slope related activities you can enjoy at the resort.
1. Skiing and Snowboarding
Mont Sainte Anne sits at an elevation of 2,625 feet above sea level. While this is quite high in comparison to most places, when compared to other more famous ski resorts such as those in France and Italy, Mont Sainte Anne falls a little short. However, in Quebec, Mont Sainte Anne is one of the biggest skiing resorts. You get to enjoy both day and night skiing as 19 of the 69 trails are lighted.
If you can’t ski but would like to learn, you’ll be happy to know that there is a beginner’s zone which is a small, nearly flat area at the resort. For those who are a bit more advanced, but still in the amateur stages, there is also a hill area for them to amuse themselves on. The resort is also child-friendly, so your children will have a great time learning how to ski here.
Mont Sainte Anne has two massive snowshoe trails located in Rang Saint Julien covering 37 km in trail area, and at the foot of the mountain comprising seven trails covering 29 km. The two ski runs have trails of varying skill levels ranging from easy to difficult to extreme.
3. Cross-Country Skiing
Located at Rang Saint Julien in Saint Ferréol les Neiges is a Cross-County Skiing Center that has groomed 200km and 191km of skating stride trails, making it a top-ranking site in the country and second best in the continent.
Summer is a special time in the mountains as a new breed of thrill seekers finds their way to the resort. With the coming of summer, Mont Sainte Anne is home to mountain bikers looking for an unprecedented, fun-filled, riding experience.
1. Mont Sainte Anne Mountain Biking
There are numerous trails to be enjoyed by those into mountain biking at the resort in summer. Some of the trails to bike include the pump track, cross-country, downhill, and all-mountain trails. You’ll never be at a loss of places to bike in Mont Sainte Anne.
Yes, you can go hiking in summer on the various hiking trails available on the mountain peak, try going up there on a gondola. A nice hike ascending and down the summit is very adventurous. One of the more famous hiking trails is the Chemin des Chutes featuring the wonderful sight of three small waterfalls. Carry a picnic basket, as it will be well worth it to spend an afternoon there, before heading back down to the resort.
3. Multi-Purpose Track
There is a 4,900-km long multi-purpose track at the resort to explore. Go rollerblading in the summer, or plan your day well and attempt to explore the Rand Saint Julien cross-country skiing terrain.
Where to Stay
It takes 30 minutes to get to Chalets-Village from Quebec City and the place consists of 14 breathtaking villas. Each villa is fully equipped with four to 32 bedrooms and is able to accommodate 12 to 80 people. The country homes also offer excellent facilities and have kitchens, washer-dryers, fireplaces, free-wifi and lots more.