There’s no better place for skiing in Quebec than the Laurentians. Yes, the Eastern Townships, the Gaspé Peninsula and other regions of the province have interesting mountains to ski down. But none of these regions is home to as many mountains and peaks as the Laurentians. Looking for the perfect mountain to let loose on your skis or snowboard this winter? Here are a few of them.
A ski resort in the Laurentians that offers the total package
Let’s start our review of Laurentian ski resorts with the biggest hit of the gang: Mont-Tremblant. Tremblant comes first since it’s without a doubt the most wonderful ski resort in Quebec.
Tremblant not only allows you to ski, it also offers you an all-inclusive experience in an absolutely enchanting European-inspired setting. Mont-Tremblant mountain is a small village in itself. Restaurants, boutiques, hotels, spas, casino, etc. You name it, Tremblant has it!
Some interesting facts about Tremblant. It is the highest peak in the Laurentians. It is also the resort with the most ski trails (102 on 4 sides), with the longest trail (6 kilometers) and with the highest vertical drop (645 meters).
But let’s be honest, skiing (or snowboarding) at Tremblant is not cheap. What’s more, the resort closes at 4:30 p.m., which means no evening skiing.
And even though our cottages are much more affordable than the majority of cottages offered at Tremblant, you are still 50 km away. Whereas 3 minutes away, you’ll find family ski resorts worth discovering…
Everything for the whole family within easy reach of Village Suisse
If you aren’t a millionaire and you don’t want to travel too far, where do you go to ski in the Laurentians? Well, there’s plenty of places to go, but we suggest two mountains.
First at the top of the list: Vallée Bleue. This ski hill may not be one of the best known in the area, but it is definitely one of the best for family skiing.
Vallée Bleue, which can be accessed via exit 76 of Highway 15 when coming from the south or via exit 86 of Highway 15 when coming from the north, even declares itself to be the no. 1 family mountain resort in the Laurentians, and we believe it!
Vallée Bleue is renowned for the safety of its park and the quality of its slopes, but also for its ski school, which is great (and reassuring) if you bring the children with you.
Beginners’ slopes, themed glades for young visitors and even a snow park specially dedicated to thrill seekers await you.
In total, Vallée Bleue offers 21 runs, which is plenty of fun to have.
And if you want to ski at an affordable price, head for Vallée Bleue. While other resorts charge more than $50 per day, this small, well-kept mountain in the Laurentians offers you a week-long ski package for only $90. That’s really cheap, my friends.
There’s also plenty of accommodation in the area (a nod to Village Suisse) and plenty of restaurants, either in the immediate surroundings or just a few kilometres away (read our article on the best restaurants in Val-David).
Skiing in bright sunshine on truly beautiful snow
The third mountain on our list of the best ski resorts in the Laurentians: Belle Neige. All 20 trails on the mountain face South. What does that mean? Quite simply, you will have the pleasure of skiing in the direct sunshine.
Like Vallée Bleue, Belle Neige understands that you like to ski without breaking the bank. The resort therefore offers different promotions every day. With these daily deals, you have the chance to access the slopes at a reduced price. Love it!
If you have children, Belle Neige is a great place to have fun with the whole family. A beautiful mountain, with plenty of services, a wealth of trails, and if the teens want to stray from the pack, the skicross and boardercross course will keep them busy for the rest of the day.
Enjoy the best ski resorts in the Laurentians
The Laurentian Mountains are beautiful, pleasant and ready to offer you unforgettable moments with their many ski resorts.
Of course, there are plenty of other resorts in the Laurentians: Olympia, Sommet Gabriel, Morin-Heights, Chantecler, and so on. But if you want to have a good time alone, with friends or family, we are convinced that our small selection is perfect for all tastes. And who knows, maybe the other resorts will be the subject of a future article? To be continued…
Don’t forget, if you are planning a short stay in the Laurentians, Village Suisse is here to accommodate you. Send us an email for more information or visit our website to book your cottage. Happy skiing!