Mont Sainte Anne Skiing at a Glance
Summit Elevation 2,625′
Vertical drop 2,050′
Acres 547 acres
Trails 71, 42 miles on 3 different sides plus glades, Chemin du Roy longest trail – 3.6 miles
Night skiing on 19 trails – 9 miles total, the biggest vertical night skiing in Canada
9 lifts totals including 1 high speed base to summit Gondola, 4 quads
Want ski the great white north with spectacular water views? Mont Sainte Anne is the place for you. Just 25 miles from Quebec City in the Laurentian Mountains, Mont Sainte Anne has great skiing spectacular views of Quebec City and of the mighty St Lawrence Seaway.
Mont Sainte Anne is ideal for an eastern Canadian ski vacation, it has plenty of terrain, 2,050’ vertical, a base to summit gondola and high speed quads that flank this three-sided ski mountain.
Our favorite trail at Mont Sainte Anne is the FIS sanctioned La Crete – a race trail from the summit with extraordinary views and a sustained pitch of 40-degreesand. For bumps, La S and Super S are long legendary bump runs. Mont Sainte Anne is also host to fun terrain parks and beautiful glades – Le Forêt Noire, La Belle et La Bete, and La Forêt Enchantée. The longest trail at Mont Sainte Anne is Chemin du Roy – a leisurely 3.7 mile run.
Lunch with a view in the splendid lodge – Chalet La Crete, the panorama is spectacular looking back at Quebec City and out at the St Lawrence River. Try the Quebec specialty – poutine, French fries with gravy and cheese curd, then ski it off with more fun runs
Mont Sainte-Anne has one of the best ski and snowboard schools, Ecole de Sport Neiges, in Quebec with lessons for all abilities plus son mountain daycare for the little ones.
Ski La Pichard trail to the Cabine a la Sucre for maple syrup on snow – a sweet Canadian treat.
Mont Sainte Anne ski village is just the right size, with après ski bars like Le Brez, a few shops, and lodging at the ski in/ ski out four diamond Château Mont-Sainte-Anne. The Chateau Spa offers a range of beauty and health treatments, a wonderful outdoor hot tub plus an indoor pool.
Apres ski at Mont Sainte Anne, send the adventurers out for night skiing while you have an aperitif. Some evenings the Chateau has a DJ or music in the lobby by the big open fireplaces, or go to La Brez for a view of the slopes. Ski some more, on the highest vertical night skiing in Canada. 19 trails are light for skiing, or you can enjoy watching from a sloe side bar or restaurant.
Mont Sainte-Anne’s ski terrain is served by the gondola and high speed quads that flank this three-sided mountain with 67 trails covering 465 acres and 42 miles. It gets busy on weekends and holiday, so go midweek to enjoy Mont Sainte Anne’s hearty 2,050’ vertical drop almost to sea level (the summit is 2,625′).
Mont Sainte Anne’s ski village is perfectly compact, you can walk (or ski) to everything, a few ski shops, après ski bars and restaurants including the Bistro Nordik inside the Hotel, and Le Brez which serves excellent wood fired pizza , beef or cheese fondue and local Quebecois cuisine.
The Chateau Spa in the hotel has you covered with a range of beauty and massage treatments. Our favorite après ski ritual is simply soaking in the two outdoor hot tubs.
Try dog sledding, Nordic skiing on 200-kilometers, ice skating, all these Quebec winter adventures can be arranged by the Chateau concierge.
For fireside fondue, you can ski or walk to Le Brez in Mont Sainte Anne’s slope side village – its cozy and casual with a great view of the ski mountain.
More snow adventure at Mont Sainte Anne, we suggest dog sledding, Nordic skiing on over 200 kilometers, , ice skating, a visit to Hotel de Glace Ice Palace during Winter Carnival, or the Montmorency Falls on Route 138- a dramatic waterfall 30 meters higher than Niagara.
Quebec City is just a half hour away, if you prefer to stay in the beautiful historic city of Quebec City at the swank Hotel Le Germain Dominion or the famous Le Château Frontenac, dine and party in Vieux Quebec and commute to the ski slopes by day. Only 25 miles away, you should explore this magical medieval city, but not having to drive to skiing each morning has its rewards – like riding first gondola to the summit. Those first runs off the top with views of the St Lawrence Seaway and of Quebec in the distance are priceless.
Ski Le Massif as well, a half hour north of Mont Sainte Anne to complete your luxury ski vacation in Quebec. During your luxury ski and stay at Chateau Mont Sainte Anne, you should drive a half hour north to ski Le Massif, the best Quebec ski resort in our reviews, reached by ski train.
Mont Sainte Anne and nearby Stoneham are sister resorts of the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies along with Lake Louise, Fernie, Nakiska and Kimberly in Western Canada.