acationers can stay in Quebec City or at the base of either Stoneham or Mont Sainte-Anne and explore the two areas plus another regional area called Le Massif, with one multi-day lift pass.Stoneham is a 300-acre ski area with a 1,930-foot vertical set in a horseshoe-shaped valley just 20 minutes north of Quebec City. More than half of the slopes are lit for night skiing, and snowmaking covers 95 percent of the mountain. The learn-to-ski challenge is a three-day guaranteed-to-learn package. The bar is a lively place after skiing.
With 428 skiable acres, Mont Sainte-Anne offers more variety of terrain. Many of the trails are longer here than at Stoneham, and even beginners can explore the entire 2,000-foot vertical. Better skiers and riders can explore the terrain used for women’s alpine and snowboarding World Cup events.
Both areas have covered chairlifts, and Mont Sainte-Anne has a gondola to combat the northern cold. Both have childcare facilities and children’s ski schools. Day ticket prices are $32 for Mont Sainte-Anne and $26.50 for Stoneham.
Insider Tip Americans vacationing here for the French-Canadian ambiance, as well as the skiing, should stay in Quebec City and shuttle to each area.
Great Deal Skiers lodging in Quebec City can stay at the Manoir Victoria where two nights’ lodging and two days’ lifts are $116, per person, double occupancy. Five day ski-and-lodging packages start at $305. At the more luxurious Chateau Frontenac, one night’s lodging, breakfast and a day’s lifts is $99 per person, double occupancy. Five-day packages start at $475. uFor lodging information on Quebec City, Stoneham or Mont Saint-Anne, call (800) 463-1568.
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