The Québec City region boasts outstanding snow cover, magnificent scenery, and first-rate trails, plus the province’s highest concentration of cross-country ski areas for both classic and skate skiing. Get ready for the cross-country skiing adventure of a lifetime!
Ski Areas With More Than 75 km of Trails
Mont-Sainte-Anne: Canada’s biggest cross-country ski area is also a national training centre.
Camp Mercier: (Réserve faunique des Laurentides): Some of the best snow conditions and an exceptionally long season.
Forêt Montmorency: The Northeast’s only ski area with a trail that opens in late October.
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier: Magnificent landscapes in a U-shaped valley. Nordic skiing only (ungroomed trails).
Ski Areas With 25 to 75 km of Trails
Station touristique Duchesnay: This resort offers many other winter activities.
Sentiers du Moulin: A lovely series of hills in a forested landscape just 20 minutes from the city centre.
Les Portes de l’Enfer: (Parc naturel régional de Portneuf): This is the place to find truly untamed landscapes.
Sentier des Caps in Charlevoix: A series of trails with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River.
Centre de ski de fond de Val-Bélair: Trails run through Parc naturel du Mont-Bélair, just 20 minutes from the hotels in Sainte-Foy.
Ski Areas With Less Than 25 km of Trails
Plains of Abraham: Trails with a bird’s-eye view of the St. Lawrence River in the centre of Québec City.
Parc linéraire de la Rivière-Saint-Charles: An easy circular trail along St. Charles River in Lower Town.
Centre de plein air de Beauport: A variety of winter activities for the whole family.
Domaine Maizerets: The countryside in the heart of town! One of the best places to try your hand at cross-country, skating, or snowshoeing.
Base de plein air de Sainte-Foy: Find yourself surrounded by nature just minutes from the hotels in Sainte-Foy.
Regroupement ski de fond raquette is a group that provides all kinds of useful information on cross-country skiing in the greater Québec City Area.