Canada : Guide for a ski trip in Quebec

To the point Here are our top tips for a successful Quebec ski vacation. Discover the best resorts and how to save with different offers and reward points.

With their warm, family atmosphere, Quebec’s ski resorts have it all. Although smaller than their western neighbors, most of Quebec’s mountains offer evening skiing. Going down the illuminated slopes after sunset is an experience not to be missed! Discover the most beautiful places for your next ski vacation.


Explore Quebec's ski mountains

Le Massif de Charlevoix

Located in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, about 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Québec City airport (YQB), the Massif de Charlevoix is a must for ski enthusiasts. With a vertical drop of 770 metres, it is the highest east of the Rockies. Overlooking the St. Lawrence River, the panorama from the trails is magnificent.

The resort extends over 53 trails with a variety of terrain for all levels. For the more adventurous, the Liguori area offers a vast off-piste zone for glade skiing. Le Massif also boasts 40 km of snowshoe trails and 27 km of cross-country ski trails for those who prefer a gentler approach to the mountains.

Opening very recently in 2021, Club Med Québec-Charlevoix is the only Club Med in North America. At the foot of the mountain, the village offers an all-inclusive package for ski vacations.



With over 3 million visitors a year, Mont-Tremblant is a world-renowned ski destination. It offers a variety of slopes to suit all levels of skier and is particularly popular for its picturesque alpine village. Located at the foot of the mountain, the village boasts over 30 restaurants, bars, cafés and 35 stores to suit all tastes.

With a vertical drop of 645 metres, the Tremblant offers a total of 102 trails and three snowparks, spread over four slopes. In addition to skiing, the resort offers a multitude of winter activities, including tubing and snowshoeing. It takes about 1 h 30 to reach Mont-Tremblant from Montreal airport (YUL).


Mont-Sainte-Anne is a ski resort located in Beaupré, less than an hour from Quebec City. With a vertical drop of 625 metres, the ski area comprises 71 trails and two snowparks.

The station is distinguished by its two slopes offering remarkable views, one overlooking the St. Lawrence River and the other looking inland. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the resort offers snowshoeing and a 200 km network of cross-country ski trails.


Located in the Eastern Townships, in the heart of a national park, the ski resort of Mont-Orford is about 1 hour 30 minutes’ drive from Montreal. With a vertical drop of 589 metres, this destination is particularly appealing to fans of glade skiing. The 44 trails and 18 glades are spread over four slopes. What’s more, the site offers panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and valley from its summit. Finally, it’s also possible to go uphill skiing or winter hiking.

The Chic-Chocs

The Chic-Chocs are a paradise for thrill-seekers and powder lovers. These mountains offer a variety of winter activities, including catskiing, heliskiing and ski touring.

A few companies offer services to explore these mountains, such as the Chic-Chac which offers lifts by caterpillar and helicopter. For those who prefer ski touring with sealskins, guided expeditions are available. What’s more, this ski paradise is seldom visited, making it an ideal location for an extraordinary ski vacation.

Ski packages in Quebec

Air Canada Vacations

Air Canada Vacations offers two all-inclusive packages for ski vacations in Quebec, at either Mont-Tremblant or Le Massif de Charlevoix. Departing from Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Ottawa, St. John’s, Toronto, Vancouver or Winnipeg, packages include :

  • Round-trip flights with Air Canada
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Lift tickets
  • Car rental from Montreal or Quebec City airports
  • 1st free checked bag

Several hotels and room types are available at destination. As an example, here are the package prices from Toronto to Mont-Tremblant with accommodation at the Residence Inn Mont Tremblant Manoir Labelle:


And at Le Massif de Charlevoix, with a room at Hôtel Le Germain Charlevoix :


Club Med Québec-Charlevoix

Looking for an unusual all-inclusive experience? Why not try the new Club Med Québec-Charlevoix, the only one of its kind in North America. In winter 2024, rates for one night start at 570 $ per person, double occupancy.

All-inclusive ski holidays include :

  • Accommodation at Club Med Village
  • Gourmet meals
  • Le Massif de Charlevoix lift tickets
  • Full open bar and snacks
  • Ski or snowboard lessons
  • Sports and wellness activities
  • Child care

Various day passes are also available if you wish to take advantage of the Village’s facilities without staying overnight.


Save on a ski trip to Quebec

Ski vacations can be expensive, especially for families and in popular resorts. With the right planning and judicious use of reward points, it’s possible to reduce the total bill.

The generous welcome offer of the TD First Class Travel® Visa Infinite* Card can be used to significantly reduce the cost of your next ski vacation. Get up to 135,000 TD Rewards points, a cash value of $675 that you can apply to Expedia for TD bookings!

Ski resort promotions

Most ski resorts offer early-season promotions and discounts for longer stays.

For example, Tremblant offers a wide range of winter offers:

  • Up to 25% off pre-sale lift tickets
  • 15% discount on accommodation for stays of 3 nights or more
  • 10% discount on accommodation for a 2-night stay
  • 15% discount on a lift ticket for TELUS customers
  • Last-minute hotel deals when you book less than 9 days before arrival

Find out more on this page.


Similar promotions are offered on accommodations at Le Massif de Charlevoix (50% off the third night, 10% off 2-night stays, 15% off 4-night stays) and Mont-Sainte-Anne.

RBC Avion Friday Friend Pass

RBC Avion Visa Infinite Cardholders get a free ski ticket for a friend with the purchase of a valid ticket on a Friday. In Quebec, the stations participating in the promotion are :

  • Mont-Tremblant
  • Mont-Sainte-Anne
  • Stoneham

For more information on this benefit of the RBC Avion Visa Infinite Card, take a look at our complete article:

Getting to Montreal or Quebec City with points

From Toronto-Pearson (YYZ), flights to Montreal (YUL) are frequent and numerous. You can choose between Air Canada and Porter Airlines. Prices are very similar between the two companies: expect to pay around 350 $ for a round trip in winter.

Aeroplan points rates are also very attractive.


Air Canada also serves Quebec City’s Jean-Lesage airport (YQB) from Toronto. Prices in cash and points are more or less the same as to Montreal.


The Mont-Tremblant and Charlevoix airports welcome charter flights only.

Accommodation with points

To reduce accommodation costs, consider hotel chain loyalty programs. With programs like Marriott Bonvoy, Hilton Honors or ALL, it’s easy to get free nights. You can find our guides to these programs here :

To give you an idea of the hotels accessible with points and help you make a choice, here are our reviews of hotels in Mont-Tremblant:

In Charlevoix:

And finally in Mont-Sainte-Anne:

Bottom Line

While Tremblant is often the preferred choice for skiing in Quebec, other destinations are well worth a visit: the Massif de Charlevoix with its Club Med, Mont-Sainte-Anne, the Chic-Chocs and Mont-Orford. Maximize your savings by using rewards points for airfare and accommodations, and watch for promotions all winter long. Enjoy the slopes!

Would you like to take a ski trip to Western Canada? Read our complete guide to start planning!

Where can you ski tour in Quebec?

In Quebec, the Chic-Chocs mountains in Gaspésie, Parc national de la Gaspésie, Mont-Tremblant, Réserve faunique des Laurentides, Mont Sainte-Anne, Parc national des Grands-Jardins in Charlevoix and Vallée Bras-du-Nord offer excellent opportunities for ski touring.

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Always on the lookout for exotic destinations, Alexandrine shares her strategies for traveling while saving with points and miles. She's an avid cook, both at home and abroad.

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