Ski resorts in Quebec and Ontario are known for their excellent runs, ranging from green and blue runs for beginners to black and triple black diamonds for seasoned skiers. Eastern Canada is known to have an average annual snowfall of around 3 metres, with many resorts ensuring consistently excellent conditions with snowmaking equipment.

    After a day on the slopes, you can enjoy some fun après-ski at resort facilities such as hot tubs, shopping and dining outlets, as well as comfortable lodgings. Check out our guide to the best places to go skiing and snowboarding in Eastern Canada.


    Mont-Tremblant Resort

    Canada’s first ski resort

    Mont-Tremblant Resort has been around since 1939, making it one of the oldest places for skiing and snowboarding in Canada. Its 875-metre-high peak has 95 ski runs in 3 separate zones, all of which are accessible from the 14 chairlifts.

    Experienced skiers often make their way to Versant Sud (Southern Slope), the largest zone in Mont-Tremblant. Besides skiing, families with young kids can enjoy ice skating, sleigh rides, and horseback riding. Need to refuel after a day on the slopes? Pedestrian Village offers plenty of restaurants and pubs, along with shops and play areas.

    Location: 1000 Chemin des Voyageurs, Mont-Tremblant, QC J8E 1T1, Canada

    Phone: +1 819-681-3000


    Blue Mountain Ski Resort

    Over 40 excellent ski trails for all ability levels

    The Blue Mountain Ski Resort has 42 trails across a 150-hectare area. While it attracts skiers of all ability levels, the resort is usually very popular among families. Located in Ontario, the mountain’s base elevation is at 228 metres, with a summit elevation of around 450 metres.

    Ski runs consist of 11 for beginners, 16 for intermediates, 7 for advanced, and 8 for experts, all of which are wide, well-groomed trails. Services include equipment rental, freestyle camps, and daily ski and snowboard programmes. The Blue Mountain Ski Resort is within a 2-hour drive from Toronto.

    Location: 190 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 1C2, Canada

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 9 pm

    Phone: +1 833-583-2583



    Experience Canada’s highest vertical drop for night skiing

    Mont-Sainte-Anne is an excellent ski destination in Beaupré, located around 78 km northeast of Quebec City. Seasoned skiers often come here to enjoy its 625-metre summit, the highest drop for night skiing in Canada. Around a dozen chairlifts take you to the resort’s ski runs, offering expansive views of the snowy slopes and St. Lawrence River along the way.

    The resort offers excellent skiing and snowboarding on 3 different sides of the mountain. You can find around 70 trails, 2 snow parks, 4 terrain parks, and 3 alpine touring trails across 868 hectares. Of these, 19 runs are lit up for night skiing and snowboarding in Mont-Sainte-Anne.

    Location: 2000 Boulevard du Beau Pré, Beaupré, QC G0A 1E0, Canada

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8.30 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 418-827-4561


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    Mont Blanc

    One of the highest mountains in the Laurentian/Tremblant region

    Mont Blanc has just over 40 trails across 3 mountainsides, attracting skiers and snowboarders of all levels. The second highest of the Laurentian Mountains has a vertical drop of around 210 metres, 35 km of slopes, and 6 km of ski routes, all serviced by 5 chairlifts.

    Mont Blanc caters to beginners with a ski school and dedicated ski areas with magic carpet lifts. You can find 2 snow parks for snowboarding, along with an indoor play park and day-care services for families. The ski resort is within a 2-hour drive northwest of Montreal.

    Location: 1006 Rte 117, Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré, Quebec J0T 1J2, Canada


    Mont Bromont

    Enjoy a variety of terrain on 4 mountains

    Mont Bromont is one of the largest ski resorts in the Eastern Townships of Canada. You’ll find around 155 trails spread across 7 slopes on 4 mountains, giving you a variety of terrain. Nearly half of the trails consist of glade runs passing through sparse woodland – great for experts and double-diamond skiers.

    Mont Bromont’s appeal lies in its night skiing opportunities, offering around 43 km of floodlit slopes. Families can find green and blue runs on Mont Soleil and a water park at the base. The resort’s onsite ski school offers a wide range of programmes for those who want to improve their skills.

    Location: 150 Rue Champlain, Bromont, QC J2L 1A2, Canada

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 450-534-2200


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    Mont Saint-Sauveur

    40 trails across 260 hectares of terrain

    Mont Saint-Sauveur is a prominent ski resort in Quebec, offering 40 ski runs across a 260-hectare landscape. Night skiing is a must-do, as you can find around 30 km of floodlit slopes serviced by 7 chairlifts. It’s also great for snowboarding, snowshoe and cross-country skiing.

    Downhill skiers can enjoy 13 trails covering all levels, while the Alpine Coaster lets you ride a single car through the mountain terrain with plenty of curves and descents. Mont Saint-Sauveur offers the longest ski season in Quebec – about 160 days annually.

    Location: 350 Avenue St Denis, Saint-Sauveur, QC J0R 1R3, Canada

    Phone: +1 450-227-4671


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    Mont Sutton

    One of Quebec’s largest ski resorts

    Mont Sutton has 60 excellent runs, with around 45% of its skiable terrain covered by glades. There’s a snow park for skiers and snowboarders looking to improve their skills or perform freestyle tricks, along with 2 Alpine trail circuits for cross-country skiers.

    Great for Alpine skiing, Mont Sutton’s summit reaches 968 metres, with a 459-metre vertical drop. Established in 1960, the resort caters to families with a dedicated zone that includes a magic carpet lift, a safe drop-off area, a chairlift taking you to the easy trails, and a beginner’s park with 15 interesting learning modules.

    Location: 671 Rue Maple, Sutton, QC J0E 2K0, Canada

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday–Sunday from 8.30 am to 4 pm

    Phone: +1 866-538-2545


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    Le Massif

    End the day with a night-time sledge run

    Le Massif has one of the highest vertical drops in Eastern Canada, with ski areas accessible from both the base and summit. Located beside the St Lawrence River, the resort has 48 trails with 6 chairlifts giving easy access to over 100 hectares of skiable terrain.

    Expert riders can race down 750 metres of ski runs, through forest glades to the valley and river below. You can find cross-country and snowshoe trails offering views of the Montmagny Archipelago and Isle-aux-Coudres. If you want a special experience, Le Massif offers nocturnal sledging along a 7.5-km route, with only a headlight to light the 2-hour-long journey.

    Location: 1350 Rue Principale, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC G0A 2L0, Canada

    Phone: +1 877-536-2774


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    Mont Orford

    A ski resort surrounded by a national park

    Mont Orford is Quebec‘s 4th-highest summit, with a vertical drop of 590 metres. You can enjoy skiing and snowboarding on 3 peaks, namely Mont Giroux, Mont Orford and Mont Alfre-Desroches. A hybrid chairlift and 8 standard lifts take you to the resort’s 61 trails and 4 major slopes.

    Mont Orford offers black and double-black diamond trails, while Mont Giroux has a mix of blue and green trails. The 4 KM is the longest ski trail in Mont Orford, winding down the southeast slope with spectacular views of Appalachian Mountain and Lake Memphremagog. Discovery Center Le Cerisier caters to cross-country skiers with around 48 km of trails.

    Location: 4380 Chemin du Parc, Orford, QC J1X 7N9, Canada

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm

    Phone: +1 819-843-6548


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    Mont Grand-Fonds

    A must-visit for serious Alpine and backcountry skiers

    Mont Grand-Fonds is a prominent resort within the Charlevoix region, about 155 km northeast of Quebec City. It’s known for offering excellent Alpine skiing, thanks to its 300-metre vertical drop and 14 alpine trails. Beginners looking to improve their skills can find 3 training trails and a snow park within the resort’s premise.

    Mont Grand-Fonds also has around 140 km of cross-country skiing trails and 41 km of snowshoe trails, making it one of the best places for winter sports in Eastern Canada. After a day in the snow, head over to the main lodge for an après ski at Pub Le Sommet.

    Location: 1000 Chemin des Loisirs, La Malbaie, QC G5A 1Y8, Canada

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 3.45 pm

    Phone: +1 418-665-0095

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