Charlotte 21 December, 2023

Outaouais: Dynamic, vibrant, just for you

The Outaouais region has five ski resorts, some less than 30 minutes from downtown Gatineau. It’s the perfect destination to combine urban activities with winter ones—go grab your ski boots! 

From the top of each summit, you’ll be wowed by stunning views of mountains, snow-covered forests, and frozen lakes. Outaouais is truly a feast for the eyes, providing a beautiful backdrop for every run.

Crédit photo : Myriam Baril-Tessier

Night skiing is a particularly magical experience in the Outaouais region. Zooming down the mountain under the stars—with the runs lit up and the chairlift all aglow—is truly enchanting. It’s the perfect way to extend your day on the slopes and share memorable moments with family and friends.

The region is also known as a welcoming place for families and beginner skiers. The resorts feature gentle runs and ski schools suitable for newcomers to the skiing world. Meanwhile, more advanced skiers can hone their skills on a variety of terrain, for the perfect balance between challenge and enjoyment

Crédit photo : Myriam Baril-Tessier

Mont Ste-Marie is farthest from the downtown core and also has the highest vertical drop in Outaouais, making it a popular choice for skiers looking for bigger thrills. The resort boasts two peaks, for exhilarating runs down long slopes. Rumor has it that the Betsy trail is one of the best steeps in Outaouais and Québec! There’s even ski cross—if you’re not afraid of tackling a few moguls. 

Don’t want to start your après-ski too late after night skiing? At Camp Fortune, there are 12 lit runs for you and your friends to explore. Not to mention the wealth of summer activities on offer after the snow melts: mountain biking, ziplining, an aerial park—you’ll have to come again just to try them all!  

There’s lots more to Outaouais than skiing. The region is chock full of winter activities, from dogsledding and snowmobiling to tubing and skating. Plus, its proximity to Ottawa means Outaouais is easy to get to, making it a great destination for a hassle-free winter getaway.

Plan your mountain getaway in Outaouais today.

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