Charlotte 20 December, 2023

Skiing in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean: Snow and peak adventure

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is an enchanting ski destination that will wow visitors with its spectacular scenery and impressive snowfall. For snow sport enthusiasts, the region offers an authentic winter experience, with mountains blanketed in white and exceptional snow conditions.  

One of the most striking features of the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region is its natural beauty. Snow-capped peaks, vast expanses of forest, and wilderness landscapes add a touch of magic to every run. It’s the perfect place to disconnect and recharge body and mind in an atmosphere of calm and serenity.

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is home to six ski areas, including Le Valinouët. Located in the Monts-Valin massif, Le Valinouët is one of only a handful of Québec ski resorts to rely entirely on natural snow. Annual accumulations average 600 cm, making this ski area and its 33 runs an eldorado for powder hounds in search of white gold.  

Love night skiing, snow parks, and tubing? Head to Mont Lac-Vert in Hébertville, just outside Réserve faunique des Laurentides! Not far from Lac Saint-Jean Plain, the site has a unique location that visitors love. As you ski the foothills, you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of this highly prized body of water from one of the 20 trails and 8 glades. 

Mont Edouard is another well-known ski area in the region. With its varied terrain and verticals, Mont-Edouard offers something for skiers of every stripe—plus the same incredible snow conditions the region is famous for. Off-piste enthusiasts will love the extensive glades, the largest structured off-piste zone in the east. What’s more, the glades are patrolled, so you can enjoy your sport in complete safety. Breathe deep as you carve a path through the trees and experience the thrill of these exciting runs. It’s pure bliss! Top it all off with some lively après-ski at the base of the mountain at Bistro Bar chez Ed’, where a friendly crowd of fellow skiers and riders awaits. 

Whether you’re an expert or a novice, you’ll love the direct contact with nature when you ski the mountains of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean. The warm and welcoming accommodations will make you feel right at home. Cozy log cabins and vacation rentals—many of them right in the heart of nature—offer all the amenities and a friendly place to relax after a day playing in the snow.

Plan your mountain getaway in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region today. 

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