Monday, February 28, 2011

Monte Sainte Anne

Monte Sainte Anne 

Monte Sainte Anne is a beautiful resort located in Quebec, 30 minutes outside of Quebec City. With 46 runs and 465 acres of skiable terrain it is one of the largest ski resorts in Eastern Canada. With 80% of the runs rated blue (difficult) to double black (extremely difficult) it is a hill best suited for experienced skiers.

Monte Sainte Anne does not have a village at its base, but there are several hotels and rental chalets extremely close to the base. I recommend a chalet complex fifteen minutes away from the hill called ‘Club Vacances Toutes Saisons’. Reasonably priced with a delicious restaurant on site, it is a convenient and cozy chalet.

The terrain at Monte Sainte Anne is quite varied. With moguls, glades and a terrain park known as the “Dragon Zone” there is something for everyone. Two of my must-skis are ‘La Crete’, a long black diamond run on the south side of the mountain, and a blue glade run called ‘La Rigolo’.

Quaint Streets of Quebec City
One of my favourite aspects of Monte Sainte Anne is the fact that it is so close to Quebec City. I suggest leaving the hill early one day and spending the afternoon and evening in Quebec City. With quaint streets and 100 year old buildings, it is a beautiful city to explore by foot and no matter how many times I have been, I always find something new.

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  1. Mounte Sainte Anne sounds so interesting! I would love to go and I love the beauty of Quebec City. It looks like it has an old feel to it and would be a beautiful weekend getaway!

  2. Your review of Monte Sainte Anne sounds wonderful! I've never skied in Quebec, but I have been to Quebec City and it is lovely there. Your recommendation to leave the hill early and check out Quebec City is a great one. The city has so much character and history; it's hard not to find it amazing.

  3. I have enjoyed reading your blogs on skiing as I have a brother and girlfriend who enjoy it immensely, but I have never been. I think I would enjoy the drinking afterwords more than the actual skiing, however I will give it a try.