Mont Ste-Anne is just 40 kilometers (25 miles) northeast of Quebec City. From the airport, follow Highway 40 north of Quebec City, then take Highway 138 along the north shore of the St Lawrence River to the town of Beaupré. There, make a sharp left turn onto Highway 360 and follow the signs to St-Fereal-les-Nieges. From Montreal, it is a 290 kilometer (180 mile) drive east on Autoroute 20 to meet up with Highway 40.
Quebec City is known throughout the world as a winter fun city. There is the annual winter carnival, miles of cross country skiing trails and two of the most modern, well run alpine resorts in eastern Canada, Stoneham and Mont Ste-Anne. Let's have a closer look at Mont Ste-Anne.
In the past decade, development at Mont Ste-Anne has been phenomenal. It is now a major ski destination with state-of-the-art lifts, snow making equipment and an old fashioned ability of Mont Ste-Anne staff to make you feel very welcome whether you speak French, English or any other global language! The multi millions that have been spent since the mid 1980s have grown the base area into a bustling village of hotels, condos, ski shops, restaurants, and even a convention center. The development has been equally great on the mountain with an eight passenger gondola, high speed quad chairs and many new trails. Snow making equipment now covers more than 85% of the skiing terrain which ensures great conditions regardless of weather cycles.
Ask a regular Mont Ste-Anne skier how to tackle the mountain and she will likely suggest that you start the morning on the south side, move over to the north after lunch and finish your day on the west face. This means following the sun around the mountain! Looking for challenging runs? Try the south face which is the site of the World Cup women's downhill!
Some Mont Ste-Anne statistics are;
Base Elevation:- 175 meters (575 feet), Summit Elevation:- 800 meters (2,625 feet), Vertical Drop:- 625 meters (2,050 feet), Skiable Terrain:- 400 acres, Number of Trails:- 50 plus, Longest Run:- 5 kilometers (3 miles), Lifts and Capacity:- 8 passenger gondola, 4 High Speed Quad Lifts, 1 triple, 2 doubles, 18,000 plus skiers per hour, Daily Lift Ticket Price:- $38 - $44, Annual Snowfall:- 375 cm (148 inches), Snowmaking:- 85%, Terrain Mix:- Novice 22%, Intermediate 48%, Expert 30%
You can reach Mont Ste-Anne for more information in French or English at 1-418-827-4561
CANADA, a clean, spacious, scenic, fun place to visit!