Mont Tremblant has the highest peak in the Laurentian Mountains, with a vertical drop of over 2,000 feet. The Versant Soleil, which means “sunny slope”, was opened in the fall of 1999 and has a vertical drop of 1905 ft. and offers plenty of challenging runs.
For those desiring a different kind of adventure, how about a dogsledding tour in the area? If you’re looking to relax, a trip to Mont-Tremblant's Scandinavian spa might be the answer. In Mont-Tremblant, you can do nearly any winter activity imaginable including tubing, ice climbing, dune buggies, fat bikes, ice fishing and hiking.
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On your trip to Trois-Rivieres today you’ll pass though Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Val David or Ste. Adèle, all offering loads of history and activities.
There is a mountain resort, named “Ski Chantecler” close to Ste. Adèle with a vertical drop of 663 feet and, for Nordic-skiing enthusiasts, the area offers 50 km of cross-country trails.
Val David also has two ski resorts nearby—Mont-Alta, with two lifts serving 22 runs and a vertical drop of 587 ft., and Station de Ski Vallée-Bleue, with three lifts taking people up to the top of 16 runs.
Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts is just 20 minutes from Mont Tremblant and has plenty of shops, boutiques and restaurants to tempt you. Lac des Sables, situated in the centre of town, is also a real draw. In winter, Lac des Sables offers a perfect place to ice skate, cross county ski, snowshoe, snowmobile or even ice fish!
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Spend the day at Mont Ste-Anne (part of the World Cup ski circuit) or spend the day in Québec City or Montmorency Falls before going to Mont Ste-Anne for night skiing. You may want to be there in the day though, as this mountain offers you fantastic views of the surrounding area, the St. Lawrence River in the distance and the rooftops of Québec City itself. Snowboarders would particularly like this venue, as there are two half-pipes to conquer and freedom on all other 56 runs. You can also ski the cross-country trails around Battlefields Park.
If you’re into ice-climbing head to Montmorency Falls. They are just northeast of Québec City where the Montmorency River joins the St. Lawrence River. They make for a challenging and popular ice climbing venue. If you are not keen on climbing the falls, there are steps which take you to the top. The bridge over the top of the falls offers a spectacular view of the Montmorency River where it joins the St. Lawrence and Québec City’s downtown district.
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Stay one more day for skiing at Le Massif. The mountain also offers sledding, backcountry tours, helicopter tours and alpine touring. After a day of winter-play, don’t you think it’s about time to enjoy some après-ski?
Stay another day on the slopes at Sugarbush Resort. With two mountains, six peaks, a terrain park, tons of gladed areas and the 2000 acre Slide Brook Wilderness area, you’ll have no trouble finding adventure. Choose from one of the 111 trails on the mountains totaling 53 miles long.
Montreal is reputed to be the most romantic city in North America. It certainly is imbued with atmosphere from the historic buildings all around the city, and especially Vieux-Montréal. Take a day to tour around the city of Montreal and enjoy.
Visit the Centre d’histoire de Montréal facing onto the Place D’Youville or, if you’re up to climbing to the base of the cross at the top of Mont-Royal, you can take in incredible views of the entire city.
The downtown district has countless restaurants and shops to visit, as has the Underground City (a plus if the weather is inclement), and the Quartier Latin. CanaDream Partners: