Here are 3 destinations with snow in the Laurentians

Here are 3 destinations with snow in the Laurentians

During the school holidays, it can happen that there are periods of heat that can prevent sliding or cross-country skiing. In order to have the best possible snow conditions, it is better to go to a mountainous region.

Slides in Piedmont

The Glissades du Domaine des Pays d’en Haut are quite unique and stand out not only for the tires but also for the variety of rides on snow. We ride at high speed aboard a bobsled or big raft rafting raft. There’s also the Vortex360, which rotates on itself and takes up to six people on board.

The slides are arranged on three sunny slopes with slopes for all levels. For the little ones there are lanes in the Olympiad, Champion or Podium zones.

number of tracks: 61. Ski lifts. helmet: intended for Bob and Vortex360, recommended for others. Recommended: ski goggles. Open: until March 4th from 9am to 8pm and March 5th from 9am to 5pm Block four hours: $31 for ages 5-12, $34 for ages 13 and over.


Domain Saint-Bernard

At Domaine Saint-Bernard we stop long enough to lure titmice with sunflower seeds.

Photo provided by Tourisme Mont-Tremblant

At Domaine Saint-Bernard we stop long enough to lure titmice with sunflower seeds.

For many people it is an unknown corner of Mont-Tremblant. And it’s not too expensive. You have access to a huge network of trails for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Ideal for children, small hiking trails in the snow (Manicou and Les Melèzes) and snowshoe hikes lead to the Herman Deshaies hut. Be sure to bring a bag of sunflower seeds to lure titmice and nuthatches into your hands. It’s magical with children.

hiking trails: Cross-country skiing (32 km, connected to the 80 km Mont-Tremblant network), snowshoeing (22 km) and snow hiking (4 km). For rent: Cross-country skiing equipment, snowshoes and crampons (for adults). hills to slide. Access Permission: $15 per adult, $13 per student, free for children under 18.

Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts campsite

Family cross-country skiing at the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts campsite.

Photo courtesy of André Chevrier

Family cross-country skiing at the Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts campsite.

It is also designated as an outdoor center. Rightly so, as it has access to a network of cross-country ski trails and snowshoe trails. This is without counting all its small chalets that I will tell you about.

In Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, the altitude of more than 360 meters favors the snow conditions.

hiking trails: snowshoeing (30 km), cross-country skiing (60 km), For rent: snowshoes, crampons, cross-country skiing equipment. access rights: $19 per adult for cross-country skiing and $11 for snowshoeing. Free for children up to 16 years and the equipment.



Torch hike

In Magog, the snowy hiking trails in the Marais de la Rivière-aux-Cerises are lit by a hundred torches on certain evenings during the school holidays. Crampons recommended. 25 February and 2-4 March.

Boivin sea tit

At the Lac Boivin Nature Interpretation Center in Granby, it’s easy to get our hands on chickadees and nuthatches with sunflower seeds. Just take the snow cleared La Prucheraie Trail.

Alain Demers is the author of the book Rediscover Quebec: 101 Destinationspublished by Editions du Journal.