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Ski Quebec: 2012-2013 Season Guide

By November 19, 2012

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Ski Quebec this 2012-2013 season with a little help from this guide, one written by an experienced Quebec-based skier, About.com Montreal's Evelyn Reid.Above: my favorite ski hill in all of Quebec, Mont Orford.*Photo courtesy of Mont Orford

Planning to ski Quebec this 2012-2013 season?
I've got just the guide for you. My guide. As an experienced skier myself, I used my insight into the sport and local slopes as a born-and-bred Quebecer to offer you a rundown of some of Quebec's more interesting ski hills. I also cover the 3 main ski regions in the province with a description of their unique particularities and I naturally direct you to the best Quebec ski conditions services, essential references to check when planning a day on the slopes. Details.

Planning to ski Quebec a LOT this 2012-2013 season?
I've got just the deal for you. It's the best one I've ever come across outside of the usual seasonal pass affair. And it's definitely cheaper than regular lift prices. In fact, it's often cheaper than season passes. Details.

Planning to ski Quebec with kids?
If said kids were born in 2002 or 2003, then they might be able to benefit from a FREE ski pass. Details.

Planning to ski Quebec on a tight budget? Don't want to go too far from Montreal?
I hear ya. And I have a strategy for ya. Details.

The Santa Claus Parade in 2012 runs on Saturday, November 17 in the heart of downtown Montreal.Above: Mont Orford, my favorite Quebec ski hill. Confession: I haven't been in years, and from what I've heard the lifts could use an upgrade but the lineups, apart from during Christmas holidays and March break, are next to non-existent. And the trails are hands down the best in the Eastern Townships -- more nuanced, varied, picturesque and challenging, their triple black diamond glades have recently been downgraded to double, but still -- and these runs are leagues above the trails I've done in the Laurentians, from beginner to expert. Long and winding one second, in-your-face moguls the next, even the beginner trail, the 4km, has narrow moments and high jump bump opps. The ideal destination for a group of varied experience levels. Just watch out for those December/January ice patches. Doozies. Photo courtesy of Mont Orford

Are you an experienced skier yourself with your own brand of insight on local hills? I'd love to hear from you. Share your favorite spot in the comments section below. And tell us why it's your go-to Quebec ski resort.


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