Here, there is snow and powder to accompany all the ski experiences to be had in the region. In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, skiing is synonymous with snowy mountains, fun, marked trails and experiences rich in diversity. There is no shortage of experiences with all the variations of this sport.

Come and try downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or discover a unique experience with high-country skiing in one of our beautiful regional mountains. In addition, several lodgings near the slopes offer different packages to accompany your ski trip! 

The 4 featured mountains


Le Valinouët

Located in the heart of the Monts-Valin massif, 45 km from Chicoutimi, Le Valinouët receives an average of 6 meters of completely natural snow each season, creating a true winter paradise for snow sports enthusiasts. 33 trails located on 2 slopes await you.

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Mont-Bélu

Skiers and snowboarders will admire the beauty of the landscape on the snowy trails of Mont-Bélu. It is possible to rent equipment on site and take advantage of reduced evening rates! An ideal ski destination to enjoy winter with your family.

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Mont-Édouard

Freedom and snow! 450m of vertical drop! 32 trails and glades and two quad lifts. Extraordinary high road territory with 6 sectors available! Downhill skiing, snowboarding, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fatbike. Welcome to your outdoor playground!

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Mont Lac-Vert

Mont Lac-Vert is distinguished by its evening skiing, its snow park and its tubing. Well located in the foothills of the Laurentians, you will be impressed by the panoramic view of the lake Saint-Jean plain. 240 meters of vertical drop, 20 slopes and 8 glades will entertain the whole family.

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Want to end your day with an après-ski?

The atmosphere, the people, the staff, the food, the relaxation are the perfect combination for a successful evening.

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Downhill skiing

In the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, there is no shortage of great powder for skiing. Pleasure, natural snow, glades, vertical drops and unforgettable family experiences await you in the region. You won't get tired of skiing down the trails at Valinouët, Mont-Édouard, Mont Lac-Vert or Club Tobo-Ski before taking a well-deserved break at the après-ski.

Downhill skiing is an invigorating experience that starts at 9:00 a.m. and often ends with a good supper in good company in a rented chalet. We have fun on the moguls, explore the glades, enjoy the views from the chairlift and work on our powder technique.

Where to ski in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Mont Lac-Vert

173, chemin du Vallon, Hébertville

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 29
Number of lighted trails: 5
Elevation gain: 240

Difficulty level:
Easy (5)
Difficult (6)
Very difficult (6)
Extreme (12)

Chairlift and Snow Wire
 

Mont Bélu

4855, boul. de la Grande-Baie Sud, arrondissement La Baie

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 14
Number of lighted trails: 3
Vertical drop: 175

Difficulty level:
Easy (2)
Very difficult (7)
Extreme (5)

Chairlift
Ski lift

Equipment rental

Tobo-Ski

500, Petit Rang, Saint-Félicien

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 8
Number of lit trails: 8
Vertical drop: 70

Difficulty level:
Easy (3)
Difficult (2)
Very difficult (3)

Chairlift
Treadmill

Equipment rental

Mont Edouard

67, rue Dallaire, L’Anse-Saint-Jean

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 43
Number of lit trails: None
Elevation gain: 450

Difficulty level:
Easy (4)
Difficult (10)
Very difficult (20)
Extreme (9)

Chairlift and conveyor belt

Equipment rental

 

Do-Mi-Ski

180, rang Saint-Luc, Dolbeau-Mistassini

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 6
Number of lit trails: None
Elevation gain: 70

Difficulty level: 
Easy to difficult

Chairlift

 

 

 

Le Valinouët

200, route du Valinouët, Saint-David-de-Falardeau

Paid admission

Total number of trails: 33
Number of lit trails: None
Elevation gain: 350

Difficulty:
Easy (7)
Easy (7)
Difficult (11)
Very difficult (13)
Extreme (2)

Chairlifts, ski lifts, snowmobiles and conveyor belts

Equipment rental

Off-piste skiing, where you brave the big powder, and touring skiing, also known as ski touring, are downhill ski practices where there is no mechanical lift. It's all about going up the mountain by yourself and then enjoying the well-deserved descent!

Off-piste skiing

With its high, snow-covered mountains, the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region is the ideal place for backcountry skiing. Brave the powder, rack up the turns, and venture into uncrowded areas, all in complete safety.

 

Places where you can practice off-piste skiing:

Mont-Édouard
8 slopes, 400m difference in altitude. Very difficult to extreme. Equipment rental is available.

Les Sommets du Fjord
Elevation gain (180 to 220m). Very difficult to extreme

Mont Lac-Vert
240m of vertical drop. Access the off-piste sector (BC) on the east side of the mountain.

Backcountry skiing

Backcountry skiing, often called touring skiing, is definitely a growing sport in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.


Climb the mountain yourself with skis equipped with skins and enjoy your well-deserved descent! 

Live this unique experience in autonomous, guided or discovery formula, at Mont-Édouard and at Mont Lac-Vert.

 

Cross-country skiing

In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, cross-country skiing is a multitude of trails groomed in municipal parks, ski resorts, national parks, clubs and centers.


Whether on classic skis or skates, you can admire the beauty of our forests on trails for all levels. Cross-country skiing is a sport that is best practiced in temperatures not exceeding -15 degrees Celsius.

Places to go cross-country skiing in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Arboretum de la presqu’île Croft

2e Rang Est, 32e Chemin, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix

Free entrance

Heated shelter
Pets allowed

Length of trails: 3 km
Number of trails: 4
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

No skating

Tobo-Ski

500, Petit Rang, Saint-Félicien

Entrance fee

Heated hut
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 30 km
Number of trails: 6
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

No skating

Parc régional des Grandes-Rivières du lac Saint-Jean

400, boulevard des Pères, Dolbeau-Mistassini

Free entrance

Partial accessibility

Length of trails: 50 km
Number of trails: 9
Difficulty: Easy

No skating

Centre plein air Le Norvégien

4885, chemin Saint-Benoît, arr. Jonquière

Paid admission

Length of trails: 65 km
Number of trails: 12
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

No skates

 

Bois Rond Expérience

7525, boul. de la Grande-Baie Sud, arr. La Baie

Paid admission
Heated shelter
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 6 km
Number of trails: 1
Difficulty: Intermediate

 

Club Perce-Neige

100, rue Lemieux, Bégin

Paid admission

Length of trails: 24.5 km
Number of trails: 4
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

No skating


 

Parc national des Monts-Valin

360, rang Saint-Louis, Saint-Fulgence

Paid admission
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 12 km
Number of trails: 5
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

 

Sentiers du Banc-de-Sable

921, route 170, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix

Free entrance

Length of trails: 30 km
Number of trails: 6
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate



 

 

Moulin des Pionniers

4205, chemin des Pionniers, La Doré

Free entrance

Partial accessibility

Length of trails: 12 km
Number of trails: 1
Difficulty: Intermediate to difficult


 

Le Massif aux 3 Lacs

1500, chemin des Vacanciers, Labrecque

Free entrance

Pets allowed

Length of trails: 25 km
Number of trails: 4
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate


 

Parc de la Rivière-du-Moulin

1577, rue des Roitelets, arr. Chicoutimi

Paid admission
Heated shelter


Length of trails: 31 km
Number of trails: 8
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

 

Centre plein air Bec-Scie

7400, chemin des Chutes, arr. La Baie

Paid admission
Heated shelter
Pets allowed

Length of trails: 72.5 km
Number of trails: 8
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

No skating

Le Valinouët

200, route du Valinouët, Saint-David-de-Falardeau

Paid admission
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 8 km
Number of trails: 3
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

 

Val-Jalbert et Club Plein-Air Ouiatchouan

95, rue St-Georges, Chambord

Entrance fee

Heated hut
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 30 km
Number of trails: 6
Difficulty: Intermediate.

No skating

Do-Mi-Ski

180, rang Saint-Luc, Dolbeau-Mistassini

Paid admission

Catering
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 20 km
Number of trails: 
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

No skates

Centre Dorval

3795, route du Lac Est, Alma

Free admission

Equipment rental

Length of trails: 42 km
Number of trails: 8
Difficulty: Easy to difficult


 

Réserve faunique des Laurentides -
Camp Mercier

km 94 de la route 175, arr. Chicoutimi

Paid admission
Equipment rental
Heated shelter

Length of trails: 70 km
Difficulty: Easy to difficult

No skating

Mont Bélu

4855, boul. de la Grande-Baie Sud, La Baie

Free entrance

Length of trails: 3 km
Number of trails: 1
Difficulty: Easy
 

 

Station Mont-Édouard

67, rue Dallaire, L’Anse-Saint-Jean

Paid admission
Partial accessibility
Equipment rental

Length of trails: 10.1 km
Number of trails: 4
Difficulty: Easy to intermediate

 

Après-ski


End your day at the PAŪS Spa Experience

What could be better than warming up and relaxing at the spa after a big day outdoors. 

Come experience the full spa experience in the indoor and outdoor facilities at PAŪS Spa Expérience. Whirlpools, saunas, steam baths, swimming pool, polar showers, cold spaces and rest areas, not to mention the many services offered such as massage therapy, treatments as well as manicure and pedicure.

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Have a drink in a microbrewery

A little (or a lot) thirsty? 

It's time to discover the microbreweries of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. In addition to having a warm and festive atmosphere, the microbreweries will help you discover the unique flavours of the region. 

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Eating at the Boefish

There's no doubt that a day out will work up an appetite!

Are you a fan of fresh beef, fish and seafood? Boefish is the place to be. Many Mediterranean-inspired options are available and there is a large selection of bottles in their cellar. Après-ski also means beers and cocktails, and there's no shortage of them at Boefish.
Reserve your evening quickly! 

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Continue with other activities

There is no shortage of options for continuing your fun in the region. 

Are you looking for other activities to do in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean? Whether you're in the Saguenay, around the Fjord or in Lac-Saint-Jean, you're sure to find an activity you like! 

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