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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Check out our featured activities this winter.
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
173, chemin du Vallon, Hébertville
Total number of trails: 29
Chairlift and Snow Wire
4855, boul. de la Grande-Baie Sud, arrondissement La Baie
Total number of trails: 14
500, Petit Rang, Saint-Félicien
Total number of trails: 8
67, rue Dallaire, L’Anse-Saint-Jean
Total number of trails: 43
Chairlift and conveyor belt
200, route du Valinouët, Saint-David-de-Falardeau
Total number of trails: 33
Chairlifts, ski lifts, snowmobiles and conveyor belts
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!
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:
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
240m of vertical drop. Access the off-piste sector (BC) on the east side of the mountain.
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!
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
2e Rang Est, 32e Chemin, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix
Length of trails: 3 km
400, boulevard des Pères, Dolbeau-Mistassini
Length of trails: 50 km
Sentiers du Banc-de-Sable
921, route 170, Métabetchouan–Lac-à-la-Croix
Length of trails: 30 km
3795, route du Lac Est, Alma
Length of trails: 42 km
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.
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.
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!
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!