The season of celebrations has arrived; where ever you go there is joy in the air. What better way to enjoy the holiday that one has been waiting all along the year than on the snow enjoying some snow sports like riding snowboards and taking a walk around in woods with snow shoes. Now is the time to create memories, as you look back in the coming year, as these are the things that matter. It is the end of the year, the season of fireplaces, warm beverages like coffee, fondue and fuzzy boots along with the warmth of loved one’s embrace.
Base Elevation: 564 feet
Summit Elevation: 2625 feet
Vertical Drop: 2051 feet
In the town of St-Ferreol-Les-Neiges is a ski resort Mont Sainte Anne in Quebec, Canada which has many snow sports on offer, like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, paragliding, sleigh rides and ice skating. The place is fun and is open for guests all round the year. In summers they offer sports like campground, paragliding, hiking, golf, mountain biking. The resort was established in 1966 but has become privately owned in 1994 by the Resorts of the Canadian Rockies which is now concentrating its investments aimed at cutting new gladded trails and improving the snowmaking machines for more efficiency of snow on the mountains.
The Mont Sainte Anne is blessed by Mother Nature with an annual snowfall of 184 inches. The Terrain comprises a total of 71 runs serviced by seven lifts in total. The Resort prides itself of a grand 2624 ft. summit with a base of 574 ft. and, a vertical drop of 2050 ft. There are 547 acres of skiable terrain with snowmaking covering up about 340 acres just in case there is little snowfall. The resort is open for about 162 days annually starting from November. It has serviced customers and riders for a total of half a century. There is an availability of Rentals and Lessons, and the resort allows night skiing as well.
Skiing at Mont Sainte Anne has attracted guests for more than half a century. There is a total of 71 trails of which 21% are beginner trails, 46% are intermediate trails, and 20% are advanced trails and 13% expert trails. Spread across four snow parks on three sides of the mountain the mountain is sure to offer a taste of adrenaline to your taste buds. The mountain allows night skiing on about 19 trails which remain open with the help of floodlights. The longest run on the mountain being 4 miles long. If you haven’t tried out night skiing before, now is the best time to do it. The adrenaline pumping sport of skiing gets so more thrilling at night when you ski down the adventurous slope in the backdrop of night sky!
At the Mont Sainte Anne, there is a skating ring to get you sliding and swirling when you want some non-skiing activity to fill your time. In front of the Sports Alpine shop is the ice rink Located at the base of the mountain which offers a breathtaking view on the mountain while you skate your way through the rink. Ice skating is a free activity which comes with rentals at the cost of $7 which is available at the rental shop and also a fire pit is located right beside the ice rink, offering a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
For all those adventurous explorers, the resort offers a peaceful walk through the woods with snowshoeing. Mont Sainte Anne offers over 30 km of snowshoeing trails to explore, which consists of varying degrees of difficulty including loops and trails. Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country Ski Center is located 7 km from the alpine resort. Along the network are three heated cabins which provide you with surreal scenery to remember when you leave for home. The rates of rentals range from $17 for a half-day and a full day to $85 for a total of five days.
The Mont Sainte Anne offers fat biking for those who need a diversion from all the skiing. There is a total of 7 loops fat bike trails network which counts for a grand total of 26 km of trails, with each loop being an average of 3 km, these trails are located at the Cross-Country Skiing Centre which is 7km away from the Alpine Mountain. These trails namely La Route du founder, La Moumoune, La Lisière, L’Angélique, La Germaine, L’Auréole and La Boucle d’Or have been designed to fit all levels of riders, from beginners to expert fat bikers.
At the Mont Sainte Anne is Cross-Country Ski Centre located only 7 km apart from the downhill area, which is the place where the skiers have direct access to the cross-country network features 212 km approximately 132 mi of trails, including a 125 km approximately 78 miles network for skating stride, that easily makes it the largest cross-country ski centre in North America. The sport offers a scenic view and enjoys a great variety of tree species, which includes the likes of maple, spruce, birch and pine, alternating from one section of trails to the other of the trail network. There are also lessons available at the Mont Sainte Anne for Cross-country skiing.
The 547 acres of the skiable terrain of Mont Sainte Anne is serviced by a total of 7 lifts of which 1 is gondola and tram, 2 are high-speed quads, and 4 are surface lifts. Kids from 0 to 6 years old ski for free at the Mont Sainte Anne Mountain. An adult is aged from 18 to 64, Junior aged from 7 to 12, teens aged from 13 to 17, and seniors are aged 65 and above.
Ticket for one day costs an adult $77, for a teen $55, for a junior $38 and $68 for senior. Ticket for one day valid for both day and night costs an adult $70, for a teen $49, for a junior $33 and $62 for senior. Ticket for half day costs an adult $56, for a teen $49, for a junior $25 and $50 for senior. Ticket for the night costs an adult $34, for a teen $34, for a junior $23 and $34 for senior. Ticket for gondola and non-skiers costs an adult $20, for a teen $16, for a junior $16 and $19 for senior.
The Mountain also avails multi-day tickets which are only valid on consecutive days. The ticket is valid for 2 days out of 3 tickets for an adult cost $148, for a teen $104, for a junior $72 and $130 for senior, valid 3 days out of 4 for an adult cost $219, for a teen $153, for a junior $105 and $192 for senior, valid 4 days out of 5 for an adult cost $288, for a teen $200, for a junior $136 and $252 for senior, valid 5 days out of 6 for an adult cost $355, for a teen $245, for a junior $165 and $310 for senior.
At the Mont Sainte Anne on overall Stowe Mountain Resort offers a royal experience throughout your stay with much hospitality and services to offer. The terrain is diverse for all sorts of skiers of every level. The staff is very experienced and cares about whether or not you have a good experience responding to grievances as soon as possible. You feel a sense of gratitude while looking from the top of the mountain and view Canada as a whole. The trainers at the ski school here are professionals and have honest replies and reviews to offer to improve the learner’s skiing skills by paying special attention to everyone’s requirements.
With so much on offer and a wide array of activities on offer, you cannot afford to sit at home this winter. So, pack your bags and visit Mont Sainte Anne with your family and friends. Go ahead, have fun!
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