Skiing and snowboarding: 5 hills to try in the Outaouais!
This winter, you’re determined not to miss a single snowfall. Not one, but five Outaouais mountains await you in their beautiful white coats! Downhill skiers and snowboarders alike will be overjoyed: breathtaking views, snow cannons, terrain parks, slalom, off-piste, night skiing … With your family, as a couple or on your own, make the most of our region’s snowy slopes.
Before you go, check the website of the ski centre you plan to visit to find out about the health measures and regulations in effect.
Mont Ste-Marie: an unbeatable panorama
Hit the slopes at the highest mountain between the Laurentians and the Rockies! While you’re making the most of the highest vertical in the Outaouais, marvel at the panoramic view from Mont Ste-Marie. This magnificent mountain is popular with skiers and snowboarders of all levels, from novice to expert. There’s nothing like a private lesson to perfect your technique or introduce you to the joy of skiing!
76 De la Montagne Road, Lac-Sainte-Marie
The centre is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Buy your lift ticket online in advance for the day of your choice. Quantities are limited.
Ski Vorlage: The ultimate family ski hill
Located in the picturesque village of Wakefield, Vorlage is known as the family ski centre par excellence, with friendly service and 18 ski and snowboard trails, 13 of which are open for night skiing. The Snow School is the ideal place to learn the basics of skiing or improve your technique.
65 Burnside Road, Wakefield
Lessons, season passes, lift tickets and equipment rentals must be reserved or purchased online.
Camp Fortune: Superb conditions
Located in the heart of Gatineau Park, just 15 minutes from downtown, the Camp Fortune outdoor centre offers excellent ski conditions, and an artificial-snow system ensures a great experience all season long. There’s also a terrain park for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, with a selection of jumps, rails, boxes and a wall.
300 Dunlop Road, Chelsea
Buy your lift ticket online in advance for the day of your choice. Quantities are limited.
Mont Cascades: For skiers and snowboarders of all abilities
Twenty minutes from downtown, Station Mont Cascades welcomes skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Enjoy the fresh air and snow on 20 runs, 15 of which are open for night skiing. With six lifts, the longest magic carpet in the region and an expanded learning area, the Mont Cascades ski centre will delight the whole family.
448 Mont Cascades Road, Cantley
Buy your lift ticket online in advance for the day of your choice. Quantities are limited. Season pass holders get priority access to the trails.
Sommet Edelweiss: Refreshed and renewed
Located in the heart of the Collines-de-l’Outaouais, the Edelweiss ski centre has undergone a complete transformation and now features state-of-the-art facilities. Its slopes offer many challenges for all levels of skiers and snowboarders, its snow park is great for freestylers, and its ski school allows everyone to learn at their own pace.
538 Edelweiss Road, Wakefield
Edelweiss is also the largest tube-sliding site in the Outaouais region. Tons of fun for everyone (and at a great price!).
Like any diehard skier, we encourage you to consult each ski centre’s website before you go, to check the conditions and the number of trails open. As winter transforms the Outaouais into a snowy playground, discover the region’s 7 classic winter experiences!