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Locked Down But Not Out

With Ontario’s slopes shuttered by pandemic restrictions last season, Quebec’s Gatineau Hills proved the perfect antidote. The jubilance I felt as we crossed the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge was briefly interrupted by a drowsy observation from the back seat: “This place is a ghost town.” Not a saloon-door-swingin’-on-rusty-ol’-hinges kind of ghost town, or even a regular town … More »

One Sweet Rivalry – Québec vs. Vermont

Quebec vs. Vermont: whether or not the border is open this season, you can still weigh in on who’s the best in the East. A word to the wise: when in the company of Vermonters and Québécois, avoid bringing up maple syrup—or skiing. Quebec is the world’s largest producer of the sugary condiment, but Vermont’s tree-tapping … More »

FOMO on Faux-Mo? Québec

Head to Quebec’s Iron Road, Via Ferraski, at Palissades de Charlevoix. I’ve earned my fair share of turns over the years, but never quite like this. The first half of the new Via Ferraski unfolds much like any other guided backcountry tour. Up and up our group of five climbs as fat flakes blanket the … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Locked Down But Not Out

With Ontario’s slopes shuttered by pandemic restrictions last season, Quebec’s Gatineau Hills proved the perfect antidote. The jubilance I felt as we crossed the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge was briefly interrupted by a drowsy observation from the back seat: “This place is a ghost town.” Not a saloon-door-swingin’-on-rusty-ol’-hinges kind of ghost town, or even a regular town … More »

One Sweet Rivalry – Québec vs. Vermont

Quebec vs. Vermont: whether or not the border is open this season, you can still weigh in on who’s the best in the East. A word to the wise: when in the company of Vermonters and Québécois, avoid bringing up maple syrup—or skiing. Quebec is the world’s largest producer of the sugary condiment, but Vermont’s tree-tapping … More »

FOMO on Faux-Mo? Québec

Head to Quebec’s Iron Road, Via Ferraski, at Palissades de Charlevoix. I’ve earned my fair share of turns over the years, but never quite like this. The first half of the new Via Ferraski unfolds much like any other guided backcountry tour. Up and up our group of five climbs as fat flakes blanket the … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

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