Celebrate Spring with a Ski Trip to Quebec
Attractions to discover March 2, 2015
Spring skiing, photo credit Garceau
Spring skiing, photo credit Garceau
Even though temperatures are rising, the season is still going strong at the ski centres in Quebec. No more need to brave the cold to enjoy your favourite sport; milder weather conditions, snow glistening on the ground and birds chirping joyfully promise a thrilling spring on the slopes. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy special activities and events that complement the changing of the seasons.

It’s the Best Time to Start

If you’ve never tried downhill skiing or snowboarding, but you’ve always dreamed of racing down the mountains, you’ll be happy to know that spring is the perfect season to ease into the sport so you can be ready for next winter. Temperatures are neither too hot, nor too cold and there are fewer people on the slopes, which means new skiers and riders are free to get used to skiing or snowboarding at their own pace. Check out the Beginners’ packages offered at several ski centres.

Spring skiing and taffy, photo credit Garceau
Spring skiing and taffy, photo credit Garceau

Stay Outside for Lunch

Here’s a spring tradition: as soon as the first rays of sunlight appear, so do the picnic tables! It’s a great way for everyone to enjoy the sun to the max – and that’s something ski stations understand. Outdoor tables are a common sight and one that is much appreciated by visitors. Some places even fire up the barbecue or set out bars at the foot of the slopes. After a morning of skiing, the tantalizing aromas wafting from the barbecue for lunch will whet your appetite!

Welcome Spring with Special Events

To celebrate the arrival of spring, some ski stations have a time-honoured tradition: “aquatic skiing”. Music and fun await athletes and spectators taking part in activities like Snow on the beach, Ski Splash and Traversée de l’étang (pond crossing), which invite fearless participants to dress up in funny costumes and try to ski or snowboard on water. Have a look at the calendar of events to see what’s happening at your favourite mountain.

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