Mont Grand-Fonds: an authentic, welcoming and affordable destination for your ski vacation

Attractions to discover, January 8, 2024 2024-01-08
Skiers in the chairlift at Mont Grand-Fonds
Mont Grand-Fonds: an authentic, welcoming and affordable destination for your ski vacation. Photo credit: Christophe Dandurand

Cold-weather enthusiasts agree: Mont Grand-Fonds in the Charlevoix region, with its abundant snow, breathtaking views and numerous activities, is truly a dream winter destination. In fact, it's particularly popular with families, thanks to its ski school and affordable packages. And since it can be reached in just two hours from Québec City, this resort is accessible in every sense of the word, and well worth the detour!

A mountain for all!

This mountain park has everything to satisfy winter sports enthusiasts, who will find 20 slopes for alpine skiing of all levels, with a vertical drop of 335 metres. As for freestylers, they'll find what they're looking for in the snow park. Cross-country skiing is also a great option, with over 140 km of marked and groomed trails for beginners and experienced skiers alike. A chalet with a waxing room lets you get ready in a warm place, and there's also an equipment rental service. The area is popular with alpine hiking enthusiasts as well: the trails run through a magnificent forest and lead to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

A school that teaches you the basics

One of the goals of the team behind Mont Grand-Fonds is to offer skiing and snowboarding activities to as many people as possible, at attractive prices. Family packages offer great rates for those wishing to discover the joys of skiing. And if you're new to the sport, try one of the introductory packages - Iniski, Inisurf or Inifond - which are designed for beginners. These packages include ski, snowboard or cross-country ski equipment rental, a private one-hour lesson and access to the school slope's t-bar ski lift or cross-country ski trails.

A family skiing at Mont Grand-Fonds
Le Mont Grand-Fonds: a must-visit for your family ski trip

A ski hill with a lot of heart

It's goes without saying that the mountain is located in the heart of a magnificent region and benefits from a microclimate of abundant snow all winter long, but where Mont Grand-Fonds stands apart to become an exceptional place is in the quality of its customer service and welcoming staff. It's no surprise then that Mont Grand-Fonds was awarded a prize for the best resort in Quebec by the Association des stations de ski du Québec. Now it's your turn to experience it for yourself!

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