Overlooking the St. Lawrence River just 30 minutes from Quebec City, fresh, untracked powder blankets the trails: a real winter wonderland. The NYT sings the praises
of this oft-overlooked ski destination: "the mountains of Quebec's suburbs are the hidden jewels of the early ski season."
Why choose the crowded slopes of Vermont when you can opt for this magical wilderness setting, combined with a stay in one of North America's oldest and prettiest towns: Old Quebec City? Mont Ste.-Anne is "the biggest of the resorts within a half-hour of Quebec only 10 percent of the annual visitors come from the United States." Plus, a trip to Quebec means a stay at the award-winning Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
, the majestic heritage hotel that is itself a landmark in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated high on a bluff in the historic city center. Spend the day on the slopes or out on the town, soaking up the European charm of Quebec City, and then kick back après-ski in your very own castle. Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac
has put together a Ski Package
which includes accommodations, full buffet breakfast at Le Café de la Terrasse
, and one day ski lift ticket at a choice of two mountains: Mont Ste-Anne or Stoneham. Starting from CAD 369 per night, available until April 27, 2008.