Fall under the spell of the Gaspésie region as you explore this winter backcountry by ski and reach untouched snow by Cat. Calling all hardcore snow lovers, pack your ski jacket, breathe in that fresh mountain air and gear yourself up for one wild, terrific winter adventure.
Big City Life
Not far from a living, breathing museum itself, you’ll arrive in Québec City to its intricate labyrinth of winding cobbled streets aligned with 17th century historical plaques and street artists galore. With each step the city’s one-of-a kind history will entice you to learn more and more, alongside its forever buzzing street life and vibrant festivals to match. Here you’ll explore the very heart of the unique culture and make the most out of the people’s down-to-earth yet energetic vibe. Rest your head at the effortlessly elegant Auberge Saint Antoine where, with a taste for everything luxurious, this beautiful abode will pamper your one and every need.
Spas and Skiing
Following a night’s rest, hit the road in your pre-rented car. Drive along the snowy winter landscape of the southern shore of the Saint Lawrence to Cap Chat where you’ll be greeted upon arrival at the Auberge de Montagne des Chic Chocs. Unwind from the drive by booking yourself into the spa, or simply curl up by the blazing fire whilst supper is safe in the hands of hotel’s talented chefs. Full relaxation is now needed as over the next two days dramatic landscapes, terrific terrain and thick, mountain snow awaits you. With expert guides to show you the ropes and the best off-the-beaten tracks, backcountry skiing does not get any better than this, especially when the snow here can reach up to 3.5 metres a year.
Meet the Cat
Next, it’s on to the majestic Gaspésie National Park for just what you’ve been waiting for: cat skiing. Staying at the Gite du Mont Albert, you’ll jump aboard the mighty Cat – a monster tank-like contraption that will churn through snow to reach the spellbinding landscapes of Mine Madeline, the glorious gateway to open bowls and virgin snow. The immensity of the territory is quite staggering and with guides to take you to the best locations, this makes for one unforgettable trip. Don’t want to ski all day? No problem, guides bring along snowshoes so you can wander and enjoy the wild splendour of this untamed natural environment. And with the largest herd of caribou in Québec living here, this is one ski safari you don’t want to miss.Returning to Québec City for a final night (well, one night alone was never going to be enough) you’ll get to soak up the magic of this wonderful city one last time. This is an action packed trip for thrill seekers, culture vultures, and nature wanderers. Enjoy.
November - March
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Quebec, Gaspésie region, Saint Lawrence, Cap Chat.