Are you looking for places to go skiing this winter? For the last 3 years, I have been exploring different ski resorts near Montreal and I think it’s time for me to share with you my findings.
The province of Quebec has some nice mountains that make people travel far to ski, but as Montrealers, we are lucky to have them in our backyard!
I will give you some nice places to stay around the ski resort if you decide to stay over, the activities you can do nearby and of course everything about the actual ski resort!
I hope you will enjoy this article and that your ski season will be enjoyable and long!
Best Ski resorts near Montreal
Mont Tremblant is probably the most known ski resort in eastern Canada. Located in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, you can find up to 102 slopes going from easy to extreme.
This ski resort is the best getaway for couples to relax and have a good time. If you are a beginner or intermediate skier and are just looking to have a good time in a picturesque village, this resort is for you.
Besides the skiing, you have plenty of other activities, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, alpine touring, hiking, tubing, and much more. The resort is located in the village so you have plenty of options for good food and bars for the night. You will find a shopping district for last-minute purchases or getting new gear for an unplanned activity.
I believe that no ski resort is complete without a space to relax, and Mont Tremblant offers plenty whether it’s Spa Scandinave, Amerispa Le Westin Tremblant, or the Fairmont. I mean after a whole day of skiing, there is nothing better than a nice deep-tissue massage!
- Homy and cozy feel
- Free private parking
- Breakfast included
- 10 min away from a Spa Scandinave
- 20 min away from the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort
This is my favorite ski resort and where I get my yearly seasonal pass. Saint-Sauveur is very close to Montreal which is perfect for a little day trip to go ski. It has the benefit of being extremely well-lit for night skiing as well.
Close to Montreal, I think they have the best snowmaking machines, letting you ski even though it’s warm outside.
There are 43 slopes on Mount Saint Sauveur but they have 5 mounts in total with 156 slopes combined. The different summits are; Gabriel, Olympia, Morin Heights, Edelweiss, and the versant Avila. Each mount has its particularity for you to discover.
It is an awesome ski resort near Montreal for families, the atmosphere is super friendly and there are so many kids learning on the slope (kids that are better than a lot of adults, might I add). But there are also so many other activities to do such as hiking, biking, tubing, and ziplining.
- Mountain view
- Near the ski lifts
- Free parking on the premises
Located in the eastern townships, Mount Sutton is known for its beautiful landscape view of the surrounding towns while skiing as well as having almost half of its skiable terrain in glades.
It has 60 slopes and although I believe this mountain to be more for experienced skiers it still has 22 easy sloppes.
More than skiing, the mountain offers many other activities such as hiking, alpine skiing, snowshoeing, and much more. Beside, Mount Sutton has one of my favorite winter hikes near Montreal if you want to check it out while over there.
Mount Orford is nested in the National Park of Orford which is a protected environment that enhances the overall experience and gives a beautiful scenic backdrop while skiing.
For adventurous skiers seeking a challenge, Mont Orford is a paradise within resort boundaries. You can delve into numerous backcountry skiing opportunities where there is a good combination of easy-to-expert slopes.
It includes 18 glades and 43 slopes, providing a varied and thrilling experience for skiers of all levels. Additionally, Mont Orford is seamlessly connected to Mount Giroux, further expanding the possibilities for an exhilarating skiing adventure.
A great highlight of this ski resort is how quiet and laid-back it is compared to other mountains in the area.
Espace 4 Saisons
- 10 min away from Magog
- Esthetic Spa on-site
- Pool and hot tub
- Parking available.
- 1km away from chair lifts.
Ski Saint Bruno
A smaller ski resort located in the National Park, perfect for beginners. Ski Saint Bruno is close enough to Montreal for a day trip and easy enough for anyone who wants to learn to ski or better their technic.
They have 28 slopes, the majority of them being easy, and only 5 hard ones. In the scales of difficulty, the hard slopes at Saint-Bruno would be equivalent to intermediate at other ski resorts near Montreal.
They have ski lessons you can take for a teacher to help you out and like any other ski resort, you can rent your equipment there. It’s a less expensive option too.
This mount, close to Mont Tremblant, is perfect for families as you have access to the village of Tremblant but it’s a less touristy mountain.
With 43 trails, from beginner to expert, it has something to offer for everyone which makes it perfect for beginners who need space and time as much as experts who need the thrill and challenge.
You also get to hike and tube on the mountain if you ever get tired of skiing and for younger kids there is even indoor playgrounds.
- Outside hot tube
- Free private parking
- Amazing view of the mountain and the lake
For the experts and the daredevils, Bromont would be the perfect ski resort for you.
It has a total of 142 slopes for all levels combined but in my personal opinion, even their easy slopes can be intermediate in other resorts. I wouldn’t recommend going there as a beginner.
The reason Bromont is so popular is because it’s one of the largest ski resorts in North America and it is perfect for night skiing. 104 slopes stay open at night which I find quite nice because night skiing and day skiing give off different vibes! This mount also is less impacted by warm weather due to the amount of snowguns they have.
The mountain is located in the town of Bromont in eastern townships and you have plenty of activities around that area as well, whether you go for a spa day, hiking, biking, or just shopping.
Hotel Vallea Bromont
- Indoor and Outdoor Pool
- View on the mountain
- Breakfast included
- Free Parking
- Fitness center
I hope you enjoyed this and that your ski season will be fun and fulfilling! If you try any of these ski resorts near Montreal, let me know what you think of them in the comments below.
Until next time,