View of a frozen lake Tremblant from the top the Ski Hill.
Living in Montreal gives us great access to some of the best ski resorts in eastern North America. Within an easy drive of our home, there are many ski centers which offer scores of trails suitable to every level of difficulty.
Admittedly, there are no Rocky Mountains or Swiss Alps here.
Some Montreal area ski resorts also offer Dog Sledding
Instead, you’ll find lots of lakes, rolling hills and rounded mountains, which average between 300m and 520m (984 ft. and 1,706 ft.) in height.
But Just How High are the Hills?
Switzerland, Whistler and Aspen are all well known, well established places for downhill skiing.
...not so much.
As locals, we admit that we're biased. Nonetheless, we really love our skiing here in Southern Quebec.
If you're not from here, you might appreciate the following chart. We've graphed out the vertical drop of well-known ski resorts.
This should give you a quick comparison of the altitudes that we ski near our home in Montreal.
Best ski areas Mont Tremblant.
Our Choices for the Best Skiing Near Montreal
As two intermediate-level skiers, my wife and I have two ski regions to choose from. We've mapped them out for you on the following interactive map.
You'll be able to quickly locate a ski hills' vital stats by clicking on it's name or by clicking on one of the red markers.
Interactive Map of Ski Resorts Near Montreal, Canada
Interactive Chart: Select your best Montreal-Area Ski Resort
Choosing the best ski resort to fit your needs requires a bit of research. All hills aren't created equal, and all skiers have different needs.
* all these hills have Ski Schools
Need a daycare?
Up for some night skiing?
What are the drive times?
These interactive charts will help you quickly identify the ski resort that's right for you.
Ski East or North?
At the end of the day, Montreal has two ski regions. There are the hills to the North in the Laurentians, or to the East in the Townships.
The Laurentians, are home the highest peak in eastern Canada, and one of North America’s best ski resorts, Mont-Tremblant
Located 130km/80miles north of Montreal, this region is definitely the most popular with tourists.
As a year round destination, Mont-Tremblant brings in an average of 2.3 million visitors each year.
It has been given top honours in well respected publications like Forbes and Ski Magazine.
The videos showcase the Mont Tremblant resort, north of Montreal
For an interactive map of hills including ski conditions, click here
Unlike the Laurentians, the townships do not have a direct daily jet service from New York City.
This region is not as well known, or as commercially developped as the larger resorts further north. However, we still consider the skiing to be superb.
It's also a great place to go searching for a cheap ski vacation.
Let's put a dollar figure on deal.
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