You can enjoy skiing at any number of resorts near Montreal and experience the best of both worlds by staying on-site in a wide variety of accommodation or staying in Montreal and commuting to ski. Many fantastic ski areas are within 1-2 hours of Montreal, and skiers of all levels and interests — like cross-country skiers, snowboarders, and alpine skiers — can enjoy a variety of terrains.
Ski resorts near Montreal
When you stay at a quality Montreal ski resort, you can choose from a number of options and a variety of accommodation types to suit you and your fellow travellers. You can choose among condos, chalets, houses, cottages, and other rental accommodation near places like Bromont, Mont-Tremblant, and Mont Saint-Sauveur.
If you're looking for proximity to Montreal, Bromont is only an hour from the city and is home to 450 acres of well-lit terrain so you can enjoy skiing and snowboarding all night. You'll find 6 snow parks for indulging in your specialty, whether that's freestyle or snowboarding. If you're looking for ski-in/ski-out accommodation to keep you close to the slopes, you can find 1-bedroom condos for rent less than a 10-minute walk to the slopes. If you need more space, try a 3-bedroom country home with a spa, sauna, and gym that's only a mile from the resort.
Mont-Tremblant for beginners to experts
Situated in the Laurentian Mountains, Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort is located 130 miles north of Montreal, a 1.5-hour drive from the city. This resort gives families many terrain options to accommodate skiers with different levels of expertise, all with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Laurentians. You can send your newbies to ski school or walk into the pedestrian-only village for shopping and dining. When you're ready to relax by the stacked-stone fireplace, ski back to your 2-bedroom luxury condo that's just 600 feet from the nearest ski lift.
If you want to get in some late-season skiing in the Laurentians at a resort that's well-lit for night skiing and a mere hour from Montreal, Mont Saint-Sauveur is a delightful spot. The "best-kept secret" for skiing near Montreal, it offers a 700-foot vertical drop with 38 short, quick runs, half of which are beginner to intermediate level. For a little break, check out the lovely alpine town with its Musee du Ski (Ski Museum), outlet mall, and art galleries. If you brought friends along, you might rent a chalet that sleeps 8 and has 2 living rooms, 2 fireplaces, a cathedral ceiling, and magnificent views.
Skiing and snowboarding in Montreal
You don't have to drive to a resort to have fun skiing, tubing, or snowboarding in Montreal. You can do it all right in town, among many other fun activities.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
Want to stay in town for the day rather than head out to the resorts? Go local! Try cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at Parc Jean-Drapeau or Mount Royal Park. These wooded trails are just a few minutes from the city centre.
Tubing and snowboarding in Montreal
Just a few minutes from your Montreal rental accommodation, you'll find La Pente à Neige, an outdoor urban snow centre in Parc Ignace-Bourget. You can rent skis there or enjoy tobogganing, tubing, and snowboarding. It's a great spot for beginners to get their feet wet. If you get too chilly, warm up in a heated yurt and relax with a hot cocoa and friends.