Discover the Chic-Choc mountains, a hidden gem for authentic backcountry skiing
Experience an unforgettable skiing experience on amazing powder
Enjoy the best runs in total safety along a local experienced guide
If you are looking for a feeling of complete freedom and the grandeur of breathtaking winter landscapes, we have what you are looking for! Join us for 1 or more days and enjoy an authentic backcountry skiing experience in the Chic Choc mountains, in the centre of the Gaspé Peninsula, in eastern Quebec.
Located in the Gaspesie National Park, the Chic Choc mountain range is a true backcountry skiing paradise, offering breathtaking views and getting an average snowfall of 7 metres of snow on the summits every winter.
Mont Jacques Cartier (1268m) is the highest peak of the range, but there are actually 25 other mountains over 1000 m in this area. Most of the peaks are actually wide open plateaus, of similar elevation.
The Chic Choc Mountains have remained a fairly well-kept secret, therefore you will be skiing with few people in the mountains. There are so many vast areas and spectacular spots to explore in these off-the-beaten-path location!
We can take you to Murdochville, Mount Lyall, Vallieres-De-Saint-Real, Mines Madelaine, Champs de Mars, Blacktooth Bowl, or St Albert, just to name some of the best routes and tours!
January to March is the best time of the year to fully enjoy the spectacular Chic-Chocs’ powder, with excellent touring to be had throughout the mountains, on a good year. March and April are great for exploring areas requiring a longer approach, because days are longer, there is lower risk of avalanches and more stable snow.
However, even if you come at a time when there is hard-packed snow, the unique features of the Chic-Chocs and the different orientation of the slopes allow you to always find variety.
Don’t hesitate to send us a request if you want to enjoy an unforgettable backcountry skiing experience! Book your trip and start planning your next amazing winter adventure in Quebec!