Ski Region: Quebec

Given its proximity to NYSkiBlog readers, it’s surprising that more of us don’t head across the border to North America’s largest French-speaking jurisdiction to experience “Europe without the jetlag,” instead of your umpteenth trip to Colorado or Utah.

In addition a different culture, language, and (fantastic) cuisine, with more than 80 ski areas in operation – everything from large resorts to small under-the-radar gems – Québec is a perfect place for a week-long ski safari.

Take your pick from the atmospheric Eastern Townships (French-Canadian culture with old-school British names), the Laurentians (Tremblant, along with a number of fun local mountains), the region north of Quebec City (Mont Sainte Anne, Le Massif, and Massif du Sud), and for the more adventurous, the Chic Chocs in Gaspé Peninsula.