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Cross-country skiing

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Laval University`s Montmorency Forest, the world’s largest research and teaching forest, makes headlines once again this year with its famous Boreal Glide! Skiing begins here on October 28th, exclusive in Northeastern North America!

For a fourth year, our technical team has prepared thousands of cubic meters of artificial snow and stored it under tons of wood chips throughout the summer. Our artificial snow reserve, under production since February 2016, has been monitored and cared for daily by our maintenance team. Result: we will be able to cover a ski run of between 2 to 2.5 kilometres starting October 28! To maximize the quality of the snow and permit skiing until the arrival of natural snow, snow cannons will also contribute to snow production.

The Boreal Glide is now part of the Quebec City region’s winter destination activities, welcoming, in addition to cross-country ski lovers, hundreds of skiers from American and Canadian university programs and ski clubs of all caliber to prepare their season. "Other than a glacier, there is no better place in the world for skiing at this time of the year!" claims Alex Harvey!


The Montmorency Forest offers the longest cross-country ski season in Quebec, thanks to the special climatic conditions and its snow cannons!

From October 28 (unique in Quebec!), our trails are open to the public and to athletes!


Throughout the winter, our network of natural snow trails are maintained with the help of a grooming machine and the remaining land is available for off-trail skiing (about 25 km. with some restrictions).

Services: ski equipment rental, waxing room, showers as well as a cafeteria.

The Montmorency Forest is a member of the cross-country ski resort network in the Quebec region. For more information, go to rssfrq

The Canadian Ski Patrol is present at the Forest all along the season! Thank you! 

41 km – total classic cross-country ski area
16 km - skate skiing
22.4 km – off-trail

7.0 km - easy
19.1 km – difficult
16.4 km - very difficult

Map of our natural snow trails



Ski trails access : 16.31$ + tx.

NATURAL SNOW -  2016-2017
Daily prices, taxes not included

Adult : 15.44 $ / UL 9.78 $/RSSFRQ** 11.58 $
Child 6 to13: 8.05$/UL 6.31$/RSSFRQ** 6.03 $
5 and under: free
Family (2 children and 2 adults): 36.31$/UL 23.92$/RSSFRQ** 27.23 $
Group (min. 20 tickets/group/day, valid for the day of purchase only): 12.61$

LOW SEASON (from April 3, 2017)
Check this Webpage to learn the details and the fees

Access to the trails is included in lodging prices.

* Prices are subject to change. 

SKI RENTAL (ski, boots and  poles) prices do not include taxes
*upon availability (we suggest to check in advance)

Adult (per day) 16.09 $
Adult (half day) 11.97 $
Child (per day), 10 and under 10.44 $
Child (half day) 8.48 $