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Location: Quebec, Canada
Nearest city: Quebec City
Vertical: 625 m (2,050 ft)
Top elevation: 800 m (2,625 ft)
Skiable area: 182 ha (450 acres)
Longest run: 5,7 km (3,6 miles) "Le Chemin du Roy"
Lift system: 1 high speed gondola system, 6 chairlifts, 6 surface lifts
Lift capacity: 18,560 skiers/hr
Terrain parks: 3
Snowfall: 400 cm (160 in)/yr
Snowmaking: 80%
Night skiing: 17 runs
Web site: Ski Mont Sainte-Anne

Mont-Sainte-Anne is a ski resort located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada in the city of Beaupré. The mountain has an altitude of 800 metres (2,625 ft) at the peak and a vertical drop of 625 metres (2,050 ft). There are 66 trails covering 69 kilometres (42 mi) on three different sides of the mountain. 17 trails covering 65 kilometres (9 mi) are available for night skiing on the highest vertical for night skiing in Canada. The average natural snowfall at the summit is 400 centimetres (160 in).[1]


[edit] History

Ten trails and four lifts (including a gondola) built by GMD Mueller were featured on the mountain inauguration day on January 16, 1966. That year, the resort was already making its appearance on the world scene with the Du Maurier International, followed the next year by the first Canadian Winter Games. Skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne goes back to the 1940’s though. Volunteers and skiers from Beaupré and Québec City, cut the first trail in the fall of 1943. Three years later, the first skiing competition was held, the competitors having to climb by foot up the mountain, bearing all their equipment. The only trail available was groomed "manually" by local volunteers using their skis while climbing up.

Since the mountain became privately owned in 1994 by Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, investments have been mostly aimed at cutting new gladed trails and improving the snowmaking system.

[edit] Cross-country skiing

Mont-Sainte-Anne's Cross-Country Ski Centre features 212 kilometres (132 mi) of trails, including a 125 kilometres network for skating stride, which makes it the largest cross-country ski centre in Canada, and the second most important in North America (after Royal Gorge, California).[2]

[edit] Other activities

  • Winter : Snowshoeing, dogsledding, paragliding, sleigh rides, ice skating, snowmobiling (nearby), spa.
  • Summer: Campground, paragliding, hiking, golf, mountain biking.

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Coordinates: 47°04′34.05″N 70°54′49.50″W / 47.076125°N 70.91375°W / 47.076125; -70.91375