Quebec City, QC
Located 30 minutes north of Quebec City, Stoneham is great for a quick getaway.
With convenient on-site accommodations, guests can explore 42 trails over 333 acres of terrain, or hone their skills on the 19 night runs. This past summer, the resort also installed a new quad chair to replace the existing Chinook T-bar and the Bordée two-seater.
Stoneham’s real claim to fame, however, is its three terrain parks. Home to the only 22-foot Superpipe in the region, Stoneham is an ideal stomping ground for freestyle riders. With that in mind, it’s no surprise the resort renamed one of their trails after the late JP Auclair—a professional freeskier who grew up in the region. The run even includes a mural dedicated in his honour.
In summer, visitors can explore Stoneham’s hiking trails—the full resort loop measures 7.5 km long. For more fun head to Jacques-Cartier national park, where’s there’s a boatload of activities awaiting including 30 km of mountain biking trails, fly fishing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding.
“Riding Stoneham is very nice because there’s a lot of variety,” says Slopestyle World Champion and Quebec native Laurie Blouin. “The park is very nice. There are lots of options. I think the best time to visit Stoneham is around March for spring skiing. It’s so nice to ride without your jacket because in Quebec during winter it’s very cold.”