TRAVEL:

Flights (via AirCanada or Pascan Aviation) or train service (on ViaRail) are available from Montréal or Quebec City to the town of Mont-Joli, where you can then rent a car for the scenic two-hour drive along the St. Lawrence River to Cap-Chat. You can also charter a flight (with other lodge guests) from Montréal or Québec directly to Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, near Cap-Chat, and then rent a car or taxi. The Lodge also offers a limited mini-bus service from Montreal and Quebec City. The final 40km approach from the reception office in Cap-Chat to the Lodge is made by snowcat.

 

STAYING:

The Chic-Chocs Mountain Lodge, located just outside the boundary of Parc Nacional de la Gaspesie, is open from Dec. 26 through late March, and from late June to early October. Rooms are approximately $249 per night for double occupancy, which also covers transportation by snowcat from Cap-Chat, all meals, guiding services and all equipment usage, including the latest backcountry skiing and snowshoeing gear.

Nearby, Parc Nactional de la Gaspesie also offers a variety of accommodations, including a dozen backcountry huts, roadside chalets or rooms at the Gite du Mont Albert, at the center of the Parc.

Chic Chocs Mountain Lodge

sepaq.com

(800) 665-3091

auberge.chicchocs@sepaq.com

Parc National de la Gaspesie

sepaq.com

(418) 763-7494

parc.gaspesie@sepaq.com

 

PLAYING:

The Chic Chocs are a playground for backcountry and Nordic skiers of all abilities, winter hikers and snowshoers, as well as ice climbers. There is a growing network of guiding services and resources available.

Haute Gaspesie Avalanche Center

Regular avalanche bulletins and snow/weather conditions; Avalanche safety workshops and awareness weekends.

centreavalanche.qc.ca

Ski the Chic Chocs

Guided backcountry and snowcat skiing adventures in Parc Gaspesie.

skichichocs.com

Vertigo Adventures

Guided skiing adventures in the Monts Chic Chocs with Francois Roy.

vertigo-aventures.com

 

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