Winter Activities - Tourisme Saint-Donat

> Winter Activities

The village of Saint-Donat is an ideal open-air place for winter sports enthusiasts. The portfolio of activities is diversified and becomes an excuse to play outside. Whether for alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, fatbike riding, skating, snowshoeing, snowmobiling or mountain biking, the region will satisfy all members of the family. The fabulous landscapes make the experience even more enjoyable.

> Downhill Skiing and snowboarding

Located less than 90 minutes from Montreal, the village of Saint-Donat is nestled in the heart of the Laurentian mountains and enjoys exceptional snow conditions throughout the winter season. Head down the slopes and enjoy a breathtaking view from the summit of two mountains designed for skiing and snowboarding.

Ski Garceau

One of the highest ski resorts in the Laurentides and Lanaudière regions, Ski Garceau offers a total of 305 metres of slope and pure pleasures for the whole family. Benefiting from a microclimate that brings abundant snowfall, the resort welcomes nearly 100,000 skiers, beginner and experienced, each year. At Ski Garceau, you can ski in the sun all day, in a breathtaking scenery, on 32 slopes from the kids’ slope to the FIS-certified “Togo”. This ideal family resort will also appeal to thrill seekers with its “Central Park” snow park and its many undergrowth runs.
190, chemin du Lac Blanc, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
1 800 GARCEAU 819-424-2784
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Ski La Réserve

Ski La Réserve offers a skiing experience that will charm skiers and snowboarders, beginners and experts alike. At a height of 305 metres, the mountain also offers tubing and snowshoe trails. Seasoned skiers will certainly be captivated by the incomparable experience of nature, without a ski lift and offering an incomparable off-piste skiing experience. Ideally located in the heart of the Laurentian snow belt, La Réserve certainly offers abundant and exceptional natural snow, in a grandiose, life-size setting!
56, chemin du Mont la Réserve, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819 424-1373 877 424-1373 (toll free)
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> Alpine Hike

There are people for whom challenges are opportunities to seize if the pleasure that arises is worth it! Alpine hiking consists of first climbing and then descending to pristine or rarely frequented snowfields, a sport that continuously attracts more and more followers. Saint-Donat has several playgrounds for all types of hikers. Discover them this winter!

Read our article (in French) : La randonnée alpine gagne en popularité

> Cross-country skiing and Snowshoeing

The Saint-Donat region offers a vast network of trails for cross-country skiing, ski touring, telemark and Snowshoeing. Exceptional snowfall in certain sectors such as Montagne Noire are sought after by avid thrill-skiers. Snowshoeing is becoming increasingly popular because of its accessibility for the entire family and especially the well-being that is obtained by walking through the forest safely and at your own pace. The Saint-Donat region offers a variety of trails for all levels: from a short hike of under an hour, to a whole day or even a stay of a few days, enthusiasts will be delighted. A free map of the Saint-Donat trails is available at the tourist information office.
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Parc des Pionniers

Pionniers park offers 5 mechanically maintained trails for cross-country skiing as well as a 3.3 km trail for snowshoeing.
The Pionniers park rental shop is operated by Cyclo LR Sports, which offer cross-country skis, snowshoes and skates as well as waxing items. The hours of operation are from 9 am to 4 pm from Friday to Monday exclusively. Schedules may vary. Skate sharpening is done at Cyclo LR Sports at 400 Allard Street.

17, chemin Hector-Bilodeau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

Mont-Tremblant National Park

To appreciate the charms of Quebec’s winter in a protected territory! The beauty of the landscapes and wildlife will leave you breathless. In the Pimbina area, you can practise Nordic skiing and snowshoeing. Fatbike fans will enjoy the path that connects the reception station to the Chute-aux-Rats.
2954,route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2954 819-688-2281
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> Ice skating

Outside

Enjoy a beautiful icy trail in the middle of the forest at Pionniers park! A 1.3 km course within nature. The park also offers two ice rinks designed to play hockey with family or friends. Large parking and heated room. Free access.

The Pionniers park rental shop is operated by Cyclo LR Sports, which offer cross-country skis, snowshoes and skates as well as waxing items. The hours of operation are from 9 am to 4 pm from Friday to Monday exclusively. Schedules may vary. Skate sharpening is done at Cyclo LR Sports at 400 Allard Street.

17, chemin Hector-Bilodeau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628

Inside

The Paul Mathieu Civic Center is open from the end of October until early April. Some time slots are reserved for free skating or free hockey for those aged 12 years and under, and 13 years and older. You will find the schedule on the Facebook page of the Municipality of Saint-Donat.

485, rue Desrochers, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2383

> Sliding

Parc des Pionniers

Sliding for children Join the fun and plan a family day of sliding! Lots of fun ahead for young and old! Heated community hall with ample parking. Free entry.

17, chemin Hector-Bilodeau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2833 1-888-783-6628 819-424-2850

Ski La Réserve

Find your child’s heart again careening down slides in tubes! 3 slides. Open daily. Free for members and upon purchase of a daily lift ticket. Possibility to book groups.

56, chemin du Mont-La-Réserve, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-1373 877-424-1373

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> Bike

Fatbike Trails

Cyclists can now practise their favourite activity all year round. Indeed, oversized tires bikes or fat bikes are more and more popular and allow to circulate in the forest. More than 30 kilometres of paths are available within the territory.
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> Horseback riding

Centre Équestre de la Rivière Noire

On horseback or all wrapped up in a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy the pleasures of the snowy forest at Centre Équestre de la Rivière Noire.
2465, route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T2C0
819-424-4224
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> Snowmobile and VTT

More than 200 km of snowmobile trails criss-cross the mountains to enjoy your winter even more. Guaranteed breathtaking landscapes of famed Montagne Noire. A trail map is available at the tourist information and rental shops. Visit the website to find out trail conditions, or download the village and regional maps.

Location Sports St-Donat

Introduce yourself to snowmobiling by renting a recent unit in excellent condition. We can also service your own snowmobile. Guide service available upon request.
681, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2244
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Sport et Marine MV

We are experienced professionals who have shared the passion of snowmobile enthusiasts for almost 40 years. Our mechanics will know how to maintain and repair your snowmobile. More than 20 rental units for individuals and groups. Guide service available upon request.

1108, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-3433

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Animatours, Aventures et Expéditions

A variety of winter activities with guides: snowmobile excursions or dog sled expeditions for a few hours or a few days. Snoe shoeing or fondue in a refuge accompanied by an authentic trapper. Multi-activity stays: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding and forest survival training. Your authentic Quebec in the region of St-Donat with its exceptional snow and landscapes!
63, chemin du Domaine Garceau, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-5809
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Location Saint-Donat

Snowmobile and ATV rental and repair.
659, rue Principale, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2124

Paradis du Quad Ouareau

Throughout the year, ATV enthusiasts will be delighted to drive over nearly 100 km of trails which are maintained by Paradis du Quad Ouareau. In winter, you have the choice of heading over to the Esterel and to Rawdon.

819-424-3772

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