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The area's premier wilderness resort surrounds an 800m-high (2,625-ft.) peak and is an outdoor-enthusiast's dream. In winter, downhill skiing on Mont Ste-Anne is terrifically popular. Just 40 minutes from Québec City, this is the region's largest and busiest mountain. There are 66 trails on three sides, and about a third of the resort is expert terrain. At night, 17 trails are lit. During low season (before Christmas Eve and after first week of Jan), 1-day lift tickets for adults are C$64, seniors C$54, children 13 to 17 C$51, and children 7 to 12 C$34. During high season (Christmas holiday season), adult prices are C$69, seniors C$57, children 13 to 17 C$55, and children 7 to 12 C$37.

Also in the winter, the park offers Canada's largest network of cross-country skiing trails -- 208km (129 miles) of them. A day ticket is C$23 adults, C$18 seniors, C$17 children 13 to 17, C$12 children 7 to 12, and free for children 6 and under. There are seven heated shelters along trails, including three for overnights. Other winter options include snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice canyoning, and winter paragliding. From mid-November to late April, Autobus Les Tours de Vieux-Québec Inc./Tours Dupont (tel. 418/664-0640; www.toursvieuxquebec.com/en/page/city-and-country-tours) provides daily shuttle service from Québec City.

In summer and early fall, Mont Ste-Anne is especially well known for its huge network of trails for both hard-core mountain biking and milder day-tripping (bikes can be rented). It has grown to be the most prominent network of mountain bike trails in eastern Canada, and in 2010, it hosted the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships. The park also offers camping, hiking, and golfing in summer. A panoramic gondola operates daily from late June to early September, weather permitting. Details about these activities are listed on the Mont Ste-Anne website.