Backcountry skiing discovery

Jacques-Cartier National Park – Québec

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Duration

4 hours

Price

$69 +tx

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Difficulty

Intermediate

9am to 3pm
(with transportation, snack and lunch break)

adult : $69 +tx

ratio : 1 guide for 8 participants

December 15th to March 31th
(everyday)

Explore the winter trails of Jacques-Cartier National Park on a backcountry ski for a memorable experience in this wilderness! With easy-to-follow techniques and ski gear provided.

Nordic backcountry skiing is a type of skiing invented by northerners, and allows people to move easily in the snowy areas.

Backcountry skis are a cross between those used for cross-country and downhill skiing. They have a width between 60 and 110mm, an anti-rollback with scales, and are provided with edges. In addition, for climbs, you can add a climbing skin, and there’s also the telemark binding which detaches from the ski, but stays attached to the boot.

This guided tour will help you discover this activity and become familiar with the material, before you discover the Jacques-Cartier National Park. You will firstly follow a ski trail to understand the art of travel, before making your own mark in the undergrowth, leading to a shelter for the dinner break. Then the trek will continue into a slightly more technical area with ascents and descents.

How the day went

  • transportation included from downtown Quebec City
  • presentation of the equipment at the main building
  • training by the guide and first test of your skis
  • skiing in trail and off-piste with alternating climbs and descents

INCLUDED

  • professional local guide
  • equipment : backcountry ski, ski boots, climbing skins, ski poles
  • hot chocolat
  • park fees
  • lunch (option to choose at the time of booking)
  • transportation round trip from Quebec City

Not Included

  • clothing for an outdoor activity
  • gaiters, toque and mittens
  • snack + water
  • spare clothes

Weather

We think there is no bad weather in winter. The activity always takes place. In situations where the temperature is extreme (-45 C⁰) or the amount of snow is not adequate, the activity will be transferred. The final decision to cancel in case of bad weather is the responsibility of the guide or the administration of Quatre Natures.

Shuttle bus

Our winter activities include free transportation from Old Quebec. At the time of your reservation, a seat is automatically reserved for the shuttle. The departure is at 9am at the Place d’Armes or at 9:15am at the Gare du Palais.

Booking Policy

When booking, the total amount of the invoice must be paid. You must make your payment by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express). You have the possibility to take a cancellation insurance to be refunded of the total amount of your order in case of cancellation on your part.

Cancellation insurance : When booking, you can take a cancellation insurance at the cost of 5% of your order. This allows the refund of the total amount of the activity except the portion of the insurance itself if you cancel your activity. Without cancellation insurance, no refund is granted except for major reasons with official proof.

Modification of a reservation : Any modification must be made by phone or email and is subject to availability.

* the announced duration of the activity is approximate and depends on the weather and the group

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