Bold explorers particularly appreciate backcountry skiing for it offers the possibility of contemplating a purer, wilder natural world. In the vast Sépaq realms, skiers venture into snow-covered, less-traveled areas, with slopes of low or medium height. Trails are marked, but not track-set or groomed, and their level of difficulty varies depending on snow conditions, with fresh abundant snow demanding greater effort from the intrepid skier.
Are you intrigued by this winter activity? Getting started requires very few special technical skills. The ski, which is wider than a regular cross-country ski, includes braking-support scales and metal squares for better traction on the ice. Backcountry skiing is a great alternative to snowshoeing.
Access to trails
- Sign-posted trails
- Observation decks showcasing beautiful views
- Warming hut*
- Difficulty degree : easy, intermediate and difficult
- Possibility of backpacking with overnight stay in a hut or on a primitive campsite
* Available at certain locations only.
Equipment rental is offered only at Gaspésie and Jacques-Cartier national parks. Consult the reservation procedure according to the chosen destination.
(17 and under)
Backcountry skis wiht universal fixation
Offered at Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
All skiing equipment
Offered at Parc national de la Gaspésie
Rates for winter 2022-2023 season.
Taxes not included.
Security and regulations
Sépaq wishes you an unforgettable outdoor experience and invites you to be Careful by nature!
Here are a few important do’s and don’ts:
- Venturing outside the trails in national parks is not allowed.
- All waste must be disposed of in the appropriate places.
- Under certain conditions, your dog could be allowed in some establishments. However, no other domestic animals are allowed. Please consult our Domestic animals section.
- National parks are governed by certain rules and guidelines.
Regulations and useful information
Cohabitation with vulnerable or threatened species
We ask for your cooperation to ensure a harmonious cohabitation between visitors and the wildlife present on the territory. It is essential to preserve the peace and quiet of the various species by keeping a safe distance from them, especially those considered vulnerable or threatened, such as caribou. These species are very sensitive to disturbance and any situation that could lead to an interaction with humans must be avoided.
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