Backcountry skiing

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.

Snow conditions

Parc national des Grands-Jardins Parc national des Grands-Jardins
Parc national des Grands-Jardins Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq

A lot of destinations

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.

Parc national du Bic
Parc national du Bic Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Gaspésie
Parc national de la Gaspésie Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier Steve Deschênes | © Sépaq
Parc national des Monts-Valin
Parc national des Monts-Valin Mathieu Dupuis | © Sépaq
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle + 3 photos
Réserve faunique de Papineau-Labelle Dominic Boudreault | © Sépaq
Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay
Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay Marc Loiselle | © Sépaq
Parc national de la Yamaska
Parc national de la Yamaska Marc Loiselle | © Sépaq

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