Winter Activities

Snow lovers are in for a treat at Saint-Donat. Whether it’s for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, Fatbiking, skating, snowshoeing, or even snowmobiling and mountain biking, the region will delight all members of the family. The fabulous landscapes and the quality of the snow will leave you with unforgettable memories.

> 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. Catering services, equipment rental and training programs usually offered in our ski station must adapt to the health regulations in place. The purchase of daily tickets can be made online. To properly prepare for your outing, it is strongly recommended that you consult the ski station websites.

Ski Garceau

Hit the slopes of the highest peak in Lanaudière at the Ski Garceau center. For 55 years, the resort has been the ideal landmark for a most successful family outing! You will appreciate the warm welcome that has remained intact over the generations. The 100-acre ski area offers 35 trails for all levels, including two snow parks, two school slopes and a field-based learning area. Alpine hikers are delighted to explore the mountain with specialized equipment.

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 offers abundant natural snow in a superb 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 is 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 various 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. The Ondago mobile app can be downloaded for free on a smartphone.

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Read our article (in French) : + Saint-Donat, votre destination pour la raquette

Parc des Pionniers

Parc des Pionniers offers 5 mechanically maintained trails for cross-country skiing as well as a 3.3 km trail for snowshoeing.

The rental shop is not open during the 2020-2021 season.

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

Mont-Tremblant National Park

The beauty of the landscapes and the grandiose panoramas inserted in this immense protected territory will remain engraved in the memories. The Pimbina sector has a magnificent network of trails for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and Fatbiking. La Chute-aux-Rats remains a must.
2954,route 125 Nord, Saint-Donat (Québec) J0T 2C0
819-424-2954 819-688-2281
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> Ice skating


Skaters will be delighted to walk the 1.3-kilometre icy trail in the middle of the forest in the Parc des Pionniers. The park also offers an ice rink set up for playing hockey. Ample parking. Free access.

The rental shop is not open during the 2020-2021 season.

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


The Paul-Mathieu Civic Center is open from the end of October until the beginning of April. Time slots are reserved for free skating. It is also possible to rent the arena for the exclusive use of a family at a very affordable hourly rate.

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

> Sliding

Parc des Pionniers

A snowy slope is arranged for the greatest pleasure of the little ones. Bring your sled or the crasy carpet. Ample parking. Free access.

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

Ski La Réserve

Recover your child’s heart as you hurtle down the tube slides! Three slides and a comfortable and pleasant ascent on the carpet. The minimum age of 3 years for sliding and wearing a helmet is strongly recommended. Free for members and with the purchase of a daily ski ticket.

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.

+ The Saint-Donat cycling community is active in informing enthusiasts.

> Snowmobile and ATV

Snowmobilers and quad riders have access to exceptional sites. The trails are developed and maintained by clubs made up of passionate and committed volunteers. Among the must-see places, the viewpoint erected at the top of the Montagne Noire attracts hundreds of snowmobilers. You should consult the websites of the Club motoneige de Saint-Donat and Paradis du Quad Ouareau to find out about trail conditions.

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Sport et Marine MV

Experienced people who have shared the passion of snowmobile enthusiasts for nearly 40 years. The mechanics will know how to maintain and repair your snowmobile. Over 20 machines for hire for individuals and groups. Guide service available on request.

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

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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.


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Animatours, Aventures et Expéditions

[On break for the 2020-201-21 season] 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
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