Best run: La Crête is one of the mountain’s black diamond trails and is actually one of the most accessible options in their expert zone. Located on the western point of the mountain’s south side, La Crête is a 2.2-mile-long race trail with a sustained 40-degree angle, on a mountain with a 2,050-foot vertical drop. But the best part may just be the view from the top: you’ll get an unobscured view of the St. Lawrence River, and even see Québec City before you speed down.
Best après: When you plan a ski trip, what you’ll do after a day on the slopes is just as important as the runs you’ll hit on the mountain. That’s where après comes in. For a cozy, European après-ski experience (but without the hefty airfare) head to Le Brez after your run. Their menu is extensive, with everything from high end entrées to Euro-style pizzas (like a sausage pizza topped with green onions, arugula, and goat cheese). For a truly classic après experience, you can’t go wrong with fondue. There are seven different cheese options, ranging from gruyères to tangy blue cheeses, with a wine menu to match. The restaurant is also situated slope side, just a short walk from the ski ticket window and gondola, so you won’t have to wait long to warm up.