A ski weekend doesn't just mean you plopping two wooden boards on your feet and sliding down a measly hill, no, not at all. It's an immersion into a wonderful and fantastical world filled with apres-ski pints, treks through early morning powder, and some stunning slopes.
Let me pull a little Monet and paint your new favourite picture; you call up some friends, maybe the ones you haven't seen in awhile, or maybe the ones you're obsessed with and already have backup marriage plans with, to each their own. You book a sick private home for the weekend, decked out wth first rate amenities and the spacious party atmosphere you definitely would not be able to get for the same price in a hotel. By day, you shred the gnar as majestically as Lindsey Vonn (okay, you can imagine you do anyways). Afternoon means kicking back in the club for some amazing apres ski vibes and drinks, heated patio season anyone? And finally, by night you got the entire place to yourself for whatever your feeling - the freedom!
Splitting also keeps the cost down, which is a huge perk of renting your own pad. So whether it's a long weekend, reading week, or simply a quick trip away from the real world - make sure you get the first tracks and book one of the these before it's snatched up.
1. Chalet de l'Aventure // Mont-Tremblant, QC
Why not top off your ski weekend with your own personal chalet that just happens to have a view as stunning as the ones you see while you're on the peak? This huge chalet located only 8 minutes away from Mont-Tremblant village (and the hills, duh). You get an unreal view of Lac Ouimet as the background for your getaway. Plus its only minutes away from Raynaud Lake which offers cross-country ski/snowshoeing trails.
The space: with the comforts of the essential chalet exterior, you get a sleek and contemporary interior that is as fly as you and your friends. It's suitable for 8 guests, has 2.5 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms with 3 beds (1 sofa bed), a kitchen, indoor fireplace, and a tv (no wifi).
What you pay: 395 dollars per night.
2. Modern Cottage // Baie-Saint-Paul, QC
Perched on the height of the Charlevoix you get a breathtaking view of the St. Lawerence river and even better? It's close to both the Massif for anyone down to shred and also Baie-St-Paul for a little retail therapy! Who says you can't have the best of both worlds?
The space: This is the ideal spot for a large group, sleeping 12. There are 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, internet access, a fireplace, parking, full kitchen, hot tub and sauna. Yes hello MTV, welcome to your new crib.
What you pay: the average nightly rate is 506 dollars.
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3. La Clairiere 406 // Mont-Tremblant, QC
Newly renovated, 4 storeys, a ski-in-ski-out spot, and it's in the Mont-Tremblant Village (only a ten-minute walk to the local restaurants/clubs); this will be your abode for a dope weekend. This space is spacious and modern while still keeping that classic cottage vibe every good ski weekend needs. A benefit of Mont-Tremblant is the fact that if some of your squad doesn't want to hit the slopes there's also cross country skiing, ice skating, plus the attractions in the village! Add in the awesome views of Lac Tremblant and the Laurentian Mountains (which you can take in after your SAUNA HELLO), and you're set in this ironically convenient hidden gem.
The space: this place is stacked like a beautiful order of pancakes, it has got all the fixings. There's a full kitchen, washer/dryer, two parking spots, bathrooms with HEATED floors (bougy), 5 bedrooms, 2 dens, and 3 full bathrooms. You also have a storage locker for skis, Wifi, and TV - so basically anything and everything you need? You'll have right at your fingertips.
What you pay: the average nightly rate is 840 dollars during ski season. Sounds pricey, but this spacious abode can fit 12 people, meaning when the cost is split, you're probably paying less than a hotel!
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4. Mountain View Chalet Mont-Ste-Anne // Mont Ste-Anne, QC
This place is MADE for an epic weekend. With a stunning mountain view right outside your window (meaning your only minutes away from the action), this huge loft style chalet is great for huge squad retreats (no charge for extra guests). Comforting, classic decor fills the chalet and it's conveniently 30 minutes from Quebec city if you feel like making a stop on your way back to the 6ix!
The space: the tone is set with a beautiful stone fireplace and followed with a spacious living/dining area. You get 10 beds (accommodates 12), 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wifi, free parking, indoor pool, hot tub, washer and dryer. It's also located in a "private wooded area" for you to truly feel like a VIP.
What you pay: 409 dollars per night!
5. Hillside Condo // Blue Mountain, ON
This is the perfect property for a quick, much needed, romantic getaway with your significant other. No need to worry about anything other than each other (awhhhhh) because this Condo has it all. It's literally right beside Blue Mountain which means skiing (and gorgeous mountain views) are literally right outside your window. There's a shuttle service to the Blue Mountain Village, which has some great restaurants and shopping to finish off a great apres-ski afternoon. Want to switch it up one day? The property is only a couple kilometres away from the fantastic Scandinave Spa at Blue Mountain, and just a little further will take you to Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for the adrenaline seekers.
The space: It has got the cute and cosy appeal of an ideal winter escape. There's nice, cosy furnishings, 1 bedroom 1 bathroom, has a new flat screen, full kitchen, and electric fireplace! This place also is able to sleep up to 5 people, time for an epic double date!
6. Ilaali Lodge // Bai-Saint-Paul, QC
THIS. VIEW. THOUGH. Now, we know views are all the rage, and it's easy to just label a property with a great view for some extra appeal, but we're not messing around with our term here. This is for the crew that uses the word "bougie" way too much and wants a place that makes them feel like the royalty they are. Its sleek decor and high ceilings provide a classic apres-ski atmosphere for you guys to hang out after a long day on the slopes. Those slopes happen to be the unreal Le Massif Ski Hill which is (like the town of Baie St-Paul) located only 15 minutes away! The best part? It sleeps 12 people, so grab a huge group and get ready for an unforgettable weekend.
The space: This space of 4500 square feet boasts luxury and we're not mad (but at a reasonable price, win). 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a hot tub, fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, a multi-zone audio system in the dining/living rooms and on the main level- let me catch my breath, okay- change and drying room for your apres ski needs, and finally hockey and ping-pong tables. The only thing it's missing? You and your friends.
What you pay: 428 dollars is the average nightly price.
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7. Chalet La Chanelle au lac Ouimet // Mont-Tremblant, QC
You better believe that this gorgeous lakeside gem looks just as fine as the name makes it sound. This chalet seriously looks like it was dropped out of a romanticised winter themed postcard from the 50's (you feel me right). This space filled with wood beamed high ceilings, a stone fireplace, cosy yet contemporary finishings, and huge windows will be your setting for your epic weekend. Even better? It's only 20 feet from Lake Ouimet and a 5-minute drive from Mont-Tremblant and Saint-Jovite downtown, meaning? You not only get the convenience of the bustle of the towns and adrenaline of the slopes, but the magic keeps going when you get back to the chalet with the beautiful view.
The space: renovated in 2013 this chalet has wifi, 3 bedrooms, 6 beds, lounge with fireplace to accommodate 8 people.
What you pay: 500 dollars per night.
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