If you followed the adventures of SnowTrax Television’s Luke Lester and myself on Facebook, you know we recently spent some time in Québec, which is somewhere we love to snowmobile.
Our adventures started off in the Centre-du-Québec region where we stayed at Manoir du Lac William in St-Ferdinand, which could possibly be the nicest resort I’ve stayed at in Québec.
The rooms were clean and spacious for all our gear, there was ample parking (and lock-up) for our trailer and the food at the restaurant was five-star. The only thing that disappointed me was that I didn’t bring my skates to get out on the massive rink they’d cleared on the lake! Next time for sure.
The best part about this area was how much snow there was around the Manoir. We unloaded in the morning and rode through winding trails over looking the Appalachians, then along the edges of farmer’s fields taking in more beautiful scenery. Our destination for the day was rustic trappers cabin were we took a break before heading back for another amazing meal and a dunk in the hot tub.
The second leg of our journey took us to the Chaudière-Appalaches region to Appalaches Lodge and Spa, which by car was only about 90 minutes from the Manoir.
The snow here was exceptional and Luke and I were able to ride right from our cabin to go exploring and to gas up for the following day. We knew that if this hour or two on the trails was any indication of how our ride the following day would turn out, we were in for a treat!
The night was cold and crisp, but sky was clear and speckled with stars. We rode our sleds down from our cabin for a great meal in the main lodge and a bit of story telling by the fire before turning in.
When we awoke the following morning, the trail right from our door had been freshly groomed. It’s a rare pleasure to be the first one out on a freshly groomed trail. It’s like that first dip of your knife into a new jar of peanut butter.
We rode to the top of Mont St-Magloire and climbed the famous lookout tower. It was a clear, sunny day as we overlooked the tall pine trees blanketed in snow with a view that seemingly spanned for hundreds of miles. It was breathtaking.
We spent the rest of the day exploring and riding the vast network of trails before working our way back down the mountain and loading up our sleds to begin our trek home. It was a fantastic trip and one we’ll remember for a lifetime
When snowmobiling in Québec, you can always be guaranteed a warm welcome and an unforgettable experience. We suggest you visit QuebecOriginal.com/snowmobile to plan your next snowmobile vacation.