The Deck:
The elevated deck has been known to get upwards of 20C during milder sunny winter days, so bring some suntan lotion if you plan on hanging out there during the day. It is also a beautiful view of the frozen tundra across Lac Ste. Marie.

Cross-Country Skiing
There is a cross-country trail out back of the chalet that leads through the woods directly to the base of Mont Ste. Marie. You are free to cross-country ski across the lake as well.

Mont Ste. Marie Ski Hill
With more than 1,200 vertical feet, Mont Ste-Marie is the highest peak and easily the best ski hill in the Outaouais. There are a total of 24 trails spanning two mountain peaks, the region's best Half Pipe and boarding parks, two high speed detachable quad lifts, state of the art grooming and snowmaking equipment and some excellent après ski amenities. With two high-speed detachable quads, there are also virtually no lift lines.

The main peak is mix of beginner, intermediate and expert runs, which will satisfy most boarders and skiers. This is also where the Boarding Park and the Half Pipe are located.

The other peak, Cheval Blanc, consisting of mostly diamond and double diamond hills, is the favorite haunting ground of the Quain Brother's clan. We have a long-standing history with "Betsy", a particular favorite run of ours.

For more information on Mont Ste. Marie Ski Hill, lessons. rates etc., go to

Ice Fishing
Ice fishing has long been a popular winter activity on Lac Ste. Marie, and you will notice locals out on the ice from the upstairs view. Please be sure to know what you are doing before venturing out onto the lake with an auger and gear. This is not for the social angler without an expert in toe. Winter catches are mostly Walleye, Perch and some Pike.

For more information on fishing in Quebec, go to: