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After being asked about ski lessons, the second most asked question I receive is about ski tickets, I’m often asked “Will You Be Able to Purchase a Single Day Ski Ticket This Year?”. There is a lot of misinformation out there, and a lot of rumours that you won’t be able to buy tickets at all. That’s simply not true. What is true is that the ticket sales are very limited this year based on the new regulations regarding limited capacity which comes from the Quebec Ski Areas Association (ASSQ) and the government of Québec.

So Will You Be Able to Purchase a Single Day Ski Ticket This Year?

Will you be able to purchase single day ski life tickets this season? Yes. Will it be harder to secure those tickets during busy times? Yes. That being said, it all comes down to hill size and popularity.

Let’s take the example of Christmas week. At Sommet Saint Saint-Sauveur, it already shows that the entire week is sold out.

However Tremblant, which is about 50 minutes north of Saint-Sauveur, still has tickets available for that entire week. Just because one hill no longer has tickets, doesn’t mean they are all sold out.

That means, that yes some hills will sell out during peak ski times,
others may still have tickets.

The New Normal Means Plan in Advance

With limited tickets available, you’ll have to plan in advance. If you know you’ll have some time off with the kids, it may be good to secure the tickets for skiing now. You could still have some tickets available a week or so out, but if you’re not flexible on your time, it’s best to plan accordingly. That also goes for epic snow days. We love being able to take a spur of the moment trip to a ski hill after an epic snow fall, now we’ll have to book those tickets as soon as the we hear that snow will be falling, and not wait until the morning of.

Québec Ski Hill Roundup

I reached out to some of the most popular hills around Quebec, and the consensus was the same across the board for those who answers. The consensus is: you have to buy tickets in advance (they are limited in quantity). If you have a seasons pass, you can ski on your designated days without making advance reservations.

Here is a round up of some of the hills (I’ll be updating this as the info comes in):

So there you have it, this year will be a little different than years past, but it’s still manageable without a seasons pass. You will still be able to purchase tickets, you just have to plan in advance if you want to ski on those popular days. I hope I helped clear things up for you. Wishing you an amazing ski season!

Thanks for reading,


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