Cross Country Skiing / Backcountry Skiing / Showshoeing /
Winter Camping
 
 
Cross Country Skiing

The park has over 86km of patrolled and groomed trails. Both the Pimbina section above Saint-Donat and La Daible section have trails. There are a number of different routes to accomodate various skill levels and available time. There are warming huts along several of the trails.

La Diable


Le Bois-Franc	10.5km	  Beginner and Intermediate
Le Poete	 5.7km    Beginner and Intermediate
Les Falaises	 9.8km	  Beginner and Intermediate
Le Poisson	12.0km	  Beginner, Intermediate and Expert
La Perdriole	 3.6km	  Beginner
La Biche	 7.9km    Beginner
Le Lievre	 6.5km    Beginner
Le Malard	17.8km    Beginner and Expert
L'Ours		16.2km	  Beginner and Expert

La Pimbina

La Voliere	 1.9km	  Beginner
Le Ruisseau	 5.0km	  Beginner
La Detente	11.8km	  Beginner and Expert
Les Cascades	12.6km	  Beginner, Intermediate and Expert
La Descente	10.8km	  Beginner and Intermediate
La Cassagne	17.1km	  Beginner, Intermediate

You can rent cross country skis and snow shoes in the Diable and Pimbina sectors.

N.B. This area can experience temperatures of -40 and below and temperatures can plummet quickly and unexpectedly.

Hut Reservations (from Sunday to Thursday):819-688-2281

Backcountry Skiing

Reservations are essential and are only accepted one month in advance (contact the park for details). Registration is obligatory on arrival.

This is beautiful tour particulary when done with a small group of friends. There is no better way to see the park in winter. There are four backcountry huts available which accomodate 16 to 20 people along the main backcountry ski trail (94km). The huts are spaced 10 to 20km apart and departures must be early enough to ensure you can reach the next huts before sundown. Ensure that your equipment and skills are up to the challenge and never ski alone.

If you plan anything other than the loop in the Monroe area you'll need to arrange transportation.

Hut Reservations (from Sunday to Thursday):819-688-2281

N.B. This area can experience temperatures of -40 and below and temperatures can plummet quickly and unexpectedly.

Huts

There are eight huts/cottages which accomodate from 2 to 18 people for rent in the L'Assomption Valley and more being added throughout the park. For reservations contact:

Centre touristique des Duex-Vallees
819-424-7012

There are four backcountry huts available which accomodate 16 to 20 people along the main backpacking and backcoutry ski trail (94km). The huts are spaced 10 to 20km apart and provide basic shelter.

Reservations (from Sunday to Thursday): 819-688-2281

Snowshoeing

Diable

Snowshoe trails include the 2.7km Lac-des-Femmmes trail, along the west of Lac Chat and east of Lac Monroe.

Pimbina

From the Saint-Donat center there is an out and back of 5km.

You can rent cross country skis and snow shoes in the Diable and Pimbina sectors.

N.B. This area can experience temperatures of -40 and less and temperatures can plummet quickly and unexpectedly.

Winter Camping

The park allows winter camping with tents in the Diable sector. Registration is obligatory on arrival.

Reservations - 819-688-2281

You can rent cross country skis and snow shoes in the Diable and Pimbina sectors.

N.B. This area can experience temperatures of -40 and less and temperatures can plummet quickly and unexpectedly.

Weather

Tune your radio to CIME FM 101.3 for weather reports.

Saint-Jovite -

Access

La Diable - From Montreal take Hwy 15 north which turns into the 117 pasted Saint Agathe. Turn off at Saint-Faustin then follow the signs through the village and around Lac Superior.

La Pimbina - From Montreal take Hwy 25 north east through Terrebonne, then Hwy 125 north to Saint-Donat. Keep going passed the villaged to the park entrance about 10km away. Another alternative is to take Hwy 15 north to Saint-Agathe then turn east on the 329 to Saint-Donat.

L'Assomption - From Montreal take Hwy 40 east towards Quebec city. Turn off at Hwy 31 north towards Joliette then follow Hwy 343 to the Saint-Come entrance.

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