“Come to the Outaouais where winter takes on a new meaning”.
Ski areas would get together to market their region. Montrealers would be attracted to the Laurentians, the Eastern Townships, Vermont or even as far as the White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Prior to moving to Ottawa in my late twenties, I didn’t much about the local skiing in the Québec side of the Ottawa River. The topographic is similar to that of the Laurentians. The following brochure from 1978-79 promotes the region as an Alpine and Cross-Country Ski destination for people desiring to visit Ottawa, the Nation’s Capital.
Six magnificient Alpine ski areas, each boasting the finest in snow conditions, welcome to the ski enthusiast.
For those who prefer the tranquility and dazzling brilliance of the snow covered forest, nine cross-country ski lodges anxiously await your warmth and friendship.
A Sporting Adventure!
…Outaouais countryside offers a variety of other enjoyable outdoor activities like snow shoeing, ice fishing, camping and skating on the frozen surfaces of Lac Leamy in Hull, Lac Beauchamp in Gatineau or la Marina du lac Deschènes in Aylmer. And what better ovvasion to take in the capital of Canada, the National Arts Centre, the Parliament buildings and the many museums.
A Gastronomical Adventure!
An Unforgettable Adventure!
Whether you’re a tourist or live in the area, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful winter in the Outaouais region!
The regions’ six alpine ski areas are presented: Camp Fortune, Edelweiss, Mont Sainte-Marie, Vorlage, Mont Cascades and the now defunct Centre touristique du lac de l’Argile. All, but one of the six alpine areas also offered cross-country skiing. The region also had four areas that only offered cross-country skiing.
The ski information doesn’t include the current cross-country skiing network of trails in the Gatineau Park
Most alpine ski areas had more lifts thirties years; Camp Fortune, Edelweiss and Vorlage each boasted about having 7 lifts, however many of them were t-bars and pomas.