Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Quebec Trip Recap - Part 2

Welcome back to Part 2 of 2 of our March Break holiday, you read Part 1 here.

After two days of snow and wind, we woke up to the promise of a blue bird day on Tuesday. 

Waiting for the 8:00 am bus again!

Ready to hit those black diamonds.

My legs were not hurting on this morning and I was able to keep up with the group on the black diamonds. They were freshly groomed and we zipped down a few of them first thing.

Q did take a tumble on one of them and wanted to go inside for a few minutes.  He was fine, but certainly felt better after a hot chocolate and shared muffin.

Then back outside for the rest of the morning.  E met up with one of his friends from the race club.

This was our longest line of the trip, over half an hour, so I took the time to take a few photos.

We went down to the base for lunch. 

We successfully got four families together at one restaurant for pizza. 

Then back up for a beautiful afternoon.  We went over to the Edge which is all black diamonds, but there is also a green run, so while most of our group took the hard way down, me and Linas (and M) did the green run.

Oh hey!

A nice perk of our hotel, we were welcomed back each day with hot chocolate and a cookie in the lobby.

Dave had taken several Go Pro videos of our day so we gathered to watch some of them after supper.

Our group!

On Wednesday a few of us decided to take a rest day.  We had an easy morning, made pancakes, watched some movies, and then went for a walk in the woods. 

In the afternoon some of the ladies went to the Scandinavia Spa.  I got a massage and it was so nice!

(Not my photo, but you get an idea of what it's like.)

We went for supper at Le Q.G. in the village.

It has the best decor.

We all enjoyed our meal and wine and were happy they were able to accommodate 16 of us.

We opted for ice cream sandwiches from the general store for dessert and walked around a bit before heading home.

On Thursday, it was warmer so we again were on the early shuttle to take advantage of the cooler morning temperatures before it warmed up too much in the afternoon. 

We were eat the back of the bus.  I was making that face because it was bumpy and I wasn't sure if I would get a clear photo.

Waiting for the gondola.

Another beautiful morning.

We treated the kids to some maple taffy treats.

And we found another friend from Glacier.

We upped our après game with oysters and Prosecco.  So grateful for these friends.

Our last day on Friday was a repeat of the previous day. Cooler morning, but knowing it was going to warm up quickly.

Clear views from the top.

Gus took a break as we waited for the others to come out of the glades.

After a couple of runs in the afternoon, I knew my legs were done, so I went inside while the rest did some runs (and could do them faster without having to wait for me).  I was not complaining about my set up.

Then E came inside and had a hot chocolate.

We enjoyed some beer and nachos down at the village before getting the second last shuttle home for the night.  We ate dinner at the lobby bar and got to hear some live music.  

On Saturday we packed up and hit the road for home.  Q had been looking at this map and he seemed quite into it, then I realized he was hiding his iPad behind the map and playing on it instead!! He thought he was so clever!

We arrived home around 4:00, got the car unpacked, and ordered Chinese food. It was nice to be back home. 

I love a ski vacation, this being our third March Break in a row, but it is not a relaxing holiday. We were up early each day, making breakfast, pulling kids out of bed, hustling to the hill, and being very active all day.  There were no naps, no reading, and only a couple of movies, but there are so many moments of joy - laughing at the whipping wind, feeling accomplished for getting down a black diamond, exploring new trails, enjoying the warm sun, sitting on a patio with friends, and watching the kids excel at skiing.  Our goal of getting our kids into skiing at a young age was to have a skiing family that can do these trips, and we are doing it!


  1. Awww that's such a lovely March break. Holidays with a big group of friends are so much fun and the memories your kids will have are priceless! When I was a kid we used to camp with a bunch of friends and family. They are the best memories I have of growing up.

  2. This is absolutely NOT the kind of trip we would take but it does look so fun! And it's so great that you have a group of people to do these trips with too. That must make it extra fun!

  3. I think it's great that you go on vacation with so many other families and friends!!

  4. Looks like such an amazing trip. I bet it is tons of work, but so many memories. The only thing I can relate to is the spa day. haha If I was skiing, I would be on the bunny slopes all day. Q on the ride home - so funny!