Chic Choc, Parc de la Gaspesie, Quebec, Canada

The Chic Chocs located in the Parc De La Gaspese in Quebec Canada is home to some of the finest backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering terrain on the entire east coast.  Only a 9 hour drive north of Petra Cliffs the Parc is home to an average annual snowfall of over 370 cms.  This place is a magnet for Nor'easter and March offers up a 69% chance of new precip daily! All this means we have an opportunity to find fresh goods daily  

We will try to keep an open itinerary to chase the best snow, but common descents include; Mur De Patroulleurs and the Grand Cuve on Mont Albert, Mont Blanche Lamontagne, Champ De Mars, Mount Hog's Back, Mont Vallières-de-Saint-Réal and my personal favorite Mont Lyall! Climbs average between 30 minutes and 3 hours depending on the objective and ascends  100-350 meters, which allows us to get several laps per day. 

All this while sampling the high quality backcountry ascents and descent offered by the Chic Chocs. We will be based out of a Cabin at the Gite du Mont-Albert, just outside the small town of Sainte-Anne-Des-Monts, Quebec, and we access to the mountains via a easy van ride up to Parc de la Gaspesie. After each day of touring there will be time to relax in this unique Parc cabin.

For a full list of prerequisites, equipment list, or to book please contact us here

Location

Chic Choc, Parc de la Gaspesie, Quebec, Canada 

Date Range

March 12th-19th, 2016

Sample Itinerary

March 12 Day zero: Drive and meet up at the Gite du Mont-Albert by 6:00pm gear check, snow/weather/avalanche condition review tour planning session
March 13 Day 1: Shake down tour on Mount Hog’s Back or Champ De Mars
March 14 Day 2: Mount Lyall
March 15 Day 3: Mur De Patroulleurs
March 16 Day 4: Shorter “rest day” Tour Champ De Mars or Blanche Lamontane
March 17 Day 5: Vallieres-de-Saint-Real
March 18 Day 6: Wherever the best snow is!
March 19 Day 7: Check out by 11am, Return Home. 

Pricing Options  

AMGA Certified Ski Guide, permits, park passes and technical climbing and avalanche equipment, all ground transportation in the park and six days of ski touring and seven nights lodging including breakfast and dinner at Gite du Mont-Albert.

prices are based on guide:client ratio  
6 days and seven nights: 1:2 $2900, 1:3 $1950, 1:4+ $1460
Prices are per person, maximum group size is 1:7

Trip Details

Inclusions: Professional Certified Ski Guide and all technical climbing equipment: ropes and all other appropriate technical equipment.

Exclusions: Personal touring gear, lunch/snacks, personal clothing (see equipment list for what to bring) alcohol, airfare or ground transportation to the Gaspesie, or guide tips.

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