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Beaupre, April 3rd 2003 - This is it, the VOLKSWAGEN SPRING MADNESS FESTIVAL AT MONT-SAINTE-ANNE is finally here! Festivities start on April 5th and 6th with multiple and varied activities for everyone. The Weekend Beach Party « For a Flirt » brings celebrations at the mountain all weekend long; the Mélanie Turgeon's day on April 6th will not only present our World Champion to visitors but it is also a children fund raising event as well. The Instructors Challenge will join this busy weekend on April 5th and 6th with instructors from all over Canada.

On April 5th et 6th, it is a summer foretaste at the mountain with sundecks, music, beer and cocktails! A special Louisiana necklace contest will also be held this weekend. Trade special favors for flowers! Alambic will also be part of the party with its band of 9 members for Saturday's après-ski!

On April 6th, we pay tribute to our new World Champion, Mélanie Turgeon ! Some privileged ones will ski in her company in the morning while others will surely take up the opportunity in the afternoon for an autograph from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. inside the west aisle of the main chalet. This meeting with the public is preceeded by a fund raising corporate event to the profit of Mélanie Turgeon's fund which is administrated by Sun Youth Operation. The money raised will be reinvested in the social health of children living distress and difficulties.

Also part of this special day program is a dog master demonstration and a live "harfang des neiges", courtesy of the FAPAQ. Djembes and african dancers will entertain us for a memorable après-ski!

Still on April 5th and 6th, ski and snowboard instructors from all across Canada will be competing among themselves in 2 different events: a giant slalom on Saturday and an ultra-cross on Sunday.

Moreover, skiers and riders will get a chance to win a one-year rental for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta when buying a day lift ticket, or any drink on site during the whole Volkswagen Spring Madness Festival at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Other great prizes include a trip to Western Canada offered by Ski Can and a 3-day rental car from Budget.

For more information on the Volkswagen Spring Madness Festival from March 31st to May 4th, one can visit our Web sites at and or dial the (418) 827-4561.


Beaupre, March 18th 2003 - Finally, spring is almost at our doorstep! VOLKSWAGEN SPRING MADNESS FESTIVAL AT MONT-SAINTE-ANNE gets underway better than ever from March 31st to May 4th! Exceptional snow conditions, sun decks, smoking barbecues, sugar shack at the mountain, outdoor concerts, spring season pass and not to miss ski & stay packages, that's spring skiing at Mont-Sainte-Anne!

In the matter of letting everyone fully enjoy the Festival, a spring pass, valid from March 28th to May 4th, is now offered starting at only 125 $ for adults, 99 $ for the 14 to 22 years old and 75 $ for the 7 to 14 years old. Taxes are extra. Moreover, during the exciting period of the Spring Madness Festival, when purchasing a day lift ticket, skiers and snowboarders will get a 33 % discount applicable on their next visit.

The Spring Madness Ski & Stay Package is another real worthy treat from the Volkswagen Spring Madness Festival at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Offered from March 31st to April 27th, this package includes 3 nights for the price of 2, 3 days of skiing for the price of 2, a taffy stick and the official « Spring Madness » hat. The Spring Madness Ski & Stay Package is available starting at only 136 $ per person (price per person, double occupancy). Taxes are extra. One can dial 1 800 463-1568 to take advantage of this sunny package.

A crazy atmosphere prevails at the mountain from April 1st to May 4th 2003 for the whole Volkswagen Spring Madness Festival at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Different spring events every weekend and everyone gets its share! The sunshine will be accompanied by DJs at the summit every weekend! Get the spring fever too and enjoy this new heat on the slopes!

On April 5th and 6th, it is time for sunscreen, sunglasses and outdoor concerts during the « FOR A FLIRT » BEACH PARTY WEEKEND ! Visitors will get a real taste of summer on the mountain with live bands, beach volleyball on snow, BBQ's and cocktails on sundecks with Alambic band for the après-ski. The INSTRUCTORS CHALLENGEMÉLANIE TURGEON'S DAY. Meet her for the après-ski. Djembe and african dancers on site to celebrate our downhill world champion.

On April 12th and 13th, the Kokanee DX Tour is back once more this season with spectacular competitions for the EXTREME K WEEKEND. 2 000 $ in grants! Big Air on Saturday and Ski and snow cross on Sunday. Spectacular competitions, partys and DJs in the snowpark! The Kokanee Tour gets here on Saturday with its party troop and a band for the après-ski! And on Saturday night, hip hop music and punk band!

On April 19th and 20th, let's celebrate EASTER FAMILY FUN with great activities that should please not only children but the whole family. Don't miss a visit at the sugar shack in La Pichard trail.

The SOAP BOX DERBY is back again this season on April 26th for a 4th edition. Engineers, creators and artists, use your imagination to create your own racing engine and try to keep it in one piece all the way down the special course set at the top of La Gondoleuse trail. 2 different categories will be presented: Youth (12-17 years old-team) and Popular (over 18-solo or team). 500 $ in cash prizes! A total loony race! Guaranteed emotions and laughs!

For the grand finale, the SURF & TURF WEEKEND will take place on May 3rd and 4th. A wonderful combination of ski and golf deal is offered to celebrate the end of the ski season and the opening of Le Grand Vallon Golf Course at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Add 15 $ to your day lift ticket and obtain a tee shot.

Moreover, skiers and riders will get a chance to win a one-year lease for a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta when buying a day lift ticket, or any drink on site.


According to the e-zine, Mont-Sainte-Anne is part of the top ten list of best family snow places in North America and one of the top 3 places for children between 3 and 5.

Coming from 672 tips provided by parents who spent traveled with children last season for vacations, the survey acknowledges Mont-Sainte-Anne for its many programs to suit every children, its alpine village atmosphere easy for kids to move within and feel safe, its many activities, including dogsledding, and the proximity of Stoneham Mountain Resort and Québec City.


Québec city, surrounded by the resorts of Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif rank number one in the « Top Ten Romantic Resorts » for eastern North America, award given by Ski America & Canada, the country's best selling ski guide.

« Ski America & Canada's award winning contributors present resorts that offer the perfect combination of dreamlike atmosphere and picture-perfect views together with beautiful lodging, cozy dining, charming towns and picturesque trails where couples can ski or snowboard together. » Quebec city, surrounded by the resorts of Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham and Le Massif were chosen number one as Most Romantic in the East, as they provide « a European atmosphere of narrow, cobblestone lanes, lamplit cafes, and French hotels where, according to these experts, couples stroll arm in arm.Singles search for l'amour Balsams Grand Resort in New Hampshire and Stowe in Vermont came in second and third respectively. The other resorts in the Quebec province included in this Top Ten are Mont Tremblant (4th position), Charlevoix (9th position) and The Eastern Townships (10th position).

Romantic package
Why not offering a romantic vacation at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham or in the Greater Quebec area to the loved one? Our central reservation agency Reservotel will provide you with a choice of more than sixty lodging accommodations with different packages for everyone's taste and budget

Scenic Gondola and Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

Reach the skies with our panoramic gondola and discover the great outdoors. Our mountain top scenic path offers breathtaking vistas along with information on our region's animals and plants as well as on the islands of the St. Lawrence River below.

At the summit, walk our scenic path or ride our charming horse-drawned carriage to the La Crête restaurant to admire the most beautiful scenery of the region.


  • May 31 to June 19: weekends, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.*
  • June 20 to September 1: daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • September 2 to October 12: weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and weekends from 10:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Silver medallist as the most improved golf course 1999 by Golf International Magazine thanks to a $1.4 million
facelift in 1999.

Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mont-Sainte-Anne, Le Grand Vallon is a beautfully rolling 18-hole, par 72 golf course. With 6,583 yards of impeccable fairways, challenging tree-lined stretches, wide open mid-course sections, four lakes and 40 pure white sand traps, Le Grand Vallon offers one of the greatest golfing experiences in Québec.

At your service
Le Grand Vallon invites you to come enjoy the kind of first class surroundings and service found only at the most prestigious golf clubs. From the golf valet awaiting you upon arrival to the electric golf cart included in the green fee, everything is designed to enhance your enjoyment.

Need some advice ? A lesson with our golf pro, Steve Careau, CGPA, will help you correct this little flaw and improve your game. After your lesson, take advantage of our practice range. It is included in you green fee.

Visit our pro shop to find the most popular names in apparel or to rent top of the line equipment (Ben Hogan, Callaway and Cobra).

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