Backcountry skiing at Frédéric Back Park in Montreal

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Ski hors piste

Initiation to backcountry skiing, duration 2 h 00

This activity deals with the basic technique of cross-country skiing, also known as "no alternative" and the "genuflexion movement" descent techniques. An interpretation component highlights the heritage and environmental site that is Frédéric Bach Park. The meeting point is on the TOHU parking lot. Participants gather for the distribution of the equipment. Preparation and explanations are provided for 30 minutes prior to departure. Then, everyone puts on their skis to make a tour of the old Miron quarry for 1 h 30. A break is planned mid-way. 

Additional information: activity accessible by public transit

Cost of the activity per person: $ 49 before taxes 

Equipment list For information, the clothing recommended for this activity should not be cotton, but synthetic or wool. The advantage of synthetic and wool over cotton is that even wet, these textiles stay warm.

Base layer (thin combination): up and down

Thin intermediate layer: polar

Waterproof and breathable jacket Breathable sports pants

Thin beanie and thick beanie


Pair of thin gloves

Pair of thin stockings

Pair of mittens or gloves warmer (just in case)

Solar cream

Pair of sunglasses

Thermos of 500 ml or 1 l

1 lunch and snacks


To participate in this activity, a health sheet and a risk acceptance sheet must be completed and given to the guides at the start of the activity.