Stoneham Mountain Resort in Quebec, Canada is less than an hour by car from Mont-Sainte-Anne, and yet it’s really a different type of resort. It’s much smaller and instead of the grand Château Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham has the cozy Condos & Hôtel Stoneham.
Stoneham, Canada in winter
Ski and snowboard
Of course we didn’t just look at the slopes from our condo, we also tried them out. The summit of Stoneham Mountain Resort is 632 meters or 2,074 feet, which is a bit lower than the summit at Mont-Sainte-Anne. There are 42 trails in total, of which 19 are lighted for night skiing.
Skiers and snowboarders from every level can practice their skills here, as there are “easy” (26%), “difficult (21%), “more difficult” (38%) and “extreme” (15%) slopes here.
There are also several snow parks for those who want to practice their tricks, among which an Olympic half-pipe.
Just like Mont-Sainte-Anne, Stoneham Mountain Resort is also great for beginners. There’s a learning hill with a magic carpet and the Family slope is very do-able if you’ve only been skiing for a couple of days, like I had.
The ski and snowboard season here runs from the end of November until the beginning of April, if the weather permits it.
There’s a big ice skating field at Stoneham. I call it an “ice skating field” because it includes two hockey goals. I wonder if they organize games there…
Put on some snowshoes and explore the Stoneham backcountry. Oh and if you come across any “mind the bears” signs in winter there’s really no problem. They’re hibernating. (Note: I wasn’t the one who didn’t dare to take this little road…).
Stoneham in summer
Stoneham doesn’t close in winter. In fact, there’s plenty to do when the weather is warmer and the sun is out. You can go mini-golfing, climbing, kayaking or hiking. In summer the outdoor pool and beach-volleyball field are also open.
In winter and summer
All year round things to do include geocaching and relaxing in the hot tubs.
Located at the base of the mountain, staying at Condos & Hôtel Stoneham means you get ski-in/ski-out access.
The hotel has its own spa and convention center, but for breakfast, lunch and dinner you need to cross the street to the Feu-Follet restaurant or the Quatre Foyer bar.
We stayed at one of the condos that had a view on the slopes, which was pretty cool. The interior was a little outdated, but only style-wise. Everything was clean and we had a well-equipped kitchen, a rather large bathroom, and a cozy little living room.
It was just a bit of a shame that we didn’t have WiFi at our condo. There was only wireless internet at the hotel, so I had to cross the street to the reception if I wanted to get some work done. On the other hand, this kept me from answering emails the entire evening and instead Siemen and I watched a movie and went through our GoPro footage (oh yes, we’ve filmed! You’ll have to wait a bit for the videos though…).
I loved that we had a kitchen because this meant that we could prepare lunch and dinner ourselves and I still needed to be a bit careful after having been sick a few days before in Quebec City.
Condos & Hôtel Stoneham
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We received a two-day stay at Stoneham to review the slopes and the other activities at the resort. Invitations like these will never affect my reviews. The links to the Condos & Hôtel Stoneham in this post are affiliate links. That means that if you book through them, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps me keep the blog up and running.