Chantecler Ski Resort in Quebec, Canada
This small ski resort is for novice and intermediate skiers and riders.
This small ski resort is for novice and intermediate skiers and riders.
Chantecler gets good snow throughout winter.
When my husband David Gil executive-produced Snow Board Academy at the Chantecler (888/916-1616) in St. Adele, Quebec, about an hour from Montreal, I fell in love with the area.

The film starred comedian Jim Varney and snowboarder Corey Haim, and is about a ski resort that hopes to capture a new market by introducing snowboarding to the slopes.  There is a lot of silliness, some pretty girls, great snowboarding action and there are many funny scenes in which experienced skiers try to learn snowboarding.

From our very comfortable, slope-side bedroom I felt like we were living in the film, as we could see snowboarders and skiers whizz by, racing each other, falling and laughing.  Although Mont Tremblant is a much better known, more glamorous and expensive resort about a half-hour away, Chantecler has a great deal of charm and enough variety of terrain to suit most families.

The resort’s food was terrific, and there is also fabulous food at every price range, within a short walk in the village of St. Adele. Non-skiers can drive to neighboring villages, where there are charming antique stores and flea markets on certain days.

For those visiting Chantecler outside of ski season, the resort offers a wide variety of warm weather activies such as golfing, go-karts, amusment parks and even a summer Santa meet and greet.

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