Microbrasserie Cardinal is a favourite spot for après-ski socializing. There are many beautiful places where you can cross-country ski in and around Hudson, and even a downhill ski area nearby! Here are a few of our favourite places to enjoy the avant before the après. If we missed any, please leave a comment and let us know!
Cross-country skiing in Hudson
There are many official and unofficial places to ski in Hudson. None offer on-site rentals, so you need to bring your own equipment. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Whitlock Golf Club – Groomed by the town
- Le Nichoir – Groomed by the town
- Davidson Park – Not groomed, but popular with locals
- Lake of Two Mountains – When the ice is thick enough, you can go out and ski on the lake. In general, if it’s thick enough for cars to cross the ice bridge from Hudson to Oka, it’s safe to venture out and play!
Here is a map of the officially maintained winter trail network in Hudson:
More trails nearby
- Harwood Nature Park in Vaudreuil (5 minutes from Hudson) – Former golf course with trails and equipment rentals for cross-country ski, snowshoes, and fatbikes, plus a huge dog park open year round.
- Parc nature les Forestiers-de-Saint-Lazare (20 minutes from Hudson) – Vast network of groomed trails for all levels. Equipment rentals available. There is a fee for non-residents to access the site. Other winter activities on site include ice skating and tubing!
- Les sentiers de l’escapade du Mont Rigaud (20 minutes from Hudson) – Marked, groomed trails. No ski equipment rentals available. Dogs are permitted on the trails. No fee to access.
Mont Rigaud is the closest ski hill to Hudson, located just 20 minutes away. Weather permitting, the mountain is open every day from mid-December to late March from 9am to 9pm. The mountain has one chairlift and two magic carpets for newbies and little ones. Most trails are lighted for night skiing. The mountain also offers areas for cross-country skiing, trails for snowshoeing, and fatbikes.