When Montrealer’s go cross country skiing on the island, they usually head to Parc Maisonneuve, Iles-de-la-Visitation, Cap-St-Jacques, or Parc Mont-Royal. There are a few other options, especially for the folks who live in the southwest part of Montreal.
- Parc Angrignon (Lasalle/Ville-Emard). 10 KM of ski trails. There are three groomed trails, all of which are accessible from the Metro station, and the two parking lots. Winter Trail Map.
- Parc des Rapides (Lasalle). Skiing and snowshoeing are permitted in this park. Please note that the ski trails are not groomed.
- Piste des Bergers (Along the St-Lawrence River and Lac-St-Louis..Verdun, Lasalle, Lachine, Dorval) essentially following the linear bike path. 14 km from Parc Therrien (Verdun) via Parc-des-Rapides until Lachine. The path continues along the waterfont in Lachine until Dorval (7.5 km). Maps: Verdun Lasalle, and Lachine, Please note that the maps include the bike paths and not the ski paths, there is very little information available from these boroughs about their ski trails. Since I have never skied this path, I welcome comments about it.
- Parc René-Levesque (Lachine). 4 Km of paths.
- Lachine Canal (on and along). This is for skiiers who don’t mind cutting their own paths, and skiing next to footpaths.
Please feel free to make comments about this posting. I am interesting in reading reviews of the different skiing areas in the Sud-Ouest.