Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec City, Que.
The Paris of ski towns, Quebec City is full of narrow cobblestoned streets, soaring church spires, and charming 18th-century houses. And just 30 minutes up the road is some of the best skiing on the East Coast, at Mont-Sainte-Anne — with snow that is almost always light and fluffy, and a season that lasts from November until late April. Spend your evenings in Quebec City itself, strolling alongside cross-country skiers as they glide along the sidewalks below the famous floodlit turrets of the 100-year-old Fairmont Le Château Frontenac hotel. Or ride the funicular down to an intimate pocket of bistros and boutiques in the Quartier Petit Champlain.
Best for: A couple's getaway.