Originally Posted by sepandee
Sure. I'm just asking if someone can recommend one of these "reasonably priced" hotels.
On the main road going to Sainte Anne there are a ton of reasonably priced hotels within a couple of miles of the mountain. Dammed if I remember their names, they speak/write French, I speak/write Brooklynize. Not that I've ever had a problem communicating with the locals, just about everyone speaks English. We usually stay a night in one of these hotels either when we first arrive or the night before we leave to save a few bucks. Nothing fancy but they're clean & if you stay at one on the river side of the road a nice view. We usually do not stay near Sainte Anne but prefer staying north of QC near Stoneham ski area so I'm not an expert on what's available near Sainte Anne. First couple of times we rented a house that came with a cook that lived on the property. What a nice place & the cook was great (breakfast/dinner). It was a summer hunting/canoeing lodge but has since been sold to private owners. The last few times we stayed at a hotel near Stoneham (http://www.lacdelage.com/en/). Nice place that serves breakfast & dinner. It has a large indoor pool & hot tub with a gym & steam room also. Stoneham which is a nice ski area too is less than a mile away & it's about 1hr. drive to Sainte Anne with Le Massif a 1/2 hour further. We don't mind driving to ski, that's part of the fun, exploring the surroundings away from the ski areas. Lot's of things to do besides skiing in & around QC.
I don't know how the early season skiing is up there since we usually go mid/late Feb around presidents week. I can say that a few times we were up there New England was brown in Feb.but they were buried in snow up there. For the time period you're thinking of going I think either Whiteface (your other choice) or Stowe would be your best options. Jay Peak with it's water park could be an option also if you're into that sought of thing. You could also hop across the border from there to ski one of the Eastern Township areas nearby. Going to Whiteface your pretty much locked into skiing Whiteface but the other areas I mentioned offer more options.
Whatever you decide I hope you enjoy your trip.