If you're comparing pure numbers (terrain, acreage, difficulty, snow), Quebec obviously won't measure up to Whistler or, for that matter, the rest of BC/Alberta.
There is no ski area big enough to warrant a week-long stay, but there are many wonderful, smaller, non-corporate places that I can recommend without reservation... most with verts in the 1,500 - 2,100 ft. range. Personally, if I had seven days to kill, I would visit a bunch of ski areas in different regions (Sutton, Orford, Le Massif, Mt. Sainte-Anne, Valinouet, Mont Edouard, etc.). On the cultural front, I always have a lot more fun in Quebec rather than in Anglophone Canada, but that's my own stupid bias.
So... my answer is, if you are coming purely to ski, stay west, but for the total winter vacation experience, there's nothing like Quebec. And if you feel that you crave the dubious comforts of the Intrawest Octopus, Tremblant is always there for you.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 26, 2001 08:39 AM: Message edited 1 time, by jamesdeluxe ]</font>