There is not only one, but two areas where you can downhill ski in Shawinigan. The Station Plein Air Val-Mauricie, which is renowned for fantastic natural snow trails, is a small, must-see ski hill, where you can also go tubing.
The Vallée du parc hill is also a must during the colder months. There are 30 downhill trails, tubing lanes and even a tobogganing track.
In Shawinigan, it's easy to finish work downtown at 4:30 pm, be on the slopes 20 minutes later, and finish the day with some après-ski at the cozy 360° Resto-Bar.
The hard part is waiting for the next powder day!