Finally made it to the Chic Chocs. Went up yesterday and I must say they are extremely impressive. Not as big as the Presidentials are vertically but just as steep, lots of stuff above or at the treeline, and super accessible (once you drive there) We skied to our car yesterday. Most of the lines are only involve a couple of km's of hiking.
Some of the areas, like anything on Mont Albert such as the Grande Cuve, Mur des Patrouilleurs and the Cuve Speciale close on May 1st because they are located in the Parc national de la Gaspesie and it is a Nature Preserve. They have the last remaining Caribou Herd south of the Saint Lawrence and this Herd is an endangered species and this is their breeding ground (I learned something).
There are still lots of skiable terrain that is outside of the this area like Mont Hog's Back, and the Champs de Mars. The Hog's Back has a 1.7 km hike up from the parking lot and it gets as steep and technical as you want depending on which line you want to go down. The Champs de Mars has a 2.6 km hike up and has lots of glades on the front side and a snowfield down one side. Unfortunely this late in the year there is no ski out from the snowfield so you have to hike back up or bushwack. We skied back down the trail we hiked up and were able to ski right back to the car. In mid winter to can ski the snowfields cross river and your at the base of the Mont Blanche-Lamontange which looked like it has a mini tuckermanish bowl which spills into a Hillman's Highwayish run back down to a trail that will take you right back to your car.
We were blown away by the remoteness while only being a short ski to the car. We had an entire mountain to ourselves. We did share the parking lot with a couple Vermont but they when touring on the Mont Blanche-lamontagne which they had entirely to themselves. The mountain are steep and packed close together allowing you to bag multiple peaks and even multiple mountains in a day.
The info center was only open from 8:30-12:00 which was a little odd but I think this is because you don't have to get on the mountain at 6:00 to get a full day of skiing in. It could also be because there was only about 20 cars around. About half of which were Americans. If you like adventure, enjoy great technical skiing I highly recommend putting this place on your list. On top of that I know next to no French and had no problems while I was there.
The Gite du Mont Albert is a beautiful place to stay which is supposed to have awesome food from what I've heard. The Gite also has a bunch of private chalet that can accommodate anywhere from 2 to 8 people. There is a campground near the Info Center as well.
Chic Choc Avalanche Forecast
The Snow Bulletin in English in the center of the page
Quebec's Park Page
The Chic Chocs are in the Parc National de la Gaspesie.