No, you don't really need a car to practice your favorite winter sport. Skis, snowshoes, snowboards and other sporting gear are allowed on exo trains and buses.
Of course, carrying sporting equipment on a bus or a train requires certain precautions. For example, make sure that the blades of your skates are covered at all times and that your skis are tied together firmly. You need to be extra careful with skis, snowboards, hockey sticks and any large-size equipment that could hit or hurt other passengers.
Remember also that travelling with your hands full is much easier and a lot more enjoyable during off-peak hours.
Looking for a place to ski? In the Laurentians, the P’tit train du nord sont accessibles par la ligne de train Saint-Jérôme, tandis que sur la Rive-Sud, le réseau exo peut vous emmener au Mont Saint-Bruno.
Enjoy your winter season!