Not so true. Even though the trails are not as fun as in the early 90's (I've been living for 16 years in Quebec City before moving to Mtl and rode many times in Sainte-Anne), there are still very nice XC riding to be have and new trails have been open lately. IMO, the MSA is still one of the best «official» mtb spot to ride in the Quebec City area. It's true that the Charlesbourg backcountry (Rivière des Roches) is an astounding place (the best in Quebec, IMO) but you have to have a local guide you to find out the best trails there. In MSA, even if you're new to the place, there are trails for everyone and every leve plus great DH.BigJay said:Mont Saint-Anne must be one of the most overrated mountain bike destination in Quebec. Most trails are XC-skiing trails. Wide. Not technical. Muddy with occasionnal ruts. Not much of the purpose-built singletrack like you will find in other prime destinations. I use to go there as a teen back in the early 90s. The place is still good for DH but you have to find a local to show you the goods... because it's not mapped or maintained by the station but by locals.
There are way better destinations in the Qc region for XC! Check out "Vallée Bras-du-Nord" for a great experience and also, just a few minutes north of Qc city, check out "Sentiers du Moulin" who have been building great singletrack for the past 2 full seasons. For a 3 day stay, plan 1 day at Sentier du Moulin and 2 days at Vallée Bras-du-Nord.
Hope this helps a bit.