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Legend has it that Le Massif de Charlevoix was once a dormant giant covered in a thick blanket of pristine snow, but it yearned for something more. There were no ski lifts or gondolas in the early days, but that didn’t deter the adventurous souls who were captivated by the mountain’s raw beauty and untapped potential. They would ski down the slopes untouched by any tracks, and at the end of each run, they would hop on a lively school bus to drive back up to the top, braving the elements and revelling in the sense of adventure.
One day, a group of visionaries discovered the hidden gem and saw its true potential. With unwavering passion and determination, they embarked on an epic journey to transform the mountain into a skiing haven that would capture the hearts of adventurers from around the world.
Now, Le Massif is a winter wonderland open year-round in the Charlevoix region in Québec, captivating visitors with its breathtaking beauty and exceptional skiing conditions. Renowned for its unique topography and picturesque landscapes, Le Massif offers an unforgettable winter experience that combines thrilling outdoor adventures with a touch of charm and tranquility.
Snow Day, Your Way
Le Massif’s majestic mountains dominate the horizon, rising dramatically from the shores of the St. Lawrence River; these towering peaks create a stunning backdrop that sets the stage for an exhilarating winter getaway.
Le Massif’s skiable area caters to all levels of skiers, from beginners seeking gentle slopes to advanced skiers craving a challenge. Meticulously groomed trails wind their way through pristine forests, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, from the unique view of the Saint Lawrence River to the picturesque mountains of Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix.
With an impressive vertical drop of 770 metres, the highest east of the Canadian Rockies, Le Massif guarantees an adrenaline-filled skiing experience, whether you’re a novice or an expert.
Beyond skiing and snowboarding, Le Massif offers a host of winter activities for visitors to enjoy. Adventure-seekers can take part in an exhilarating sledding run of 7.5 km (the longest traditional sledding run in North America). You can even try it by night with only a headlamp to guide the way. There is nothing like it in Québec!
Home Away From Home
From cozy mountain chalets to luxurious condos, visitors can find the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day of activities. The accommodations at Le Massif combine comfort and style, providing a welcoming retreat amidst the snow-covered landscape. Whether you prefer the summit or the base of the mountain, Le Massif’s accommodation options ensure a memorable and relaxing stay during your winter getaway. At the base of the mountain, there’s even the all-inclusive Club Med Québec Charlevoix that’s perfect for an all encompassing stay.
After or during a thrilling day on the slopes, visitors can enjoy a meal at Camp Boule buvette de montagne restaurant. Chef David Forbes has curated a simple and friendly menu showcasing grilled meats cooked over a wood fire. Inspired by the seasons, Camp Boule restaurant allows you to explore new horizons, with a focus on local products from the Charlevoix region.
From the days of legend to the modern age, Le Massif has always nurtured the feeling of being immersed in beauty and nature. It’s the seemingly endless terrain that takes you from breathtaking heights down to the water’s edge. It’s about collecting great stories, creating memories, and connecting with nature, family, friends, and oneself—season after season.
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About Le Massif de Charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix is a 4-season mountain resort that offers an incredible playground, set in a breathtaking landscape, with a vast array of activities to enjoy summer like winter, an amazing local gastronomy as well as accommodations right on the mountain.