Le Massif de Charlevoix

1350, rue Principale
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François
QC, G0A 2L0

Known as the ski resort with the highest vertical drop east of the Rocky Mountains, Le Massif de Charlevoix offers many outdoor activities that have one thing in common: a gorgeous view of the St. Lawrence River.
With long ski runs that seem to plunge directly into the St. Lawrence River, deep natural snow and legendary après-ski events, Le Massif is a favourite among skiers and snowboarders. After a heavy snowfall—a frequent occurrence in the region—backcountry enthusiasts leap at the opportunity to ski in the fresh snow. The three peaks in the sector can all be reached on foot or with climbing skins. The 7.5-km (4.7-mile) sledding run is yet another way to admire the view while zooming down the mountain.
Even in the summer and fall, outdoor recreational activities may be practised at Le Massif. Those hiking along the trails criss-crossing the mountain from the summit to the base can admire the breathtaking panorama stretched out before them. The new mountain biking trails were designed mainly for descent riding and are not technically difficult. Great fun for those familiar with the trails, and ideal for mountain biking neophytes.

Activities
  • Mountain Biking

    Starting September 19, Le Massif will launch its first mountain biking season, with about 20 km (12.4 miles) of mountain biking trails across the…

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  • Hiking

    Come and discover the hiking trails of the Massif, with spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River. Departures at the top or at the base of the…

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  • Backcountry skiing

    The off-piste sector is located on Mount Liguori, north of the station. There are 3 summits, 800m, 550m and 425m, all accessible with backcountry…

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  • Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

    At one hour from Québec City, Le Massif has the highest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies (770 m/2,625 ft.). With its skiable terrain and…

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Shuttle :
*The 2020/2021 Ski bus has been suspended* Mont-Sainte-Anne and Le Massif ski areas are both easily accessible from Québec City. Just hop on the Ski Bus, which picks up passengers at all the major hotels in the city centre.

Electric Vehicle Charging Station:
Yes

Access for Mobility Impaired People:
Partial

Parking:
Free Outdoor on Site

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1350, rue Principale
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, QC,
G0A 2L0
Le Massif de Charlevoix
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  • Mountain Biking

    Starting September 19, Le Massif will launch its first mountain biking season, with about 20 km (12.4 miles) of mountain biking trails across the greatest vertical drop east of the Rockies. The gondola will take you to the top of the mountain. These trails are open to all, beginners and experts alike, and stretch through the gorgeous scenery Le Massif is known for. During your visit, you can participate in other activities or stay at the accommodations onsite.

    Access fee: Yes
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Trails Rating: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult

    Available Unavailable
    BMX
    Bicycle shop and repair
    Cross-Country
    Dirt Jump, Bike Park
    Downhill Trails
    Freeride
    Mountain Bike Rental
  • Hiking

    Come and discover the hiking trails of the Massif, with spectacular views of the St. Lawrence River. Departures at the top or at the base of the mountain. Access to the hiking trails is free.

    Take advantage of the gondola to facilitate your hikes during our operations this fall, within Le Massif en Couleurs.

    Admission Fee: No
    Length: 6,02 miles
    Trail Rating: Easy, Intermediate

    Available Unavailable
    Pet-Friendly
    Toilets
    Winter Hiking
  • Backcountry skiing

    The off-piste sector is located on Mount Liguori, north of the station. There are 3 summits, 800m, 550m and 425m, all accessible with backcountry skins or by bootpacking. To access this area, you must have your alpine touring access right or a lift ticket. Sector 800 is accessible via the Camp-Boule sector, at the very beginning of La Fortin. You can see a poster with a map of the area. Sector 550 is accessible at the base of the Camp-Boule chairlift. For sector 425, it is accessible via the bottom of the 4, in sector 550.

  • Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

    At one hour from Québec City, Le Massif has the highest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies (770 m/2,625 ft.). With its skiable terrain and slopes that seem to plunge straight down into the sea, the mountain is also renowned for its impressive annual snowfall (over 600 cm/236 in.). Try the new 7.5 km (4.5 mi.) tobogganing run on natural snow. Expert skiers can explore close to 100 acres of off-trail terrain. A thrilling winter sport destination!

    Elevation: 2526 feet
    Number of Trails: 52
    Number of Trails - Easy: 10
    Number of Trails - Difficult: 19
    Number of Trails - Very difficult: 18
    Number of Trails - Extremely Difficult: 7
    Number of Lifts: 6

    Available Unavailable
    Backcountry Sector
    Bunny Hill
    Child Care Service
    Equipment Rental
    Snowboard Park