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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Mountain Biking

    New this summer, Le Massif opens its doors to welcome you 7 days a week, from June 22 to October 10.

    Summer has barely begun and Le Massif de…

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

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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 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.

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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 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!

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    Elevation: 2 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: 8

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    Backcountry Sector
    Bunny Hill
    Child Care Service
    Equipment Rental
    Snowboard Park
  • 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.

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    Admission Fee: No
    Length: 16,4 miles
    Hiking Season: Year-round
    Trail Rating: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult

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    Pet-Friendly
    Toilets
    Winter Hiking
  • Mountain Biking

    New this summer, Le Massif opens its doors to welcome you 7 days a week, from June 22 to October 10.

    Summer has barely begun and Le Massif de Charlevoix has already announced the addition of 10 km of mountain bike trails to its offer, now totalling nearly 30 km. Two new intermediate trails are also to come during the season, adding an additional 5 km to the mountain biking offer. The goal is to become the premier mountain biking progression center in the province.

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    Access fee: Yes
    Trails Rating: Easy, Intermediate, Difficult
    Length: 14,3 miles

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