Le Massif is arguably the finest ski resort in Quebec. It is located at the center of the Charlevoix Region about one hour east of Quebec City (where there is an international airport). The Le Massif Ski Area is known for its breathtaking position high above the St. Lawrence River and its steep descents and exhilarating ski runs and slopes. Its proximity to Quebec makes it an alluring for those people who wish to get away, but stay close enough to fine dining and plenty of Le Massif Quebec lodging. As much as the resort is known for its amazing skiing and snowboarding, it also has a reputation for offering magnificent, state-of-the-art facilities, and added amenities such as awesome cuisine and services on the premises. Serious skiers and boarders will also be interested in knowing that Le Massif has the most annual snowfall and the greatest vertical drop of any mountain east of the Canadian Rockies.
The top elevation at the Le Massif Ski Area is 2,644 feet with a sharp vertical drop of over 2,500 feet. There are 48 wonderful ski runs and trails spread out over 410 acres of brilliant terrain and miles on end of groomed trails for world-class Nordic skiing. There are four lifts that have the capacity of transporting around 6,500 people per hour to the various runs and out of the long lines. Twenty percent of the ski runs at Le Massif are for beginners, 26 percent for intermediates, and then it gets serious—23 percent of the runs are single black diamonds and 21 percent are double black diamonds. When you see this, you may think that the terrain is going to be challenging, and you would be correct. Although there is plenty of space set aside for lessons and instruction where first-timers will feel more than comfortable, there are also some ski runs that are nothing less than extreme and are only for the most advanced skiers and snowboarders out there. There are also two terrain parks, one for serious boarders, and one for kids.
One of the great things about the Le Massif Ski Area is that there is something for everyone to enjoy. Even if you have kids or people in your group who are not into skiing and snowboarding, they can enjoy tubing, snowshoeing, comfortable lodges, nice food, and plenty of après-ski and live entertainment. You will also find that there are plenty of options for Le Massif Quebec lodging within close proximity of the resort itself.
There are unfortunately no Le Massif Quebec lodging options slope-side, but you will find approximately 400 beds within the immediate vicinity of the ski area. There are a variety of different styles of accommodations, from inns and chalets to condos and vacation rental homes. The Hotel Chateau Mont-Saint Anne, Villa Marvic, Chalets Montmorency, Auberge La Grande Maison, and Auberge La Maison Otis are all wonderful choices where you cannot go wrong when it comes to accommodations that are close to the resort. Once you have wrapped up the final decisions about where exactly to stay and other such considerations, you can hit the slopes and enjoy all that Le Massif has to offer its guests.