Le Massif de Charlevoix offers the highest vertical drop in Eastern Canada and east of the Canadian Rockies, 52 trails, the longest is 5.1 km. The views of the St Lawrence river are outstanding and the feeling during skiing is that you’re on a cliff, just about to fall inside the water! Park your car, put the gear on and start your day by skiing downhill! The main entrance is located on the mountain summit. We enjoyed a chilly and windy day skiing at this resort earlier this year.
Address: 455 Route 138, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, G0A 2L0, QC
Drive: 40 minutes north-east from Quebec City (along the St Lawerence river), 3h20 north-east from Montreal.
Opening time (2018-2019): Beginning of December until mid-April, 8:30 – 15:30/16:00, check exact hours online
5 recent model lifts + 2 pulse gondolas
Ability levels: Easy: 15%, intermediate: 30%, difficult: 20%, very difficult: 35%.
Tickets (winter 2019): full day or half day (from noon), the rate is based on the following age groups: 18-64, 65+, 13-17, 7-12, free for kids under 6.
Ski school: Yes
Gear shop rental: Yes
Cafeteria and bar: Yes – two! The main one is on summit near the main parking, the second is on the base of the mountain near the St Lawrence river.
The resort is offering a 7.5km sledding experience on wodden sledges, from December 22, 2018 to April 1, 2019. Rates (2018-2019): $44.95 per person. Note that the minimum age is 10 years old.
The ski school is located just near the main parking on the summit part of the resort. Behind it are the daycare building, the magic carpet for young kids, the T-bar and the grouping area of the sledding experience.
If you insist you can buy your tickets at the outdoor booth, otherwise, head for the indoor chalet located between the outdoor booth and the main chalet.
The T bar area:
The views from one of the trails:
The view from the cafeteria’s sitting area of Charlevoix region: