Le Massif Ski Area Review

by: anonymous_user - Feb 27, 2007

  • Overall Rating 5
  • Family Friendly 3
  • All Mtn. Terrain 5
  • Terrain Park 1
  • Nightlife 4

    Date Visited: Feb 27, 2007


Full review

I've been taking the family there for 4 years now. It is one of the most unique skiing experiences in the world. The winter scenery at le Massif is like no where else—the seaway vista stretches out in front of you like an Artic landscape—harsh, remote and ice covered. The skiing is equally intense. Many of the runs drop 600 meters or more, leaving you feeling as if you are skiing straight into the ice filled St Lawrence. It is truly a place for the hard core skier. Lots of steep and bumps, and usually plenty of snow--although a little light this year. The food at the summit lodge is some of the best resort food in North America, and everything is priced reasonably. Baie St Paul is the nearest real town and is has several good restaurants however none of them kid friendly. There are some drawbacks: few glade runs, limited snowmaking, never seen a terrain park, no slope side lodging, possible extremely cold (like -25 deg C with Artic gale winds), poor to no cell phone connectivity and limited terrain for beginner skiers. It can get crowded on weekends and during Quebec school winter breaks so avoid them, but other times you can have the more remote runs to yourself.

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