Rising high above the mighty St. Lawrence River in the heart of Quebec's Charlevoix is Le Massif, a sleeping giant of a mountain that's home to some of the most spectacular skiing in Eastern Canada. Le Massif is about one hour east of Quebec City and its international airport, not far from Mont-Sainte-Anne, and in the centre of the province's picturesque Charlevoix region. It is known for its commanding views of the St. Lawrence, steep runs, state-of-the-art facilities, and tantalizing cuisine that's some of the best you'll find at any ski area's base in Canada. It's also the mountain with the greatest vertical drop (770 metres; 2,526 feet) and the largest annual snowfall (650 cm; 21 feet) east of the Canadian Rockies.
No lodging available on-site, but 400 beds nearby.
Cafeteria and pub, ski shop with rental and lessons, day care on weekends for ages 6 month to 12 years (season pass available for 2 years and up), first aid center on-site, and hospital located only 10 miles away. Sixty percent snowmaking. The resort now also offers free guided tours at all times, and a new shuttle service between Quebec City and its slopes. Camp-Boule (housed in a historical building located at the peak of the mountain) has games, movies on the big screen, a lunch counter, and La Camp-Tine, where sweet or savory crepes, soups and sandwiches are served. Also see Camp-Buse, located mid-mountain with a scenic deck and wood stove for hot meals.