Le Massif de Charlevoix, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois

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#2 of 68 in Winter Sports in Quebec
Hit the slopes at Le Massif de Charlevoix, the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies with a wealth of outdoor activities. With spectacular views of the St Lawrence River, the mountain hosts a range of ski runs for all abilities, as well as sledding, cross country and snowshoeing. Four chalet restaurants offering different atmospheres and tasty food to top up your energy are scattered amongst the slopes, from the foot of the mountain to the summit. You'll find everything you need at the resort, from a ski school to equipment rentals and repairs. Off season, the majestic mountains provide a series of challenging hikes with breathtaking views of the great outdoors. Using our online itinerary creator, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois attractions like Le Massif de Charlevoix can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A superb massif, the view is beautiful, the slopes are long, we take the time to go down it's nice no need to spend all day in the lifts. The descents give the impression of throwing itself into the Saint Laurent it's beautiful. If you need to rent your equipment, there is only one store it can take time considering the world that wants to rent at the same time! (Plan to arrive early) The main entrance is at the top of the massif, if you arrive at the bottom you can ask for a free pass to go up and pick up your equipment
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  • Very nice view of the river. Excellent snow conditions. Very good food. Very nice cottage at the top. Very nice employees.
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  • This is my Paradise Le Massif for all the activities I mention in the title An Incredible and Magnificent Playground, both for the Quality of Places, the Work of the Staff and for the Wonderful Panorama A Stay at the Massif de la Petite Rivière Saint-François in Charlevoix is to offer itself the Total!!! I live near the lines of Ontario and despite the distance as Bouley says in his song HERE HE NEVER IS TROP LOIN, FOR THE WHAT ON LOVE - Charlevoice I love you Manon ⛷ ♀️⛰
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  • Le Massif, is is massive. Situated on the edge of a plateau overlooking the Laurence river. The views here were stunning, the snow was perfect. Nice open wide runs if you like that. All the runs are well marked as well as all the mogals. As a snowboarder I spend to much time walking to the top of different runs. I preferred Mt St Anne's narrower winding trails. If it had Le Massifs views and snow that would be sick. I guess the hunt for the perfect mountain continues.
  • Great skiing. Wonderful staff. Our instructor Pierre gave a little extra which was so wonderful. Merci Pierre!! The view is amazing and never seen anything like it at any other ski hill. Open from 9am to 4pm.
  • I have snowboarded all my life in BC so my expectation are were very high however I do realize the terrain is not the same. I was surprised to arrive at the ski hill parking lot at the top of the mountain instead of the bottom which was a first for me. It was New Year"s Day and the hill just received 15 cm of powder (awesome). The lodge itself is a good size and the food selection was decent. There is a self serve cafeteria and a sitting area to enjoy the views. A stage for live music in another room that accommodates about 75-100 people and a onsite ski shop, which worked out very well because my partner forgot her gloves. A nice feature is the lockers to rent which come in large and smaller sizes. The hill itself was in great shape as it just snowed. There are 3-4 chairlifts and the view of the St Lawrence is stunning. I love skiing in trees and there are lots of choices to do so. One of the areas is out of bounds however it is very easy to get back on to the main hill at the bottom. There are about 5 or 6 single black runs and I believe 1 double black for advanced skiers. I was told by a guide the hill does not get as icy as other hills in the area because of the moisture from the St Lawrence river. All in all the experience was great and I will certainly go back as I live in Toronto. Oh and the lineups were very short which is surprising considering it was New Year"s Day 2019.
  • Great mountain for intermediate to advanced riders. Typically gets alot more snow here than the Ontario, or other southern QC ski resorts. The Glades were beautiful and snow was great when we went, even 5 days after the last snowfall. The lifts weren't crowded during weekdays and they have a smooth RFID ski badge system.
  • Amazing views. We go there every year. You start from top of the mountain right when you arrive. It closes early like at 4pm so you need to arrive early. Mountain is really big and the slopes are long. You can go down for 15 minutes easily. I would recommand if you like skiing. It's an hour north of Quebec.
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