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Le Massif de Petite


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Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport


Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Villa Marvic 






This beautiful has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, sitting rooms, kitchen, dining room, home theatre with stone fireplace, pool table, hamam, outdoor terrace & pool, spa for eight and sauna.  Sleeps 12 to 16.



Extra person charges may apply





$153 per person





Aux Hébergements  Charlevoix



Offering chalets, homes or condominiums with river or mountains views, outdoor spa, fireplace, sauna or pool table. 


Extra person charges may apply 

$149 and up


Auberge La Grande Maison



This beautiful inn has 24 rooms with a restaurant and wellness center.  Packages include room, breakfast, 4 course dinner and lift ticket. 


Extra person charges may apply 

$138 and up 










  • 10-minute base-to-summit trip, enclosed in the Massif Express gondola.

  • A Magic Carpet - along the new beginner trail called La Moussaillon

  • New Summit Platter Lift 




2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates

2010 - 2011 Lesson Rates


Le Massif de Petite

Le Massif started out in 1970. Studies were undertaken to determine the potential of the mountain as an international winter sports center. In 1979, the Government revised its policy on downhill skiing and declared a five-year moratorium on the development of Le Massif. In 1981, the Sociat de Developement du Massif de Petite Riviere Saint Francois Inc. was founded by a group of regional representatives. A rental contract was signed. A unique combination of downhill skiing on natural snow with bus transportation was created. The formula was the following: skiers were bussed to the top of the mountain where they skied 4 to 5 runs a day with a guide assuring their security.

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Pros: View, terrain variety, atmosphere, modern equipment, excellent food

Cons: Further from Québec than Mont-Ste-Anne, sometimes windy and icy (hey, we're east !), sometimes crowded on beginner/intermediate slopes

This is my home mountain (I live in Québec City), and it's the best spot around.  Forget Mont-Ste-Anne (too crowded, icy, out-of-control skiers) and drive a bit further.
You will be stunned by the beautiful view (you arrive on top of the slopes, and have beautiful view on the St-Laurent river and Appalchans in the south).
The mountain in quite isolated and there is not a lot of accomodation, which for us locals is a good thing as this 'controls the crowds'. 
Terrain has a lot of variation: groomed, tree, bosses.   Advanced skiers are best on the west side: (double) black diamonds are never crowded, but loose the sun a bit earlier in the day.

Contrary to Mont-Ste-Anne and sister Stoneham, Le Massif has got modern infrastructure and an excellent restaurant.

I was really shocked no to find Le Massif in last season's 'Ski' resort guide (it probably isn't owned by a company linked to the magazine...).
If you come to Québec to ski, this is THE mountain to visit.


Pros: pristine sea&ski scenery, long&fast lifts, varied terrain

Cons: no slopeside accommodations, long way from home, worth the trip


    I've only had the pleasure of skiing Le Massif for a couple days in late March 2008, so this is a superficial and impressionistic review. Hopefully, a local will chime in with better details.

    Halfway through my first day at Le Massif I already began to think of it as one of the most memorable ski places I'd ever been in 40+ years of skiing the US, Canada and Europe. It has great terrain, fast lifts, and a classy lodge set in a uniquely beautiful mountain-maritime environment.

    It didn't hurt that the ski conditions were superb during my late spring visit. They had record setting seasonal snowfall totals (30+ feet) and got a big storm just days before our arrival. Day time temps were between 20 and 30 degs F preserving great conditions during our four days on the slopes, two each at Le Massif and Mont Sainte Anne (another excellent mountain).

    Le Massif is a scenic gem, set dramatically close to the St. Lawrence Seaway at a point where the mountains tumble to the shoreline in an almost fiord-like geography. The river is like an ocean here, almost 15 miles across and there is a seriously exotic Arctic feel to the place considering it's only about 550 miles from metro New York.

    Three long HSQs serve ski terrain for all levels in a minimally invasive way. Two of the chairs exceed 8,000 feet in length and climb approximately 2,200 vertical feet. The layout features something for everyone; long groomers with fun undulation (La Simard to La Coulee to L'Ancienne), brawny mogul runs (La 42), secluded glades (La Fortin), and even a Women’s Downhill World Cup sanctioned race course (Le Charlevoix).

    During our spring visit chunks of ice the size of 18-wheelers lay stranded in the mudflats along the river’s edge just beyond the base of the lifts. The summit lodge has an understated elegance and intimacy. It's a great place for some of the best ski lunch fare you'll find. Taking in the weekday view from a lodge lounge chair with après-ski drink in hand, my wife and I got a feeling like this pristine, gorgeous place was our own secret Sea & Ski paradise.

    I visited Le Massif as part of a very successful family ski vacation to the Quebec City area. So much snow! The wife, kids and I thoroughly enjoyed the French Canadian culture. The people were super friendly and helpful. We easily made do with minimal French tourist phrases as many Quebecois are bilingual. It was all I had hoped for in the way of a great sport and culture vacation experience for the kids.


Pros: more runs

Cons: less commoratery

Nice place, great mountain but get rid of the lifts & base lodges. Bring back the school bus which was the only way up & down the mountain in the beginning.....


In the mid-eighties Jean Chouinard took a group of us visiting ski journalists on a day tour of the area. It was unlike any other ski area (except, in the 21st Century, Silverton) in that you could only ski there with a guide. It was quiet, the snow was fine, and as other commenters have noted, the scenery is wild and the cuisine sublime.


Pros: Great views, friendly people, great atmosphere

Cons: none

Skied here for 2 days in early February. It is a great resort only a 1/2 hour drive from Mont Saint Anne. The scenery is unbelievable and the skiing has something for everyone. The pub is great and the food is unbelievable.
You will want to visit this resort in the next few years as they have recently announced expansion plans for the next 3-4 years.

You will not be disappointed by this mountain.

 I was in Massif in Feburary, 2009 . The conditions were premium when I was there but the terrain park was small, had very few features ,and most features were small.Everything was really clean , including all three lodges. One of the best things about Le Massif is that when your skiing over the pitch all you see is the St. Lawrence. One of the worst was that there was no village or seperate restaurants .
Over all I enjoyed Le Massif , but would have had more fun if there was more " hype"
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