Massif du Sud

Massif du Sud

Quaint ski area, that receives huge amounts of snow, about 1 hour south of Quebec City & 1.5 hours north of the US. MDS receives the most snow of any ski area in the Quebec City area. Most runs rely entirely on natural snow. Lift-lines are nonexistant. Amounts of terrain is huge. Expert runs dominate most of the mountain, with some of the steepest terrain in the east. (Run #5, La Surprenante, is a wide <><> run that has over 300m (1000 ft) of vertical at over 40 degrees). MDS offers cat-skiing, true backcountry style (not like sugarloafs idea of bringing skiiers to the summit for first tracks!)... The cat brings skiiers upto various peaks in the area and allows skiiers to ride down steep power-lines and semi-cut summer trails. On a good day, upto 8 runs are included in this package. Food is good, you can buy Bison Burgers instead of Beef Burgers, to make things wilder. The glades are long, steep, tight and even 2 weeks after a dump, you are still making new lines in freshies. NOTE: Until mid Febuary and after Mid-March, MDS is only open FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS and SUNDAYS... This accounts for amazing skiing on fridays!

Snow making percent50%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Total number of lifts2
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-4-Expert only11
Trails-5-Terrain park1
Trails-6-Half pipe
Runs-Steepest run#5
Runs-Longest run#1
General-Base elevation515m
General-Vertical drop400m
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country accessYes (Cat-Skiing)
General-Total area in bounds
General-Snow making coverage
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: LOT of snow, no ice, great glades.

Cons: The lift is a bit slow

It's always a lot of fun out there :-)

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