Le Massif de Charlevoix is the brainchild of Daniel Gaulthier, rising star in the community development field and best known for having founded the worldwide phenom known as Le Cirque du Soleil, one of Quebec and Canada’s greatest cultural exports.

By virtue of a symbiotic combination of creativity, authenticity, cultural and social sensitivity, Le Massif de Charlevoix allows its bucolic backdrops, inimitable experiences, outstanding gastronomy and reknowned service to shine.

The goal of this tremendous project, based on three axes, is to develop sustainable tourism through deeply personal, original and environmental experiences within one of Quebec’s most beloved regions, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve since 1989.

The Mountain

Le Massif de Charlevoix is the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies, a spectacular view of the St-Lawrence River and surrounding mountains, soft snow as far as the eye can see. A place to get away far from agendas and concrete. Le Massif is a simple pleasure, without artifice. Pure, raw fun.

Le Massif de Charlevoix is :

  • 770 meters of vertical drop
  • 645 cm average annual snowfall per year
  • 52 trails and glades from beginner to expert
  • 55 km of intermediate trails
  • 5 recent lifts including 1 gondola  and 3 high-speed quads
  • Off-trail sector
  • A long 7.5-km sled run that goes down Mont Liguori


Opened in June 2012 and located at the heart of Baie-Saint-Paul, the resort includes 145 rooms, a spa, two restaurants, the Salle Multi with a capacity of 500 people who can attend different events. Not to be forgotten, the train station.

Since June 2015, the hotel’s operations have been managed by Groupe Germain Hotels, ranked as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Compagnies.


The train is operated by Réseau Charlevoix, a non-profit organization whose main role is to assure good operations management and the preservation of the public infrastructures acquired within the framework of the recreotouristic project of Le Massif de Charlevoix. Its goal is to offer an alternate, safe, respectful public transit and a unique experience in tourism, a spectacular one in fact, between Québec City, Côte de Beaupré and Charlevoix’s coastal towns and villages.

Two tours are available all summer long via the two light-rail trains :

  • Departure from the Montmorency Falls to the Le Germain Charlevoix hotel located at the Baie-Saint-Paul station (with stops in Saint-Anne-de-Beaupré and Le Massif de Charlevoix)
  • Departure from Baie-Saint-Paul to La Malbaie (with stops in Saint-Joseph-de-la-Rive and Saint-Irénée)


  • December 2014

    National Geographic

    Best Winter Trips 2014

  • December 2013

    2013 Canadian Tourism Awards

    Le Massif de Charlevoix was a finalist in the Canada Innovator of the Year Award in 2013

  • September 2013


    Gouvernement du Québec highlights the signature of the Investissement-compétences by Groupe Le Massif which commits to supporting the skill-development of its employees.

  • March 2013

    Daniel GauthierPersonality La Presse and Radio-Canada

    Daniel Gauthier was namned personality of the week for his accomplishment in the development of Le Massif de Charlevoix.

  • January 2013

    Hottest TravelDestinations of 2013

    Travel and Leisure named Le Massif de Charlevoix among the top 13 hottest travel destinations to visit in 2013.

  • January 2013

    The 46 Places to goin 2013

    The world-renowned New York Times identified the 46 places to go in 2013. Le Massif de Charlevoix came in  37th place.

  • 2012-2013

    SBC Resort Guide Editors' Choice Awards

    1st place for Le Massif de Charlevoix in the Best Terrain in the East category (before Tremblant).

  • 2012

    Readers' PollThe Best Ski Resorts and Hotels in North America

    Le Massif de Charlevoix came in 17th place of this prestigious North-american ranking. Le Massif de Charlevoix was also named the third most beautiful mountain in Canada and the second most in Quebec by the Condé Nast Traveler readers.

  • 2012-2013

    Canada's 10 best ski destinations

    Le Massif de Charlevoix has been named the fifth best ski resort in Canada and the second in Quebec.

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