9 Best Ski Destinations in Canada

Le Massif

9) Le Massif, Quebec

Located at the highest point east of the Canadian Rockies, Le Massif in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec is one of Canada’s premier ski destinations. Just a fifty minute drive from Quebec City, Le Massif features an impressive 770 metre vertical drop. There are over 40 skiable runs at Le Massif, one of which is over 5km long and the resort has a total skiable area of 406 acres. Don’t drive to Le Massif though, take the hour-long train ride from Quebec for beautiful views of the nearby St Lawrence River. Alongside skiing, Le Massif offers its guests the opportunity to ice-climb, snowboard and go rodelling, a unique form of sledding that takes place on a custom-designed, 7.5km trail. Nearby Baie-Saint-Paul has its own buzzing art scene and the local restaurants are of the standard you’d expect in central Quebec. Snowfall on Le Massif is good at an average of around 645cm per year but be sure to get your skiing done before April as the base of Le Massif is near sea level and the snow can disappear by spring.