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Mont-Sainte-Anne: Live In The Moment

Learn to soak it all in at Mont-Sainte-Anne. BY Catherine Dawson March Stand shoulder-to-shoulder, put away your phones and look at the mountain. Now, close your eyes.” Mountain guide Jean-Francois Plouffe wanted to make sure this weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) would not slip from memory too soon. A bluebird first-tracks morning, a stormy powder-happy afternoon, … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Randonnée Days – Québec’s Chic-Chocs

Alpine touring in the Gaspé’s Chic-Choc Mountains left three boys from Ontario in awe of Eastern powder. STORY AND PHOTOS BY ADAM BUITENHUIS Chest-deep in powder and struggling to pull myself to the surface, frustration hadn’t quite morphed into panic. Acquiescent and exhausted, I admitted defeat and yelled to my ski-buddy Craig who was still … More »

What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

Québec Hat Trick – Charlevoix and Saguenay

OAKLAND ROSS discovers three powdery hidden gems in the Charlevoix and Saguenay. ‘‘When we talk about snow, we don’t talk in centimetres here; we talk in metres. ’’ Photos MARK MACKAY in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Along with a handful of English-speaking skier-journalists and a Scottish-speaking photographer, I had come to Quebec to explore a … More »

Going Rando at Tremblant

Quebec resorts are welcoming alpine touring as more eastern skiers discover its beauty and benefits. One step after another. My head is down, my lungs are now starting to struggle to keep up with my body’s oxygen needs and my heart is pumping enough to stop me from talking with the group. It’s dark and we’ve … More »

Time Warp

A day on the slopes of Quebec’s Mont Chilly will take you back in time. BY Alexander Hessel  *  PHOTOS John Rathwell  While driving along a windblown and ungroomed Hwy 148, about an hour northwest of Ottawa in the Pontiac region of western Quebec, it soon becomes apparent that deep snow and steep terrain might … More »

Mont-Sainte-Anne: Live In The Moment

Learn to soak it all in at Mont-Sainte-Anne. BY Catherine Dawson March Stand shoulder-to-shoulder, put away your phones and look at the mountain. Now, close your eyes.” Mountain guide Jean-Francois Plouffe wanted to make sure this weekend at Mont-Sainte-Anne (MSA) would not slip from memory too soon. A bluebird first-tracks morning, a stormy powder-happy afternoon, … More »

Bienvenue Au Canada

Bienvenue Au Canada Club Med Québec Charlevoix   Cirque du Soleil co-founder and Le Massif owner Daniel Gauthier may not have been successful at convincing the IOC that his home hill’s 770 vertical metres was enough for a men’s downhill run, but he has many supporters who prefer his successful wooing of an 850-bed, all-inclusive … More »

Québec’s Corduroy Highway

Canada’s densest concentration of ski hills—and skier-friendly pit stops—lines the Laurentian Autoroute between Montreal and Mont Tremblant. SOMMET SAINT-SAUVEUR The record-setting extent of Sauveur’s nightskiing hits home as I stand at the top of the L’Atomic Express high-speed quad. Radiating outward like the spokes of a massive whitewashed wagon wheel, the six wonderfully groomed runs … More »

Randonnée Days – Québec’s Chic-Chocs

Alpine touring in the Gaspé’s Chic-Choc Mountains left three boys from Ontario in awe of Eastern powder. STORY AND PHOTOS BY ADAM BUITENHUIS Chest-deep in powder and struggling to pull myself to the surface, frustration hadn’t quite morphed into panic. Acquiescent and exhausted, I admitted defeat and yelled to my ski-buddy Craig who was still … More »

What’s Up At Tremblant

Last April, skiers at Mont Tremblant rode the infamous Lowell Thomas chair for the last time. Few will miss the rush of having the spring-loaded boomerang hit them smack in the back or knees. The North Side lift was named after Lowell Thomas, a well-loved American radio broadcaster and avid skier who often hosted his … More »

Nouvelles du Québec

 * Years after pulling out of Colorado, Club Med announced it’s returning to North America, but this time the all-inclusive concept to skiing is coming to Canada. With the help of Cirque du Soleil’s co-founder, Daniel Gauthier, Le Massif in Quebec’s Charlevoix will see bottomless drinks and never-ending buffets after hundreds of GMs return from … More »

7 Reasons to Love Le Massif de Charlevoix

Perhaps the magic of Le Massif de Charlevoix is its relatively recent association with developer and Cirque du Soleil co-creator Daniel Gauthier. Or maybe it’s the mystery created by the meteor that sculpted the region 350 million years ago. More than likely, it’s about everything in between. by MARCY VERBURG and ADAM BUITENHUIS in the … More »

Québec Hat Trick – Charlevoix and Saguenay

OAKLAND ROSS discovers three powdery hidden gems in the Charlevoix and Saguenay. ‘‘When we talk about snow, we don’t talk in centimetres here; we talk in metres. ’’ Photos MARK MACKAY in Buyer’s Guide 2018 issue Along with a handful of English-speaking skier-journalists and a Scottish-speaking photographer, I had come to Quebec to explore a … More »

Going Rando at Tremblant

Quebec resorts are welcoming alpine touring as more eastern skiers discover its beauty and benefits. One step after another. My head is down, my lungs are now starting to struggle to keep up with my body’s oxygen needs and my heart is pumping enough to stop me from talking with the group. It’s dark and we’ve … More »

Time Warp

A day on the slopes of Quebec’s Mont Chilly will take you back in time. BY Alexander Hessel  *  PHOTOS John Rathwell  While driving along a windblown and ungroomed Hwy 148, about an hour northwest of Ottawa in the Pontiac region of western Quebec, it soon becomes apparent that deep snow and steep terrain might … More »

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