Safe Together is a Guest Reassurance Program to communicate the enhanced health and safety protocols being undertaken by Club Med, and to provide peace of mind reassurance to guests they are doing their utmost best to take care of their wellbeing so that they can travel to Club Med with confidence. Learn more about their bubble “the Ski Cocoon”.
Be the first to discover this incredible brand new resort in the heart of French Canada delivering a unique skiing experience with spectacular waterfront views overlooking the Saint Lawrence River.
Set in the heart of Québec, at Le Massif Ski Resort, Club Med Charlevoix, will deliver an unparalleled waterfront mountain panorama in a preserved natural landscape for a truly amazing ski-in ski-out experience. Ski and snowboard at the only Club Med mountain Resort in the world, boasting waterfront views, guaranteeing this ski vacation to be unique, memorable and like no other! Opening in December 2021, the resort’s architecture combines modernity with traditional Canadian style, featuring locally sourced materials, and immersed in the natural winter landscape.
The pristine beauty, between snow-covered mountains and the grandeur of the St. Lawrence River is simply breathtaking.
WHY Club med charlevoix, QUÉBEC?
Discover a brand new mountain experience in the heart of French Canada, set to open December 2021. Be the first to indulge in the unique combination of rich Québecois culture and unparalleled ski experience, at Club Med’s first ski resort in North America.
Club Med offers the only all-inclusive ski package in Canada, and redefines the idea of All-Inclusive. The price you see is the price you pay for club med’s all-inclusive holidays, and it’s an outstanding value.
Club Med Charlevoix, Québec, will turn ski holiday dreams into reality. It is truly a unique resort in a stunning location, with the most spectacular skiing East of the Rockies that will impress even the most experienced skiers. Adventure awaits you. Let our team of experts help turn your ski holiday dream into a reality.
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AT CLUB MED “ALL INCLUSIVE” MEANS ALL INCLUSIVE
We get it. Ski holidays should be easy and carefree from the moment you leave home, and we do know that sometimes travelling in the snow with little ones can be a little stressful.
That’s why Club Med really means it when they say all-inclusive. Think of Club Med Charlevoix as your very own snow globe – a world of almost endless possibilities From the practical and wide range of accommodation from luxury spaces to club rooms, Kids Clubs from 4 years to 17 years old, all-inclusive dining available at any time, a premium truly open bar. Imagine access to a myriad of different winter sports and activities waiting for you, the circus school, and intimate evenings with light entertainment or live music with shows and dancing.
Club Med can also book your air travel, including free airport transfers – also included. Your ski holiday is as easy as 1, 2 ski! Together with our partners at Club Med Charlevoix, we’ve put in every effort to ensure your ski vacation is as effortless and stress free.
Guaranteed included in our package
ACCOMMODATION – From spacious superior rooms, connecting family rooms to suites for every guest.
GOURMET DINING All-day snacking and three meals a day with international and local gourmet delicacies, and a true open bar.
LIFT PASSES – A 6 day lift and gondola pass for full access to the slopes for each week long holiday package.
LESSONS – Group Ski and snowboard lessons tailored to ability and run by professional English speaking instructors.
OPEN BAR – Enjoy a true open bar – from cocktails to soft drinks, you can have it all! Sports & Activities
RELAXATION & APRES-SKI – Treat yourself with wellness activities and time out including yoga, sauna, hot tub as well as Outdoor jacuzzi, hot Turkish baths and sauna facilities, your after-ski relaxation is assured.
ENTERTAINMENT – From calm, intimate evenings with live music to vibrant shows where you can dance the night away.
CHILDCARE – Award-winning Kids Clubs for 4 to 17 yr olds included and 4 m to 3 yrs care available at extra cost gives you the option to balance family time and you time. Free Wi-Fi.
TRAVEL INSURANCE – Relax with peace of mind knowing you’re all covered.
FITNESS – gym and pool access
The only add-ons that aren’t part of the all-inclusive offer are boutique purchases, excursions, spa treatments, or special experiences. That’s really unheard of in our industry.
We encourage all our clients from around the globe, to discover a brand new mountain experience in the heart of French Canada. Be the first to indulge in the unique combination of rich Québecois culture and unparalleled ski experience, at Club Med’s first ski resort in North America.
All you have to do is turn up for the most amazing ski holiday!
YOU CAN BOOK & TRAVEL WITH CONFIDENCE KNOWING…
CLUB MED’S NO COMMITMENT PEACE OF MIND POLICY OFFERING MORE FLEXIBILITY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES*
We have been hit hard by COVID19 and we’ve been committed to adapting the way we work and implement new tools, policies and strategies to encourage clients to dream of skiing and snowboarding again next season.
One of those steps is Club Med’s offer to our clients more flexibility
For our new bookings made from 10 June 2020 for travel up to 10 June 2022, this policy allows for new:
☆ The ability to secure a future Club Med holiday for as little as a $200 deposit per person
☆ Final payment only required 30 days prior to departure, with the option prior to this date to:
Change their travel date.
Postpone and hold the payment securely as a Future Travel Credit.
Cancel, do not travel and receive a full refund.
*This policy is applicable to our Australian or New Zealand clients, who can secure their holiday with just a $C200 pp deposit and the confidence that they will be able to change their mind, change their date or cancel and get their money back if their booking is affected by the Australian or New Zealand Government Outbound/Inbound International Travel Restrictions or Quarantine Mandates.
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Winter in Club Med Charlevoix is much more than just a ski holiday …
Your mountain home is at Le Massif de Charlevoix, which boasts the highest vertical east of the Canadian Rockies. It’s a place to get active and adventurous with your favourite winter sports, a large choice of runs for all levels, as well as the most extensive off-piste skiing East of the Rockies.
An extraordinary and authentic ski destination, with spectacular panoramic views of the Saint Lawrence River and the mountains. This is a place where nature, creativity, innovation and imagination come together.
The annual average snowfall based on recent years is 254 in (645 cm). December usually sees the largest and first big snowfalls, with February and March usually providing regular snowstorms, as well as longer and more bluebird days. Temperatures range from 25 °F or (-4+ in March to 10 °F or (-12C) in January.
The resort has invested heavily in snowmaking infrastructure, with 70% of skiable terrain topped up to 391 snow guns as needed.
Your winter home away from home is a unique mountain experience offering the most spectacular skiing east of the Rockies in great snow conditions. As well, the snow-covered mountains offer so much for non-skiers including snow shoeing, Nordic walking, and more.
As many know, Club Med is all about connecting love ones, in a shared travel experience. Whether you’ve got a young one never seen snow, or a budding Olympian in your family, Club Med Charlevoix have something for the entire family . By the end of your ski vacation, kids 4 years and older can glide home with confidence.
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Club Med Charlevoix boasts the enviable position as The only waterfront ski resort in Le Massif. Purpose built in 2020-21, the European inspired ski village feels brings the best of Québecois French Canadian lifestyle, in harmonious symbiosis of creativity, authenticity and cultural, social and touristic sensibility. The Massif de Charlevoix is an incredible mix of spectacular views, exceptional activities, excellent gastronomy and a top-rated service.
Lucky visitors live and ski an experience that is profoundly personal, visceral, unique and ecological, oriented towards the development of sustainable tourism, in one of the preferred regions of Québec that was classified, in 1989, by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.
Club Med Charlevoix upholds the Club Med promise, of Beyond skiing there is something for everyone , with a myriad of winter based leisure and non-ski activities. From a relaxing Spa experience, the Club Med Circus, snow sledding, the resort has something for everyone. All this emanates from their village.
Club Med Charlevoix is truly ski-in, ski-out, and really its own village with every imaginable amenity you will need during your ski vacation. Should you wish to venture further afar, the Club Med transportation team will make arrangements.
WHERE TO STAY
Club Med Charlevoix offers the only all-inclusive ski package in Canada. From the moment you make the decision to book, we and our Club Med partners attend to all the details.
Start with the Easy Arrival Service, all the nitty gritty details of your ski experience are handled even before you see the snow at Club Med. Imagine everything being ready for you upon your arrival! No more queuing to pick up your equipment, book your ski and snowboard lessons or sign your children up to the Children’s Clubs. All you need to do is register your preferences online and the G.Os® will make sure everything is ready before your arrival. So, all you have to do is enjoy your ski vacation.
The resort offers a variety of accommodation suites with a mosaic of warm designs inspired by Québec and Canadian heritage, including nods to Indigenous and First Nations communities.
Suite categories include Superior, Deluxe and the Exclusive Collection (Club Med’s highest service level option), all of which have balconies and versions for couples and families.
To suit couples and families, some suites are interconnecting. The 302 rooms have been architecturally designed to take in the glorious views, and guests are extremely well catered for with three restaurants, including five dining rooms & two terraces, and a choice of bars to enjoy your après ski too!
The Superior rooms channel the colours of Québec’s expanses – winter white, twilight blue and yellow sun, playing on elements of the Boreal Forest.
Deluxe rooms are a nod to “classic Québec barns,” said Meyer, capturing the warmth of ancestral homes with blond wooden floors, lofty ceilings and doors painted carmine red.
There are 25 suites in the Exclusive Collection, which utilize leather, wood, fur, and knitted wool textures.
These rooms are nestled at the top of the resort in a space called “Le Saint-Laurent,” which, true to its name, will offer amazing views of the St. Laurence river.
We can’t wait to hear our first guests stories, making their winter home away from home at Club Med Charlevoix, as they luxuriate in the Exclusive Collection Space. Twenty five Le Saint Laurent Suites boast wonderful views of St Lawrence. Plus enjoy a welcome lounge with a cozy atmosphere and a fireplace, a terrace with a whirlpool and a breathtaking view, and we must mention the conciergerie services will be superb – including champagne from 6pm! Now that’s a must do!
Our Peace of Mind Policy means you can holiday with confidence, with a minimal deposit, and full refund up to 30 days prior to departure. Plus, one free date change 30 days before departure, means your booking is easily managed. One price – everything included.
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TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT CLUB MED CHARLEVOIX
#1. Discover Club Med’s first Canadian ski resort, and enjoy the benefits of all-inclusive travel.
#2. Immerse yourself in the Québec culture with its ‘joie de vivre”. Enjoy the gastronomic delights of Québec, and treat yourself to culinary delicacies from the Charlevoix region: local cheeses and cold cuts, microbrewery beers, ciders and of course, maple products! Québecers are known for being warm and welcoming, it’s not just a myth!
#3. Live the joys of winter to the full. There are plenty of activities for the non-skier. Hurtle down a 7.5km luge track, snowshoe and cross-country skiing, ice skating dog-sledding, snowmobiling and much more.
#4. Club Med is the best when catering for kids. We think they invented the word fun! Here at Charlevoix, Club Med will look after the little ones from as young as 4 months, through to teenagers up to age 17, offering an exclusive Club Med Ski garden learning space; après ski just for the kids: wintery snacks, indoors kids pool, and more. Not forgetting the signature Club Med activity – Circus School, operated in partnership with the famous Cirque du Soleil. Exceptional acrobatic and artistic activities designed to delight the young and the young at heart audience.
#5. Take a train trip! Jump on board the train de Charlevoix offering a truly unique experience in tourism – a spectacular one in fact – between Québec City, Côte de Beaupré and Charlevoix’s coastal towns and villages. Explore further afield by car, a region with an unspoiled natural environment. At Club Med, you are only 1h 30m from the wonderful and historic Québec City, treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site just waiting to be explored. Or visit the quaint village of Baie St Paul and La Malbaie. Rejoice in your French immersion, across this wonderful region of Canada.
The Massif de Charlevoix was opened in 2002 by a promising developer from Québec, Daniel Gauthier, well known as the cofounder of one of Québec’s greatest cultural phenomena, known throughout the world: the Cirque du Soleil.
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The past few months have taught us many things, especially the importance of a holiday. Whether it’s visiting loved ones or you’re in need of a getaway just because, most of you can’t wait to get back to travel.
If your wanderlust has been aching for most of 2020, we have made careful adjustments to our service so you can turn your dreams into plans for the holiday you deserve with confidence. Enjoy doing the things you love and leave the stresses of the past few months behind while we look after the rest.
Le Massif de Charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix
254 in 645cm
Largest annual snowfall
TERRAIN: resort area
Le Massif de Charlevoix
406 ac 164 ha
Greatest vertical drop East of the Rockies:
2526 ft / 770 meters
3.17 mi 5.1 km
2870 ft/ 875 m
119 ft / 36 m
NUMBER OF LIFTS & UPHILL CAPACITY:
7 ski lifts.
27,830 skiers / hour & 10,060 skiers / hour
1 high-speed gondola lift with mid-station (8 passengers / cabin)
2 high-speed quads
1 high-speed quad lift with mid-station
1 novice conveyor lift (Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and at all times during the Christmas holidays and spring break)
1 platter-type lift
1 pulse gondola to shuttle LRT passengers to the mountain
816 m (2,677 ft.)
59 m (194 ft.)
26.3 acres (10.6 hectares)
7,303 m (23,960 ft.)
Try something new at Charlevoix. Discover or rediscover le Sentier des Caps de Charlevoix’s cross-country and snowshoe trails. Expect a friendly welcome paired with grandiose river and mountain viewpoints, where trails meander across boreal and ancient forests offering riverside views of Isle-aux-Coudres and the Montmagny Archipelago. Whether you’re simply out for a stroll or a seasoned enthusiast, here trails lend themselves beautifully to all visitors. A great way to enjoy the region’s bountiful nature!
WINTER HOURS OF OPERATION:
9.00 am – 3.30 pm Note: These times are provided by the ski resort and can vary based on external conditions, day of the week, school, and public holidays.
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Club Med Charlevoix is super easy to access. Just 90 minutes from Québec city airport – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) with direct flights from New York and Vancouver. Further away is Montreal airport – Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), approximately 3.75 hours’ drive – with direct flights from domestic and international cities.
Montreal Airport (225 min.) Québec Airport JEAN LESAGE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (YQB) 90 min
If you include your air travel with your Club Med package, airport transfers from either airport are included in your ‘all-inclusive’ package.
Charlevoix’s vision of sustainable, eco-friendly development builds partnerships and drives local economic and social spin-offs. Our goal is to offer alternate, safe and respectful public transit.
A road trip across the province of Québec, is a suggestion we share with many clients, to truly see the landscape. As winter dons her white blanket of snow, the landscape transforms into a winter wonderland, spectacularly beautiful. The St. Laurence River freezes and becomes a white carpet rolled out ready for winter adventurers arrival. Winter is not just a season, it’s a way of life that the locals love and embrace, and you too can immerse yourself in the Québecois way of life.
All motorized road vehicles registered in Québec must be equipped with winter tyres, from December 1 to March 15 inclusive, and we recommend you request winter tires if renting a vehicle. In Québec, every child in a motor vehicle must be in a car restraint that is appropriate for the child’s height and weight until the child reaches 4.7 ft (145 cm) in height or 9 years old. It is illegal to use a car seat purchased in another country.
Train de Charlevoix operates a timetable of short train trips through the Charlevoix region. This unique experience in tourism – a spectacular one in fact – between Québec City, Côte de Beaupré and Charlevoix’s coastal towns and villages is always a must-do with families.
For a day off the mountain, consider a train journey to Magnificent Baie-Saint-Paul. Known for having the most art galleries per capita across Canada, and was also named Cultural Capital of Canada in 2017. Come stroll down one of the charming streets in Québec, rue Saint-Jean-Baptiste, and dine at one of his many fine restaurants.
Enjoy Train de Charlevoix’s gorgeous riverside panoramas and discover Cirque du Soleil’s hometown, the time of an afternoon.
The history – It is by rolling eastward, in these landscapes both wild and grandiose that you can understand the isolation of Charlevoix at the end of the 19th century. Without an efficient road network, the region seems cut off from the world. We owe to Sir Rodolphe Forget the idea of building a railway linking Québec to Charlevoix.
In 1889, a first railway section was inaugurated, linking Québec City to Sainte-Anne de Beaupré. The steam train – nicknamed the train of the good Sainte-Anne – then allows many pilgrims to go to the Basilique Sainte-Anne de Beaupré. The inaugural trip to Baie-Saint-Paul will take place in 1918 while it will be necessary to wait until the following year to celebrate its entry in the station near La Malbaie.
getting around club med
Getting around this purpose built slopeside resort is easy, with underground tunnels connecting different buildings and areas. There is no separate village to speak of.
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For the adventuring freestylers and free riders, the terrain park will tick plenty of boxes for snowboard enthusiasts. Groomed daily, our advice is the park is suitable for intermediate to expert skill level and ability. Club Med’s Snow School offers group lessons as part of your all-inclusive package.
The terrain park is accessed via the Camp-Boule Express, and offers 5.3 acres (2.3 hectares). Have fun!
Alpine ski group lessons by certified instructors
Lessons for all levels (French / English) Duration: 5 days
Beginners: this is your first experience of Alpine skiing.
Class 1: you can control your speed, and are at ease on blue slopes.
Class 2: you can negotiate red slopes at a reasonable speed.
Class 3: you are at ease on all slopes.
Expert: you are at ease on all types of terrain and snow.
12 participants maximum
The children’s clubs at Club Med Québec Charlevoix pay vibrant homage to the natural world of Québec. The aquatic world brings a breath of fresh air to the Baby Club Med®, while the magic of the forest enlivens the natural feel of the Petit Club Med®. The Mini Club Med® decorated with the starry night sky widens the horizons of the youngest G.Ms® even further.
Teens Multi Snow Sports Programme
Intermediate/advancedDuration: 5 days
For 11 to 17 year olds
When Club Med Passworld® is available, the Multi Snow Sports Programme enables skiers of Class 3 and higher to try all the techniques, with the latest equipment. You can choose between : moguls, jumps, skiing on the edge of the pistes, slalom, skicross, skiing through the forest, in the powder. Awareness of safety in the mountains.
Starting from 11 years
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Rental equipment for skiing and snowboarding is covered in your ‘all-inclusive” Club Med package. It’s that easy.
SNOW HOW TIP:
The resort will have a small selection of boutiques for you to browse and window shop. We would recommend you spend a few days in Québec City, either pre or post your ski vacation, to really discover shopping French style.
There will be a splash pool for kids, outdoor jacuzzi and hammam, and even indoor circus shows
Parents can find time for themselves using Club Med’s childcare program for kids ages 4 to 17-years-old, and care is also available for babies and toddlers starting at four months (which you don’t often see at non-Club Med resorts).
Sign the kids up to the indoor circus school – just for fun, acrobatics and entertainment under the trained eye of Cirque du Soleil expert trainers.
Indulgence and relaxation, in the wellness space, that includes a 23-metre-long heated pool (the biggest pool in a Club Med mountain resort) that, like most things, will overlook the St. Lawrence River.
Fitness and yoga classes is also on the agenda for those looking to limber up or stretch after a day out skiing or snowboarding. Connect to the energy of the great outdoors in the Nordic spa. Here, hot and cold alternate to better soothe and rest the body. The outdoor whirlpool bath with a view of the St Laurence River is without doubt the “hot spot” of the Resort. These are relaxing experiences inspired by Nordic spas, such as a terrace with warm and cold baths, a sauna with panoramic river views, massages and a “charming snow fountain.”
Improve your ski or snowboard level on unique waterfront slopes •, only 1h15 away • Treat yourself to a tasting of local ice wines and maple-based desserts * • Admire the winter wonderland from the warmth of the Nordic Spa’s outdoors bath*
Take a day off the mountain and visit the region , • Explore Québec City – 1h15 • enjoy a cultural immersion in the quaint villages of Baie St Paul (30 min), Isle aux Coudres (1h20), La Malbaie (1h)
Québec City • Ice Valley in Hautes-Gorgesde-la-Rivière-Malbaie • • Saguenay Fjord • Montmorency falls • Gourmet tours, a just a few ideas.
As part of your ‘all-inclusive” package, you have complete access to the following restaurants and Bars at your leisure.
There are three restaurants: a main gourmet marketplace that features nods to Québec’s history with harvesting, fishing, breeding and hunting for food.
Le Chalet, a specialty restaurant and wine cellar, is like a “Chef welcoming you into a chalet with an open kitchen and festive bar [with] stage performances throughout the day,” said Meyer.
Terroir & Co offers a dining experience for families, where parents and kids prepare and share a meal, from fondues and raclettes to local cheeses and charcuteries.
The main bar, at the heart of the resort, is a colourful multifunction space, serving as the main link between all the amenities.
3 restaurants • Main restaurant (5 dining rooms & 2 terraces) • Family restaurant Terroir & Co • Gourmet Lounge Le Chalet
MAIN RESTAURANT A gourmet marketplace serving international cuisine: 1 buffet, 5 dining rooms and 2 terraces. The design transcribes the various options to gather food historically in Québec: harvest, fishing, breeding and hunting.
GOURMET LOUNGE THE CHALET – SPECIALTY RESTAURANT The Chalet features a specialty restaurant, a lounge bar, a wine cellar and a gourmet market. It offers different experiences throughout the day and evening, overlooking the St Lawrence river. An intimate atmosphere in a stylish décor with a focus on a local, reinterpreted culinary offer like an authentic “Table d’Hôte Québécoise”.
Terroir & Co – FAMILY RESTAURANT An entertaining dining experience for families, where parents and kids prepare and share a meal together. Located in one of the main restaurant’s dining room, dedicated to this family experience for dinners. Enjoy fun participative fondues and raclettes with local Québec cheeses and charcuteries, cookie decorations by the kids for desserts and “Tire d’erable”: hot maple syrup served on snow and rolled into a lollipop.
BAR MAIN At the heart of the resort, this colourful multifunction space will evolve throughout the day, from a lounge space during the day to the ‘center of it all’ at night, where shows and parties will happen. Features an intimate mezzanine that allows guests to chill and relax and a terrace.
BAR LE CHALET The bar in the centre of the Gourmet Lounge is the perfect place to begin or end the evening. The intimate lighting that reflects the style and colours of Québecois culture creates the ideal conditions for a special time