The Place

Quebec's Powder Outlet

Feel Quebec’s Cirque du Soleil spirit ablaze throughout co-founder Daniel Gauthier’s sustainable project called Le Massif. Travel from Montmorency Falls (east of Québec City) on an 80-mile train trip inside heritage cars, as you marvel at Saint Lawrence River coastlines, while savoring fresh terroir cuisine served on white linen. As your train snakes along, unwind amid plush interiors with high-tech entertainment. Soothe your eyes with visuals of the Charlevoix Region’s rolling fields, colorful villages, and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Disembark at the artistic town of Baie-Saint-Paul, or Malbaie, and be enchanted with vistas from Fairmont Manoir Richelieu. Le Massif was a 1970’s ski haven, and now Gauthier’s esprit de corps rallies themes beyond sports to include culture, wellness, and adventure. He insists, “It must remain authentic, original, and creative.” His geothermal eco-resort captivates visitors with staggering views, 150-room Hotel La Ferme’s five ‘theme’ buildings and courtyard, three dining options serving fresh fare, plus an artisan marketplace, while onsite amenities peak with spa, yoga room, and steam baths. Gauthier adds, “We pay attention to architecture, design, and installations, but equally important is for travelers to retain positive mementos. Whether you remember an activity, show, dinner at ‘Mer et Monts Restaurant’, or relaxed spa treatment, our concept evolves with the four seasons, to provide experiences nurturing your body and spirit.”