Le Massif du Sud, 18 March 2017,

This small, remote hill is about 1 hour east of Quebec City but on the south shore of the St. Lawrence river. A late winter storm dumped 93 cm of fresh powder in the week before we arrived at le Massif du Sud. The hill is normally closed Monday to Friday, opening only on weekends but it was open all of March break so the new snow was well skied, but there was so much that it was still super soft and fun.

The area on the left of the only chair lift (east side) is reserved for double black diamond glade (tree) skiing. The runs are steep and have so much variety and options to traverse to adjacent runs, you can start from the same place and see a completely different run each time. We spent all of our time exploring this amazing terrain.

The hill was very busy but the single quad chairlift system works well and keeps everyone moving. We were entertained on the way up the lift by the downhill racers competing below us.

Some of my so-called friends took me to a short, steep area with untracked snow which looked okay from above and as I was celebrating the successful descent, I heard them yell ‘jump’ but I was already falling. Luckily, I only damaged my pride.

At the end of a full day of steep and deep it’s time to enjoy some of the après ski entertainment in Bar le Sous-Bois.

This was truly a ‘Bluebird’ ski day, with bright sunshine and spring temperatures but with the bonus of fresh snow. I am looking forward to the next visit!