Massif du Sud
|Le Massif du Sud|
|Location||Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice-de-Buckland, Quebec, Canada|
|Nearest city||Quebec City, 90 km (56 mi)|
|Vertical||400 m (1,312 ft)|
|Top elevation||915 m (3,002 ft)|
|Base elevation||515 m (1,690 ft)|
|Skiable area||90 acres (36 ha)|
38% Extremely difficult
|Longest run||3.5 km (2.2 mi)|
|Lift system||2 total
1 surface lift
|Lift capacity||1,600 skiers/hr|
|Snowfall||600 cm (236 in, 19.5 feet)|
|Web site||Massif du Sud|
Often confounded with Le Massif, the Massif du Sud is renowned for its natural snow and its glades. Although it is the highest ski mountain in the Quebec City region, it doesn't boast the biggest vertical because of its base already at 515 meters. The Massif du Sud also offers 30 km of cross-country skiing and 20 km of snowshoeing trails.
In summer it is possible to do hiking with more than 92 km of trails and 46 km of multifunctional trails (bike, horse).
The Massif du Sud was first opened in 1989 but has since changed owner many times.
As of 2007, there is a wind power project in the area of the mountain which is contested by the main shareholder, Alain Contant.
Building on its fame in backcountry glades, the resort has a snowcat-skiing operation in the backcountry region and will introduce heliskiing in 2011 season. It is the only resort in eastern North America to have heliskiing.
- The Massif du Sud slogan is "Le secret le mieux gardé" which translates as "The Best Kept Secret".
- During January and February the mountain is closed Monday to Thursday. Therefore, on Fridays, the snow conditions are usually incredible.
- The Massif du Sud closest neighbor is Mont Orignal.
- Lash, Rochelle (November 19, 2011). "Heli-skiing is coming to Quebec". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved November 23, 2011.
- (French) 
- (French) Parc du Massif du Sud - Québec