Mountain Collective Adds Le Massif, Quebec for 2022-23 Ski Season
Resort is the coalition's sixth in Canada, and 23rd overall
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The Mountain Collective continued its expansion into Canada today with the addition of Le Massif de Charlevoix, one of the largest ski areas in Eastern Canada. The resort is the coalition’s sixth in Canada and 23rd worldwide, but only its second in the eastern half of North America. Mountain Collective passholders will receive two days at each resort, and are eligible for a third, bonus day at Le Massif if they enter the promo code “MASSIF” at checkout.
“We are very excited to welcome Le Massif de Charlevoix to the Mountain Collective family,” said Mountain Collective Chief Executive Officer Todd Burnette. “We were looking for a new partner in the east to complement our great resorts in western Canada and the United States, and Le Massif is a terrific addition which will provide eastern skiers with an additional option to complement the 22 independent bucket list destinations on the pass.”
The bucket list looks like this:
Yup, that’s a bucket list. Le Massif is the third ski area – along with Sun Valley and Snowbasin – to join Mountain Collective for the 2022-23 ski season, offsetting the loss of Alterra-owned partners Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth, and Sugarbush.
Le Massif is an absolute monster, exploding 2,526 feet off the banks of the St. Lawrence River, a fierce spiderweb of double-blacks overlain by a fabulously modern lift fleet, three high-speed quads and a two-stage gondola flinging skiers up the incline. Le Massif claims the tallest vertical drop in Canada east of the Rockies, and it’s the seventh-tallest ski area in eastern North America. Seated just an hour northeast of Quebec City, with top and bottom base areas and an all-inclusive Club Med snuggled against the river bottom, Le Massif is one of the most accessible and well-appointed true ski resorts in eastern Canada. The Mountain Collective deal is the ski area’s first partnership with a U.S.-based multi-mountain pass.
Entering its 11th season, the Mountain Collective continues to differentiate itself from the Ikon Pass, particularly in Canada, and particularly as Alterra’s alpha partners continue to migrate off the Ikon Base Pass. With zero blackouts or restrictions, the pass has clawed out a meaningful niche in the North American ski scene.
Here’s a closer look at Le Massif and what its addition means for the Mountain Collective, and the megapass ski scene at large:
After the subscriber jump: a full breakdown of Le Massif, a survey of the megapass ski scene in Canada, and analyzing additional potential Northeast Mountain Collective partners.