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Le Massif

Le Massif

Overall
Overall PAF Score

Overall
Rank

128

Rank in
Region

2

Rank in
State

2

This resort is often compared with:

Mont Tremblant
Massif du Sud
Jay Peak
Best time for snow at
Le Massif
Snow quality compared w/
rest of North American resorts
Last 10 Days of Snowfall at Le Massif

Powder
Forecast

Powder Forecast
Saturday
Day
0"
Night
0"
Sunday
Day
0"
Night
0-1"
Monday
Day
2-4"
Night
1-3"
Tuesday
Day
1-3"
Night
0-1"
Wednesday
Day
0"
Night
0"
True Snow: 234" per year
Snow Quality Rank

157

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Dump Potential Rank

109

Le Massif is ranked No. 109 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Historical Powder Odds
Daily Lottery

% of days with more than 6" of snow

9.5%

Extended Stay

% of months with more than 90" of snow

2.0%

Drought Threat

% of months with less than 30" of snow

31.2%

*Special thanks to Tony Crocker and Bestsnow.net.

Dump Potential Rank

109

Le Massif is ranked No. 109 in North America for its total snowfall during an average season.

Snow
Quality
Rank

157

Accounts for resorts' snow quantity, moisture content, latitude, elevation, and slope aspects.

Total Snow Score

This score accounts for total snow quantity, its moisture content, the resort's latitude, elevation, and its slope aspects, which affect total snow preservation.

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Core Strengths of Le Massif

Core Strengths
Expert
rank
90
score
36.4
Snow Volume
rank
109
score
49.2
Overall
rank
128
score
51.7

Trail Breakdown

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Vertical Drop

2527 ft

2645 ft
Base Elevation: 118 ft

Slope Aspects

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A few words on the Snow at Le Massif

Le Massif is probably the highest snowfall area in Quebec, as it catches orographic snow off the unfrozen Gulf of St. Lawrence. 10.2% of winter days with 6 inches or more of snow is average for destination resorts, while 2% of months with 90 inches or more and 27% of winter months with 30 inches or less are worse than average. The key risk to snow conditions everywhere in the East is not drought but rain. The rain is often followed by hard freezes that can close advanced or ungroomed terrain. This is a minor issue for the locals, who can sit out the wet weather and wait for improvement. It does, however, make planning a trip over a week in advance more of a gamble. Powder can be closer to the Rockies in quality than to the heavier snow of the West Coast.

Accumulation and Preservation

Le Massif averages about 70% open at New Year's with about 20% of seasons being less than half open by New Year's. Le Massif's base is barely above sea level and the primary exposure is southeast. However average winter temperatures in the Quebec City region are colder than in New England and thus Le Massif still averages about 80% open at the first of April.