20 years ago, the first skiers hit the slopes and discovered Québec’s best kept secret. Before them, ski enthusiasts had tackled this mountain and discovered its unique characteristic, powder. These same courageous people had an idea and created a group to launch the Massif du Sud project. Envisioning a ski resort in the mountains is no easy task and takes ambition. Imagine – no roads and no infrastructure for services. These stories and adventures have become our legends.
Since the beginning of Massif du Sud, we noticed the tenacity and pride of the residents in the area. Despite the complexity of building a ski resort, they persevered and worked hard to bring their treasure to life. They believed in their project and knew its potential to bring recognition to their region as one of the most beautiful areas in Québec.
Since 2007, Massif du Sud has been growing at an incredible rate as Québec recognizes its unique beauty and splendour. The orientation of the ski resort still resembles the original concept of those first skiers by offering a simple and unique winter playground. While remaining loyal to the original visionaries, Massif du Sud continually makes the effort to offer new services and products, like Heli-Safari and Catski Safari. The imagination of a few men made it possible for thousands of winter sports enthusiasts to enjoy the unique experiences offered at Massif du Sud.
1962: Massif du Sud Park Project created
1987: Co-op begins
1989: Grand opening
1993: Acquisition of assets by a private business
2005: Acquisition by a new group of shareholders
2006: Official launch of Catski Safari; first yurt constructed
2007: Plan created for development of Mountain Village
2008: Construction of the first housing units; received Award of Excellence from the Québec Association of Ski Resorts; developed the program for new skiers called “I learn to ski at school”
2009: Grand Prize for Tourism: Ecotourism and Adventure tourism; Grand Prize for Tourism: Outdoors Recreation; Award of Excellence for Operations and Customer Satisfaction from the Canadian Ski Council
2010: Received government funding for upgrading the resort infrastructure; official opening of the Massif du Sud Mountain Village
2011: Creation of infrastructure for water and sewage; construction begins for Domaine du Cerf; official launch of Heli-Safari Massif du Sud
With more than 13 million in investments over the last few years, Massif du Sud and the surrounding region are well established and underway to becoming the tourist hub of Chaudière-Appalaches. More upcoming projects will be announced over the next few months. In the meantime, new residents have already begun moving into the area making Massif du Sud a “must-do” for everyone.
The Companies of Massif du Sud
Massif du Sud ski resort is a subsidiary of the parent company, The Companies of Massif du Sud. This company has several subsidiaries operating in the Massif du Sud area to assist with its development.
The subsidiaries are experts in property development for Village de Montagne Massif du Sud, act as general contractors through Bâtisseur des Appalaches, and manage accommodations with Hébergement Massif du Sud. The expertise of each subsidiary enables harmonious development within the region by respecting each other’s philosophies and creating long-term benefits with each new development.