Le Massifhttp://www.lemassif.comTurbulent Media RSS Builder v1.0http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specificationThu, 24 Apr 2014 03:25:33 EDT60Un heureux dénouementhttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2231/un-heureux-denouementMon, 17 Mar 2014 09:34:13 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2231/un-heureux-denouementLa direction du Massifhttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2230/la-direction-du-massifMon, 17 Mar 2014 09:23:40 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2230/la-direction-du-massifLE MASSIF DE CHARLEVOIX FINED TUNED FOR MARCH BREAKPetite-Rivière-Saint-François, February 25 2014 — Le Massif de Charlevoix’s management is announcing that due to a higher volume of visitors expected over the March Break period, the Base Chalet will be open starting Saturday, March 1 2014 from 7:30am to 5pm. While a light foodservice will be offered at the Base between 11am and 2:30pm for the two-week period, a number of seats will also be reserved for guests with their own lunches. Also open at the Base are the Ticket Office and Lockers.

It is important to note that full food and beverage service will be maintained at the Summit Chalet. There are no changes regarding the Summit Boutique & Rentals. 

Management would also like to point out that as planned from March 1 ? 16, the gondola will be in operation 7/7 ? with the Wednesday to Sunday schedule resuming March 20 2014.

Le Massif’s management has stated that closing the Base Chalet was a necessary business decision given the Mountain’s current financial reality. However, despite Summit Chalet optimizations, the organization has decided to reassess its services on the eve of one of the busiest times of year.

“As previously mentioned, it is important that we offer an experience that meets our clients’ expectations ? an experience worthy of Le Massif de Charlevoix. We therefore decided to re-open the Base Chalet in view of the higher volume of visitors expected over the coming weeks,” commented Frédéric Sujobert, General Manager at the Mountain.

Letting Loose at Le Massif de Charlevoix during March Break

Both at the Mountain and at Hôtel La Ferme in Baie-Saint-Paul, a flurry of family activities await visitors this March Break. Much more than a ski area, Le Massif de Charlevoix is a Mountain of winter fun. Why not scoop up the last few spots available on our famous 7.5 km sled run, explore our snowshoe and cross-country trails, give Hôtel La Ferme’s rink a whirl or get busy creating your own snowman ? in our field of snowmen? Wrap up your day relaxing in the comfort of Hôtel La Ferme’s pavilions, plunge into Spa du Verger’s thermal experience and savour terroir menus at restaurants Le Bercail, and Les Labours.

The Secret to Top Après Skis

A red hot playlist is featured this March Break in the Summit Pub at the Mountain, and at Hôtel La Ferme’s Salle Multi. Les Trois Accords, Groenland and Canailles will be setting the stage on fire during mid-winter break in the Charlevoix. Outdoor adventure gurus, be ready to attend the March 14 Banff Mountain Film Festival world tour presentation. Program details: http://www.lemassif.com/fr/planifier/evenements .

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Source :                   Kim Martel

                               Director of communications

Tél. : 418 240-4122, p. 4003

Cell. : 418 952-7191

kmartel@lemassif.com

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2226/le-massif-de-charlevoix-fined-tuned-for-march-breakTue, 25 Feb 2014 12:49:54 ESThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2226/le-massif-de-charlevoix-fined-tuned-for-march-break
Navette Ferroviaire: Baie-Saint-Paul/Le Massif de Charlevoix

Charlevoix, le 20 décembre 2013 -  Dès le samedi 21 décembre, il sera possible de rejoindre Le Massif de Charlevoix via la navette ferroviaire, au départ de la gare de l’Hôtel La Ferme à Baie-Saint-Paul : un trajet de 40 minutes entre mer et montagne qui risque de devenir « ze » attraction de l’hiver. L’expérience, unique en Amérique du Nord, est offerte aux skieurs comme aux amateurs de plein air et de paysages grandioses.

 

La navette ferroviaire – avec une capacité de 120 places assises et 20 places debout - entre en service 7 jours sur 7 du 21 décembre au 7 avril, avec cinq aller-retour par jour. La fréquence passera rapidement à huit liaisons les samedis et dimanches, en haute saison, soit du 28 décembre au 31 mars.

La navette relie ainsi Baie-Saint-Paul (Gare de l’Hôtel La Ferme) à Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, y effectuant deux arrêts : le premier au cœur du village (Gare du Quai) et l’autre au pied de la station Le Massif (Gare de Grande-Pointe).  Consultez le site Réseau Charlevoix pour tous les détails concernant la tarification et les horaires. Des tarifs pour les résidants de Charlevoix sont également disponibles.

 

Ski town

Inspiré des destinations-ski des Alpes françaises, le nouveau lien ferroviaire fera de Baie-Saint-Paul un véritable ski town. Avec ses boutiques, restaurants et galeries d’art, Baie-Saint-Paul attire déjà sont lot d’excursionnistes en quête d’art et de culture. En ajoutant la clientèle-ski, la ville devrait connaître un essor semblable à celui qu’a connu Chamonix (France) avec son « Mont-blanc Express ».

 

La navette vient ainsi lier les infrastructures ski à celles d’un potentiel d’hébergement plus grand encore. « Pas besoin d’être skieur pour apprécier la navette. Les amants de nature et de beaux paysages vont apprécier la vue et la beauté du parcours menant au Massif où plusieurs activités les attendent : tour de gondole, luge, ski de fond ou raquette, le Massif, c’est une Montagne d’hiver !», ajoute Kim Martel, directrice des communications.

 

Quoi faire cet hiver ?

Le Massif de Charlevoix a mis sur pied une programmation diversifiée et colorée qui devrait plaire à tous les amateurs de plein air, qu’ils voyagent entre amis, en couple ou en famille. Voici en vrac quelques-unes des bonnes raisons de visiter Le Massif de Charlevoix dès la période des Fêtes.

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->Le ski

Plus haut dénivelé à l’est des Rocheuses canadiennes, la station Le Massif offre 52 pistes et sous-bois  –  pour tous les niveaux  –  ainsi qu’un domaine skiable hors-piste inégalé pour les mordus de poudreuse. On peut maintenant acheter ses billets en ligne.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->La luge

Unique en Amérique du Nord, une piste de luge de 7, 5 km se dessine en méandres pour une aventure de deux heures, avec en prime, des vues époustouflantes sur le fleuve.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->La raquette et le ski de fond

À la base comme au sommet du Massif, des pistes de randonnées aménagées en collaboration avec le Sentier des Caps offrent une expérience de glisse complète, incluant la possibilité de dormir en refuges.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·         <!--[endif]-->L’Hôtel La Ferme

Voilà l’endroit idéal où profiter de la magie de l’hiver et de la féerie de Noël. Maintes fois récompensé pour son architecture à la fois contemporaine et organique, l’Hôtel La Ferme a récemment été couronné « plus beau design intérieur au monde ». On s’y offre une chambre dans l’un des pavillons ; on découvre la richesse du terroir en s’attablant à l’un de ses restaurants ; on fait un saut au Café du Marché pour la pause-santé ou faire provisions ; on dessine des arabesques sur la patinoire extérieure illuminée où les petits mettent la main à la construction de bonhommes de neige; on prend part aux spectacles ou on s’offre la totale : une virée au Spa du Verger, pour l’expérience thermale ou les petits soins.

 

Consultez le site Internet du Massif de Charlevoix pour tous les détails de la programmation du temps des Fêtes, incluant le traditionnel party du 31 décembre.

 

 

SOURCE :      Kim Martel

                     Directrice des communications

Tél. : 418 240-4122, p. 4003

Cell. : 418 952-7191

kmartel@lemassif.com

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Le Massif de Charlevoix named one of National Geographic's Best Winter Trips 2014 BAIE-SAINT-PAUL, QC, Dec. 12, 2013  - National Geographic Traveler, recognized as a benchmark in the tourism industry for 125 years, published its list of top can't-miss winter destinations today. A superb achievement for Le Massif de Charlevoix, which now proudly ranks on the prestigious "Best Winter Trips 2014" list, alongside Paris, France; the Sauti za Busara Music Festival in Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania); the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia); Winter Wolf Viewing (Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park); Nosara Beaches (Costa Rica); Lake Baikal (Siberia, Russia); Phu Quoc (Vietnam) and a few other hand-picked destinations from around the globe.

International recognition
National Geographic's reputation is firmly established, as attested by the more than 257 million unique visitors to its website. This publication has also attracted more than 4.8 million Twitter followers and 8 million Facebook fans, making it one of the five most popular media in the world. "We take pride in this prestigious ranking by National Geographic, especially following on the heels of the Canadian Tourism Awards barely a week ago, where Le Massif de Charlevoix was named Innovator of the Year," said Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of Groupe Le Massif's Board of Directors. "We are happy to contribute to the development of this industry and to position Charlevoix as an absolutely must-go destination," he concluded with pride in this exceptional showcase opportunity offered to a number of local businesses and producers that share in this prestigious ranking.

While National Geographic suggests winter as the time for a trip to Le Massif, it also recommends a visit anytime between June and October, when the tourist train is running and thus generates interest in Hôtel La Ferme, one of the three hubs of Le Massif de Charlevoix.

About Le Massif de Charlevoix
A year-round resort destination, Le Massif de Charlevoix was born of a desire to share a fully integrated experience with curious, adventurous clients who care about the planet. Its tourism product offer rests on three pillars: Hôtel La Ferme, whose interior décor was named the most beautiful in the world; The Train, which runs through 140 km of exceptional scenery between a river and the mountains - a circuit accessible only by rail; and The Mountain - much more than a ski centre, which features a range of activities unique to North America, such as a 7.5-km luge run over the highest vertical drop east of the Rockies. Le Massif de Charlevoix seeks to do all things differently, presenting a diverse and unique product offer for a wide range of tourists, designed to fit every budget.


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For further information:

Kim Martel

Communications Director
Tel.: 418 240-4122, ext. 4003
Cell: 418 952-7191

 

 


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LE MASSIF DE CHARLEVOIX’S DARING AND SENSE OF INNOVATION WIN TOP MARKS AT THE CANADIAN TOURISM AWARDSWhen questing for the wow factor moves mountains…

 

LE MASSIF DE CHARLEVOIX’S DARING AND SENSE OF INNOVATION WIN TOP MARKS AT THE CANADIAN TOURISM AWARDS

 

Baie-Saint-Paul, December 3 2013 — Suspense ended on an extremely positive note at the Canadian Tourism Awards, when le Massif de Charlevoix was selected as Innovator of the Year. Recognition that is equal to the sustainable vision embraced by the entire team, in its quest to deliver the unexpected and offer a unique experience sealed in authenticity. This prestigious award now places both the Charlevoix and the le Massif project among top recreation and tourism destinations in the world.

 

“At the very moment when global warming and aging populations are ski industry indicators of difficult times ahead, we detected and acted upon an opportunity to take le Massif de Charlevoix well beyond its vocation as a ski area. We chose to dream big, to propose a four-season destination that is innovative, world-class, well connected to its region and the world at large. We chose to do things differently, to bank on the talent and savoir-faire of the Charlevoix people and its artisans, and play an active role in the economic development of an entire region,” recalled Daniel Gauthier, visionary founder of the project.

 

This award serves to confirm that the wow factor is achieved by leaving the beaten path – by thinking outside the box, surrounded with top talent and working together with the driving forces of the milieu. Meaningful experiences can then be created and paired with custom event programmes designed for curious travellers, who are better informed and more mobile than ever.  

 

“This recognition, we share it with our employees, our partners and the Charlevoix people who turned le Massif de Charlevoix into a destination to be very proud of, into a tourism industry success story with economic spinoffs and benefits that have now travelled well beyond Quebec. Today we accept and perceive this honour as extremely encouraging, but also as an incentive to remain humble amid success, mindful that nothing should be taken for granted. Because a client’s trust and heart are won one unforgettable experience at a time. Because excellence is achieved through passion.  It is a question of commitment, rigor, effort, perseverance and authenticity.”

 

About the Canadian Tourism Awards

Awarded every year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), this prestigious distinction rewards organizations that go beyond by offering singular experiences in tourism and who, incidentally, contribute to the industry’s growth.

 

About Le Massif de Charlevoix

Four-season vacation destination le Massif de Charlevoix is borne of a desire to share an integrated experience with a curious, adventurous clientele that is sensitive to the planet’s wellness. The tourist offer rests on three pillars: Award-winning Hôtel La Ferme, named Top Interior Design in the World; the Train that leads to 140 km of exceptional river and mountainside scenery only accessible by rail; and much more than a ski area, the Mountain with activities that are unique in North America, including a 7.5 km sled run down the highest vertical east of the Rockies. Mindful of always doing things differently, le Massif de Charlevoix provides a unique and diversified offer to a wide range of visitors and budgets.

 

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SOURCE:                    Kim Martel

                                   Communications Director

Tel.: 418 240-4122, x. 4003

Cell: 418 952-7191

kmartel@lemassif.com

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Record Opening Date at Le Massif de CharlevoixAS THE SNOW FLIES, A NEW SEASON STARTS AT thE MOUNTAIN

Le Massif de Charlevoix opens Trails November 23, a Record!

 

Baie-Saint-Paul, November 21 2013 — Le Massif de Charlevoix is proud to announce its ski area is getting a head start on the slide season, with opening date set for this Saturday, November 23 at 8:30am.  A total of 5 groomed trails in the Camp Boule Sector will be open from the summit (la Bouchard, la Desjardins, la Jean-Noël, la Gagné and la Grande-Pointe). For the first weekend of operation, day lift tickets are 50% off while weekday season passholders are invited to ski free.

 

“Our dedicated team has been working at an amazing pace since late October, preparing quality trails as early as possible for our ski and snowboard fans. Efforts have paid off and the 2013-14 season is set to start in November ? an all-time record for the ski area!” proudly confirms Frédéric Sujobert, General Manager at the Mountain.  “More than ever, le Massif is determined to extend the ski season and offer its clientele an unforgettable experience. This winter, it all begins November 23 at le Massif de Charlevoix. Time to hit the trails!” 

 

In addition to the weekend of November 23?24 and Mother Nature obliging, the ski area will also be open November 30?December 1, at 8:30am. Starting December 7, lifts and trails will be in operation seven days a week.

 

New this season is an online ticketing service for skiers and riders to buy their regular day lift ticket in a click, available by early December. Keeping in mind its pledge to always offer its clientele more services, the Summit Chalet has undergone upgrades, including maximized seating, the addition of a new foodservice salespoint and a terrace. But the season’s top news is the launch of a winter rail shuttle service between Baie-Saint-Paul, the heart of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François village and the base of the Mountain, featuring a number of daily departures. Schedules and fares will soon be available at www.lemassif.com.

 

Le Massif de Charlevoix

Le  Massif de Charlevoix is a four-season vacation destination that unfurls across three distinct environments in the Charlevoix: Internationally acclaimed Hôtel La Ferme and its award-winning interior design; the Train, with 140 km of exceptional river and mountainside scenery only accessible by rail; and the Mountain, much more than a ski area, with activities that are unique in North America including a 7.5 km sled run down the highest vertical east of the Rockies. Mindful of always doing things differently, le Massif de Charlevoix provides a unique and diversified offer for a wide range of visitors and budgets. 

 

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INFORMATION :              Kim Martel, Director of Communications

Tel.: 418 240-4122, x 4003 | Cell. : 418 952-7191|kmartel@lemassif.com

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Le Massif de Charlevoix finalist at 2013 Canadian Tourism Awards Baie-Saint-Paul, November 15 2013 — After charming Quebecers and international visitors alike with a project that has generated pride and trending popularity, le Massif de Charlevoix is now commanding new respect as a nominee at the 2013 Canadian Tourism Awards, in the Innovator of the Year category. The only Québec tourism destination to be nominated, le Massif might well see its leadership, sense of innovation and daring gain nationwide recognition. A reward that matches the avant-garde, sustainable vision that has remained the cornerstone of the project.

                                                                                                                                  

“After the countless efforts deployed over recent years, we receive this nomination in recognition for work completed, as a seal of excellence and an encouragement to rigorously pursue this exciting development project. What a proud moment to be ushered into the forefront, among Canada’s most innovative tourist destinations. Fueled by a desire to shift tourism forward by doing things differently and focusing on sustainable development, today the tourism industry is recognizing our plus-value in the industry,” says visionary founder Daniel Gauthier delightedly. “This recognition, we share it with our partners, our employees and the population, and more particularly with the Charlevoix people, who turned le Massif de Charlevoix into a destination to be very proud of, into a tourism success story with economic spinoffs and province-wide benefits.”

 

A LOCOMOTIVE FOR THE REGION, A SIGNATURE FOR QUÉBEC

And while taking into account that development remains underway, Groupe Le Massif has created close to 670 jobs across Québec, and generated over $50M in economic spinoffs. Its most significant economic impact however is best measured on a regional scale. Mindful of drawing on the expertise, savoir-faire and talent of the Charlevoix people, the organization has called upon more than 130 local businesses, self-employed workers, artisans and producers supporting over a hundred jobs, and generating spinoffs exceeding $10M in the region.

 

Awarded every year by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), this prestigious distinction rewards organizations that go beyond by offering singular experiences in tourism and who, incidentally, contribute to the industry’s growth.

 

In this respect, le Massif de Charlevoix is definitely poised to rival the industry’s biggest players. A four-season vacation destination, this major project was borne of a desire to share a seamless, integrated experience with a curious, adventurous clientele that is sensitive to the planet’s wellness. The tourist offer rests on three principal pillars: Hôtel La Ferme, the most urban of country hotels; the Train, with its 140 km of exceptional river and mountainside scenery only accessible by rail; and the Mountain, much more than a ski area, with activities that are unique in North America including a 7.5 km sled run down the highest vertical east of the Rockies. Mindful of always doing things differently, le Massif de Charlevoix provides a unique and diversified offer for a wide range of visitors and budgets.  

 

“Le Massif de Charlevoix is a flagship project that contributes greatly to positioning the Charlevoix among Québec’s most dynamic, innovative tourist regions. Its offer attracts travellers seeking exclusive experiences. In this respect, le Massif de Charlevoix is a major asset that favours both the local economy, and the Charlevoix’s overall standing as a world-class destination,” says Jacques Lévesque, general manager of Charlevoix Tourism.

 

At the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, le Massif de Charlevoix’s impact has increasingly been felt from year to year. “The Train of le Massif de Charlevoix is a distinctive product that provides unity between Baie-Saint-Paul and La Malbaie, and visitors are now able to discover the Charlevoix’s magnificent riverside vistas. Packages featuring the Train and Hôtel La Ferme have contributed to make this year an exceptional one at the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu,” states Jean-Jacques Etcheberrigaray, general manager of the upscale lodging establishment.  

 

The big reveal takes place this December 3, in Ottawa. Le Massif de Charlevoix will be representing Québec alongside two Montreal festivals.

 

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SOURCE :                Kim Martel

                                Communications Director

Tel : 418 240-4122 # 4003

kmartel@groupelemassif.com

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2063/le-massif-de-charlevoix-finalist-at-2013-canadian-tourism-awardsFri, 15 Nov 2013 09:11:39 ESThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2063/le-massif-de-charlevoix-finalist-at-2013-canadian-tourism-awards
Hôtel La Ferme reveals its Salle Multi event programme.Baie-Saint-Paul, September 19 2013 – Movies, world music, comedy, rock, engaging lyrics, country music, traditional folk...There’s something for everyone this fall at Hôtel La Ferme, as reveals its just released Salle Multi event programme.

 

October 4, Senegal born Karim Diouf, known both for his duets with his brother Élage and for being a Les Colocs bandmember, is performing his first solo album, Adouna. In songs dedicated to the land of his childhood, his lyrics paint the portrait of an Africa that’s moving forward. The thread of the album also suggests one can be rich with things that cost nothing.

 

October 25, an iF3 Freeski Film Presentation is offered courtesy of Découvertes magazine. Currently iF3 is the world’s single largest gathering of independent ski movie producers, and it draws event participants, athletes and producers from over 20 countries. Its two features ? film entries and fan video clips ? have steadily attracted a growing number of followers since the event’s inception.  New event initiatives have been added to the 2013 Festival. That being said, the main objective remains the same: To unite and promote every aspect of freesking, and honour and celebrate its producers, photographers, athletes and all those who contribute to constant advancements in the ski industry.

 

October 19, young humorist Adib Alkhalidey, a.k.a. the newest recipient of an Olivier Award in the Discovery of the Year category, performs his first one man show, directed by Martin Matte. Adib Alkhalidey was first known for his writing collaborations for Eddy King, Neev, Maxim Martin and Les Parlementeries. After performing on the show En route vers mon premier gala, he is invited to join the Just for Laughs Festival by Guy Nantel, in 2011, and his number earned him a nomination at the festival in the “Revelation” category. Fun and laughter guaranteed!

 

November 9, Daniel Boucher arrives accompanied by the ultimate rock band: An electric guitar, bass and a drum kit. His songs both new and old have a new raw dimension that fans aren’t familiar with, and his show takes off like a wild bird, twirling and soaring whenever it wishes. Adventure guaranteed.

 

November 22, Les Cowboys Fringants take Hôtel La Ferme’s stage by storm, in collaboration with Domaine Forget. Since the band’s beginnings, fans of all ages have become devoted followers. With over 800,000 albums sold to date, their songs became ? and remain ? a backdrop in the lives millions of people. Again the Cowboys have been nominated for an award at this year’s Gala de l'Adisq, in the Band of the Year category.

 

November 29, Patrick Norman presents his latest show, L'amour n'a pas d'adresse, fulfilling the wishes of countless admirers by performing several of his recently re-recorded hits and dozens of others that are no longer available on album. Accompanied by two musicians, Jean-Guy Grenier and John McDiarmid, singer-guitarist Norman puts songs like Mille après mille, La plus belle chanson, Vieillir ensemble and Six heures moins quart where they rightfully belong ? alongside other great classics in his repertory.

 

And lastly, nothing quite beats an evening of traditional folk music to get into the spirit of the Holiday Season. That’s exactly what band Les Chemises Carreautées intends to do on December 13. Formed by great-grandfather Arthur Tremblay, grand-father Euloge Tremblay and father Jean-Claude Tremblay, sons Serge and Guy, brother-in-law Sylvain Côté and a close friend of theirs, Isabelle Bouchard, bandmembers of Les Chemises Carreautées are all about passion. A passion for sharing evenings where music takes centre stage, and breathtaking rhythms and tempos unfurl. Delightful discovery, nostalgia and good old-fashioned talent and fun!

 

More than a show, an experience…

 

Inaugurated last year, Hôtel La Ferme’s new Salle Multi offers unusual proximity to artists of every stripe who perform onstage. With remarkable acoustics and an intimate ambience, Salle Multi features a full range of extremely diversified high quality shows. Make your visit the best it can be: turn it into an unforgettable Charlevoix escapade by pairing it with a restaurant Les Labours dining experience, a night at Hôtel La Ferme, blissful moments of rejuvenation at Spa du Verger or at day in the great outdoors, at the Mountain.   

 

For Hôtel La Ferme’s detailed Salle Multi programme and reservations, visit: www.lemassif.com/evenements

 

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Telephone Reservations: 418-240-4100

 

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Source: Kim Martel, Director ? Communications

Le Massif de Charlevoix

kmartel@lemassif.com

418 952-7119

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2032/hotel-la-ferme-reveals-its-salle-multi-event-programmeFri, 27 Sep 2013 12:42:02 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/2032/hotel-la-ferme-reveals-its-salle-multi-event-programme
ILLUMINATION OF SCULPTURE LE PHARE AT HÔTEL LA FERMEBaie-Saint-Paul, September 16 2013 ? Le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul and Le Massif de Charlevoix are pleased to invite the population Saturday, September 21 at 6:30pm, to celebrate the illumination of Mr René Derouin’s piece at Hôtel La Ferme. With the artist in attendance for the sculpture’s installation, cocktails and finger foods will be served to mark this momentous celebration in the heart of town.

 

Le Phare

Entitled Le Phare, the sculpture was unveiled in 2009, at the 27th edition of the Baie-Saint-Paul International Symposium on Contemporary Art. A piece that commemorates both the origins and the 25th anniversary of the Cirque du Soleil, it also offers a tribute to the St. Lawrence River. In light of the current fascination for sculpture, the artist, Mr Derouin, had suggested it be permanently installed at Hôtel La Ferme, a symbolic site for Mr Daniel Gauthier, founder of le Massif de Charlevoix and cofounder of the Cirque du Soleil.  This event is also an opportunity to celebrate the Cirque du Soleil’s ambitious undertakings, worldwide renown and success while spotlighting the singular energy that flows from Baie-Saint-Paul.

 

The sculpural installation presents itself as an elegant tower created with 25 hoops that soar 7.2 metres skyward. Each hoop serves as a runway for 200 ceramic figurines created by René Derouin.

Originally located at le Boisé du quai, Le Phare is now part of le Musée d’Art Contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul’s permanent collection, thanks to a generous donation by museum patrons Mrs Carole Racette, Mr Raymond Brodeur and Mr Marc Lussier.

 

Le Massif de Charlevoix

Le Massif de Charlevoix is a vacation destination that unfurls across three distinct environments in the Charlevoix: the Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. Beyond the ski area, it offers a full range of experiences in tourism – from Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul – by way of a touring train and a diversified lodging offer, including its 145-room hotel complex. At the heart of larger than life landscapes between mountains and sea, le Massif de Charlevoix is proposing a refreshed tourist experience in synergy with the environment, and the community.

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Source and Information:

Sandra Lavoie

Event Programme Assistant

MUSÉE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN DE BAIE-SAINT-PAUL

23 rue Ambroise-Fafard ? Baie-Saint-Paul (Québec)  ? G3Z 2J2

T. (418) 435-3681 ? F. (418) 435-6269 ? www.macbsp.com

 

Invitation to the Media

The illumination begins at 6:30pm. The media and journalists are invited to a media meeting at 6:00pm, at le Café du Marché. Photos may be taken and interviews conducted onsite, as required.

Please RSVP by contacting Mr Jacques St-Gelais Tremblay, President and CEO, Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul.

T. 418-435-3681 – j.s.tremblay@macbsp.com

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OFFICIAL RAIL SHUTTLE LAUNCHBaie-Saint-Paul, July 17 2013 – Within the Massif de Charlevoix project, RÉSEAU CHARLEVOIX, Gestion d’équipements publics and le Massif de Charlevoix are proud to announce the launch of both its new rail shuttle service and summer Mountain operations. From July 18 to August 18 and including October 12, 13 and 14, the rail shuttle will be riding the rails, conveying both visitors and residents alike along the Baie-Saint-Paul - Petite-Rivière-Saint-François corridor.

“Because the Train will operate solely in summer from June 15 to October 15, we are truly happy to officially launch the rail shuttle. Offering equivalent comfort at more affordable fares, this new rail service is an alternative to both the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix and to automobiles. For the Charlevoix region, it represents a very first step towards an eco-friendly vision as well as a sustainable development tool,” stated director of communications Kim Martel. To optimize operations and services offered on all three Massif de Charlevoix environments, the winter rail shuttle’s schedule of service will most likely match the Mountain’s dates of operations, to be announced at a later time.”

The 45-minute one-way rail trip to Petite-Rivière-Saint-François includes two stopovers (Gare du Quai and Grande-Pointe Stations), as well as transportation by pulse gondola to the base of the Mountain, on Le Transit. Thursday through Sunday from July 18 to August 18, and October 12, 13, 14, the rail shuttle proposes three daily departures from Hôtel La Ferme Station - 9am, 11am and 1pm. Departures from Grande-Pointe Station are at 10am, 12pm and 4pm. Return rail fares vary according to age and category: regular, local, HLF guest and TTC/employee. For instance, regular adult return fare is $35 (taxes not incl.). For a detailed rail shuttle schedule, fares and to purchase tickets, please call 418-240-4124 or go to our website at www.reseaucharlevoix.com or to Hôtel La Ferme’s ticket office.

RÉSEAU CHARLEVOIX, Gestion d’équipements publics and its offices are located in Baie-Saint-Paul at Hôtel La Ferme, where assorted public facilities are managed by the organization. The firm embraces its mission to ensure the sound management and maintenance of public infrastructures acquired in the Massif de Charlevoix tourism and recreation project. Public infrastructures managed by RÉSEAU CHARLEVOIX, gestion d’équipements publics include a farmers market, a multifunctional venue, two lively public squares, one pulse gondola, two rail shuttles, three railway stations and one railway workshop.

Le Massif de Charlevoix offers a full range of original, authentic experiences in tourism from Québec City to La Malbaie, and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul. Vacation destination le Massif de Charlevoix unfurls across three environments: The Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. At the heart of larger than life landscapes between mountains and sea, le Massif de Charlevoix offers a refreshed tourist experience in synergy with the environment, and the community.

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Sources and Information:

Massif de Charlevoix:
Kim Martel, Director - Communications director
Le Massif de Charlevoix
T: 418-952-7191
kmartel@lemassif.com 


Réseau Charlevoix:
Frédéric Garand, Director
T: 418-240-4124


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Comedy under the spotlight at Hôtel La Ferme’s Salle Multi Baie-Saint-Paul, June 10 2013 – Comedy takes a turn under the spotlight on la Salle Multi’s summer event program, with shows by Boucar Diouf on July 18, and Sylvain Larocque on August 22. Renowned for their savvy and quality writing, these two zany, hilarious and highly original comics are sure to bring the house down at la Salle Multi, as Hôtel La Ferme prepares to host two eloquent, hilarious, tongue-in-cheek summer comedy shows in Baie-Saint-Paul, in the heart of the Charlevoix region. A unique rendezvous with comedy, and the joys of summer!

Boucar Diouf : Pour une raison X ou Y
Ticket price: $34.50

On July 18 at 8pm, the winner of the 2005 Grand Rire de Québec’s Revelation of the Year Award, Boucar Diouf, delivers a unique monologue on the complex mechanisms of human reproduction. This comic with a PhD in oceanography focuses on a very fertile topic ? the pretext for an incredible comedy-science trip on life. Pour une raison X ou Y is a singular performance that leaves the audience intellectually stimulated, light-hearted and sore-cheeked from laughing! Nothing like this has ever been seen before on the Québec comedy scene. “Boucar Diouf is in a class of his own. He’s relevant, amusing, profound, current and extremely witty. A magnificent performance. Boucar Diouf is destined for great things.” Marc Laurendeau, Radio-Canada.

Sylvain Larocque : Dans le blanc des yeux
Ticket price: $27

On August 22 at 8pm, Sylvain Larocque’s Dans le blanc des yeux features a medley of old and new material, each number funnier than the next. From coast to coast, Laroque’s stand-up shows and writing have met with vast success. He has participated in 12 editions of le Festival Juste pour Rire, in 8 editions of the Just for Laughs Festival, performed at the televised Galas, put on solo shows and acted as script editor, also for the Galas. “For this next appearance, the comedian takes on subjects that aren’t necessarily out of the ordinary, but his angles are definitely interesting. Short, to the point, always punchy, all his material is spot on.” Agence QMI.

Show Opener: Benoit Lefebvre Emerging comic Benoit Lefebvre is set to open Sylvain Larocque’s shows. “He’s really excellent. He stands to gain so much by becoming a household name. Touring with me will help increase his fan base, and I’ll be helping him here and there with his writing,” says Larocque.

More than a show ? an experience
Inaugurated last September, Hôtel La Ferme’s new Salle Multi offers unprecedented proximity to artists of every stripe who perform onstage. With its remarkable acoustics and intimate mood, la Salle Multi presents a broad range of quality performances.

Custom packages for an unforgettable Charlevoix escapade
With assorted Show + Stay packages paired with all Hôtel La Ferme Salle Multi summer events, le Massif de Charlevoix is also offering a full rainbow of other summer packages. Whether choosing a rail cruise on the Train, a culinary experience at Restaurant Les Labours, a night at Hôtel La Ferme, a moment of relaxation at Spa du Verger or a day at the Mountain in the great outdoors, this summer le Massif de Charlevoix is the choice destination for getting away from it all!

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Hôtel La Ferme ? Salle Multi Ticket Office or by telephone: 418 240-4114

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Source and Information :

Massif de Charlevoix :

Sarah Matthews, Communications Adviser Groupe Le Massif Cell : 418 932-4023 smatthews@groupelemassif.com www.lemassif.com          

 

 

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Spartan Race at le Massif de CharlevoixPetite-Rivière-Saint-François, May 30 2013 – At today’s Le Massif de Charlevoix press point, 20 or so journalists gathered for the Spartan course trials in preparation for the race taking place Sunday, June 2 2013. Over 5,000 participants are expected at the Massif de Charlevoix Spartan Race, a new and epic event in the Québec City region. As the world’s leading obstacle race series, high registration numbers attest to the event’s ever-growing popularity, and to le Massif de Charlevoix’s prized reputation among sports and nature enthusiasts.

The Spartan Adventure - an amazing challenge for participants of all ages!
At the Mountain, a 5 km on-trail race course includes twenty or so obstacles. With the Elite Category in the first heat at 9am, other departures take place every half-hour until 4pm. A kids’ race is also set up, with fundraising proceeds going to Horizon Charlevoix. Assorted locations will be available onsite for spectators to watch this amazing feat. To register or for details, visit Spartan Race or email.

For Le Massif de Charlevoix, hosting the Spartan Race is the perfect send-off for its summer event program. In fact, for the very first time in its history, the Mountain will be open this summer, to the great joy of hiking and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Mountain: a playground for nature lovers
Thursday to Sunday from July 18 to August 18, the Mountain will be open to visitors from here and beyond, thanks to the rail shuttle in service between Baie-Saint-Paul and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François. Another first, lift Le Transit will also be in operation, conveying rail shuttle passengers to the new hiking trails set up at the base of the Mountain: Le Forestier (2.6 km loop), and La Promenade (7.6 km two-way hike). Interpretive panels provide details about this inhabited natural kingdom, while guides will be on hand to answer questions. Later, on the weekends of September 28-29, October 5-6 and 12-13-14, the Massif Fall ColourFest will be in full swing. In celebration of the Mountain’s fall regalia, the gondola will be in operation and there will be family activities, a foodservice, the Rossignol Bazaar with their newest product lines, and the new winter earlybird sale.

The rail shuttle: an original way to enjoy two Charlevoix activity hot spots
The rail shuttle connecting Baie-Saint-Paul to Petite-Rivière-Saint-François officially starts service in July. This new and alternate mode of transportation offers visitors and residents alike the opportunity to admire magnificent riverside scenery, and enjoy a full range of activities both at Hôtel La Ferme and at the Mountain, without ever needing a car. Schedules and fares are expected to be announced next week. Details at Le Massif website.

Hôtel La Ferme: free shows, cultural discoveries and comedy
As the rail shuttle’s departure and arrival point, Hôtel La Ferme is also hosting a full lineup of summer cultural events and happenings. Every Sunday from June 2 to October 12 2013, from 10am to 3:30pm the farmers’ market will be welcoming visitors and locals alike, sharing everything there is to know about Charlevoix terroir products and savoir-faire. Cooking and art workshops are back in full force too this summer, from 11:45am to 12:30pm.

At the heart of a diversified event program where passion and authenticity are everpresent, the public is also welcome to attend free outdoor musical performances, from 1pm to 2:30pm. Among the artists performing this season on the public square are Marc Dery, David Giguère, Jamil and Philippe B, co-produced by Le Festif! de Baie-Saint-Paul.

La Salle Multi is presenting two comedy shows: Boucar Diouf on July 18 and Sylvain Larocque on August 22. For reservations and show details, call 418 240-4114. The fall event program is expected to be announced shortly; please go to Le Massif website for details.

The Train: a culinary and sensory adventure amid spectacular Charlevoix scenery
From May 4 until October 14 2013, the touring train is offering singular rail cruise experiences in synergy with the landscape. There are four summer rail cruise options: Baie-Saint-Paul Discovery, Escape to La Malbaie, a Twilight Supper Cruise and a Baie-Saint-Paul - La Malbaie Escapade. This last excursion is an all-new short rail cruise along the most beautiful leg of the entire journey.

Personalized packages for an unforgettable Charlevoix getaway
In addition to Show + Overnight Stay packages paired with all summer cultural events presented at Hôtel La Ferme’s Salle Multi, le Massif de Charlevoix is also offering other summer packages. Whether choosing a rail cruise on the Train, a culinary experience at restaurant Les Labours, a stay at Hôtel La Ferme, a moment of blissful relaxation at le Spa du Verger or a day in the great outdoors at the Mountain, le Massif de Charlevoix is the summer’s top destination to get away from it all.

Le Massif de Charlevoix, a land of original, authentic experiences
Le Massif de Charlevoix is a four-season vacation destination that unfurls across three distinct environments in the Charlevoix: Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. Beyond the ski area, it offers a full range of experiences in tourism – from Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul – by way of a touring train and a diversified lodging offer, both at the Mountain and at its 145-room hotel complex in Baie-Saint-Paul. At the heart of larger than life landscapes between mountains and sea, Le Massif de Charlevoix offers a refreshed tourist experience in synergy with the environment, and the community.

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Sources and Information:

Massif de Charlevoix:
Sarah Matthews, Communications Advisor
Groupe Le Massif inc.
Cell: 418 932-4023
smatthews@groupelemassif.com 
www.lemassif.com 
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SPARTAN RACE – JUNE 2 2013 WORLD’S LEADING OBSTACLE RACE SERIES AT LE MASSIF DE CHARLEVOIX Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, May 17 2013 – Le Massif de Charlevoix is pleased to welcome the world’s leading obstacle race series - the Spartan Race - on Sunday June 2. Winding its way on-mountain across 5 km, it includes around twenty obstacles. 5,000 participants from across North America are already expected at the Summit Chalet. Heats take off every 30 minutes, starting with the Elite class at 9am. 
 
Promoted by Reebok, the Spartan Race is designed to test participant resistance, strength, endurance and ability to laugh in the face of adversity. “The safest and most unique obstacle race requires every ounce of strength, cleverness and animal instinct. Race details remain secret until they’re revealed to all the competitors,” announced Selica Sevigny, cofounder of the Spartan Race. “People of all levels can enter the Spartan Race - age is not a factor - or come as a spectator, if they prefer,” added Philippe Laperrière, Event Director at le Massif de Charlevoix.

Kids’ Race in aid of Horizon Charlevoix
In addition to the adult race, kids are invited to join a junior event. Two junior obstacle races - a 1 km and a 2 km - for kids ages 5 to 13 are also taking place at the Mountain. As they arrive, each receives a Spartan Adventure medal. Registration is $20, with all profits going to Horizon Charlevoix, a non-profit organization striving to make outdoor sports more accessible to the region’s youth.

Registration
To register, please visit the Spartan Race website and click on Events, and Quebec tabs. Race fees are $85 and registration closes May 29. Anyone not quite ready to compete but interested in attending is welcome to do so; spectator admission is $15. Please foresee $5 for parking. Foodservice available onsite.

The Reebok Spartan Race Series
Since 2009, the Reebok Spartan Race Series has been travelling across North America and the United Kingdom, hosting over one hundred obstacle races per year. On the international scene, the Spartan Race is heading to Australia, Mexico and Slovakia. The series features four different race levels: Sprint (25 obstacles/5 km), Super (35 obstacles/12 km), Beast (45 obstacles/20 km+), Death (48-hr+ challenge). Three Sprints, including this very first Massif de Charlevoix race in the Québec City region, and a Super are taking place in the province of Québec this year.

Invitation - Media Challenge

Thursday, May 30 at 11 am, a press point is being held at the same time as trials for certain race course obstacles. Mrs Selica Sevigny, cofounder of the Spartan Race Series, will be in attendance to answer questions from the media.

Please confirm attendance before May 27, by contacting Sarah M. Matthews, Communications Advisor.
 
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Sources and Information:

Massif de Charlevoix:
Sarah Matthews, Communications Advisor
Groupe Le Massif inc.
Cell: 418 932-4023
smatthews@groupelemassif.com 
www.lemassif.com 
 



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Le Massif de Charlevoix, perfect for Mother’s Day Québec City, April 25 2013 – On May 11-12 weekend, a full range of activities awaits to celebrate Mother’s Day joyfully at le Massif de Charlevoix. The touring train is featuring special rail cruises with a special Train + Show Package on May 14, while Hôtel La Ferme is launching its first farmers market of the season, complete with a Mother’s Day buffet brunch at Restaurant Les Labours, and an open house at lovely Spa du Verger. Charmed by le Massif de Charlevoix’s original activities and attractions, moms are sure to be thrilled with their lasting memories of a day specially dedicated to them.

Mother’s Day rail cruises
There are two rail cruises to choose between, both celebrating Mother’s Day. The Train is offering a morning rail cruise on May 12 that includes breakfast, plus two sunset dinner cruises on May 11 and 12 featuring a four-course dinner brimming with terroir flavours. Both packages propose a full comfort rail trip filled with peacefulness. Sure to charm every mom, the railcars’ spacious design and contemporary interiors are perfect for connecting and sharing.

Train + show package – La Vie à Deux
On May 14, the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix is offering a special scenic adventure set to the rhythm of music. This package includes a two-way Québec City - Hôtel La Ferme rail cruise, a copious three-course meal on the way there, a ticket to see La Vie à Deux featuring Marie-Ève Janvier and Jean-François Breau, as well as a delicious sampler plate on the return rail trip. This new Train + Show Package is sure to charm every mom!

Buffet brunch at restaurant Les Labours
This Mother’s Day, Hôtel La Ferme’s Restaurant Les Labours is hosting a special buffet brunch from 8am to 2pm. Among select dishes on its distinctive menu are Nordic shrimp, a regional charcuteries plate, scrambled eggs, quiches and vegetable tarts, braised chicken with olives and chorizo and a mac and cheese wish fresh herbs. Buffet brunch prices are $25/adults, $12/kids 6-14 and free for youngsters 5 and under.

Spa du Verger’s weekend-long open house 
May 11 and 12 from 10am to 4pm, Spa du Verger is opening its doors to visitors free of charge for a weekend of exceptional rest and relaxation. On the programme are touch and reflexology massage demonstrations, chair massages, and Thaï, Shiatsu or hot shell massages. Also of note, on Saturday and Sunday two raffles will be conducted among participants. Prizes are as follows: Le Verger Package, Best of Both Worlds Package along with 6 passes to the thermal experience.

Special Mother’s Day farmers market 
In collaboration with la SOGEPC and le Grand marché de Charlevoix, Hôtel La Ferme is launching its 2013 season with a Mother’s Day farmers market on May 12, from 10am to 4pm, in la Salle Multi. In celebration of this very special day, entertainment and a cornucopia of exciting activities are planned. Visitors will also be able to chat and meet local growers, producers and artisans in attendance. A go-to event for every terroir foodie and anyone still hunting for that special gift for their mom.

Le Massif de Charlevoix A land of authentic, original experiences 
From Québec City to La Malbaie via Petite-Rivière-Saint-François and Baie-Saint-Paul, le Massif de Charlevoix is a vacation destination that unfolds across three distinct environments: The Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. At the heart of larger than life scenery between mountains and river, le Massif de Charlevoix offers a fresh new take on sustainable tourism that’s in synergy with both the environment, and the community.

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Suzie Arioli, Elisapie Isaac, Marc Hervieux and Damien Robitaille at Hôtel La Ferme
Baie-Saint-Paul, April 23 2013 – On the heels of Patrick Watson who performed to a full house on his recent visit to Hôtel La Ferme,  Suzie Arioli, Elisapie Isaac, Marc Hervieux and Damien Robitaille will be appearing onstage in thela Salle Multi, as they discover the unique aura of this new show venue dedicated to the performing arts. 

“Hôtel La Ferme has an undeniable cachet that’s treasured by visiting artists. La Salle Multi’s intimate ambience, bistro lounge Le Bercail where exchanges blossom between stars and show-goers, the site’s contemporary, eclectic design ? it all contributes to creating a singular show experience that’s deeply appreciated by artists and audience members alike,” explains Philippe Laperrière, programme director at le Massif de Charlevoix. 

Dumas has only accolades to describe his November 10 Hôtel La Ferme experience. “I was excited to perform for the public in such a magical place. Super sound, great atmosphere and design ? La Ferme’s overall concept is perfect. Honestly, I was thrilled.”

April 27: Susie Arioli (All the Way)
“[…] and there’s something about Susie Arioli’s warm voice, her phrasing and clever lyrics that make this vocalist unique. The music orchestrated by her guitarist, Officer, is the perfect complement on an album where subtlety and taste create their own distinctive stamp.” Alain de Repentigny, La Presse.

Susie Arioli has forged a solid reputation for herself on the international stage, with over 260,000 albums sold worldwide. Also received to international acclaim is her latest album entitled All the Way, due to be released June 12 on the Jazzheads label in the United States. Garnering countless followers over the years, Susie Arioli explores a vast vocal range while preserving a unique sensitivity.   

May 11: Elisapie Isaac
 “Elisapie Isaac performs There Will Be Stars onstage as a trio. An intimist, sweet solo voyage with hints of pop.” Valérie Jodoin Keaton, Voir.

After conquering Canadian and American markets, Inuk singer songwriter Elisapie Isaac reveals her quiet yet luminous folk universe to her audience in a truly intimate performance. There Will Be Stars is like a fresh breeze where joie de vivre and melancholy intermingle, pop and folk intertwine, and where the poetry of words offers a salute to English, French and Inuktitut.

May 24: Marc Hervieux (A Napoli) – Sellout performance
An endearing artist, Marc Hervieux is one of Canada’s most requested lyrical artists on the national and international scenes. Onstage he performs songs from his top-selling classical album, A Napoli, accompanied by his pianist. Along with a few pop songs, the very talented Hervieux will also be performing a few opera arias as well. 

May 25: Damien Robitaille
 “Male or female, young or not-so-young, his appeal is such that everyone asks for more. Listening to him on CD is wonderful, but seeing him onstage is far better!” Gabrielle Gagné, Sors-tu.ca.

Fall 2004: a timid French-Canadian musician from Ontario and his startling lyrics took the stage by storm, at the Granby International Song Festival. Damien Robitaille so charmed the audience that he walked off with almost every festival award, including the top billing. Coming soon: more from his special playlist with fetchingly crusty lyrics.

Much more than a show ? an experience…
Inaugurated last September, Hôtel La Ferme’s new Salle Multi offers unusual proximity to artists of every stripe who perform onstage. Mood-setting Salle Multi and its remarkable acoustics host a vast array of truly intimate, top quality performances year-round.

Custom packages for unforgettable Charlevoix escapades
Aside from assorted Show + Hôtel packages pairing Salle Multi performances with Hôtel La Ferme stays, and a May 14 Train + Theatre Package featuring Marie-Ève Janvier and Jean-François Breau, le Massif de Charlevoix is also unfurling a panoply of summer packages too. Whether riding the rails aboard the Train, embarking on a culinary experience at Restaurant Les Labours, spending a glorious night at Hôtel La Ferme, re-energizing at Spa du Verger or treating yourself to a day at the Mountain in the great outdoors, this summer le Massif de Charlevoix is the choice destination. Come get away from it all! 

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Le Massif de Charlevoix posts positive 2012-13 end-of-season results

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, April 10 2013 – This past April 7, as the 2012-13 slide season came to a close at Le Massif de Charlevoix, the ski area posted a 20% increase in skier visits compared to its previous winter. According to Mountain General Manager Frédéric Sujobert, “the surge in attendance was due to a remarkably early start to the season, to abundant precipitations for which the ski area is renowned, to the high quality of its personalized guest services, a varied event program and the integration of distinct experiences that slide sport fans can now combine with rail cruises and Hôtel La Ferme getaways.” In regard to accumulated precipitations, the ski area received 580 cm of snow during its 116 days of operation, a fact that once again confirms Le Massif’s well-earned reputation for quality natural snow coverage.

 

Sales of season passes on upward trend

During the 2012-13 season, the ski area enjoyed a considerable increase in passholders compared to the previous year. Also of note was the success of its Earlybird Pre-Season Sale on 2013-14 passes, which recently came to a close. “This increase in loyalty product sales meets with our goals, and is a testimonial to the passion shared by skiers and riders for our Mountain,” affirmed Mr Sujobert.

 

Visitors captivated by new events and attractions

True to the Mountain’s spirit, this year the event program genuinely fulfilled visitor expectations. Among its most popular events were Santa Claus Day, the Torchlight Parade and the Massif Open which were all extremely well attended. Sledding’s growing popularity translated into a 75% occupation rate on departures, with almost every weekend departure being fully booked.

 

Elsewhere on-mountain, the newly redesigned snow park and easier to access Sentier des Caps products both drew in new clienteles. The first edition of the Défi Enduro-Luge Challenge was also a great success, much to the pleasure of both amateur sports fans and Horizon Charlevoix, who received a substantial sum in support of its mission. Lastly, skiers and riders who chose a Ski-Train package were treated to an improved experience with the addition of an equipment railcar, so travellers could don warmer outerwear before pulling into the station.

 

Beyond skiing, a destination that’s going international

With new packages combining the Mountain, the Train and Hôtel La Ferme, le Massif de Charlevoix has clearly positioned itself as a world-class vacation destination. “What with the diversity and originality of the experiences we offer, the synergy between our three environments and the Mountain real estate project that rests on our mission to promote values vested in sustainable development and innovation, we have now positioned le Massif de Charlevoix as a genuine four-season tourism and recreation destination,” stated Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive and Strategic Development Committees at Groupe Le Massif. “In fact, although we have not been compiling statistics, judging by the different languages heard on-Mountain this season, the number of skier visits arriving from outside the province continues on its upward swing,” pointed out Mr Sujobert. Along a different line of thought, “this year the ski area welcomed double the number of international journalists compared to last season. In terms of media coverage, this positive trend shows the public’s passion, interest and curiosity about the project as a whole,” affirmed Kim Martel, Director of Communications at Groupe Le Massif.

 

Mountain re-opens for summer season

From June 29 until mid-October, the Mountain will be open for summer sports enthusiasts and lovers of the great outdoors. For the first time ever, this year the Massif Express lift will remain in operation, with hiking trails available at the summit as well as at the base. Moreover, passionate Mountain guides will be offering themed interpretation tours all summer long. The Summit Chalet foodservice and vast outdoor patio will be open as well, inviting everyone to come take in its spectacular view of the St. Lawrence River, and warm sunny rays. The rail shuttle will be in service by mid-July, and a complete list of rates and schedules will be unveiled in upcoming days. Other sports, culture, gastronomy and music related events can be expected throughout the summer months. In mid-May, a detailed event program will be available online at www.lemassif.com.

 

Le Massif de Charlevoix

Le Massif de Charlevoix is a tourism and recreation destination that unfurls across three environments in the Charlevoix: The Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. Beyond the ski area, the destination offers a full range of experiences in tourism – from Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul – by way of a touring train and a diversified lodging offer, both at the Mountain and at its hotel complex in Baie-Saint-Paul.

 

View and download photos from our Photo Gallery.

 

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Source and Information:

Sarah M. Matthews, Communications Advisor – Groupe Le Massif Inc.

Tel.: 418 948-1725, ext. 27 / Cell: 418 932-4023

smatthews@groupelemassif.com

 


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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1909/le-massif-de-charlevoix-posts-positive-2012-13-end-of-season-resultsWed, 10 Apr 2013 09:41:42 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1909/le-massif-de-charlevoix-posts-positive-2012-13-end-of-season-results
Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix gets recognition from railway industryBaie-Saint-Paul, March 22 2013 – The Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix has received le Prix Richard-Couture, an annual award presented by Groupe TRAQ to the organization or person having made the greatest contribution to the development of railway transporation in Québec in 2012. Presented at Groupe TRAQ’s 17th annual rail industry seminar, on March 21 the award went to Daniel Gauthier, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Le Massif de Charlevoix and instigator of this project.

“For Le Massif de Charlevoix, it’s more than a reward ? it’s the culmination of several years’ work with a number of partners who believed in us. The story of the Train of Le Massif began with a right of way agreement with Chemin de fer de Charlevoix, which led us to become owners of the track and train operators,” mentionned Daniel Gauthier.

Travelling 140 km between Québec City and La Malbaie, the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix features five railway stations: Parc de la Chute-Montmorency (SEPAQ), Gare Grande-Pointe at the base of Le Massif, Gare du Quai in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Gare de la Ferme at Hôtel La Ferme in Baie-Saint-Paul and Gare de Pointe-au-Pic, in La Malbaie.

“The Train of Le Massif is more than a touring train offering assorted packages and rail cruises. It’s a direct link between Québec City and the Charlevoix. With the arrival of countless tourists, le Massif de Charlevoix is not the only entity that stands to benefit, but an entire region,” explained Daniel Gauthier.

Rail shuttles
The Massif de Charlevoix development project will soon be reaching another important milestone. By mid-July, two rail shuttles will be put into service between Baie-Saint-Paul and Le Massif, with a stopover in Petite-Rivière-Saint-François.

“The rail shuttles are just a beginning. We’re looking far into the future of the railway, at the possibility of adding charters and eventually offering a new public transit option across the entire Charlevoix region. For instance, Le Massif employees living in Baie-Saint-Paul won’t need a car to get to work. Innovation and sustainable development both play an important role in all our projects,” added Daniel Gauthier.

Train of le Massif de Charlevoix: discovery for every taste
New this year, the Train + Show Package is all about discovering the Charlevoix’s most beautiful scenery, and attending one of three intimate performances at Hôtel La Ferme ? Day Tripper : The Beatles Experience, La Vie à Deux starring Marie-Eve Janvier and Jean-François Breau, and Black Divas. In addition to these new theme packages, the Train of Le Massif de Charlevoix offers an Excursion to the Mountain and a Discovery of Baie-Saint-Paul cruise. The excursion to the Mountain pairs a rail cruise with a day of skiing, sledding or snowboarding at Le Massif, while the discovery package invites train passengers to explore the town of Baie-Saint-Paul and spend the night at Hôtel La Ferme. Whether seeking romance, adventure, fresh air or culture and heritage, the Train features custom rail packages to suit every taste.

Le Massif de Charlevoix
Le Massif de Charlevoix is a tourism and recreation destination spanning across three environments in the Charlevoix: The Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and The Train. Beyond the ski area, the destination offers a full range of experiences in tourism – from Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul – by way of a touring train and a diversified lodging offer, both at the Mountain and at its hotel complex in Baie-Saint-Paul.

Groupe TRAQ
A non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railway systems, Groupe TRAQ also heightens public awareness of their socio-economic importance and railway security. Among its 425+ members, Groupe TRAQ counts railway authorities currently in service in Québec, a number of suppliers as well as representation by both governments. Groupe TRAQ encourages the open exchange between railway industry intervenors at both its annual seminar, and with the publication of TRAQ magazine six times a year.

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Source and Information:
Sarah M. Matthews, Communications Advisor – Groupe Le Massif Inc.
Tel.: 418 948-1725, ext. 27 / Cell: 418 932-4023
smatthews@groupelemassif.com
www.lemassif.com

 

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1887/train-of-le-massif-de-charlevoix-gets-recognition-from-railway-industryFri, 22 Mar 2013 12:21:12 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1887/train-of-le-massif-de-charlevoix-gets-recognition-from-railway-industry
Short Film Festival premieres at le Massif de Charlevoix
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, March 18 2013 – The first edtion of the Massif de Charlevoix Short Film Festival closed on Saturday March 16 with screenings of the top seven shortlisted entries, presented to a jury and movie-goers alike. The jury awarded Thomas L. Rinfret first place for his film Le Cran. Filmed on La Charlevoix, a trail that’s gained a quasi-mythical reputation over the years, his short film weaves a link between fear and the opportunity for self-surpassment that comes with skiing. Kevin Morrow took second place with Prendre le temps, a sensitive, carefully filmed movie featuring Hôtel La Ferme and the Mountain. Film La Descente by Paul Provencher ranked third with its tale of defeat, courage and passion. The viewers picked Mario Kart Ski as the winner of the public choice award. Winners went away with many Rossignol, Oakley, Burton, IF3 and GoPro prizes, all partners in this event. To view the winning short films online, click here.

Opportunity for the region’s videographers
Created to showcase the talent of local videographers, the event required that participants shoot a 2- to 5-minute short film spotlighting one of le Massif de Charlevoix’s three environments. The Festival is the perfect platform for the region’s budding filmmakers, and shortlisted entries were screened for the public at le Massif de Charlevoix’s Summit Chalet, and via social media.

Blockbuster weekend of cinema returns again next year
With attendance far surpassing expectations, in all likelihood the event will return again next year. To encourage public participation, amateur and professionnal categories are already under consideration for future editions. Also welcomed to the Short Film Festival and presented at Hôtel La Ferme’s Salle Multi to a full house was the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Owing to the resounding success of this event, it is expected to appear again on next season’s winter events roster.

Le Massif de Charlevoix, a land of original, authentic experiences
From Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul, le Massif de Charlevoix is a vacation destination that unfurls across three distinct environments ? the Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. At the heart of larger than life landscapes between mountains and sea, le Massif de Charlevoix offers a refreshed tourist experience in synergy with the environment, and the community.


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Source and Information:
Sarah M. Matthews, Communications Advisor – Groupe Le Massif Inc.
Tel.: 418 948-1725, ext.: 27 / Cell: 418 932-4023
smatthews@groupelemassif.com
www.lemassif.com

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1883/short-film-festival-premieres-at-le-massif-de-charlevoixTue, 19 Mar 2013 12:09:35 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1883/short-film-festival-premieres-at-le-massif-de-charlevoix
First edition of Défi Enduro-Luge crowned with success
Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, March 11 2013 –
The first edition of the Défi Enduro-Luge challenge held at le Massif de Charlevoix on Saturday March 9, with Pierre Lavoie as honorary president, was declared a resounding success by both the public and Horizon Charlevoix. The fundraising event collected $17,800, a sizeable donation for this non-profit organization whose mission is to promote outdoor sports and provide access to them to young people from the Capitale-Nationale and Charlevoix regions.

Under glorious blue skies amid mild temperatures, 15 Enduro-Luge teams rendezvoused last Saturday to compete. Motivation ran high among the participants and many volunteers, especially since the Mountain’s own event & activities team joined the challenge that earned nothing but rave reviews. Owing to the success of this first edition and the favourable feedback received from participants and supporters, le Massif de Charlevoix intends to host this event again in 2013-14. Information regarding the second edition will be posted online next fall, on the Massif de Charlevoix website.

Défi Enduro-Luge combines snowshoe, sled and Nordic racing
The Défi Enduro-Luge is a team race against the clock that features three disciplines: A 3 km snowshoe race, a 7.5 km sled race and a 1.5 km Nordic ski race. To enter, people were invited to create a team of four (4) that included at least one female participant. Teams were required to show solidarity and remain together throughout all three race events. The challenge was followed by awards and prizes, a party and a lively dinner at the Base Chalet.

Team Lulu et ses trois pas fins crowned Défi Enduro-Luge winner
The team that completed all 3 challenges with the best overall time ? Lulu et ses trois pas fins (team 6) ? was crowned the Défi Enduro-Luge winner. Represented by Lucie Bouchard, Louis Beaudoin, André Provencher and Michel Joubert, the team finished first after posting a cumulative time of 1 hr 2 min. 49 sec.

About Horizon Charlevoix
Created in spring 2012, Horizon Charlevoix is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, support, promote and finance the practice of sports and outdoor activities among U-20 youth from the Greater Capitale-Nationale Area. While it favours those residing on Charlevoix territory, in 2012 the organization hosted a number of activities and happenings in partnership with le Massif de Charlevoix’s Club de compétition, le club de ski acrobatique du Massif, the Charlevoix sur les planches program, le Club cycliste de Charlevoix and le Centre éducatif Saint-Aubin’s JAM project for youth registered in its remedial program.

Le Massif de Charlevoix, a land of original, authentic experiences
From Québec City to La Malbaie and Petite-Rivière-Saint-François to Baie-Saint-Paul, le Massif de Charlevoix is a vacation destination that unfurls across three distinct environments ? the Mountain, Hôtel La Ferme and the Train. At the heart of larger than life landscapes between mountains and sea, le Massif de Charlevoix proposes a refreshed tourist experience that,s in synergy with the environment, and the community.

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Source and Information :
Sarah M. Matthews, Communications Advisor – Groupe Le Massif Inc.
Tel.: 418 948-1725, ext. 27 / Cell: 418 932-4023
smatthews@groupelemassif.com
www.lemassif.com

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http://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1880/first-edition-of-defi-enduro-luge-crowned-with-successThu, 14 Mar 2013 13:31:51 EDThttp://www.lemassif.com/en/presse/1880/first-edition-of-defi-enduro-luge-crowned-with-success