The topsy-turvy world of Le Massif, Quebec, and how Cirque de Soleil's cofounder sees it as his next creative challenge.
It’s not every day you see a skier on stilts, but exceptions are increasingly the rule at Le Massif, Quebec, a refreshingly unusual resort just downstream from Quebec City on the left bank of the St. Lawrence River. Long renowned for its upside-down layout—you park at the top, where the main lodge is, then ski down some 2,500 vertical feet toward the river—Le Massif is poised to turn the entire resort experience upside down.
Spend a weekend skiing and dining in and around "le petit" Paris. No plane ticket required.
Few places in North America evoke Europe as authentically as Quebec City. Founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain, this 400-year-old walled city is France without jetlag, Europe without the euro. Cheek-by-jowl stone buildings line narrow streets. Horse-drawn carriages clip-clop along. Street entertainers jockey for attention.