Photo: Club Med Québec-Charlevoix

Inside Club Med’s Only Ski-In, Ski-Out Resort in North America

Québec Epic Stays
by Taryn White Nov 2, 2023

When Club Med Québec-Charlevoix opened in December 2021, it became the brand’s first mountain resort in North America, joining more than a dozen ski-in, ski-out Club Med properties in Europe and Asia. For snow-sports enthusiasts, winter visits are the obvious draw at Club Med Québec-Charlevoix, which opens to Le Massif de Charlevoix outside of Québec City, home to the highest vertical drop east of the Canadian Rockies. But much as Club Med Québec-Charlevoix is an all-inclusive resort, it’s also an all-season resort, with a variety of activities to keep guests entertained year-round. This is what it’s like to visit Club Med Québec-Charlevoix.

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What the all-inclusive concept means at a ski-in, ski-out mountain resort

Within seconds of entering Club Med Québec-Charlevoix, the resort lets you know that you’ve arrived in Canada’s Charlevoix region. Locally inspired decor touches such as hanging canoes and fishing schooners distinguish the property from Club Med’s other mountain resorts, incorporating motifs that represent all four seasons. The on-site restaurants pay homage to the fall harvest while the boreal-forest-inspired superior rooms pay tribute to the spring. Winter is reflected in the cardinal-inspired deluxe rooms, and summer inspiration appears in the children’s areas.

Spread over three buildings, Club Med Québec-Charlevoix has 302 deluxe and superior rooms and 25 five-star suites from the Exclusive Collection. Each room category incorporates spacious floor plans with thoughtful design elements and large windows that flood the room with natural light. Exclusive Collection suites provide an elevated level of sophistication and service, offering guests a private haven within the resort that includes services and amenities such as a private lounge, a dedicated concierge, nightly evening Champagne, and an in-room mini-bar.

During winter, Club Med Québec-Charlevoix’s high season, guests can take advantage of the ski-in, ski-out resort’s all-inclusive ski packages. The packages include accommodations, lift tickets, group ski and snowboard lessons for guests of all levels starting from age four, and direct access to the slopes, along with après-ski activities, all-day gourmet dining, and other fun winter activities.

Rates for Club Med Québec-Charlevoix start at $204 per person per night or $1,428 per person for seven nights during winter, and equipment rentals are an additional cost. During other seasons, rates start at $199 per person per night or $1,393 per person for seven nights.

An extensive wellness program and more all-season amenities

One of the standout features of Club Med Québec-Charlevoix is its wellness program. Known as Wellness Fusion, this program incorporates six wellness components: healthy nutrition, active sports, yoga and meditation, spa relaxation, reconnection to nature, and “all-inclusive peace of mind.” As part of this program, the resort hosts 20 hours of yoga and meditation classes per week, as well as a weekly wellness night. I enjoyed participating in this program, particularly stretching out in a yoga class, receiving a tranquil massage, and hiking in the surrounding forest.

Club Med Québec-Charlevoix’s spa, operated by luxury French brand Sothys, is where guests can indulge in various luxury treatments and massages, including hot and cold therapies. The spa has seven individual treatment rooms, one duo treatment room, an outdoor jacuzzi, and an indoor hammam. Spa services are an additional cost.

But the spa isn’t Club Med Québec-Charlevoix’s only amenity that promises to entertain you when you’re not on the slopes. The resort also has more than 20 different sports and activities, an extensive hiking program, a 75-foot-long heated indoor pool, and two fitness rooms with classes where guests can participate in a range of activities designed to promote mental and physical well-being. Kids will stay engaged with two kids’ clubs for guests up to 17 years old, as well as nightly entertainment and plenty of activities ranging from ping-pong tournaments to carnival-style celebrations.

In addition to inclusive amenities and entertainment, Club Med Québec-Charlevoix coordinates a variety of activities that you can book for an additional fee, including horseback riding, whale watching, golf, and two different tours of Québec City that take you to landmarks such as Place Royal, Fairmont Chateau Frontenac, and City Hall.

Guests can stay abreast of resort activities through the My Club Med app, which provides a schedule of events and a personalized itinerary.

Farm-fresh Québecois ingredients at three different restaurants

Club Med Québec-Charlevoix has three farm-to-table dining venues that showcase the flavors of the Quebecois countryside. While guests will find a mixture of local and international cuisines at the resort, all three restaurants use fresh ingredients from local farms and suppliers — 80 percent of the food products served at Club Med Québec-Charlevoix comes from Canada, and 30 percent comes from within 62 miles of the resort.

At the heart of the resort lies Le Marché, an extensive buffet that serves a mix of local and global cuisines. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant has dishes ranging from tuna tataki to pizza, as well as healthy options such as couscous salad and breakfast quinoa. The dessert selection was delightful, including a chocolate fondue station and various cakes, tarts, and other treats. Five large dining rooms await guests at Le Marché, one of which also doubles a specialty dinner restaurant.

In the evening, Le Marché’s La Laiterie dining room transforms into Terroir & Co. Creating a unique and family-friendly dining experience, the restaurant lets guests get more hands-on with their meals by savoring fondue and raclette crafted from local cheeses and charcuterie — a big hit with kids. For dessert, an assortment of cookies, maple taffy, and the resort’s famed maple syrup ice lolly are sure to delight.

Club Med Québec-Charlevoix’s third restaurant, Le Chalet, operates like a table d’hôtes, meaning there’s a fixed daily menu. Le Chalet is the place to go for drinks, light fare, and snacks like poutine, deep-fried Oreos, and tortilla chips with guacamole. Open for late breakfast, late lunch, dinner, and late-night snacking, the spacious restaurant has fantastic views of the St. Lawrence River and the ever-changing foliage.

For those craving a bite outside of mealtimes, the resort also has two bars with snacks that are available all day long, as well as a beverage station with unlimited complimentary detox water, soda, coffee, and tea.

Getting to Club Med Québec-Charlevoix

Guests of Club Med Québec-Charlevoix can take a direct flight to Jean Lesage International Airport in Québec City, which has regular service to the US by Air Canada and United Express. Alternatively, guests can fly into Montréal-Trudeau International Airport from the US via regular service on Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Express. Transit time between Québec City and the resort takes about 1.5 hours. Transit time between Montréal and the resort takes approximately four hours. Airport transfers to and from the resort are included when booking airfare with Club Med Québec-Charlevoix.

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