LE MASSIF, CANADA
Quebec’s Le Massif ski area is upside down. On arrival, you park your car at the top of the mountain and ski all the way down to the first lift. So steep is the angle that you feel you might tumble off the edge and onto the ice floes of the frozen St Lawrence River below. Daniel Gauthier, founder of Cirque du Soleil, has completed his USD306 million development of Le Massif and opens his railway link from Quebec this winter. Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, in the city, is the ideal place to stay.