The Chic-Chac


Chic-Chac is an hostel located in Murdochville, Québec. Murdochville is a little town right in the middle of the Chic-Chocs mountains. Winter in Murdochville means one thing: an annual snowfall average of 7 meters. The snow is considered mostly dry, and the skiing conditions are well known to be nothing but great. Activites to consider? Out-of-bounds skiing, snowshoe expeditions and many hikes are available. The Chic-chocs mountains are a huge playground, it really is up to you to make the most out of it. Fortunately, we love to share all our experiences, and have chic-choc sking combos availables for all your needs.

Our Services

  • Food is included with your stay
  • We can accomodate groups from 1 to 4 people
  • Houses to rent available
  • Showers
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Shared kitchen available




We’re open from december 26th to april, depending on skiing conditions.

New in 2016-2017

What is Catskiing? Here is a look at a typical day:

Skiing areas

York mountain was also taken care of this summer, as many jumps were built, and new cliffs are now available, since the landings were cleaned up. As many of you know, York mountain has steep slopes, with a lot of potential. We really do hope that those new cliffs and jumps will help all  of you push your own limits. There are now over 30 cliffs to be named, after all! Make sure you’re first to drop one of them!

Porphyre mountain had not been taken care of for a while, so we thought is was a good idea to go back there, and make sure all the runs were safe. Take it for granted, the skiing conditions are going to be better than ever, and the runs safer than ever as well, ready to accomodate every type of skier out there.

Avalanche rescue classes

Chic chac offers avalanche rescue classes. For more information, please contact us, it’ll be our pleasure to let you know more about it. Classes will be starting in january.


Murdochville gets an average snowfall of 7 meters yearly. This means skiing access from easy to expert, on real snow only. It also means access to some of the highest peaks in the East. Murdochville also has a skiing resort, with a T-bar, which is at 5 minutes walk from Chic-Chac. Powder guaranteed !

Murdochville is basically the best place to go, if out of bound skiing is something you want to get into. The available terrain makes it easy to have fun, whether you’re a first-timer or a skiing expert.

Catch you on the slopes !