BAIE-SAINT-PAUL, QC, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - 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. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131212/MO484) International recognitionNational 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. http://www.lemassif.com SOURCE Groupe Le Massif Inc.