Ski with Ford Sayre families at Mont-Ste-Anne near Quebec City Dec 26th-30th: a tradition in its 6th year! RESERVE by Sept 26th!
THE SKIING EXPERIENCE:
While this is not a trip sponsored by Ford Sayre, it is a really fun trip with FS families. This will be our 6th winter continuing the Mont-Ste-Anne tradition, and we have seen that it gives the kids a nice early-season foundation and families a whole lot of fun!
(The Mont-Ste-Anne trip has historically included more middle-school and high-school aged Ford Sayre skiers and their families. However, this is a great opportunity for younger families to get to know other Ford Sayre families, and enjoy skiing with friends on a beautiful trail system.)
HOW IT WORKS:
Each day we will have gathering times for folks who want to ski in Ford Sayre groups led by parents, some of whom may be coaches. This is completely optional, but as many parents have noticed, kids seem to ski with fewer complaints when in kid groups! There are 5 warming huts on the trail system so it is extra fun to ski in packs and take snack-breaks together.
MSA cross-country trails do not have snowmaking, so we take our chances each year, but so far we have not been disappointed!
Also, note that it can be cold, but the extensive trail system cannot be beat, and Quebec City is only 30 minutes away!
Lodging @ Château Mont-Sainte-Anne
RESERVE by Sept 26th! (Reserving after will work, too, if rooms are available, but the hotel needs a chunk of money from us by 9/26 to hold the block.)
WHEN: 4 nights, arriving Dec 26 and departing Dec 30
RATE: $219 Canadian + taxes per room per night for 2 adults; no additional charge for children 17 and younger (taxes = federal & provincial sales tax of 5% & 9.975% and tourist area tax of 3.5%/night). This the same rate as last year.
FORD SAYRE ROOM BLOCK: Ask for “Ford Sayre Ski Team” rate; rate is discounted. We have reserved 20 rooms.
ROOM TYPE: “Château Studio” = 2 queen beds; small table for 4; kitchenette w/ stove, microwave, fridge, toaster, coffee maker. You can ask about upgrade costs if you would like a different type of room.
CANCELLATION POLICY: The policy during this holiday week is that a 50% deposit is charged at the time of booking. If you cancel before Nov 1st, you will be refunded. If you cancel after Nov 1st, you will not be refunded. However, please confirm when you make your reservation!
OUTDOOR HOT TUB: This is an après ski highlight!
PHONE & LINK: 1.855.342.3376
MONT-STE-ANNE SKI AREA & proximity to our hotel:
There is no lodging right at the XC trails except for one big lodge that many people would need to co-rent. Our hotel, Chåteau Mte-Ste-Anne, is at the alpine mountain, and you can ski to the XC lodge from there, but it’s 7K, so what most families do is drive to the XC lodge in the morning w/ lunches packed, and then individual family members ski back to the hotel at the end of the day if they so desire.
Here is what most families do regarding food, making use of the grocery stores that are only a few minutes away from the hotel.
• Breakfast in hotel rooms: many folks enjoy the bakery in the hotel lobby!
• Lunch in ski lodge: families pack lunches and eat among friends. Food is also sold at the lodge.
• Dinner plans vary: families go out to restaurants; they cook in hotel rooms; and they bring food down to the conference room we have reserved in order to eat among other FS families. (We have reserved that conference room again this year for each night.)
Feel free to email Emily Silver, our MSA organizer: emily.silver@thet.