QUÉBEC CITY, Nov. 13, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Cross-country skiers know full well that getting up and getting going is still the best way to enjoy winter. From cross-country skiing novices to the Jack Rabbits of this world, attempting to make the great leap forward, the seven Sépaq cross-country skiing centres await all winter sports enthusiasts:
- Mont-Mégantic, Mont-Orford, Mont-Saint-Bruno, Mont-Tremblant, and Oka national parks
- Camp Mercier
- Station touristique Duchesnay
For the family
At the opening of the winter season, parents will be happily surprised to learn that access to cross-country ski trails, as well as cross-country equipment rentals, are completely free of charge for young people under 18 years of age accompanied by family (parents, grand-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins over 17 years old, etc.). For tots who are still too young to strap on skis, certain ski centres have a limited number of transportation sledges available free of charge.
Please note that this offer also applies to children who want to go snowshoeing with their parents.
A season pass for the seven Sépaq cross-country ski centres can be purchased for only $148 (plus taxes) until December 1st. This presale offer represents 15% off the regular price of $174.The pass provides access to 450 km of trails seven days a week. A Monday-to-Friday weekday pass is available as well.
The season pass provides holders with many exclusive advantages, such as, one free cross-country ski day pass for the holder's person of choice. The season pass may be purchased at any of the seven cross-country ski centres.
Other value-packed options
More good news for cross-country ski enthusiasts: the booklet of day passes now includes 12 day passes for the price of 10 and can be shared among skiing buddies for only $136 (plus taxes). Purchasing a booklet means saving 20% on the daily rate.
The whole range of cross-country ski offers can be checked out at sepaq.com/skiing. Trail conditions are also published online every day of the winter at sepaq.com/snow. Subscribers to the electronic newsletter will receive a snow conditions update each and every morning. A free app for their iPhone or Android also helps skiing enthusiasts to stay informed.
National park entry fees are not included with the purchase of a cross-country ski season pass or daily tickets so it is highly advantageous to acquire an Annual Parcs Québec NetworkCard, valid for a period of 12 months. Please note that children under 18 years of age are admitted to the national parks free of charge.
SOURCE Société des établissements de plein air du Québec
Image with caption: "Cross-country skiing at Camp Mercier in Réserve faunique des Laurentides (CNW Group/Société des établissements de plein air du Québec)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151113_C4082_PHOTO_EN_544697.jpg
For further information: Lucie Boulianne, Communications Manager, Sépaq, 418-686-4875, [email protected]