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La Petite Expé

WHAT ?
The goal of the winter element of the Grand défi is to introduce young people from all over to the pleasures of cross-country skiing, and to encourage them to be more active during winter.

QUAND ?
All winter long.

  • During the week with your school.
  • During the weekend with your family.

WHO ?
The offer is for all primary schools in Quebec, and all children 12 years and under.

HOW ?
Participating cross-country ski centres welcome Quebec primary schools and children 12 years and under for free. Children have access to the ski trails as well as full equipment rental including skis, boots and poles.

La Petite Expé

Everything you need to snow !

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La Petite Expé Ambassadors

Alex Harvey

Alex Harvey, world champion cross-country skier, and Pierre Lavoie, cross country skier and cofounder of the Grand défi Pierre Lavoie.

See where you can ski !

Interested schools can register by clicking on the link for the centre of their choice.

Cubitoon Ski

Bas Saint-Laurent

Québec

Centre-du-Québec

Chaudière-Appalaches

Côte-Nord

Eastern Townships

Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Laurentians

Mauricie

Montérégie

Nord-du-Québec

Outaouais

Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact [email protected].

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to the Station de ski Mont-Édouard at 67 rue Dallaire à L’Anse-Saint-Jean.

For more information, visit http://montedouard.com/ski-de-fond/.

Cross country skiers can go to the Chalet des sports at 200 Côte de la Mer, Notre-Dame-du-Portage

Free trail access for everyone. Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment for free. Adults can rent equipment for $10.

Trails are open during the week from sunrise to sunset. Please note that Chalet des sports (to rent or borrow equipment) opens at 3 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call 418 605-9252 or visit their website

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact [email protected] or call 418-873-4150 or 418-873-2133.

Les enfants de 12 ans et moins qui veulent profiter de l’équipement et de l’accès aux sentiers gratuitement peuvent se présenter au 50, rue Dansereau, Pont-Rouge . Please note that their is currently no equipment rental.

For more information, visit http://www.centredansereau.com.

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact [email protected].

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to the Bec-Scie Outdoor Centre at 7400, chemin des chutes, La Baie

For more information, visit http://becscie.riviereamars.com/tarification.

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact [email protected]. or call 819-523-9003.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 2370, chemin du Lac, Lac Mégantic, G6B 2S5

For more information, visit https://baiedessables.com.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free. Reservations must be made by calling 418-737-4423.

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-737-4423.

The centre is open seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset. Cross country skiers must obtain a day pass at Marché Gaétan Dubé in Saint-Ulric. The centre is located on Saint Ulric’s main road

For more information:

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-752-4936.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 900, Rue St-Pie-X, Paspébiac (Québec), G0C 2K0.

For more information, visit http://villepaspebiac.ca/.

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-392-9174.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 351, Boulevard Perron Ouest, New Richmond (Québec), G0C 2B0.

For more information, visit Club de ski de fond New Richmond

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-962-1238, ext. 2583.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 500, chemin du Lac des Rapides, Sept-Îles

For more information, visit Tourisme Sept-Îles

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-686-2647.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to Club de ski de fond Amiski / Domaine de la Rivière Verte

For more information, visit their website here .

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 450-698-3133.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to
257, rue Fernand-Seguin, Châteauguay

For more information, visit their website here .

To register a school group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 819-826-3869.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to the Centre de ski de fond Richmond-Melbourne at 70, chemin Lay, Melbourne

For more information, visit their website here .

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact Richard Lavoie by emailing [email protected] or calling 819-523-9003.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to Centre La Tuque rouge

For more information, visit their website here .

To register a group for a winter sports class, contact Éric Garneau at [email protected] or 819-758-6419, ext. 3297.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 100 Chemin du Mont-Arthabaska, Victoriaville (Rental equipment is available at the bottom of the mountain, in the Girouard parking lot.)

For more information, visit their website here .

To register a school group for a winter sports class, contact Martin Chiasson at [email protected] or call 418-748-7162.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to the Mont-Chalco ticket office during opening hours.

For more information, visit their website here or the centre’s Facebook page.

To register a group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 418-279-5572.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 1493, route 169, Albanel

For more information, visit the Association des sportifs d’Albanel Facebook page

To register a group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 450-538-6464.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 429, rue Maple, Sutton

For more information, visit http://www.pleinairsutton.ca/

To register a group for a winter sports class, email [email protected] or call 819-864-1907.

Children aged 12 and under can borrow equipment and access the ski trails for free by going to 5302, chemin Blanchette, Sherbrooke

For more information, visit http://www.carbureaventure.com/

Involvement of partner centres

The program’s partner centres are committed to welcoming Quebec elementary schools and children aged 12 and under for free, at all times. The centres will lend equipment (cross-country skis, boots and ski poles) and help schools by offering winter sports classes.

Want to become a partner centre ? Email us at [email protected].