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Cross-Country Skiing in Glen Sutton: Technique, Technique, Technique

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Program #14449RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Our Lodge is 600' above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Cold weather attire as well as ski gear (poles, boots and skis), waxes (even if you have waxless skis), a day pack and water bottle will render this program fully comfortable. Rentals available at a fee.

Itinerary for Mar 3 — Mar 8, 2013

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Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge, a beautifully restored 19th century building, is designed with your comfort in mind: open format kitchen/dining room providing gourmet meals, club chair seating in the Great Room/lecture hall; duvets on beds, cotton sheets and ample reading lamps. Hardwood floors throughout with heritage Birdseye maple and American chestnut. Fireplaces, library and world class film collection, wraparound porch. Lighted tennis court and in ground pool. In winter our cross-country ski trail (20 acres) accesses those of the Sutton Massif.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, cotton sheets, reading lamps, nicely furnished.

Facility amenities: Tennis court on site (excellent lighting for night play), in-ground pool as well, large wraparound porch and decks for summer use. Trails for all outdoor activities, Summer and Winter, either begin on site or are nearby. Commodious Great Room with fireplace and Library provide a casual and comfortable spot for drinks before dinner and lively conversation. Most special diets (including gluten free) can be arranged with advance notice. Please indicate your special dietary needs on the Health & Safety form at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. You may also wish to contact the site directly to discuss your particular needs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Contact the lodge for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, March 03 - Independent Arrivals/Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION: Participants arrive independently in the afternoon to the Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton. Check-in time is 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. All levels of skiers are welcome Meet your hosts and fellow skiers in the commodious Great Room with its fireplace and extensive library that provides a casual and comfortable spot for refreshments and lively conversation.

Dinner: WELCOME DINNER: Dinner served in our dining room from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the lodge in the open format kitchen and dining room. Enjoy high-end homestyle cooking with menus designed by Chef Joy and her kitchen team. Dinner will consist of salad or soup, entree and dessert. In this age of fast cuisine, we think you'll appreciate the effort that the dining team puts into their from scratch delicacies. All recipes are fully shared. Dress is casual and guests may bring their own wine to the table. We do not have a liquor license therefore it is a B.Y.O.B. establishment. We provide space in our fridges to keep the white wine chilled for our guests and all wine glasses are provided.

Evening: ORIENTATION: We gather in the Great Room for orientation and introductions, followed by outline of the week's activities. A brief history of the Lodge and area are covered, followed by a question and answer period. Generally, the first night is an early one for our guests as many have traveled from afar.

Lodging: Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge, a beautifully restored 19th century building, is designed with your comfort in mind: open format kitchen/dining room providing gourmet meals, club chair seating in the Great Room/lecture hall; duvets on beds, cotton sheets and ample reading lamps. Hardwood floors throughout with heritage Birdseye maple and American chestnut. Fireplaces, library and world class film collection, wraparound porch. Lighted tennis court and in ground pool. In winter our cross-country ski trail (20 acres) accesses those of the Sutton Massif.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, cotton sheets, reading lamps, nicely furnished.

Facility amenities: Tennis court on site (excellent lighting for night play), in-ground pool as well, large wraparound porch and decks for summer use. Trails for all outdoor activities, Summer and Winter, either begin on site or are nearby. Commodious Great Room with fireplace and Library provide a casual and comfortable spot for drinks before dinner and lively conversation. Most special diets (including gluten free) can be arranged with advance notice. Please indicate your special dietary needs on the Health & Safety form at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. You may also wish to contact the site directly to discuss your particular needs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Contact the lodge for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, March 04 - Ski Instruction/Skiing Begins
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge offering a variety of healthy options.

Morning: SKI INSTRUCTION: Depart the Lodge at 9 a.m. Transportation provided to a choice of five nearby cross country ski centers. Morning, small group instruction (two hours). Attention will be given to individualized progressions. Beginner to advanced skiers welcome. All aspects of instruction will be covered.

Lunch: Box lunch

Afternoon: AFTERNOON SKIING: Free skiing in the afternoon to practice skills learned in morning session and if more individual attention is needed or wanted, instruction will be available.


APRES-SKI: We depart from the ski centre approximately 3:30 p.m. with time to unwind before dinner, have drinks in the Great Room or view instructional videos that reinforce the topics of the day.

Dinner: Dinner is generally at 6:00 p.m. The kitchen is known in the Road Scholar world for its open format and use of the freshest ingredients. Many have called the results “Road Scholar gourmet.” Some typical menu items (may not be available in all programs): Black Bean Soup with plum tomatoes, corn kernels, black beans and fresh coriander, with optional dollop of sour cream. Chicken Marbella, using boneless, skinless chicken thighs, prunes, green olives, garlic, and white wine; served with basmati rice and glazed carrots. Or Vegetarian Lasagna with chopped spinach, mushrooms, carrots, and three different cheeses. Whatever the chef chooses for that evening, it promises to be delicious! Y

Evening: EVENING ACTIVITY: We gather in the sunroom for a special presentation. Each evening will have a different focus, drawn from possibilities as varied as a Mezzo-soprano Evening of Arias and Classical Song, Winter Animal Tracking and Survival, French Canadian History, Local Authors, or a Film History of Skiing in North America. There is one evening in the week where there is no lecture scheduled. Guests will be free to watch a film from our extensive collection, play a game of bridge or simply relax by the fire with a good book.

Lodging: Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge, a beautifully restored 19th century building, is designed with your comfort in mind: open format kitchen/dining room providing gourmet meals, club chair seating in the Great Room/lecture hall; duvets on beds, cotton sheets and ample reading lamps. Hardwood floors throughout with heritage Birdseye maple and American chestnut. Fireplaces, library and world class film collection, wraparound porch. Lighted tennis court and in ground pool. In winter our cross-country ski trail (20 acres) accesses those of the Sutton Massif.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, cotton sheets, reading lamps, nicely furnished.

Facility amenities: Tennis court on site (excellent lighting for night play), in-ground pool as well, large wraparound porch and decks for summer use. Trails for all outdoor activities, Summer and Winter, either begin on site or are nearby. Commodious Great Room with fireplace and Library provide a casual and comfortable spot for drinks before dinner and lively conversation. Most special diets (including gluten free) can be arranged with advance notice. Please indicate your special dietary needs on the Health & Safety form at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. You may also wish to contact the site directly to discuss your particular needs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Contact the lodge for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, March 05 - Ski Instruction/Afternoon Skiing
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge offering a variety of healthy options.

Morning: SKI INSTRUCTION: We depart the Lodge at 9 a.m. Transportation provided to a choice of five nearby cross country ski centers. Morning, small group instruction (two hours). Attention will be given to individualized progressions. Beginner to advanced skiers welcome. All aspects of instruction will be covered.

Lunch: Lunches which were provided to guests after their breakfast are now eaten at the lunch facility at the cross country ski centre.

Afternoon: AFTERNOON SKIING: Free skiing in the afternoon to practice skills learned in morning session and if more individual attention is needed or wanted, instruction will be available.


APRES-SKI: We head back to the lodge at approximately 3:30 p.m. Time for a shower and a drink by the fire before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner will again feature the chef's specialties.

Evening: EVENING ACTIVITY: We gather in the sunroom for a special presentation. Each evening will have a different focus, drawn from possibilities as varied as a Mezzo-soprano Evening of Arias and Classical Song, Winter Animal Tracking and Survival, French Canadian History, Local Authors, or a Film History of Skiing in North America. There is one evening in the week where there is no lecture scheduled. Guests will be free to watch a film from our extensive collection, play a game of bridge or simply relax by the fire with a good book.

Lodging: Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge, a beautifully restored 19th century building, is designed with your comfort in mind: open format kitchen/dining room providing gourmet meals, club chair seating in the Great Room/lecture hall; duvets on beds, cotton sheets and ample reading lamps. Hardwood floors throughout with heritage Birdseye maple and American chestnut. Fireplaces, library and world class film collection, wraparound porch. Lighted tennis court and in ground pool. In winter our cross-country ski trail (20 acres) accesses those of the Sutton Massif.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, cotton sheets, reading lamps, nicely furnished.

Facility amenities: Tennis court on site (excellent lighting for night play), in-ground pool as well, large wraparound porch and decks for summer use. Trails for all outdoor activities, Summer and Winter, either begin on site or are nearby. Commodious Great Room with fireplace and Library provide a casual and comfortable spot for drinks before dinner and lively conversation. Most special diets (including gluten free) can be arranged with advance notice. Please indicate your special dietary needs on the Health & Safety form at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. You may also wish to contact the site directly to discuss your particular needs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Contact the lodge for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, March 06 - Ski Instruction/Afternoon Skiing
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge offering a variety of healthy options.

Morning: SKI INSTRUCTION: Guests depart from the Lodge at 9 a.m. Transportation provided to a choice of five nearby cross country ski centers. Morning, small group instruction (two hours). Attention will be given to individualized progressions. Beginner to advanced skiers welcome. All aspects of instruction will be covered.

Lunch: Lunches which were provided to guests after their breakfast are now eaten at the lunch facility at the cross country ski centre.

Afternoon: AFTERNOON SKIING: Free skiing in the afternoon to practice skills learned in morning session and if more individual attention is needed or wanted, instruction will be available.


APRES-SKI: Late in the day when your body feels appropriately fatigued we'll head home with plenty of time to unwind before dinner, enjoy refreshments by the fireplace or view some instructional videos that reinforce the topics of the day.

Dinner: Dinner provides yet another opportunity to enjoy more creative cooking.

Evening: FREE EVENING: One evening during the week will be free - explore the area, relax and read a book or watch a movie.

Lodging: Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Lodge

Description: The Lodge, a beautifully restored 19th century building, is designed with your comfort in mind: open format kitchen/dining room providing gourmet meals, club chair seating in the Great Room/lecture hall; duvets on beds, cotton sheets and ample reading lamps. Hardwood floors throughout with heritage Birdseye maple and American chestnut. Fireplaces, library and world class film collection, wraparound porch. Lighted tennis court and in ground pool. In winter our cross-country ski trail (20 acres) accesses those of the Sutton Massif.

Contact info:
1351 Vallee Missisquoi Road
Glen Sutton, QC J0E 2K0 Canada
phone: 450-538-5816
web: www.outdoorlodge.ca

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, cotton sheets, reading lamps, nicely furnished.

Facility amenities: Tennis court on site (excellent lighting for night play), in-ground pool as well, large wraparound porch and decks for summer use. Trails for all outdoor activities, Summer and Winter, either begin on site or are nearby. Commodious Great Room with fireplace and Library provide a casual and comfortable spot for drinks before dinner and lively conversation. Most special diets (including gluten free) can be arranged with advance notice. Please indicate your special dietary needs on the Health & Safety form at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the program. You may also wish to contact the site directly to discuss your particular needs.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call for current rates.
Contact the lodge for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, March 07 - Final Ski Class/Afternoon Skiing
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the Lodge offering a variety of healthy options.

Morning: SKI INSTRUCTION: Guests depart the Lodge at 9 a.m. Transportation provided to a choice of five nearby cross country ski centers. Morning, small group instruction (two hours). Attention will be given to individualized progressions. Beginner to advanced skiers welcome. All aspects of instruction will be covered

Lunch: Lunches which were provided to guests after their breakfast are now eaten at the lunch facility at the cross country ski centre.

Afternoon: AFTERNOON SKIING: Free skiing in the afternoon to practice skills learned in morning session and if more individual attention is needed or wanted, instruction will be available.


APRES-SKI: We'll head home late in the afternoon with time to unwind before dinner, have drinks in the Great Room or view instructional videos that reinforce the topics of the day.

Dinner: FAREWELL DINNER: Our final dinner together provides one last opportunity to enjoy more creative cooking.

Lodging: Outdoor Lodge in Glen Sutton

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Six: Friday, March 08 - Review Techniques/Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served from 8:00 until 9:00 a.m.

Morning: PROGRAM REVIEW: This morning we will review the techniques learned during the week with the possibility of a short ski tour from the Lodge.

Lunch: Enjoy a last delicious lunch at the Lodge followed by independent departures. A bag lunch is available to those who are leaving early.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Glen Sutton, QC
St Benoit du Lac AbbeyGregorian Chant available at Eucharist. 35 minute drive from Lodge.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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