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6 suggestions for a truly gourmet après ski

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In these confinement times, it has become the norm to enjoy activities in the great outdoors. Being outside boosts your spirits and allows you to have fun, even under constrained circumstances. Our mountainous terrain with its natural beauty, offers countless opportunities to practise winter sports and while, right now, we cannot enjoy après- ski entertainment and delicious food in the traditional way, we do have some alternative suggestions.

Fondue in the style of the Swiss Alps !

The good news is that Fondissimo’s Swiss-style fondue is available for take-away on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – a traditional après-ski treat !  What better way to warm up after a day of outdoor activity than dipping tasty morsels of food into a piping hot bouillon or melted cheese ? If you don’t have fondue equipment, no problem. Fondissimo rents out burners, dishes and forks to go along with your order.  

Fondissimo | (819) 843-8999

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Treat yourself with decadent meals

Pizzeria Johnny is the best place to treat yourself with gourmet and comfort food! Have yourself delivered pizzas, poutines, burgers and more right at your door so you can take it easy after sliding down the slopes all day. Pizzeria Johnny is the perfect choice for families who want a relaxing après ski because of its kids’ menu. A relaxing time with the family after a busy sporting day!

Pizzeria Johnny | 819 843-3551

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A gastronomic treat to round off the day

Chef Alexandre Vachon is the Hovey Manor’s renowned chef and he has come up with a take-away menu – a three-course gastronomic dinner to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, after a hard day’s activities in the great outdoors. Sommelier Jérôme Dubois also offers some wine suggestions to go with your gourmet meal. Now that’s what we call the good life !

« À LA MAISON, by chef Alexandre Vachon » – Hovey Manor | (819) 842-2421

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These suggestions, while they might not be quite the same as a traditional après-ski experience, are certainly the next best thing. You have many options for enjoying a gourmet meal at home. Besides, somebody else is preparing it for you and you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen! Enjoy your ‘alternative’ après-ski!

And what about the ski stations themselves?

While it’s true the pandemic has brought many changes to our everyday lives, including the closing of restaurants (or partial closing with limited seating), the ski centers and accommodations in our region have been very creative in offering unique ways to offer facilities to feed and shelter you and your family.

Foodtrucks to the rescue!

Don’t have time to pack a lunch for your day of skiing? Mont Orford and Owl’s Head have come up with a solution! They’ve got foodtrucks offering a variety of hot meals, parked at the foot of their ski slopes.

Lunch time package – outdoors day by the Espace 4 Saisons

It’s not so easy these days to find a nice spot for your family. While respecting the public health measures in place, the Espace 4 Saisons had the brilliant idea to offer a package for families or couples who would like to have a comfy room for the day to warm up or eat a good snack.

Discover the package and book your room

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