Challenger Winter Rendezvous: Montebello, Quebec
For Challenger owners the runway, river, lake or field is a gateway to an entire world of wonders non-owners can not even imagine.
Each January, typically but not always on the last weekend in January, Challenger Owners don their skis and get together for a winter fly-in. What started out as a casual brunch so many years ago has grown into an annual mid-winter escape. For many of the past 20 years, the Challenger Winter Rendezvous has been held at the infamous Fairmont Chateau Montebello. Located mid way between Ottawa and Montreal on the northern shore of the Ottawa River, the Chateau Montebello is the world's largest and most spectacular log cabin, and a hotel that shines under the 5 stars put on her. She is known around the globe for her facilities, food, rooms and ambiance. A favourite retreat for G8 Conferences and Challenger Owners alike, the Chateau is, in a word, magnifique!
There is no better venue for a mid-winter escape from cabin fever. In addition to the Challenger people and planes there's a plethora of ways to enjoy yourself indoors (spa, fitness, swimming, tennis, squash) and outdoors (skiing, snowshoeing, skating, dogsledding). All very stunning!
Each year, we love to get away and visit the Challenger Winter rendezvous at the Montebello, and then post the details here, in this section of our web site.