Appeal request against Stoneham and Mont-Sainte-Anne

A Quebec ski enthusiast has filed an application for authorization to hear a class action against the Stoneham and Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resorts, which he accuses of non-compliance with the conditions relating to the sale of La subscriptions. Past.

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In the fall of 2020, Stoneham and Mont-Sainte-Anne ski resorts, both owned by Resort of the Canadian Rockies Inc., were offering the La Passe evening pass on their respective Facebook pages in advance.

According to the document filed with the registry by the applicant, Yann Giroux, “the two publications […] were accompanied by an internet link giving access to their New Zero Stress Policy On current issues relating to the health crisis of COVID-19.

Subscribers had the option, before December 19, to transfer their subscription to the 2021-2022 season or to obtain a full refund.

Reservation system

Also on Facebook, subscribers were able to learn that Stoneham was going to open its doors on December 11, while Mont-Sainte-Anne began its season on December 17.

“From the first days of opening of the ski resorts, it was apparent that the facilities were unable to meet the high traffic of holders of a La Passe evening pass,” says Mr. Giroux in his request.

On January 16, the two stations announced that a new reservation system had been put in place to manage La Passe subscriber traffic. A way of doing things that “does not respect the representations that were conveyed in the fall”.

The applicant also claims that a representative for Stoneham said the station sold “4 to 5% more subscriptions than in previous years”.

“Have the defendants endangered the health of their customers by allowing the sale of excess subscriptions? Asks the applicant who hopes to see the Superior Court decide the dispute.

Compensation

In the end, the group representative hopes to see the members of the group be compensated for an amount equivalent to 50% of the price paid, that the contract be terminated, and that an amount of $ 50 be distributed to each person as damages- interest in the troubles, troubles and inconveniences suffered.

To regroup the members, the plaintiff launched, on Saturday, a Facebook page entitled “Collective action against Stoneham and Mont-Sainte-Anne”.

The page already has 2,700 members.

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