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December 4th, 2013

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The month of December has arrived here in Tremblant, and I wanted to share with you one of the main reasons that December is one of my favorite months of the year here in our beautiful region.  Not only is it time to start feeling more festive as the holiday season approached, but December is also the month in which Tremblant hosts its 24h of Skiing.  The 24h of Skiing is a large-scale fundraising event that raises money to benefit sick children and those in need. It is a team challenge where teams of 6-12 participants take part in a relay race for 24h on the slopes.  Each participant is given fundraising goals, as the purpose of this event is to raise money for children’s charities. I have a long and large history with the 24h, as this is its 13th edition, it will also be my 13th year as a participant.

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My story with the24h starts way back in Villars where the 24h started with well-known F1 racer Jacques Villeneuve, Barbara & Craig Pollack.  I will never forget skiing in the Alps after midnight on a beautiful night, with the event producer Simon, a great memory that got me hooked for life on the 24h of skiing.  Once the 24h started here in Tremblant back in 2000, there was no doubt in my mind I would be involved. I was a team member on the renowned North Face Team for three years running, who still hold the record for most funds raised ever by a team in the 24h event.  For the last three years I have been a member of the Bell Media Team, we are ready and excited for our 4th year of participation.   The weekend of the 24h event, is 72 hours of fun, excitement, the joy and the spirit that you feel when you are on the resort is contagious.  There is a full line-up of concerts, animation throughout the resort, and so much camaraderie and unity and in support of those children sick or in need. If you would like to read more about it go to 24htremblant.com Follow the action on their Facebook page

 

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