MONTEBELLO, QC, Feb. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Experiencing the best conditions in
years, the Canadian Ski Marathon can proudly proclaim the original
point to point trail as ready, challenging and full of adventure. It
will flow from Gatineau to Montebello, and from Montebello to Lachute;
10 Sections, 2 Days, 160 Kms in total. Over 100 landowners open their
gates for this prestigious event and let over 2000 skiers discover
western Quebec's beautiful countryside.
"In 1967, when I skied the first Canadian Ski Marathon, we wanted an
adventure and we didn't let anything stand in our way of making it to
the last check point", said Malcolm Hunter, CSM board member.
To celebrate the commitment of our new and returning CSM skiers, we are
thrilled to host a "WELCOME BACK to the CSM Party & Jackrabbit Tribute"
on Friday evening, Feb 10 at the Fairmont Chateau Montebello. The CSM
is thrilled to announce that Ana Miura, Ottawa Folk singer and song
writer will perform during this special evening.
We will take the time to pay tribute to the 25th anniversary of the passing of cross country ski icon - Jackrabbit
Johannsen - throughout the entire 46th CSM weekend. Because of Jackrabbit and the legacy he left behind, we
all continue to be inspired to enjoy cross-country skiing, winter,
nature, health and fitness. His truly was the essence of "can-do"
spirit and accomplishment.
"As CSM skiers journey from point to point, I hope they are able to feel
Jackrabbit's spirit and hear his words echo in their minds: 'see what
lies on the other side of the hill, reap the benefit from the
experience. Climb your mountains slowly and know that you'll have the
opportunity to stand on the summit and look beyond to the farthest
horizon!.' " said Bill Syrros, President of the Canadian Ski Marathon.
For more information about the 46th CSM, please visit www.csm-mcs.com, facebook/csmmcs and twitter @csmmcs.
Image with caption: "CSM Ski Adventure. (CNW Group/Canadian Ski Marathon)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120202_C8807_PHOTO_EN_9545.jpg
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