Four local groups to share the proceeds
Over the weekend the second edition of the Estrie SKI TA VIE event, presented by Quebecor, took place at Mont Orford and raised $375,000, an increase of $55,000 from the previous year.
The profits will be shared between four organizations in the Eastern Townships: the CHUS Foundation, the Claude-Durocher Foundation, the Justin Lefebvre Foundation and the Christian Vachon Foundation.
A total of 77 teams participated in the 24-hour ski challenge, where members of each team took turns skiing down the slopes of Mount Orford on downhill skis, snowboards or cross-country skis.
The weather cooperated for the event, with spring-like temperatures that allowed participants to make the most of the SKI TA VIE experience.
An energizing musical program kept the skiers entertained on an outdoor stage, and the Sports Experts Village welcomed about 20 companies and businesses from the region that offered food and drinks to the participants.
“This year, more than 600 participants joined the event, which is a testament to the enthusiasm for our second edition!” commented Louis-Charles Durocher, co-founder of SKI TA VIE in a press release.
“Quebecor was an important partner this year in spreading the word about our event throughout Quebec. We have exceeded the amount donated last year. A huge thank you and see you next year”, Durocher added.