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12 Hours of Blue (Posted On: Friday, January 09, 2009)

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12 Hours of Blue Ski and Snowboard Festival in Support of Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team.

In the spirit of continuing a long tradition of support for the Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team, Blue Mountain Resort invites interested participants to register for the 12 Hours of Blue Ski and Snowboard Festival.

This year the event will consist of the new day-time Weider Cup Dual Slalom race, followed by a night-time Pro Dual Slalom race. All proceeds from both races are in support of the Blue Mountain Special Olympic Alpine Team.

Registration for the Weider Cup is $20.00 for athletes 14 and under and $60.00 for 

competitors 15 and up. The Weider Cup will commence at 10:00 a.m. and run until 4:00 p.m. on Smart Alec ski run.

The winner of the Weider Cup will be announced during an awards ceremony hosted at 6:00 p.m. in the Memory Lane Memorial Park and will also advance to the night-time pro race. 

Pros interested in racing during the 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. night time dual slalom race must also register for $60.00.  Competitors in the pro race must be 18 years of age and older and will compete in either an open men’s or open women’s category.  This course will also run on Smart Alec ski run.

Please visit for complete details on both the Weider Cup and the Pro Dual Slalom and registration forms.
Special Olympics athletes are individuals who we feel strongly about contributing to and fostering the growth of in our local community.  Involvement in the 12 Hours of Blue offers everyone the opportunity to give back and support this extremely deserving cause. 

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Volkswagen, along with associate sponsors TELUS and Amp Energy Drink who will be providing fantastic prizing to participants of this event.

The challenge has been made! Register online at  All other inquiries can be directed to Events at Blue.  

Who: 12 Hours of Blue     
What: Charitable Ski and Snowboard Race
When:  Friday, January 23rd, 2009
Where: Blue Mountain Resort, Smart Alec ski run       
Why: In support of Blue Mountain Special Olympics Alpine Team

Kelly O'Neil
Public Relations Specialist
Blue Mountain Resorts Limited/ Intrawest
RR #3, Collingwood, ON, CANADA, L9Y 3Z2
TEL: 705.445.0231 ext 6052
FAX: 705.444.1751


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