Climbing the mountain … on a snow machine

By Rosalind Russell – Elliot Lake council has endorsed an agreement with Mount Dufour to host a hill climb competition on April 1st.

City manager of economic development Steve Antunes asked council for its approval since it will allow the Mount Dufour Ski Area the right to extend its insured licence area to cover the entire facility.

Antunes says the event will bring in participants from across Ontario to climb Mount Dufour on snowmobiles in a race against the clock, but it has been nearly two decades since the event was held in Elliot lake.

Antunes adds the event would generate additional revenue at the end of the season and attract tourists to the community. 

He adds the club has also purchased a $5-million special event policy which has the city named as an additional insured.

Photo: Mount Dufour has the go-ahead from Elliot Lake council to host a hill climbing competition … on snowmachines. Steve Antunes, the city’s economic development manager, says they expect participants from across Ontario to come to the city to take part in racing their snowmobiles against the clock.
He adds that this will bring in additional revenue for the club and attract tourists to the community.
Antunes says council endorsed the proposal, and organizers are now looking for volunteers to stage the event on Saturday, April 1st. Photo provided by Mount Dufour
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