MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec December 9, 2000 - Jacques Villeneuve, Craig Pollock and Alberto Tomba announced today that the "Grand Prix 24 hours of Tremblant" on skis event will take place December 15 and 16, 2001.

For the first time in North America, the "Formula Charity" foundation, in collaboration with the Tremblant Resort Association, will host its race where skiers and boarders regroup in teams to raise funds for a charitable organisation. The "Grand Prix 24 hours of Tremblant" on skis will be a unique event," proudly said honorary presidents Claude Séguin and Normand Legault.

Freezing but smiling. Craig Pollock, Jacques Villeneuve and Alberto Tomba. Photo: F1-Instinct Press.
Sports celebrities and artists as well as the business community will join efforts for this charitable event. All profits will be given to a national foundation yet to be named as well as the Fondation Tremblant, which, under Peter Duncan's presidency, helps youngsters in the Mont-Tremblant region.

The organisers of the event - the "Formula Charity" foundation and the Tremblant Resort Association - expect between 600 and 800 participants regrouped in teams for the December 2001 event. Whether on skis, snowboard or telemark, the challenge is a big one. Each 4-6 person team in the relay race will have 24 hours to descend as many kilometres as possible. During these 24 hours, the mountain will become their true adversary. Each team will be sponsored for every kilometre it skis.

Many activities are planned during this enduring event, including a show on Saturday night.

Guess who won the race. Craig Pollock and Alberto Tomba. Photo: F1-Instinct Press.
Founded by race car pilot Jacques Villeneuve and F1-BAR's Craig Pollock, the Grand Prix 24 hours of Villars is a charitable event that gives money, through the "Formula Charity" foundation to a local charitable organisation. The first two years of the event, thousands of spectators followed the performances of the 120 participating teams. Teams interested in registering can visit the Internet at to get the registration form for the Tremblant event.