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Are the maps, checkpoint diagrams, and assignments final?

No. In particular, the maps still show the 2018 route. They are being updated for 2019. For a variety of reasons - not the least of which is weather - they can all change before the event.

Are meals and sleeping accommodations provided?

Yes. Lunch is provided at the checkpoint.

  • Accommodation is at the Town Hall Notre Dame de Bonsecours https://goo.gl/maps/agvKbSnQr3T2 near Montebello (bring mattress and sleeping bag etc.) with meals provided in Papineauville. Town hall has showers.
  • For operators at CP11 and CP10, for Friday night only accommodation will be at the Gold Dorm - Ecole Polyvalente Curé-Mercure, 700 Boul du Dr Gervais, Mont-Tremblant (St. Jovite) https://goo.gl/maps/DKdHuyks9Zt (bring mattress and sleeping bag etc.) Contact your CP leader for details.
  • If you want to book private accommodations, you should do so ASAP. The CSM cannot reimburse you for private accomodations.

Does this site have driving directions posted?

Yes. Go to the Downloads page.

Is there a radio operator's guide available?

Yes. Go to the Downloads page.

Are there any split checkpoints - like CP4?

No. CP4 used to have the "ins" and "outs" at 2 different locations. None of the checkpoints in 2019 are split.

What the heck is CP4a?

There is a safety point (SP4) in section 4 half way between CP4 and CP5. Section 4 is one of the longest, and the CSM treats the safety point as a quasi-checkpoint that might require additional supplies or food. It has a variety of names: SP4 (safety point 4), WP4 (water point 4), and CP4a (checkpoint 4a). SP4 will have a health&safety team but NO OPS radio.

How many checkpoints are numbered "6"?

This is slightly confusing.

  • On Saturday, the trail ends at CP6a (often just called CP6) near Ecole St. Michel in Montebello. There will be a radio and operator at CP6a.
    • Some skiers will stop at Gold Camp. Gold Camp is about 1km north of Montebello on highway 323. There may be a radio and operator at Gold Camp.
  • On Sunday, the start is at CP6 which is located about 50m from the Gold Camp. There will be a radio and operator there.

Look at the Section 6 and 5 Maps for details.

How will the radio equipment be installed?

We are awaiting confirmation of some details, but in general:

  • The radio equipment will be transported to and from the CP in the cube van.
  • The antenna will be mounted on the cube van by the CP staff. Pretests of each site will have been performed and the optimal antenna direction will be supplied (if directional antennas are needed).
  • The radio will be installed in the operator's car if it can be parked near the cube van.
    • Note that some CP diagrams show the operator car far from the cube van.
    • If there is no room for the operator car near the cube van, then the radio will be installed in the cube van.
    • The final positioning is up to the CP captain.
  • Radio power will be provided by the cigar lighter in the operator's car.

What happens if the radio equipment has technical problems?

The equipment supplier will have a technician available to fix things during the event. The tech will be mobile following the main flow of skiers.

Where will net control be located?

Net control will be located at https://goo.gl/maps/agvKbSnQr3T2 in the offices of the Municipality of Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours, which is close to Montebello. Net control equipment will be set up Friday afternoon, February 9th.

Does net control have internet access?

Yes. High-speed fibre.

What checkpoints do each CP team cover?

Because the event runs over 2 days, each CP team covers 2 CPs, one per day. It is likely, but not certain, that radio operators will work with the same CP teams on both days. The CP team assignments may be altered due to last minute staffing changes.

Checkpoint Pairings for 2018 WILL CHANGE FOR 2019

  • Start CP11 & 6 (Miller and Montebello)
  • CP 2 & 7 (Pruuli and Kenauk Shooting Clay)
  • CP 3 & 9 (Lac Carling and Boileau)
  • CP 4 & 8 (Eau Vive and Kenauk Sand Pit)
  • CP 5 & 10 (Shooting Clay and Arundel)
  • Finish CP 6a & 1 (Montebello and Lachute)

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