Important Updates Below

The inaugural Osler 42 is an individual or team relay fundraising event to benefit the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital Foundation

With your help, we plan to raise $50,000 in support of the Foundation.
Unfortunately, due to lower registration than expected, we will not be able to run the full edition of the Osler 42. With that being said, we are still excited to bring together the community for a day of touring, pushing personal limits, and most of all fun!

Please see below for important updates and if you have any questions, please email [email protected].

The Event

The event was inspired by the idea of doing repeated laps of a hill until you have climbed the equivalent height of Mount Everest (29,032 feet or 8,500 meters). The catch is that these laps must be done in one continuous effort without mechanical aid such as a chairlift.
In understanding that this is not an attainable goal for everyone, we wanted to create an opportunity for all to participate and achieve their own version of this feat. Enter The Osler 42

The Osler 42 will see individuals or teams attempt to tackle as many laps as they can over an 7-hour period. This was done to allow everyone to be part of this amazing event focused on building community and helping people realize they are capable of more than they think, all while supporting a fantastic cause. Whether someone wants to tackle the day solo or is simply looking to push themselves to complete a couple of laps with a group of friends, we hope to create an opportunity for everyone.

The Cause

This event is all about charity and as a participation requirement participants will be raising funds for The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation. As outdoor enthusiasts who live and play in a small community, we tend to utilize our local hospital more often than most. Therefore, when deciding on a cause for The Osler 42, we thought it would be most appropriate to give back to the hospital that has and continues to provide exceptional care to members of our community.

At the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital, over 90% of all medical equipment & technology is funded through community support. By participating in The Osler 42, you are joining a caring and generous community that ensures that the healthcare teams at CHMH can continue to deliver fast, accurate diagnosis and exceptional care. In 2024, the Collingwood Hospital will be fundraising for critical equipment needs that will directly impact mammography, internal medicine, and more. Learn more about the Collingwood G&M Hospital Foundation at

The Rules

  • There is no cap on the size of your team.
  • Teams are not required to participate at all times during the 7-hour period.
  • Participants must stay on the marked course while completing official laps.
  • Each participant is responsible for carrying their passport while on the course so that laps can be counted.
  • Only laps completed between 9am and 4pm on Friday March 8th will be counted towards the official results.
  • Helmets are mandatory while skiing downhill for all participants.
  • Only touring skis and splitboards will be permitted while on the course. Unfortunately, snow shoes and/or boot packing will not be allowed.
  • All participants must adhere to the Mountain Code of Conduct.


  • When will the event take place?
    • The official event will take place between 9am and 4pm on Friday March 8th, 2024, with awards to follow.
    • The full schedule will be sent to participants closer to the event date.
  • Are there age restrictions for participating?
    • Anyone age 18 or older is encouraged to participate, provided they have the proper equipment.
  • What run will the event be on?
    • The exact route will be dependent on snow conditions. Details will be released closer to the event.
  • How much does it cost to register?
    • There is no cost to participate! In lieu of a registration fee, all participants are encouraged to make a donation to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation.
  • Where do I make a donation?
    • All donations can be made through the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital Foundation’s donation portal:
    • When making your donation, please indicate in the comments section that you are making as part of the Osler 42! This will allow to foundation to tally total proceeds from the event!
  • For what can I receive a tax receipt?
    • Tax receipts will be automatically issued for each donation received.
  • Can I hike the hill and ski down?
    • No. Only participants who have touring skis or a split board will be allowed to participate.
  • How good of a skier/boarder do I need to be to participate?
    • As long as you are capable of safely descending an easy black diamond run, you will be more than capable of completing the lap.
  • Is participation restricted to Osler members?
    • No. With the goal being to build community, this event is open to anyone, regardless of where you ski!

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected]

Osler 42 Registration

Teams are limited to 10 participants per team.

Registration is not confirmed until waiver is received.
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