To the editor:
The 33rd annual Portage Health Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon saw more than 600 people participate in a weekend full of exciting winter events at the beautiful Swedetown Trails. That included 493 skiers in the Great Bear Chase, 74 participants in the Junior Bear Chase and 30 in the Snow Bike Race.
The weekend would not have been possible without the 150 volunteers that dedicated their time to these community events. On behalf of the Copper Island X-C Country Ski Club, thank you for all your efforts to make this year's Great Bear Chase an absolute success.
After an event like this, we are reminded what a wonderful community we live in. Thank you all for your support and we look forward to the 2014 Great Bear Chase.
Great Bear Chase Committee