In January this year 20 teams of brave and intrepid skiers took part in the Alpine Challenge – a 150km GPS tracked tour of the Portes du Soleil, including a 10km night hike, to raise over £50,000 for the UK youth charity Snow-Camp. In January 2014 the Snow-Campers will return to Morzine for the fifth time, and hopefully their numbers will be bolstered by a load of local teams. As Snow-Camp Director Dan Charlish explains…
“We love Morzine for the Alpine Challenge because the ski area is so huge and varied, and teams enjoy getting round all the different resorts over the two day event. Plus, the Morzine Office de Tourisme have been very supportive of us bringing the event to the resort – and this helps!”
The fifth Alpine Challenge takes place between 16th and 19th January 2014. To get involved you’ll need to be in a team of four skiers or snowboarders and you’ll need to hit a minimum fundraising target of £5,000 per team. Challenge packages, which include return flights, transfers, hotel accommodation in Morzine, ski passes, GPS equipment, meals and team bibs are available for just £1000 per team. If you’re already based in the local area and you’d like to get involved, you can sign up for a ‘Challenge Only’ package for £400 per team, which includes everything other than the flights, transfers, accommodation and meals.
In the words of Chemmy Alcott, Team GB Olympic skier and supporter of Snow-Camp, “The Alpine Challenge has got everything a great fundraising event needs – how else can you combine snowsports, a genuine endurance challenge covering a distance of over 150km in 2 days, loads of prizes and a huge party into one weekend?”
Find out more about the excellent work of Snow-Camp and the Alpine Challenge