Our Chosen Charity
Ski Weekends are delighted to support Snow-Camp this winter
Using snow sports to help underprivileged young people broaden their horizons and discover opportunities beyond their expectations.
As you may know the team here at Ski Weekends are very keen on skiing, to say the least! We are therefore delighted to be involved with Snow-Camp, a fantastic charity helping to get young people involved in skiing and snowboarding and love the mountains as much as we do.
This innovative charity was set up to change the lives of inner-city young people by giving them unique opportunities to learn skiing, snowboarding and valuable life-skills through a range of exciting programmes. From these life-changing experiences, these youngsters grow in confidence and self-esteem, developing as individuals and making positive choices in their lives.
Established in 2003, Snow-Camp has now helped and supported over 3500 young people. New for 2013 is their apprenticeship programme which Ski Weekends have supported by providing works experience in resort for two Snow-Camp apprentices. There is always lots going on to help the youngsters and raise money including the annual Alpine Challenge in Morzine and even a kitesurfing event over the summer! Read more about Snow-Camp in the Snow-Camp Magazine.
Ski Weekends also support Snow-Camp by donating 1€ for every customer feedback questionnaire completed during the winter season by guests who have stayed with us.
A Ski Weekend with a purpose
A real challenge and fantastic fun team event, where you can achieve so much more than coming first!
The Alpine Challenge is all about strategy, stamina, teamwork and fun at the same time as raising money. Teams must clock up 150km of GPS tracked skiing or boarding across the 15 resorts of the Portes du Soleil. The team clocking up the most kms and visiting the most checkpoints wins! Of course, it's not all about the winning, so long as your team are all happy on reds you'll have a great weekend.
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The Challenge itself is great fun and you can be as competitive as you like. If everyone in your team can get down a red run you'll have a great time though. You just need a team of 4 or 5 and your target is to raise £3000 per team (or £750 per person). Ski Weekends' MD Dan Fox took a team and took part in the Alpine Challenge this season, and said it was great fun despite coming second... To last!
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Take part with Ski Weekends
For next seasons Challenge Ski Weekends have partnered up with Snow-Camp to provide all the logistics on a not for profit basis. We will be offering various packages to Morzine around the weekend of 12th March 2015 from £200pp, including flights, lift passes and race entry (or £250 for a 4* hotel). If you are interested in entering a team into next years Challenge give us a call on 023 8020 6971 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.