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Conquer The Mountain For Charity

Snow-Camp, the charity that helps inner-city youngsters get into snowsports, is running a big new fundraising event in Crans-Montana this winter.  It’s looking for teams to enter. Fancy it?

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The AJ Bell Crans-Montana Marathon will be the first time in two years that the charity has been able to hold a fundraiser in the mountains.

The event will take place in the Swiss resort in February and will see teams of 4 compete in a series of winter sports over 2 days.

Activities include ski orienteering, laser biathlon, parallel slalom racing, a team distance challenge and a snow-shoe relay.

Teams compete for two awards: Top Fundraisers and Overall Winners.

The Overall Winners will be the team that wins the most activities.

It’s all about strategy, teamwork, fun and raising money for a good cause.

Snow-shoe relay at the Snow-Camp AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic 2020 – photo © Pierre Lucianaz

The AJ Bell Crans-Montana Marathon 2022 is run in association with the City Ski Championships.

Participants from both events will have opportunities to meet, network and compete against each other in the team distance challenge.

The Crans-Montana Marathon takes place from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th February.

In 2020 Snow-Camp ran the Courmayeur Classic in Italy.

It was a similar format to the Crans-Montana Marathon with 12 teams taking part.

The top fundraising team raised £11,200.

Can you conquer the mountain for Snow-Camp?

Teamwork at the Snow-Camp AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic 2020 – photo © Pierre Lucianaz

The founder of Snow-camp, Dan Charlish, is currently in Crans-Montana finalising arrangements for the event.

“Greetings from snowy Crans Montana. Site visit underway,” he said to PlanetSKI on Wednesday.

Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Image c/o Dan Charlish

Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Image c/o Dan Charlish

“It is a beautiful day here and when you get this view from your latest meeting you can’t complain.

“All pretty much in place for the big event. Just praying we can still get all the teams out here when 3-6 Feb comes around,” added Dan.

Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Image c/o Dan Charlish

Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Image c/o Dan Charlish

If you fancy joining the event and can gather a team of 4, the charity’s website has a full report on the 2020 event so you can check out what you’re letting yourself in for.

You can also find more information and sign up for the Crans-Montana marathon.

Or email julia@snow-camp.org.uk.

Here at PlanetSKI we are hoping to be there and are looking forward to the event and reporting back…

Laser Biathlon at the Snow-Camp AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic 2020 – photo © Pierre Lucianaz

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