Could you ski the height of Mount Everest twice?

28th August 2009, by Chris Gill

How do you fancy skiing or boarding 57,000 vertical feet (18,000m) in two days - yes, about double the height of Mount Everest? But in the Austrian Alps, not the Himalayas ...

Snow Camp’s Everest Challenge is a charity fund raising event that aims to give you the ultimate ski test next January. All you have to do is ride hard and be prepared to raise a few bob for Snow Camp - a small company giving disadvantaged youngsters (mainly living in the poorest parts of London) the chance to enjoy a snow sports holiday.

The event takes place over two days and four Austrian ski areas. You’ll ski as a small, guided group, from the first morning lift until the last of the day. And you’ll cover slopes in Saalbach, Zell am See, Hochkönig and the Gastein Valley. Good fitness is a must and competency on red runs.

The Snow Camp Everest Ski and Board Challenge takes place from 28th to 31st January 2010, which includes an extra day at leisure. It costs £185 for the three nights, including accommodation, meals and lift passes - but you need to raise at least £1500 in sponsorship money. Flights are not included, unless you travel as part of the group flight arrangements organised by Snow Camp.

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And if you want to know more about the four ski areas, the new edition of Where to Ski and Snowboard will be out very soon ... packed with everything you’d want to know about the resorts, and more. For starters, all four will benefit from new fast lifts this winter - maybe not so good if those legs need a longer rest between those Everest descents!

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