Up for a ski challenge?

10th August 2010, by Chris Gill

The Whistler event in 2010

The Whistler event in 2010

The Monster Ski Challenge is back in 2011 – and they are looking for adventurous skiers and boarders to help raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust by taking part in the event.

Monster Ski is run by leading independent tour operator Ski Independence and will take place in Tignes, France from 3 to 7 February 2011. It is an exciting endurance challenge that will see you skiing or boarding the height of Everest on each of the three days.

If you can confidently ski red runs and fancy a 90,000 vertical foot challenge over three days, then all you have to do is sign up for a small fee (£150) and agree to raise a minimum sponsorship amount of £1,700 for the MS Trust. Included in this price are flights, transfers, half-board accommodation, a lift pass for the duration and a ski guide. And you’ll make new friends and enjoy a laugh at the same time.

The Monster Ski event has been held for several years now, with the 2010 challenge taking place in Whistler, Canada. It has also been held in Colorado and Engelberg, Switzerland. Groups are between 15-18 in number usually, so a modest size for getting around the slopes together. So far, over £250,000 has been raised to support the MS Trust’s work, helping MS sufferers all over the UK.

What is MS?

It is a complex and unpredictable life-long condition that attacks a person’s central nervous system, often leading to physical and cognitive disability. Causes are unknown, and there is no cure yet. The MS Trust works to enable people with MS to have a better quality of life, to educate others and to raise funds for medical research in to the condition.

Up for it?

So, are you up for the slope challenge? Fifteen people took part in the Whistler event – and this was the response from one survivor: ‘I’ve just about recovered from the Monster Ski challenge! What a fantastic week….’

For more information, and to register: www.mstrust.org.uk/monsterski

Go for it! [(c) Jérémie Pontin]

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