AJ Bell launches new skiing challenge with Snow-Camp

Andy Bell
5 November 2019

AJ Bell, the Manchester headquartered investment platform, and Snow-Camp, the snowsports youth charity, have teamed up to launch a new skiing challenge called the “AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic”. The new event is set to push endurance skiing teams to their limits and raise essential funds to help change the lives of young people living in inner-cities around the UK.

The Courmayeur Classic builds on the ten-year success of the AJ Bell Alpine Challenge run by Snow-Camp in Morzine. Three new winter-sport skills have been added to the new two-day fundraising challenge in Italy from 30th January to 2nd February 2020. Laser biathlon, snow shoe relay and parallel slaloms will be tested by the teams of four on Courmayeur’s 41km of slopes and 100km of off-piste runs along with the traditional speed ski-orienteering. 

The AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic will take place on the flank of Mont Blanc and the money raised will be used to teach young people transferrable skills for training and employment through the UK’s indoor ski slopes. Since 2003, Snow-Camp has helped over ten thousand young people gain confidence as well as nationally recognised qualifications. Snow-Camp’s five UK centres include Chill Factore in Manchester.

Each team’s entry to the Courmayeur Classic will enable the funding of a full 12-month bursary for a young person to experience the full Snow-Camp experience. Registration forms can be found via https://www.snow-camp.org.uk/events/courmayeur-classic/

Andy Bell, chief executive at AJ Bell, comments:

“Snow-Camp has a huge impact on the young people that take part in their programmes across the country and we’re thrilled to support them with the launch of the new AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic challenge. As an active participant, I’m excited to try the new setting and challenges that will be thrown at us, whilst raising essential funds to help young people gain invaluable life skills around the UK.”

Dan Charlish, Founder of Snow-Camp said:

“I am so proud to be launching our new fundraising challenge alongside long-term partners AJ Bell, City Ski Championships and Momentum Ski. We’ve all been working extremely hard to create our biggest fundraiser to date and I can’t wait for this year’s participants to get their boots on the slopes. Fundraising challenges like the AJ Bell Courmayeur Classic help us continue our important work across the country, so please grab three skiing friends and get signed up!”

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