NEWS 1st Dec 2013

Austrian Ski Challenges 2014

Ski 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Ski 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of alpine based days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of exercise and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Austrian Ski Challenges 2014

Ski 4 Cancer will be staging a series of challenges this winter in the Austrian ski resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

Individuals or teams will be challenged to ski the vertical height of the World's highest mountain, Mount Everest (29,029ft/8,848m), in just one day.

Beginners or can opt to ski the vertical height of Austria's highest mountain, the GroÃglockner (12,461ft/3,798m) or the height of Everest over two days.


  • Tuesday 4 March 2014
  • Tuesday 11 March 2014
  • Tuesday 18 March 2014
  • Tuesday 25 March 2014

Who can take part?

Any competent skier or boarder with a valid lift pass can join in! Most people with one week of experience should be able to complete the GroÃglockner challenge in one day. The Everest challenge is suited to intermediate or advanced skiers.

How long will it take?

Most people should be able to complete the GroÃglockner challenge in 3 to 4 hours. Conversely, most people will need 6 to 7 hours to complete the Everest challenge.


The person who raises the most funds for Ski 4 Cancer this March will win a 7 night winter holiday for two with Neilson. Other prizes will be awarded for 'best dressed', 'funniest photo', 'slowest time' and 'horizontal distance skied'. Prizes from Oakley, Beardski, Atomic and Tresspass. Terms & Conditions Apply

How do I register?

Registration before the event is FREE or 20 Euros on the day. Places are limited though so please express your interest early to avoid disappointment. To find out more, please complete the form below.


Saalbach Ski Challenge - March 2014

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