Formally the City Ski Championships, organisers Momentum have created the new City Ski Challenge to encourage a more diverse experience for all levels of skier.
Located in the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana for the third year running, the event will continue to hold its giant slalom race on the World Cup track, but new categories for novice skiers have been introduced. Away from the racing, there’s also a chance for participants to experience introduction to ski touring, snowshoeing, dog sledding, curling and ski race instruction from top coaches.
The live show REVIVAL that takes soul classics re-recoded at Abbey Road Studios, will take to the stage in Crans-Montana’s high altitude on snow nightclub at Cry d’Er, rounding up a weekend of skiing, networking, partying and laughter with popular British comedian, Marcus Brigstocke.
Other celebrities and former Olympic skiers such as Damon Hill, Marcus Wareing, Frank Gardner, Graham Bell, Konrad Bartelski and Eddie the Eagle amongst others, often attend the event annually.
Managing Director of Momentum, Amin Momen, said:
“After 23 years, to ensure the event’s continued success and further growth, it is evolving to remain salient to its existing participants, as well as attractive to a broader cohort of potential participants. In essence, the event has become more inclusive, fun, challenge orientated with great skiing that facilitates connections continuing to be the established premier networking event of the winter sporting calendar for the UK’s business community”.
Pierre-Henri Mainetti from Crans-Montana Tourism said:
“Crans-Montana continues to be the chosen resort for this fantastic event and we are very pleased to be able to provide the kind of facilities needed to make this a really special weekend. The fact Crans-Montana is easy to reach from Geneva helps, but it’s also the world class hotels, restaurants and of course ski slopes that all add up to provide the very best platform for the most important winter sports event for the UK’s business community. We look forward once again to welcoming back some friends, old and new”.
City Ski Challenge 2024 Programme
Thursday 1 February
Guest arrivals from 19:30 – welcome dinner and race registration
Friday 2 February
Morning – Free skiing in Crans-Montana
13:45 Lunch at Chetzeron
15:00 Après ski at Zerodix with a Revival DJ set
20:00 Dinner with live comedy by Marcus Brigstocke
Saturday 3 February
9.15-9.45 Giant Slalom course inspection (Piste Nationale)
10:00 Giant Slalom
12:30 Team Parallel Slalom
14:30 Lunch at Zerodix followed by après ski with a Revival DJ set
20:30 Awards dinner at Club d’Altitude
23:00 REVIVAL live show and party
Sunday 4 February
Programme subject to change.
Other available activities during the weekend: Introduction to ski touring, snowshoeing on the glacier, Dogsledding, Curling, Giant Slalom clinics.