Charity challenge hits the slopes at The Snow Centre

Hemel Hempstead MP joined Snowbility founder Richard Fetherston and the carers of some of the disabled skiers at The Snow Centre.
Hemel Hempstead MP joined Snowbility founder Richard Fetherston and the carers of some of the disabled skiers at The Snow Centre.

Snowbility, a provider of snow sports coaching for people with additional needs, has been challenged with breaking a Guinness World record for the greatest distance ever skied indoors in 12 hours.

On May 1 at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, hundreds of skiers from all walks of life, with all forms of ability, will be taking part in one of the biggest indoor charity ski challenges ever seen.

The aim is to ski at least 3,900 runs in 12 hours to raise as much money as possible for two charities – The Lord’s Taverners and The Snow Sports Foundation.

Richard Fetherston, the founder and development coach of Snowbility, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for anyone who can ski to come and be part of a very exciting event.

“All proceeds raised will be going towards providing children and adults with additional needs, or from disadvantaged backgrounds, sports-based opportunities.

“To get involved on the day, just turn up at The Snow Centre any time between 8am and 8pm. Ski equipment and clothing will be provided free of charge.”