Full Details of ‘3 Valley Rally’ for Snow Camp Unveiled


It aims to be the biggest Alpine Fundraiser for the Snow Camp Charity.  It all takes place in Val Thorens in April 2023 and promises an experience like no other. NEW

To celebrate Snow Camp’s 20th Anniversary, Switch180 are putting on a very special event to raise funds for their programme Snow Camp.

It looks set to be its biggest, most exciting, and most ambitious alpine event yet.

Sponsored by AJ Bell, the 3 Valley Rally will take place in Val Thorens on the 15th-18th April 2023, at the heart of Les 3 Vallées skiing area in France.

To celebrate the occasion, they will be taking over one of the most prestigious hotels the area has to offer, the 5-star Le Fitz Roy.

Michelin star quality food, drink and entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend.

La Grande Derniere, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

La Grande Derniere, Val Thorens. Image © PlanetSKI

Since this is its 20th anniversary, the charity is hoping to bring together 20 teams to take on the multi-discipline challenge across the mountains, competing for the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally Cup over the course of 2 days.

“I am delighted to be launching our new fundraising challenge, the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally,” said the  Founder of Snow Camp, Dan Charlish.

“We have all been working hard to create something very special for our 20th anniversary and it is going to be wonderful to have so many supporters out in the Alps together.

“Events like this raise such important funds our work with young people across the country, and they are a fantastic experience for everyone involved – so please, grab three skiing or snowboarding friends and join us in Val Thorens.”

Challenges include:

  • Biathlon,
  • Snowshoe hike,
  • The downhill parallel slalom,
  • A team distance challenge,
  • Orienteering,
  • The longest zip wire in France.

No experience necessary in any of these events.

Image c/o Snow-Camp.

Image c/o Snow-Camp.

“We are excited to support Switch180’s biggest annual fundraiser and can’t wait to take part in the new event,” said Andy Bell, CEO of AJ Bell.

“The work the charity undertakes with young people is so important we want to do all we can to get behind Dan and the team.

“Events like this are great fun for everyone involved, and really help raise the profile and funds needed for their programme Snow Camp.”

PlanetSKI was at the last AJ Bell event in Crans-Montana last season.

See our article from PlanetSKI reporter, Justine Gosling:

Snow Camp in the mountains – photo c/o Snow Camp

There will be a number of VIP guests taking part in the event in Val Thorens including Jenny Jones, Chemmy Alcott, Graham Bell, Warren Smith, Emily Sarsfield and we are promised there are more big names to follow.

Image c/o Snow Camp

Image c/o Snow Camp

Snow Camp have worked hard for the past 20 years to help change young lives for the better, and even after the setbacks of the pandemic, their courses are now back at capacity and going from strength to strength.

Funds raised from the AJ Bell 3 Valley Rally will provide much needed support to young people across the UK.

For further information and to sign-up for the challenge, please visit here.


Switch180 is a national youth charity providing life changing services to young people.

Their mission is to turn young lives around through delivering innovative services focusing on physical and mental health support.

To achieve this, they run two services called Snow Camp and Stop.Breathe.Think, which support young people across the UK.

Read more about Swiysch180 here.


Snow Camp work with young people in London, the North West, the Midlands and Scotland to deliver an accredited journey of courses to vulnerable young people at indoor snow centres.

Their courses are unique and attractive to young people, taking them from beginner to qualified snowsports instructors in one year with volunteering and apprenticeship progression routes available at the end.

Alongside learning to ski or snowboard, young people also have access to life skills training and mental health support.

Read more about Snow Camp.


Established in 1995, AJ Bell is one of the largest investment platforms in the UK, and a long-term supporter of Snow Camp.

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