The event is in order to raise funds for the charity which works to enable people with MS to live their lives to the full by providing evidence-based information; educating health professionals about multiple sclerosis; and funding research to help people living with MS now.
Not for the faint of heart, the endurance challenge requires participants to ski the equivalent of the height of Mount Everest every day for three consecutive days - 90,000 vertical feet in total. It is open to skiers and snowboarders who are confident on a red run and the trip is all-inclusive, dependent on raising a minimum level of sponsorship for the MS Trust.
Monster Ski will be held in Tignes, France from 22-26 March 2012 and the charity is looking for around 25 people to take part.
Former RAF helicopter pilot Mike Laver came up with the idea for the Monster Ski challenge after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, as he wanted to do something to raise funds and to prove that MS was not a barrier to enjoying life. In the four years it's been running, fifty people have taken on the Monster Ski in Colorado, Engelberg, Whistler and Tignes, raising over £360,000 to fund the MS Trust's work.
Siobhan Hill, who took part in the 2011 Monster Ski challenge in Tignes, said, "It was just a brilliant experience overall and restored my faith in humanity being with such a great group of people all working for the same cause, for many different reasons - the support within the group was amazing. I would certainly do it again."
The high altitude resort of Tignes is a great location for the challenge, with snow-sure slopes and links to Val d'Isère. This charity event offers a unique way to experience the expansive Espace Killy ski area, whilst being part of something really special to benefit people living with a difficult life-long condition.
Anyone wishing to get involved can register now for £150, plus a pledge to raise £1,700 in sponsorship for the MS Trust. Included in the Monster Ski package are flights and transfers, accommodation (half board), a three day lift pass and ski guides.
The MS Trust will provide lots of support and advice to help to participants to help them raise sponsorship, as well as putting them in touch with other Monster Skiers so they can share fundraising ideas.