Challenge EPFL - ETHZ

End of March 2023
Swiss resort

The EPFL – ETHZ challenge is a ski competition that brings together both Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology : the EPF Lausanne and the ETH Zürich. It takes place each year towards the end of the ski season in a Swiss ski resort, where 400 participants of both schools compete during 4 days. Participants need to be selected, and the selection process takes place throughout the academic year. If you are passionate about wintersports and want to make incredible new memories together, join us !

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Challenge in numbers

4 days of ski

During four days, challengers from ETH and EPFL compete on the slopes of a Swiss ski resort to win the annual trophy of Challenge for their University.

400 participants

In 2023, Challenge will gather 100 challengers (50 from ETH and 50 from EPFL), as well as 300 ex-challengers, staffs, organizers and professors from both schools.

After-ski and parties

Each day, an after-ski session is organised and a party with all the participants takes place at the ski resort. Many more surprises are awaiting you during the event !

How to participate in Challenge 2023 ?

To come to Challenge 2023, you can either try to get selected as a new Challenger, come as an ex-challenger, an ex-organizer or help the organisation committee by staffing at Challenge.

Become a challenger

Join our qualification events in Zurich and Lausanne. They will take place between September and November. More information coming soon!

Stay up to date by checking out the “Participate” and “Events” pages as well as following us on Instagram!

Staff@Challenge23

The staff team helps the organisation committee to set up the event, on the slopes and durnig the parties. Staffs can offer their help in different areas such as animation, catering, logistics, and more !

Registration for staffing at Challenge 2023 will open in November 2022.

Check out the 2019 aftermovie

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Check out the 2022 aftermovie

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Challenge is supported by

Bernhard Russi

BERNHARD RUSSI

Former Swiss Alpine Skier

Ramon Zenhäusern

RAMON ZENHÄUSERN

Swiss Alpine Skier

PROF. DR. MICHAEL HENGARTNER

President ETH Board

PROF. MARTIN VETTERLI

EPFL President

THOMAS BACH

President of IOC (International Olympic Committee)

Matthias Remund

MATTHIAS REMUND

Director of BASPO (Federal Department of Sport)

BERTRAND PICCARD

Swiss Scientist

UELI MAURER

Former head of Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport.

PROF. DR. GÜNTHER DISSERTORI

ETH Rector

JÜRG FRIEDLI

President SSSA (Swiss Snow Sports Association)

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