Challenge is a snowsports competition between the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ). Since 1991, it has gathered thousands of students from the two universities in different ski resorts throughout Switzerland. The goal is creating a bond between the two universities, but also putting sparkles in the participants’ eyes and creating everlasting memories in the hearts of future scientists.
In March 2021, the 100 contenders called “Challengers” will compete in various disciplines over four days. These disciplines range from slalom and ski-cross to a traditional costume contest. The Challengers, composed of 25 women and 25 men from each university are selected in various events throughout the year before Challenge and are supported by more than 300 alumni, professors and sponsors.