The Challenges

We put checkpoints all over the mountain and competitors have access to our very own “Ski for Sadie” app which allows them to log their arrival at a checkpoint. With a specially designed piste map, skiers need to plan their routes to ensure they hit checkpoints and try and win prizes.

Val Thorens Map
Paradiski Map

We’ve created a range of challenges during the event, hopefully, something for everyone. We have some great prizes up for grabs and we’ll be posting updates to our event website and social channels (@skiforsadie) throughout.

Checkpoint Daily Dash

Hit as many checkpoints as you can in any one day. It’s as simple as that. Obviously, you can only check-in once at each checkpoint. So, when planning your route for the day, try and hit as many as you can. There will be daily winners and also be an overall prize for the week with the winner taking a Pair of Skis.

Checkpoint Charge

We’ll be clocking the time you check in at pairs of checkpoints. The quickest time between each pair wins! Take care out there and remember you only get one shot, so plan your route wisely & win great prizes!

3 valleys Checkpoint Pairs:  
Dabbers -> Rosie 
Sound of Music -> Annie 
Mr Bean -> Odd Socks 
Fawlty Towers -> Brave

Paradiski Checkpoint Pairs:
Genevieve -> Alex Gray
Dedication -> Bridge
Grandmas Cakes -> St Peters
Sliders -> Egg & Chips

Points mean Prizes

Each checkpoint has a points value associated with it. We’re not going to tell you which checkpoints have which values… but we will say that the further the checkpoint is from your resort base and the harder it is to reach will mean it has a higher points value. Simply log checkpoints reached and we’ll keep tally. There will be prizes for points per day, resort and for the whole event who’ll take home a £100 ski voucher.


Picture of the Day

Keep your socials active by posting pictures on Facebook or Instagram and including the hashtag #skiforsadie. We’ll review posted pics each day and award the “Pic of the Day” to our favourite. These could be funny, scenic, arty, creative… whatever you like. Sadie had an amazing imagination, we’ll be drawing on this to choose each day’s winner. We’ll have prizes from Mojo clothing.

How Bizarre?

There will be a prize for the team or skier who posts a photo from the most bizarre location or features the most bizarre thing, during the week. Post your pics to social channels and include hashtag #skiforsadie #bizarre for your chance to win! We’ll have prizes from Mojo clothing.

1st the Worst, 2nd the Best…

No skill involved with this one… be the 2nd skier to check in at the designated checkpoint in Les Trois Vallees and the 2nd skier to check in at the designated checkpoint in Les Arcs/La Plagne. All about judging you arrival to the checkpoint to ensure you are the 2nd team/skier to check in there. We’ll give you details of the chosen checkpoint within the app.

Cryptic Puzzle

Within the Ski for Sadie App, you’ll find a “Puzzle” area. For each ski area (Les 3 Vallees and Paradiski) there is a puzzle to solve, associated with Sadie. Some checkpoints you reach will unlock clues to solving this puzzle. Uncover as many clues as you can to help you guess the phrase. And to stop you all guessing repeatedly… you can only make one guess per hour. We have a mystery prize on offer for the winners!

Checkpoint Checkout

The ultimate challenge is to hit ALL checkpoints across both resort areas. That is the Ski for Sadie challenge and a prize awaits anyone that accomplishes this. Sadie skied from first lift until last and, in whatever she did, she never gave up. Channel this to ensure you meet the challenge and log every checkpoint across the Paradiski and 3 Vallees ski areas. Good luck!


Prizes, at time of print, include

  • A pair of skis
  • £100 off next ski holiday
  • £100 voucher from DOUK ski and snowboard
  • Where to Ski book publications – France, Italy and Austria
  • Seasons subscription to Telegraph ski magazine
  • Tickets to the 2020 Battersea ski show
  • Mojo clothing

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