PHAT Challenge 2011 : The Magical Glacier History Tour

The Fourth Whiteburn PHAT Challenge took place across two countries. Starting at the Funivie Monte Bianco beside Courmayeur, Italy the PHAT teams met their IAMGM mountain guides, Stuart Macdonald and Adam George over lush Italian coffees and hot chocolates. Equipped with harnesses, big packed lunches and avalanche safety kit, everyone went up to Helbronner in […]

PHAT Challenge 2010 : Courmayeur Telemark Trials

While we are all super stoked by the sterling Scottish effort by Whiteburn-sponsored Andy Noble in the Winter Olympics Giant Slalom (36th place), here’s the reports of the third annual, tele-tastic, Whiteburn PHAT Challenge. All the participants (almost) arrived at the Courmayeur télécabine bright and breezy at 0845hrs (a PHAT record), ready to try on their […]

PHAT Challenge 2009 : Courmayeur Off Piste Freeride

The Whiteburn PHAT Challenge 2009 kicked off with clouds of snow pouring onto the mountains of Courmayeur, at the head of the Valle d’Aosta just below the famous Monte Bianco. On Friday 23rd January 2009, the Whiteburn PHAT participants who were brave enough to face the weather, were treated to an epic day of Freeskiing through […]

PHAT Challenge 2008 : Les Grands Montets Skier Cross

The inaugural Whiteburn PHAT Challenge was a tremendous success: On 1st February 2008, the skiercross competition saw 30 intrepid contenders take on a course of bumps, berms and jumps on the icy peaks of Les Grands Montets, Chamonix, racing head to head in heats, semis and finals. The “Brodies Bus” whisked 25 property professionals from Courmayeur, through the Mont […]