Ski & Snowboard Foundation Nepal: Building together a bright future

Support us & the foundation to continue training local mountain guides to facilitate safe ski touring tourism in Nepal

Project visual Ski & Snowboard Foundation Nepal: Building together a bright future
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44
Backers
11/19/2020
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€3,510
Out of €3,000
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Ski & Snowboard Foundation Nepal: Building together a bright future

What is the Nepal Ski & Snowboard federation doing?

After the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal in 2015, Nepali students and mountain guides initiated the Ski and Snowboarding Foundation Nepal. They train mountain guides how to conduct skitours securely with tourists in close collaboration with a consortium of Austrian, German, Swedish and Swiss ski instructors that are keen on sharing their skills and knowledge. At the same time the organization encourages Nepalese students and youngsters to learn how to ski and snowboard to maximize their chances in their professional life.

What do we ask & why?

Since the spring of 2020, all Nepal's tourism has been put on hold due to the Covid-19 crisis. As also now during autumn tourism in not picking up again, the NGO & a lot of families are struggling to obtain the yearly income on which they rely. Therefore we are looking for financial & material donations (e.g. old skitouring material, skins, poles, splitboards, boots, avalanche safety equipement, etc) to ensure the foundation can continue their work.

Who are we?

We are a Belgian team of experienced skiers, snowboarders & Alpine climbers who were planning to team up with the Foundation in December to go & exchange knowledge & expertise by exploring together a remote Nepalese area during winter. Unfortunately the outlook of the crisis isn't looking bright & chances are getting really small that we can go & therefore we hope to still be able to support in a different way.

Allocation of funds

How will the NGO use the donations

Financial donations will be firstly used for the support the daily activities during the coming difficult winter months:

  • Rent for the HQ in Kathmandu
  • Paying bills such as electricity, gas & internet
  • paying the minimum salary of the 9 employees
  • Hosting the website

Additional financial funding will be used for:

  • Shipment of collected material towards Nepal
  • Setting up training courses & expeditions for local mountain guides
  • Buying necessary additional safety equipment e.g. avalanche beacons, probes & shovels

Choose your reward

Reward featured

Butter lamp lighted in budist temple Kathmandu

€20

The butter lamps help to focus the mind and aid meditation & helps getting good Karma.
  • 12 backers
  • Availability: 485/500

Honorable Recognition in Foundation's HQ in Kathmandu

€10

We will make a huge poster were all contributors' names will be mentioned & that will go up on the wall in the foundation's Office in Kathmandu.
  • 12 backers
  • Availability: 488/500

Signed picture by former world champ slopestyle snowboarding Seppe Smits

€30

Unique picture with autograph from Seppe Smits, former world champion slopestyle snowboarding, 2 x world cup winner & 2 times Olympic Athlete
  • 2 backers
  • Availability: 8/10
  • Estimated delivery February 2021

Official T-shirt of Ski & Snowboard foundation Nepal

€50

Support the foundation & become a proud ambassador with a fantastic T-shirt
  • 13 backers
  • Availability: 28/50
  • Estimated delivery February 2021

Khata

€100

A traditional scarf straight from Nepal received during climbing expeditions. With this Khata your receive an explanation where this Khata came from, history of the expedition and photographed of the mountain with powerful quote given by Sofie Lenaerts, First Belgian woman 7Summiteer. the Khata symbolizes purity and compassion and is worn or presented with incense at many ceremonial occasions.
  • 6 backers
  • Availability: 4/10
  • Estimated delivery February 2021

Welcome & Farewell dinner in Nepali Thali set-up

€150

If you travel to Nepal, the foundation will arange a lovely welcome & farewell dinner including a cultural dance show. You will receive a voucher via e-mail (1 year valid) which can be redeemed by yourself or relatives.
  • Availability: 15/15

€200

  • Availability: 10/10

€300

  • Availability: 6/6

€400

  • Availability: 4/4

€500

  • 1 backer
  • Availability: 1/2

Inspirational Event hosted by Seppe Smits & Sofie Lenaerts

€1,000

Inspiring event by 2 top athletes (snowboarding & alpine climbing) - 1h presentation hosted by Seppe Smits (Former World Champion Slopestyle snowboarding) & Sofie Lenaerts (1 Belgian women 7-Summiteer). Seehttps://www.sportspreker.be/ for more info, timing & details to be worked out together via e-mail.
  • Availability: 1/1

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