Protect Our Winters Switzerland turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. We lead a community of athletes, activists and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic solutions to climate change. Our goal is to build a broad movement for the climate and create long-term change in society, business and politics.

What we do

We inform and sensitize our community of outdoor sports enthusiasts and provide them with tools to reduce their environmental footprint through outreach, events and on-snow activities. Additionally, with our school program «Hot Planet Cool Athletes (HPCA)» we use our ambassadors’ voice to explain to the next generation the fundamentals of climate science and policy. Finally, we are especially proud of our project focusing on climate and nutrition: «Climate protection on the menu». For this action, we work together with alpine mountain huts to highlight and reduce the carbon footprint of alpine food consumption by cooking exclusively vegetarian, local and seasonal in SAC huts throughout Switzerland.

Together with companies, associations and organizations we identify solutions on how to make their business model more sustainable. We collaborate with ski resorts such as the SkiArena Andermatt-Sedrun, clothing companies and partners from the outdoor industry to identify and implement solutions for a greener future.

Lastly, on the socio-political level, together with our allies we advocate for a stringent and ambitious Swiss climate policy that respects and exceeds the commitments of the Paris Agreement.

Support our work by starting your own fundraising project or donating to our campaign!

We are committed to protecting the climate because we love the mountains and we only have one planet and do not want to witness its destruction. And of course, we cannot imagine a life without snow. Our commitment could also be yours. Start a fundraiser of your choice for a special occasion, event or project.

Thank you very much for your support!



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    Luzia Buehler

    SFr2,644 raised

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    Kaspar Reinhard

    SFr770 raised

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    Caroline Züger

    SFr430 raised

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    Ryan Colley

    SFr10 raised

4 Fundraiser projects


  1. Clara Miret

    1 November 2021

  2. Peter Streit

    20 February 2021

  3. Ueli Scheidegger

    29 December 2020

59 Donations

Fundraiser projects

4 Fundraiser projects

This winter I am raising funds for Protect Our Winters Switzerland

By Ryan Colley

Hi! I need your help. I'm raising money for Protect Our Winters Switzerland, who do great work fo...

1% Completed
SFr10 raised
SFr2,000 Target

Ich sammle Spenden für Protect Our Winters Switzerland

By Kaspar Reinhard

Hej ich brauche deine Hilfe. Ich sammle Spenden für Protect Our Winters Switzerland. Diese Klimas...

15.4030806161232% Completed
SFr770 raised
SFr4,999 Target

Its backyard ultra time

By Luzia Buehler

Protect Our Winters Schweiz ist die Stimme der Outdoor Gemeinschaft gegen den Klimawandel. POW ...

100% Completed
SFr2,644 raised
SFr2,400 Target

I run the ZH Marathon for POW(der)

By Caroline Züger

Protect our Winters Project: Hot Planet Cool Athletes (HPCA) – Ausbildung und Förderung...

38.7038703870387% Completed
SFr430 raised
SFr1,111 Target