Supporting the Ski Champions of the Future
Berhnard Russi is one of the most successful skiiers in Switzerland – and the world. A World Cup champion ten times over, his career also encompasses an Olympic gold medial and two World Championship golds.
A native of Andermatt, Russi is one of our ambassadors here at Andermatt Swiss Alps – as well as the most successful member of the local ski club, Skiclub Gotthard Andermatt (SCGA).
Founded in 1903, the club welcomes members of all ages, but is particularly focused on helping young athletes to prepare for competition, offering professional training and assistance wherever possible to ready them for success in junior championships – and beyond.
Now, Andermatt Swiss Alps is proud to be working closely with the club as its main sponsor, helping to nurture up-and-coming junior skiers across a range of disciplines, including downhill races, cross country skiing, and biathlon.
Over the weekend of 19th-20th January, the Swiss inter-regional junior races were held at Engelberg, bringing together the brightest young skiing talent from different regions across Switzerland. The weekend saw exceptionally high levels of skill and sportsmanship – and plenty of glory for the young competitors from SCGA. Aline Danioth triumphed three times, winning both slaloms on the Saturday and both giant slaloms on the Sunday. Fiona Schuler took third position in both giant slalom races on the Sunday, and Eliane Christen attained fourth place on two occasions.
We’d like to offer our warmest congratulations to these young champions – we’re confident that they’ll go on to even bigger and better things.
Read our interview with junior champion and SCGA member Aline Danioth, where as she talks about her love of skiing in Andermatt, or find out more about another of our talented young ski ambassadors, Lara Gut.
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