Richard will get a chance to meet with Welsh skiers competing over the four days of competitions and as well as helping to inspire the young athletes to reach their goals Richard will also get a chance to test his skiing skills against some of the best skiers in Wales. Look out for daily updates on social media of his activities from the slopes of Champery Switzerland!
“I’m excited to kick start 2017 back in the mountains!” stated Richard. “Alpine skiing combines three things I’m really passionate about; Mountains, precision and speed! It’s wonderful to have the opportunity to meet and work with some of Wales’ finest alpine athletes at the Welsh Alpine Championships 2017.”
Through his record breaking expeditions, inspiring television programmes on BBC Wales, his championing of the Welsh Year of Adventure and his role as a Sport Wales Board member, it’s clear to see that Richard’s core passion is inspiring and facilitating a healthier more active Welsh nation.
Chief Executive of SSW, Robin Kellen stated: “We hope this is just the beginning of our relationship with Richard. Back in Wales Richard’s association with SSW is sure to raise its profile, with the aim being to encourage more people to take up and continue to participate in snow sports in Wales. A number of campaigns are being developed which will be announced throughout the year with the objective of getting Wales off the sofa and onto the slopes!”
Robin added “Richard’s profile and pedigree in mountain and extreme environment expeditions, combined with his passion for alpine snow sports makes for exciting times ahead. Having skied to both the North and South Poles and as a massive skiing enthusiast, Richard is perfectly positioned to help promote snow sports to new as well as existing participants throughout Wales.”
For more information contact:
Snowsport Cymru Wales
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