A Friendship Set In Stone

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A Friendship Set In Stone

January 15, 2018

A commemorative plaque celebrating a lasting partnership and friendship between Wales and Switzerland was unveiled at an official ceremony that took place on the slopes of Champéry – Les Crosets on Friday, December 15, 2017. 

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The plaque was donated jointly by the British Embassy in Switzerland and our very own CEO, Mr. Robin Kellen.

Marked by high winds and snow flurries, the inauguration took place in the presence of Mr. Richard Ridout MBE (Chargé d'Affaires, British Embassy Berne) and a panel of local dignitaries. Founding members, Mr. Ray Pritchard and Mr. Christophe Berra, took the opportunity to highlight the excellent collaboration that has developed between the various entities since the event’s beginnings 11 years ago.

Mr. Ridout, who was present at the event for the first time in January 2017 and has since become a regular visitor to Champéry and the Portes du Soleil, spoke of the Championships as a unique opportunity to showcase the region for the British public, who already share a national love of winter sports and an historical attachment to Switzerland.

This unique friendship, rather than partnership, has allowed Snowsport Cymru Wales to run successful Welsh Alpine Championships for the last 11 years, this year being it's 12 year. The continuous growth and success of the event speaks volumes for the location and all those invested and working behind the scenes to make the Champs an event worthing taking part in - no matter your nationality.

The Welsh Alpine Championships will be running from the 23rd to the 26th January 2018 and more information about the event can be found here: Welsh Alpine Championships

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