Longines Future Ski Champions 2014 – For the second competition, a 100% female starting list in Val (Val d'Isère, Frankreich)
Longines is proud to present the Longines Future Ski Champions competition for the second year running. This event will take place on Saturday, 20 December, in Val d'Isère, and will give thirteen female skiers under the age of 16 a chance to compete against each other under identical conditions to those of the professional. The champion will be rewarded with a Longines timepiece.
On 20 December 2014 Longines is organising its Longines Future Ski Champions competition for the second consecutive year. This event, set up with the collaboration of the FIS, allows promising ski stars selected by their national skiing federations to compete against the best skiers in the world in their age category under racing conditions similar to those of the official World Cup races.
The first edition in 2013 gave the chance to fourteen young male skiers to take part to the competition. This year it is the turn of thirteen girls under the age of 16, from thirteen different countries, who will have the opportunity to try two runs on the giant slalom piste. The competition will be held alongside the women's race in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup at Val d'Isère. The thirteen young racers will be using the lower section of the legendary Oreiller-Killy run, the official piste for the women's World Cup races in Val d'Isère, once the latter are over. As the FIS World Cup Official Timekeeper, Longines will also be timing the future champions that day.
The winning competitor of the Longines Future Ski Champions will be presented with a trophy and a Longines timepiece. The title holder's national skiing federation will also receive a cheque to be used for promoting Alpine skiing among young people in that country.
Images from the 2013 Longines Future Ski Champions: