Longines, in collaboration with the International Ski Federation (FIS), has launched Longines Future Ski Champions, a new race program for skiers under the age of 16. Skiers from fourteen countries around the world – including Canada – have been invited to compete at this four-day event, which includes one-day of competition. The event will be held at host resort Val d’Isère, France.
Alpine Canada has selected 15-year-old Cameron Dymond of Osler Bluff Ski Club, Blue Mountain, Ontario as Canada’s only under-16 male representative in the program. He is a multi-talented athlete who began skiing at the age of five. Not only is he an outstanding athlete, Cameron is known for his good sportsmanship and support of teammates and fellow competitors. He has all the qualities and skills necessary to be successful in the sport of ski racing and will be an excellent representative of our country at this international event. Cameron will be accompanied by Osler Bluff’s under-16 coach, Lorne Buckrell.
The Longines Future Ski Champions competition will be held on the official slope of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup – La Face de Bellevarde – and includes a giant slalom with two runs. The length of the slope is 30- to 40-seconds.
Longines is the official timekeeper for the FIS World Cup Alpine Skiing competitions organized by the FIS (International Ski Federation).
Based in the Swiss market town of St. Imier since 1832, the Swiss watch brand Longines can boast a vast know-how forged out of tradition, elegance and performance. With its long experience of timekeeping for world championships and partnerships with various international sports federations, the brand has established close and lasting links with the world of sport over the years. Renowned for the elegance of its timepieces, Longines is a member of the Swatch Group Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of watches and watch parts. With its winged hourglass logo, the brand operates in over 130 countries. More about Longines at www.longines.com
About the FIS
FIS is the governing body for international skiing and snowboarding, founded in 1924 during the first Olympic Games in Chamonix, France. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), FIS manages the Olympic disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, Nordic Combined, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding, including setting the international competition rules. Through its 118 member nations, more than 6,500 FIS ski and snowboard competitions are staged annually. Specific initiatives are undertaken by FIS to promote snow activities as a healthy leisure recreation, notably for the young. For more information, please visit www.fis-ski.com
Go Cameron! Go Canada!