Longines Longines Future Ski Champions
For the first time since its inception by Longines in 2013, the Longines Future Ski Champions race took place during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, currently taking place in St. Moritz.
At the fourth edition of the Longines Future Ski Champions race on last February 13, 13 was the key number, 13 young women from 13 countries had the unique opportunity to follow the example of their idols and to prove themselves against the most promising international skiers in the U16 category, on the official slope of the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships. Selected by their respective ski federations, the promising athletes had the honour to receive their bib on the eve of the race from the hands of Longines Ambassador of Elegance Mikaela Shiffrin. The American champion – a source of inspiration for these young – attended the ceremony as the patron of the 2017 edition of the event.
This year, the Longines Future Ski Champions title was claimed by Finland’s Erika Pykäläinen, ahead of Switzerland’s Aline Höpli and France’s Clarisse Brèche. As a reward for her victory, the 2017 winner Erika received a Longines watch, as well as the event’s trophy. In addition, she earned the Finnish Ski Association considerable funding to promote the discipline among young people.
This was the second time that St. Moritz hosted the Longines Future Ski Champions as last year the race took place during the FIS World Cup Finals. Longines is therefore perpetuating a tradition dating back over a century that links the brand to the Alpine village by virtue of its timekeeping of the sporting events held at the resort.
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