Chemmy Alcott announced as Ski Club of Great Britain Honorary President
Four time Olympian Chemmy Alcott will be appointed to the role of Honorary President after several years as an ambassador for the Ski Club.
Britain’s most successful female alpine skier will take on the new role at the forthcoming AGM on 16th November. She takes over from BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE who has held the position of President for the last 7 years.
Chemmy Alcott said:
“For as long as I can remember I have been involved with the Ski Club of Great Britain. From learning to ski in Flaine over 30 years ago, where the Ski Club had a big presence and their jackets were visible in every lift queue, to being a family member, followed by the opportunity of becoming an Ambassador, it really is the back bone of British skiing, a hub to feel part of this huge winter passion that we have in the UK. Before his untimely death, Frank McCusker asked if I would accept the honour of becoming Honorary President of the Ski Club of Great Britain, I was blown away by his belief that I could rise to such an incredible and important role. In part in Frank's honour but also because I want to keep supporting and building on the energy we have created for skiing, especially in this exciting Winter Olympic year, I am absolutely delighted to accept and feel privileged to be part of this fantastic Club.”
Ski Club Chairman Robert Crowder said:
“We are extremely excited to have Chemmy Alcott as our Honorary President. She is such an exceptional role model who has performed at the highest level in our sport. She has an infectious enthusiasm and is highly respected and widely recognised within our sector. She will be an outstanding figurehead and we look forward to working with her.”
The Ski Club of Great Britain has over 28,000 members and offers leader services in over 30 resorts, holidays with the Freshtracks and Mountain Tracks brands, ski specific travel insurance and a website with advice, snow reports and a wealth of information about snowsports. Members of the club also have access to hundreds of discounts from holidays to ski equipment and everything in between.
For more information please contact Daniel Loots, PR Manager at The Ski Club of Great Britain
Daniel.Loots@skiclub.co.uk / 020 8410 2029
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The Ski Club of Great Britain
The Ski Club of Great Britain is a not-for-profit snowsports club which helped members get the most out of their snowsports experience. With around 28,000 members, there are 100's of discounts on travel, kit and holidays; access to industry-leading snow reports; info & advice on all things wintersports-related and exclusive access to the Ski Club Leader service. Membership costs from £66 for an individual, £97 for families, from £26 for members aged under 24 and from £46 for beginner membership.