SION, SWITZERLAND 6th December 2022 – The apart-hotel chain SWISSPEAK Resorts has become the main sponsor of the British National Ski and Snowboard Team and will take under its wing the young and talented skier Laurie Taylor.
SWISSPEAK Resorts is proud to announce that it will become the main sponsor of the British National Snowsports Team. From September 2022, the SWISSPEAK Resorts brand will be visible on all the British team’s equipment.
Mountain sports are in the DNA of SWISSPEAK Resorts, which is why it is important for them to support young athletes and federations. “We try to do everything possible to allow these athletes to live from their passion for the mountains, which we all share,” says Sébastien Travelletti, CEO of SWISSPEAK Resorts.
In 2021, SWISSPEAK Resorts started a sponsorship with the Royal Belgian Ski Federation as well as with the young alpine skier and trailer Maximilien Drion. In 2022, SWISSPEAK Resorts will continue to support alpine sports with the British Snowsport Federation and slalom skier Laurie Taylor.
Thanks to several athletes in the Alpine Skiing World Cup, the British Snowsport team has won over SWISSPEAK Resorts. A main sponsorship contract has been concluded from September 1st 2022 for a period of 3 years. The GB Snowsports team will become the ambassador of SWISSPEAK Resorts and in particular the resort in Zinal, as it will host all the athletes for their training sessions and the British Championships.
Laurie Taylor started skiing at the age of 6 and was noticed 4 years later by the British Ski Academy (BSA). Laurie’s hard work and investment finally paid off as he is now part of the British World Cup team alongside Dave Ryding. In 2018, for the first time, Laurie was part of the British delegation at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games. He won several European Cup podiums and scored his first World Cup points during the 2020/21 season.
SWISSPEAK Resorts offers simple access to exceptional and authentic destinations in the Swiss Alps. Each residence is designed to provide guests with the feeling of a successful and fulfilled vacation. At SWISSPEAK Resorts, we believe this feeling is achieved through tailor-made stays where each guest can discover, live and share unforgettable experiences in the alps. SWISSPEAK Resorts is the ideal place to stay, the perfect starting and ending point to explore all the joys of a holiday in the mountains.
Zinal is one of those awe-inspiring places. Whether you come here to relax with your family, or to conquer the mountains, the same conclusion is drawn at the end of your stay: Zinal has invigorating properties! A resplendent nature, infinite sports possibilities, historical visits, activities for children… and above all, the mountain at hand for a vacation that exudes a taste of purity. From November to April, the resort offers great skiing conditions thanks to its guaranteed snow cover for 5 months a year. Whether you are a skier or a snowboarder, a beginner or an expert, the slopes allow all levels to meet on a single ski area of 115km.
Zinal is also an ideal training ground for the World Cup teams. From mid-November onwards, it is not uncommon to meet the elite in the streets of the village after their training sessions. In addition, Zinal is also known for hosting the Swiss Skiing Championships and will host the next British Championships.