OLYMPIC MEDALLIST TO VISIT SKI-SCOTLAND SNOWFEST

Ski-Scotland is delighted to report that Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan will visit some of Scotland’s snowsports areas this weekend 24/25 March.

Billy has accepted an invitation to attend SnowFest, Ski-Scotland’s popular snow fun festival and the festival’s timings have been tweaked to fit with Billy’s tight-packed competition and training schedule. But where will he be, and when?

Ski-Scotland Chair, Andy Meldrum, said: “We are aiming that Billy will visit Glencoe Mountain café on Saturday evening for a Q&A session. He’ll then return on Sunday morning to have fun on the terrain park with our customers and some of Scotland’s young snowboard athletes before moving on to Nevis Range for the afternoon, where he will join one of the instructors in delivering a snowboard session for local youngsters. Then he’ll lead the traditional SnowFest mass descent of the hill. We also plan a short Q&A and autograph session afterwards in the Snow Goose restaurant at the gondola top station.”

Ski-Scotland is currently focusing its marketing on ‘staycation snowsports’, encouraging people in Scotland’s Central Belt and the North, Midlands and South East of England to enjoy this winter’s abundant Scottish snow by using social media to reach potential new skiers and snowboarders. This has been made possible by a grant from the VisitScotland Growth Fund as well as Ski-Scotland’s own funds.

Steve Duncan, VisitScotland Marketing Manager, added: “Welcoming Billy Morgan to this year’s Ski-Scotland SnowFest is an amazing opportunity to shine the spotlight on Scotland as a destination for snowsports. Not only does Scotland offer the best outdoor skiing and snowboarding in the UK, but the resorts are all easily accessible and boast some of Europe’s most breath-taking scenery. We are delighted to support Ski-Scotland’s exciting new campaign and we are sure that Billy Morgan’s arrival will help encourage snowsports enthusiasts to visit Scotland’s stunning mountain centres in the coming months and years.”

Andy continued: “We are delighted Billy has agreed to take time out from his busy schedule to come to Scotland and to spend time inspiring our young athletes and novice snowboarders. We are indebted to the VisitScotland Growth Fund for making it possible for us to host Billy’s visit. Look out for more information on Ski-Scotland official social media and to find out more about SnowFest events, not only at Glencoe and Nevis Range, but also at Glenshee, CairnGorm Mountain, and The Lecht.”

Billy will be flying in to Scotland from the Alps just for SnowFest and returning to Switzerland immediately afterwards. He said: “I am really looking forward to visiting a couple of Scotland’s mountain snowsports areas and riding their terrain parks with local kids and young Scottish athletes.”