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My mother introduced me to the cross-country skiing

Tanja Frieden , you will find a "real Swiss child" must be able to Ski?
I think that every child who grows up in Switzerland, should have the Chance to experience our mountain world and snow sports.

What do you understand under snow sports?
All activities in the snow. For me also it is that the children learn the Element of snow know this: you slide on snow, with snow you can build. You can hear the crunch of the snow, feel the cold. Whether it is in the snow ball battle or when Engeli-in-the-snow-Magic – the Fun is in the foreground.

when and where you opened the new snow season?
1. Advent at the sports complex Weyermann house in Bern. There is prepared with the abrasion of the ice rink on a Hügeli a mini runway, a "magic carpet" transporting the tots. The Burner, sensational! Luam has mastered the first departure of his life on a Snowboard.

Luam, her son, is only two years old. Are you also stood early on the slopes?
Yes, but I was first on the trail. My Norwegian mother introduced me to the cross-country skiing, as soon as I could go. A little later I went with my father to Ski. And with eleven, when the Snowboard came up, I moved on the Board.

On the Snowboard, you have brought it to the Olympic victory in Turin in 2006. What has changed since then in your life?
After my resignation in 2010, and a number of courses I started Coaching. 14 years of top-level sports, I know that If something is not possible, there is always a Chance to get up again.

Where can you find today is the Kick that you experienced earlier in the Boardercross?
I am glad that I need this Kick! But I will give everything to achieve my goals. This is also true for the snow-sports initiative, I still want more, and I don't have the courage myself to the Unknown. So I'm doing my environment and sometimes to madness.

Since 2014, you are the President of the Association of snow sports initiative, Switzerland. What exactly GoSnow?
The Initiative offers schools in the whole of Switzerland, fully organised winter sports camp and days at reasonable prices. We want to relieve the person of the teacher, with three clicks on the Internet you can put together the camp.

your Generation has come on the parents to go skiing. As in the case of the children of today?
Today, I am firmly convinced that we must take the path through the schools. The only way we can ensure that every child in Switzerland with the snow sports in contact. And the only way we can reach children with a migrant background, whose parents are not schneeaffin.

"As I said, there are no more excuses."

your Vision is that each student, each student attended during the compulsory school years, at least once a winter sports camp.
That should be possible! In Switzerland, where snow sport is considered to be cultural property. The most Important thing is that teachers, pupils and parents know, a winter sports camp is feasible and affordable – there are no more excuses.

skiing is expensive, not all parents can offer the children.
in fact, 60 percent of children do not have their own ski equipment, so the equipment is in our Warehouses – as I said, there is no excuse more.

you Have a tip on how families skiing?
You must learn, there are great and affordable offers in the small ski resorts. And you should be creative, for example, a fondue pan, wrap and the edge of the forest a fondue. Such memorable experiences need not be expensive.

in fact, it attracts families in the Winter, more and more often in the distance – a development that makes you concerned?
This gives me to think. Such holiday deals are cheaper than a week in the Swiss mountains. But I'm not a Saint, also we are already flown in the Winter to the heat.

Luam was one Year old on the beach of Indonesia ...
Marc, my life partner, has, on the island of Sumbawa, a Hüsli, as a professional kite surfer, he lived there for years. We were most recently in October on the island, you live there, very simply, the culture is completely different – a school of life pure for Luam.

from Luam to be a kite surfer, or a Snowboarder?
the main thing, he is on a Board!

What is in the children and young people currently in the Trend, Ski, or Snowboard?
The youth driving the primary skiing again. The extreme Snowboard Boom of the ski industry gave a Kick. The carving was created, which made the skiing easier. Also Touring is very popular today, but it requires a lot of skill.

The snow sports initiative, Switzerland has existed for four years – what have you achieved so far?
GoSnow organized 2016/17 total of 72 camp for 3,000 children. 2018/19 there are already 150 bearing for 7000 children. Every year we bring more children into the snow. We note that the school classes with an average of 34 students is greater, for example, that a whole Year of school will travel together to the camp.

Where in Switzerland the most of your snow sports
stock?
top of the list is the SaaS valley in upper Valais, Saas-Fee was there from the beginning and has discovered with the snow sport store is a new target group: the customers of tomorrow. The Initiative offers a new platform for ski resorts to present itself.

How much is a snow sport camp per child, what is the share of parents?
This is varies from Canton to Canton. On average, a stock that costs only 295 francs – thanks to the cooperation with our partners, the youth hostels belong to. The parents will pay 80 to 150 francs. We assume that the residential community, the parents and the children to make a contribution, the latter, for example, by collecting waste paper.

Who is only once in a year for a couple of days on skis, makes little progress ...
It is amazing what the children learn in a short period of time. The goal is that the students create in a week, the blue ski Piste.

And how you want to keep the young people on the slopes?
With incentives for the youth and the whole family – cheap train tickets, ski rentals are or ski schools. In the ideal case, the child will persuade the parents to ride together in the mountains. What is crucial is that the children will find access to the winter sports . I am, for example, came by the camp to public transport. As a family we were always in the car, on the way to the camp we went by train.

As you may have experienced at that time, the ski camp?
As a very rewarding. Once I taught a girl from Bolivia skiing. During the day, we have searched our borders, such as when jump jump. And in the evening we wandered off, "Chabis". What mattered were the experiences that I have seen for the first time, my Gspäändli in pajamas. Or the girlfriend asked: "Säg how pfuusisch you ii?"

(Sunday newspaper)

Created: 16.12.2018, 20:09 PM

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