The British ski racer aka "Rocket Ryding" has made it to the World Cup podium from England's plastic slopes. Since the 2017/18 winter season, the slalom ace is under the patronage of the "Diamond of the Alps". The likeable athlete can take full advantage of a professional training environment in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, just perfect to prepare for the season, to do extensive material tests and, of course, to relax.
At least since his 2nd place at the legendary Kitzbühel Slalom in January 2017, Ryding has been regarded as an exceptional athlete who perfectly represents the "snow competence" of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl to his ski-loving compatriots at home in the UK. And the success continued already in the very first winter of the sponsor partnership,: Ryding finished 5 World Cup Slaloms in the top 10 - the Olympic Slalom in Pyeong Chang included. A detailed portrait of "The Rocket" can be found in this blog post.