The Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize: In Recognition of Alpine Skiing World Cup’s Young Talent
Since the 2012/2013 season, Longines has awarded the Longines Rising Ski Stars Prize, rewarding the best female skier (under 21) and the best male skier (under 23) of the Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit. In recognition of their performances throughout the season, the two young talents selected receive a Longines watch, a trophy and a cheque.
This prize demonstrates Longines’ commitment to young athletes, as is the case of the Longines Future Tennis Aces tournament, organized by the brand during the Roland Garros tournament, where young future tennis talents under the age of 13 compete for the title, and of the Longines Future Racing Stars race, which brings together promising young jockeys during the Diane Longines Prize day.
Günter Hujara, FIS Technical Expert:
“When we consider just how difficult it is to break out from among all of the great athletes competing in FIS Men’s Alpine Skiing World Cup events, it is well-advised to highlight the performances of the best young hopefuls and introduce them to a wider public.”
Atle Skaardal, FIS Women’s Race Director adds:
“This is an excellent initiative. Not only does it highlight the very good cooperation between the FIS and Longines, but it will further promote the circuit, to the enjoyment of fans of the sport, while it will certainly be well received by the athletes.”
Follow the ranking of the FIS Ski Longines Rising Stars: