Daniel Bohnacker is practically part of the bedrock at PistenBully. The contract with the 28-year-old ski crosser has been in place for several years. Alongside many awards, medals and podium places, “Bohne” also competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics.
This season PistenBully is also sponsoring a Nordic combined athlete for the first time: Manuel Faißt, 25-year-old from SV Baiersbronn. Manuel Faißt has finished in the top 15 three times in a row in the World Cup. The three-times junior world champion also competed in the World Championships in Lahti in Finland in 2017.
Another new member of the team: Florian Notz. The 26-year-old cross-country skier came in sixth with the relay team at the Nordic World Championships in Lahti in March 2017, having previously achieved two fourth places with the relay team as the top placings at the World Cup.
Last but not least: Vincent Veile. At 20, the free skier from UIm is the youngest of the group, but he has already achieved several top placings in the World Cup, including eighth place at the BigAir World Cup in Norway. In 2018 he became German champion in slopestyle.
The road to top-class sport starts with the little ones
PistenBully also sponsors numerous campaigns in mass sport to encourage the next generation of athletes:
The Oberallgäu Regional Team is doing outstanding work at the interface between youth development and top-class sport: talented skiers aged 12 to 14 are trained and developed here.
The PistenBully Biathlon Centre in Dornstadt near Ulm provides young athletes, including newbies and school classes, with optimal training conditions all year round on cross-country tracks, skates or ski rollers and for shooting.
The commitment fits perfectly with the motto “No computers – get out in the snow, which is part of Kässbohrer’s mission to get children interested in winter sports.