Under the motto is “Switch off the PCs and get on the skis!” the skiing associations of Baden-Wuerttemberg and PistenBully organized 20 event days in the first quarter of 2017, getting over 2,000 primary school children between 7 and 9 years out into the snow.
For one entire day the children’s schedule read: “PistenBully Cup”. It included everything from small ramps and jumps to a slalom run – always with the PistenBully mini-skis. The highlight at the end of the day was the PistenBully-Cup. All the kids had lots of fun in this little competition with their classmates. It allowed the children to try out winter sports in a more casual and uncomplicated manner. All the SBW coaches agree that the short mini-skis make gliding and the first contact with snow what it should be: child’s play.
The coaches were equally enthusiastic about the event: "What a terrific idea! Today over 100 kids had massive fun practising winter sports. They all were absolutely thrilled. This is an example of great work with young athletes. Real cool!"
In some of the locations, the organizers prepared a very special treat. After all the fun in the snow, the kids were allowed to ride in a PistenBully.
We won’t stop there: In the summer, the children will master a trial of skills and practise specific tasks in their sports classes that help them exercise the co-ordination required for winter sports.