Swiss ski aces swap their skis for golf clubs

Most of Switzerland's top skiers met up at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club on Friday 16 June to take part in the Swiss-Ski Golf Trophy. It was a great opportunity for our ambassador Michelle Gisin and Marco Odermatt and friends to raise funds for the next generation of skiers. And it was worth it, the amount raised was impressive...around CHF 100,000 !

The athletes present were teamed up with sponsors’ representatives. It was a great opportunity to meet people and to see the standard of everyone’s game of golf. It was also a chance for the skiers to catch up after a few weeks' holiday for most of them. Of course the Valais sun was out, and a great time was had by all.

Lots of skiers play golf during the summer season. They take advantage of certain aspects of the sport to not only perfect their technique on the tees, fairways and greens, but also to draw inspiration from it on the slopes in winter.

Video: SkiActu