Tributes to Elizabeth II from the Snowsports World Continue to Pour in
9th September 2022
Last modified on September 13th, 2022
Governing bodies, ex-racers, snow centres and even ski resorts have been paying their respects on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. UPDATED
She died in at Balmoral in Scotland, 15 miles form the Lecht ski resort, and tributes have been posted.
One of the first came from the Nevis Range ski resort that remembered a royal visit.
The Cairngorms is home to the country’s largest ski area, Cairngorm, near Aviemore.
The British Association of Snowsport Instructors, BASI, is based in Scotland and has remembered the Queen.
The body that oversees elite athletes, GB Snowsport, has paid its tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.
The ex-Olympic athlete and downhill ski racer, Martin Bell, has remembered Her Majesty.
The International Olympic Committee is flying the Olympic flag and British flag at half-mast following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Its Executive Board held a minute’s silence at its meeting.
Queen Elizabeth was the only person to open two editions of the Olympic Games – Montreal in 1976 and London in 2012.
“With the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II we have lost a great supporter of sport and of the Olympic Movement,” said the IOC President Thomas Bach.
“As patron of the British Olympic Association, she provided invaluable advice and help to the Olympic community.
“Our thoughts are with the Royal Family and in particular our IOC colleague, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, and all the members of the Olympic community in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth.”
We are all deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on 08/09/2022. During her 70 year reign she dedicated her life to serve our country and the Commonwealth, supporting many charities and their work.
Queen Elizabeth II was, and will remain, an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/BSaU8YawIw
— Snow Camp (@SnowCampInfo) September 9, 2022
An indoor ski slope, The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead, has marked her passing.
As has the Snow Dome.
She is being remembered across the Alps and in resorts in North America too.
The Swiss resort of Zermatt is beaming the Union flag on to the Matterhorn.
The mountain was first climbed by an Englishman and the resort has maintained strong connections with the United Kingdom.
The resort of Davos-Klosters has strong connections with the Royal Family and is where the King Charles III, used to ski.
The capital of the Tirol in Austria, Innsbruck, has remembered a royal visit in 1969.
France too is remembering.
And in Canada, where she was the head of state.
UK ski companies and tour operators including Crystal Ski Holidays, Inghams and VIP Ski have reacted.
And from Mt Buller in Australia:
— Mt Buller (@mtbuller) September 13, 2022
As tributes come in we will be updating this article with further reaction from the world of snowsports.
Feel free to add your thoughts over on the PlanetSKI Facebook page.
RIP, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.