Alea Glasgow is proud to be supporting SportsAid athlete…
Glasgow University student Chris, 19, started skiing with his brothers and sister at Bearsden Ski Club, one of the most advanced dry slope facilities in Britain and training ground of winter sports champions.
His discipline is slopestyle, which involves skiing down an obstacle course featuring rails, jumps, and other park features. Chris names slopestyle champion James Woods as his hero because he also began on dry slopes and is now competing at the top of the sport.
Much of Chris’ training involves travelling to Europe, so the SportsAid award from Alea Glasgow is an important factor in helping him meet the heavy costs. When he is not on the slopes, in the gym, or working towards his physics degree, Chris enjoys trampolining and skating.
Chris was able to spend two months training in the southern hemisphere’s largest ski resort in summer 2018, thanks in part to his Caesars sponsorship.
Having continued to hone his obstacle course ski skills at Perisher in Australia’s Snowy Mountains, Chris is now back in the UK, training with the Scottish Institute of Sport and Bearsden Freestyle while also studying physics at Glasgow University.
As a newly selected member of the GB Park and Pipe Team, he will soon be travelling to Austria for slopestyle training using airbags, which help skiers master their tricks more safely.
CAESARS AND SPORTSAID
Chris is just one of the inspirational young athletes being helped by Caesars Foundation, the charitable arm of Caesars Entertainment, to fulfil their potential and bring Olympic and Paralympic medals home to Britain.
Since 1976, SportsAid has helped many of nation's most successful sportsmen and women, including Chris Hoy, Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Ellie Simmonds and Bradley Wiggins.
We are proud to stand alongside the charity.