Felix himself once felt how important prominent role models are for motivating people to engage in sports. Because his parents Rosi Mittermaier and Christian Neureuther never advertised their skiing successes, the Italian slalom giant Alberto Tomba was his great role model. For Neureuthers Norwegian Ski-Colleague Aksel Lund Svindal, his fellow countrymen Kjetil Andre Aamodt and Lasse Kjus were the inspiration at the start of his great career.
After his resignation, the two-time Olympic and overall World Cup champion now wants to give something back to the next generation. This year, his afternoon project will be launched at two schools in the Oslo area, which is especially aimed at children of migrants. "In addition to clothing and skis, you will receive a healthy meal and help with homework. Sports can also help with integration," said Svindal at the ISPO Munich.