“For me is a privilege working close to Eduardo and benefit from his experience. It is really nice to come back home, to the ski resort, which made me grow, first as an athlete in Alpine Skiing and later, in sports management”, Rienda said of her appointment.
In her active career as a skier of the Spanish Royal Winter Sports Federation (RFEDI), Rienda Contreras achieved six World Cup victories, all in giant slalom. Her victories in 2005 were the first Spanish World Cup victories since Blanca Fernández Ochoa in December 1991.
She has since served as the President of the Consejo Superior de Deportes and Secretary of State for Sports of Spain, which is the highest sport position at the Spanish Government, from June 2018 to January 2020.
In cooperation with the Spanish Ski Association RFEDI, the resort of Sierra Nevada play an active role as Organisers of FIS World Cup events and hosted the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in 2017 . Sierra Nevada also played host to the 2015 Winter Universiade in the disciplines of Alpine Skiing, Snowboard and Freestyle and held many events on the national and FIS level in the three disciplines.