Richard Walter Re-Elected As President Of The Austrian Ski School Association
As the umbrella organization of the seven state ski instructor associations, the Austrian Ski School Association (ÖSSV) represents more than 600 ski schools with more than 18,000 ski and snow sports instructors throughout Austria. On April 18, President Richard Walter was re-elected for four years, and Gerhard Sint from the Salzburg Ski Instructors Association is once again at his side as Vice President.
"Unanimously" - that was the vote for the reappointment of the President of the Tyrolean Ski Instructors Association as President of the Austrian Ski School Association. Christian Abenthung remains at his side as Secretary General. Vice-President Gerhard Sint from the Salzburg Ski Instructors Association was also unanimously confirmed in office.
Richard Walter, who has headed the Tyrolean Ski Instructors Association since 1998 and has been President of the ÖSSV since 2003, sees the approval primarily as a mandate: "It fills me with joy and pride that the chairmen of the state ski instructors' associations have once again placed their trust in me. For me, this is both an incentive and an obligation to continue to work with full commitment for the interests of our association in the next four years.”
The Austrian Ski School Association (ÖSSV) is the umbrella organization of the Austrian ski instructor associations and represents the interests of Austrian ski/snow sports instructors and Austrian ski schools in all fundamental matters of ski instruction in Austria at federal level and abroad; especially at EU level. A major task of the Austrian Ski School Association is the coordination, planning and implementation of state ski instructor training as a partner of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture.
"The last winter with little snow showed how important highly qualified snow sports instructors are for the safety of guests and locals. Snow sports take place in alpine terrain, there are often different laws and the rules have to be mastered and followed. This is the only way to avoid moments of happiness ending in catastrophes,” emphasizes Walter.