Alasdair Anderson Ross MBE
Ali Ross Skiing Clinics are delighted to announce that Ali has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List, for "services to skiing".
The citation simply reads:
Alasdair Anderson Ross, Skiing Instructor for services to Skiing (Ross and Cromarty).
Huge and grateful thanks are due to the instigator of the nomination (we wondered who it was, and now we know!), those who supported it and kept it secret, which of course is the way it should be.
Thanks are also due to all our clients, past and present, who in no small measure are proof that ordinary skiers can become extraordinary performers of the sport, given the right technical insights and help. Without you, this journey would not have been possible.
Meilleurs voeux for 2020!
Ali and Moira
"We would like to congratulate Ali (Alasdair) on his award of an MBE in this New Year's Honours List, for "services to skiing". It was (as I think everyone says when they find out they have been nominated ) a complete surprise when we received the news asking if he would accept the honour. I am sure those of you who have known him and skied with him over his many years of teaching, not just in Ali Ross Skiing Clinics, but predating that as a trainer of young racers and trainee teachers, will agree that it is a thoroughly deserved recognition of his contribution to the technical advancement of the sport and its teaching to the wider skiing public". Moira Ross. Ali Ross Skiing Clinics.
"His contribution can hardly be over-estimated from his involvement with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors in its early years, to his continuing teaching out in the Alps," said the PlanetSKI editor, James Cove.
"He wrote several books and was a TV star back in the day as skiing was taken to the masses. He once told me when I visited him at his home in Scotland that he never wanted to race, run a large ski school or have any other job, just be out on the slopes, one-on-one with his clients helping them become better skiers."
"His style of teaching was revolutionary and he was the fore-runner of many of the techniques now used."
"Legend is an over-used word, but Ali is a skiing legend and the award is highly deserved."
Brian Jackman (The Sunday Times) "So richly deserved. Ali will always be one of my heores."
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