With a film about his life being released into cinemas next year, Eddie is organising a competition in partnership with luxury ski chalets company Alp Leisure to teach four complete newcomers how to ski jump.
The winners of a competition will receive two weeks of professional training in Courchevel. As well as jumping, Eddie will also participate with training and advice .
Organised by Alp Leisure in support of Ski 4 Cancer, the four winners of the competition will train for one week in October (12th – 19th), followed by a final week at the end of January. The training will take place at the Olympic Ski Jump Centre in Le Praz Courchevel, by French World Cup ex-Ski Jumpers (Club des Sports de Courchevel).
The extensive training will be a balanced mix of practical and theory, with the participants practising on the 10m and 25m hills. If the group’s level of competence improves, the ultimate goal will be to allow people to jump the 60m hill at the end of the two week course.
Entrants to the competition must not only fit the criteria of being competent skiers (comfortable on black runs), but must also prove to the organisers that they have a fearless daredevil streak and that their knees won’t buckle at the sight of the ski jump! The winners will need to be available for the week of the 12th-19th October 2015, as well as the 25th-31st January 2016.
Chris Learoyd, owner of Alp Leisure Ltd, wanted to support Ski 4 Cancer through this event and commented:
Like many families cancer has touched our lives profoundly as we lost our sister-in-law, Helen last year to lung cancer. Helen always enjoyed coming to the mountains in Courchevel and after she passed away Kevin and their three youngsters came out to spend some time with us in one of our chalets. We believe the wonder of the mountains and the joy of learning to ski helped, which is why we are very happy to support Ski 4 Cancer.
For more information and to enter the competition, please visit: www.alpleisure.com/jump-with-eddie.htm