Global Rescue, the official medical evacuation provider to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams, is proud to announce two new partnerships within the ski community.
For the upcoming season, both Alpine Ontario and Okemo Mountain School will offer their athletes the protection of Global Rescue. Alpine Ontario athletes frequently travel to the southern hemisphere, Europe and various destinations across North America. Okemo Mountain School, a highly selective academy for competitive winter athletes, sends its athletes to train and compete all over the world and understand the risks of their sport.
“Global Rescue is a category leader just like Alpine Ontario,” says Executive Director, James Lazor. “Partnering with Global Rescue supports our athletes all over the planet whether they are training or racing and gives us the peace of mind needed in helping develop the best young athletes in winter sport. Global Rescue helps mitigate risk for us and protects our most precious resource: the kids. Our elite athletes are training and competing with increased frequency in hard to reach mountain towns where obtaining the best care can be difficult. Working with Global Rescue will allow us to get them the resources they need, should they need them, no matter where they are in the world.”
Over the past few years, a number of leading ski clubs and academies across the country have selected Global Rescue as their preferred provider of critical emergency medical services. The list includes top programs such as Burke Mountain Academy, Green Mountain Valley School and many more. Recent evacuations include U.S. Ski Teams stars T.J. Lanning and Marco Sullivan, and numerous other USSA athletes.
“Okemo Mountain School is proud to partner with Global Rescue to support our athletes as they travel far from home for ski racing and training opportunities,” says Head of School, Mariel Meringolo. “Ski racing is certainly not a sport without risk, but the outstanding services provided by Global Rescue help to mitigate these risks and provide for our athletes should any unfortunate circumstances arise. I feel more secure when traveling abroad with athletes knowing that we have the protection of Global Rescue only a phone call away.”
If you run a winter sports program, and are interested in offering Global Rescue to your athletes and families, please visit www.globalrescue.com/skiracing, or call +1-617-459-4200.