Applications for 21st International Baumgarten Award due 15th March 2017

For the 21st time, the Baumgarten family is inviting young athletes to apply for the International Matteo Baumgarten Award, an annual prize that commemorates the life of their son Matteo Baumgarten by recognising young athletes who are completing their studies and education while competing at high level in a FIS Olympic disciplines.

All FIS member National Ski Associations have been invited to enter up to three athletes (male or female) between 18 and 24 years-old to be considered for the award.

Applications can still be sent to Gianluca de Cristofaro at by 15th March 2017.

Further information about the required documentation and all the details can be found in the Award Regulation Sheet.

About the award

In 1996, the Baumgarten family suffered the tragic loss of their son Matteo Baumgarten in a car accident. He had shown great promise as a future Alpine World Cup skier and balanced his training regime with a determination to succeed in his education. The loss of beloved son motivated the Baumgarten family to remember him by recognising those athletes that share his life’s path.