The 4th Madrid SnowZone Championship for Journalists broke the record for number of participants with the participation of more than 50 journalists, among them Mercedes Milá. Organized by PROA Comunicación, the event brought together a total of 23 national media outlets: Telecinco, La Sexta, RTVE, Telemadrid, Cadena SER, Discovery, Movistar +, Europa Press, Servimedia, EFE, Hearst, RNE, Local Policy, Esdiario, Unika FM , Crossing, Ràdio Sant Boi, Hablamos de esquí, I love ski, Cadena Ibérica Radio, Nevasport and Planet BPM. RTVE and Hablamos de esquí were proclaimed champions in the snow and ski categories respectively. Journalist and presenter Mercedes Milá attended on behalf of SCIJ Spain, an international club of journalists founded in 1955. “We want all media from anywhere and everywhere in Spain to have representation in this club,” she declared as she encouraged the participants.
Javier Villar, managing director of Madrid SnowZone, thanked the journalists for being present, noting that “your collaboration has allowed us to celebrate the Championship and grow a little more each year.” In addition, he wanted to thank the support of the RFEDI-Spainsnow, which was represented by the Olympic skier Juan del Campo. “I think about competition when I get up and when I go to bed, fierce and robust competition is a way of life. When you finish each descent, you have to have given it your all,” he said.
On her part, María González, marketing director of Madrid SnowZone, wanted to thank the technical management of the Championship to Club Tecalp, who coordinated the refereeing, the timing and the clinic. “Thanks to the whole club and especially to Juanjo de la Torre (technical director) for making it possible for journalists, for another year, one more year, to feel the thrill of participating in a robust competition.”
In the snow category, Jorge Gala (RTVE) was proclaimed champion after winning second place twice in the previous second and third editions. In addition, Carlos Marinho (Unika FM) and Marcos Chaves (Unika FM) completed the podium that both had reached in previous editions. On the other hand, in the ski category Nacho Correa (from the podcast Hablamos de ski) was the winner, marking a time under 20 seconds, and Ignacio Díaz Cortes (Hearst) -champion of the second edition- and Borja Fadón ( Esdiario) -runner up of the 3rd championship- completing the podium in second and third positions respectively.
In this edition, the great achievement of Juan del Campo, who reached the second run in Schaldming, was tributed in recreating a slalom in which journalists competed in the ski category. For the snowboarders, who descended later, the slalom was turned into a mini-giant, thus easing their descent.
In addition to these gifts, Madrid SnowZone delivered to all media participants 2 two-hour ski passes with equipment rental included and the winners received an annual pass from the track.
The families of the participants enjoyed different activities in the snow for girls and boys starting from three years old. In addition, those over the age of five were able to participate, for the second consecutive year, in a ski session guided by the Madrid SnowZone monitors.