Skiing with a world champion: Marion Rolland awaits you on the slopes of Courchevel!

Skiing with a world champion: Marion Rolland awaits you on the slopes of Courchevel!

Publié le 24/11/2023 - Rédigé par Marie
As several events in the Alpine World Ski Championships were held in Courchevel this year, one of the resort's esf instructors followed this new competition with the utmost attention: Marion Rolland, World Downhill Champion in 2013.

While she now devotes her time to passing on her passion to the school's students, we took the opportunity to take a look back at her track record as an athlete. Portrait of an enthusiastic skier!

Skiing is a family affair for Marion Rolland

A native of Les 2 Alpes, Marion Rolland was born with skis on her feet.

From the age of one and a half, her parents passed on their passion for winter sports, giving her her first glides on the snow. With her mother as an esf instructor and her father as a ski patroller, young Marion never stayed far from the slopes, joining the resort's Ski Club at the age of 7.

The sensations, the speed, but also the mountains and the constant challenge of the changing conditions of this environment, are all reasons that have stimulated her over the years. Driven by her passion and competitive spirit, she joined the French ski team at the age of 18.
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17 years of competition and an undiminished passion

A versatile skier, Marion Rolland focused on speed disciplines during her athletic career. This marked the start of 17 years of competition in the French team, punctuated by injuries, but also and above all by numerous podiums and titles in her preferred disciplines, including :

  • 5 gold medals in the French Downhill Championships
  • 2 gold medals in the French Super-G Championships

An impressive national list of achievements, including selection for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and a new consecration in 2013 with the title of World Downhill Champion in Schladming, Austria.

It was a triumph for Marion Rolland and for the France, which had not enjoyed such a victory in this speed discipline since Marielle Goitschel's title 47 years earlier.

Take advantage of Marion Rolland's expert advice on the slopes of Courchevel!

Marion may have put an end to her athletic career in 2015, but she hasn't given up on the pleasures of sliding and downhill skiing - quite the contrary! An esf instructor at Courchevel 1850 since winter 2016/ 2017, she now puts her experience and good humor to work for the school's students every season.

With a teaching approach focused on fun and technique, she can guide you throughout your stay to improve your performance and discover the most beautiful spots in the Alpine resort.

At the heart of the 3 Valleys ski area, you'll enjoy optimum support on the slopes, with the guarantee of a friendly, positive atmosphere for your ski lessons!
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