Never Ever Quit: Dave Ryding


Never Ever Quit: Dave Ryding

Hailing from Tarleton, Great Britain, Alpine ski racer Dave Ryding loves that Fischer is the kind of brand that can produce high-end performance gear that allows him to excel at what he loves.

Dave Ryding World Cup slalom Garmisch

“The brand is my tool for winning in life,” Ryding explains. “I feel so at home with Fischer equipment. I love the feel on the tough, icy World Cup pistes and I stand in the start gate knowing it is all down to me because my skis will be on point to perform.”

“​Slalom race skis are my favorite of course, but if I have to choose a 'normal' ski, it would be the RC One 78 GT Twin Powerrail," says Ryding. "You can really get these skis whipping on the piste.” Ryding also believes that what resonates with him the most after being a part of the team since 2013 is the community.

“The family and the support I get from the company resonates with me,” Dave Ryding muses. “Each year they push to improve their products while I push to improve myself as a skier. We are a good match!” 

Dave Ryding World Cup slalom Garmisch

What’s your second Favorite Type of Skiing:  

Snowblade powder skiing

What are the top 3 things we should know about you?

​1. I have a gondola in Kitzbühel

2. I am the oldest ever winner of a World Cup Slalom

3. I also help run a café in our local village, Tarleton

Favorite Quote or Personal Motto?

Do the basics!

Dave Ryding World Cup slalom Kitzbuhel winner

Biggest breakthrough in your ski career?

Achieving Great Britain’s first-ever World Cup Race win: Kitzbühel Slalom 2022

Favorite pastime/hobbies (besides skiing, of course)?

Disc golf, running a cafe, and losing money in the stock market!

Where have you not been that you want to go to (preferably for skiing)?

​I would like to spend more time in New Zealand for both skiing and visiting the amazing scenery. I'd also like to go powder skiing in Japan, and freeriding and après ski in Obergurgl/Hochgurgl.

Dave Ryding World Cup slalom

Future goals/projects/dreams/ambitions?

​To keep up with the young guys for as long as possible and try to achieve more World Cup podiums. 

Most memorable moment while competing:

All my podiums are very special to me, winning was crazy!

What advice would you give yourself at the beginning of your competitive career?

Buckle up, it’s going to be one hell of a long and bumpy journey, but never ever quit! 

Dave Ryding World Cup slalom Garmisch

Top 1-5 results in competitions (FIS, Olympics, Freeride, etc)

​1st Kitzbühel Slalom 2022

5 World Cup podiums

European Cup Slalom Champion 2013

9th at Winter Olympics 2018 and at World Championships 2019

6 Consecutive years ranked in the Top 15 of the World.

Dave Ryding's FIS page