The Alpine Skiing competitions are a central part of Winter Universiades. No other sport has higher participation numbers: 40 nations competed in the Alpine Skiing event at the Winter Universiade in Erzurum in 2011. The most successful Winter Universiade ski racer of all time is Sandro Boner. This Swiss athlete won a total of five gold and two bronze medals at Universiades at the 2009 and 2015. One gold medal is particularly special to the Graubünden athlete: he was the winner of the first Alpine Skiing downhill event held on chinese soil at the Harbin Universiade in 2009.
Sandro Boner, the most successful Winter Universiade ski racer of all time and member of the Swiss Academic Ski Club (SAS), has given strong support to the Central Switzerland bid.
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