In the world of skiing, Patrick Riml has carved a reputation for himself as a distinguished and profound expert. His knowledge and contributions have not gone unnoticed, leading to him being referred to as the “Jose Mourinho des Skisports” by Peter Schröcksnadel, the former ÖSV president. This comparison to the famous football manager is a testament to Riml’s strategic brilliance and expertise in the realm of skiing.
Riml’s career is adorned with a long list of accomplishments, glistening with impressive success. He held the position of Alpine Director of the US Ski Association, where he played a pivotal role in shaping the careers of skiing sensations like Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin. His influence and strategic planning were key to their numerous victories and accolades.
Between 2018 and 2022, Riml served as the alpine director in Austria, his homeland. Following his tenure in Austria, he returned to the United States, the home of his wife, to resume his role as alpine director.
However, as of February 1st, Patrick Riml has taken on a fresh challenge. He stepped down from his position at the US Ski Association to take the reins of the Alpine athlete project from Red Bull, an initiative spearheaded by the former ÖSV downhill head coach Robert Trenkwalder. This project is poised to benefit immensely from Riml’s vast experience and knowledge.
Who is Who des Skisports
In his new role, Riml is set to provide valuable advice and support to the skiers who are backed and sponsored by the energy drink producer from Fuschl. This includes some of the most notable names in the skiing world, truly the who’s who of skiing.
These athletes, including Marco Odermatt, Sofia Goggia, Dominik Paris, Clement Noel, Alice Robinson, Alexis Pinturault, and Alex Vinatzer, proudly don the silver-blue helmet in the World Cup, symbolising their association with the brand.