The journey so far
Nick Moynihan was born in London in 1994 but spent his early childhood growing up in the French alpine resort of Courchevel.
Age 6, Nick joined the local competition team under the watchful eye of his first coach Eric Toussaint. Following the family’s return to England, Nick’s passion for ski racing was undiminished as he returned to France to win the prestigious Etoile d’Or in Les Gets followed by the Coq d’Or in Megève. Following these results he was selected for the British Children’s Ski Team and joined the Kandahar Ski Club.
From 2007 Thierry Blanc became Nick’s principal coach, joined shortly afterwards by Yan Abramowicz. Nick regularly competed in French Regional and National Children’s Races in addition to taking podium places in several International ski races with the BCST. As well as strong performances internationally he won the British National Children’s Championships in both available categories. He was selected for the British Junior Ski Team in 2010.
During his period on the British Junior Alpine Squad, Nick trained and competed in South America, North America, and Europe. Despite injury in 2010, he has won 5 National titles, achieved selection for Team GB to the European Youth Winter Olympic festival in Liberec and represented Great Britain at two World Junior Championships. From 2013 Nick began competing on the European Cup tour and in 2015 was selected for his first World Cup start in Kransja Gora. He has continued to work hard to establish himself on the circuit and has his eyes firmly set on delivering at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
Nick is currently studying International Management and French at the University of Bath. Having successfully completed his second year exams, he has, with the University’s full support, taken time out to commit to his goal of being up with the leading Alpine racers in the world.
Life outside of skiing
Nick has always been passionate about transferring the knowledge and experience he has been fortunate to acquire along the road to help others with opportunities in their lives.
Understanding the impact of sport and its ability to break down barriers as well as providing those who seek to live their own dreams with confidence and a sense of belonging, he has committed to work closely with SnowCamp and Inspire Through The Power Of Sport (ISPS).
International Sports Promotion Society (ISPS)
Nick was first invited to speak for the ISPS in Tokyo in 2013 to represent Great Britain. He worked with other “young leaders” to create momentum and change through sport for those less fortunate than himself – especially young people in underdeveloped countries.
He then went on to become the youngest ISPS leader on the World Sports Values Summit for Peace and Development at the United Nations in New York. At the UN he talked about the analysis of sport as an essential component to development and the importance of translating inspired ideas into actions.
Nick also works with Snow-Camp, a charity for which he has been an Ambassador for 3 years. It is a youth charity that uses skiing, snowboarding and life skills programmes combined to support inner-city young people. Since 2003, Snowsports youth charity Snow-Camp has supported over 6000 young people living in inner cities through their innovative snowsports-based youth programmes. Over the past 4 years Snow-Camp London has been running at full capacity, and it is now the charities vision to expand and establish regular programmes running in five new cities within three years.