Aspiring young skiers will be put through their paces in June in the search for future members of the Ghana ski team. The selection process from 12 to 17 June involves a series of fitness and agility tests, cold room acclimatisation and grass skiing. The two successful candidates will then spend the northern hemisphere winter in Italy where they will learn to ski and continue their education at the same time. The quest to identify budding Ghanaian skiers is being lead by Kwame Nkrumah-Acheampong, otherwise known as The Snow Leopard, Ghanas first professional skier and founder of the Ghana ski team. Scotland-born Nkrumah-Acheampong, who began skiing only four years ago, is determined that other Ghanaians should enjoy the thrill of the downhill sport. He is being assisted in his search by American Ted Ligety, winner of the combined gold at the 2006 winter Olympics in Turin.
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