The English Alpine Championships is Snowsport England’s premier alpine event and is the biggest English week of winter ski racing.

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What?

Hundreds of the UK’s best skiers, along with their families, head to Bormio in Italy every year to compete – from children as young as eight right through to senior athletes. The Championships act as a gateway for future alpine world champions and Olympic stars –World Cup alpine ski racer Dave Ryding (aka ‘The Rocket’) started his competitive career at the English Alpine Championships!

When?

The 24th English Alpine Championships begins with the Opening Parade on the afternoon of Saturday 15th February, and the races will take place from Sunday 16th to Friday 21st February.

Where?

The stunning resort of Bormio, Italy, host to the Alpine skiing events in the 2026 Olympic Winter Games.

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 2020 Invitation Bulletin

2020 Race Programme

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Programme

We are pleased to present our race programme for 2020. Please note that due to the presence of increased numbers of public skiers visiting the resort during 'Carnival' we will be running some races on the Adler slope at Oga, a short drive across to the other side of town. More details on the arrangements for these races will be published in our race bulletins and on the web site.

Children and U10/12 Programme
DateRaceSlope
Sunday 16thU10/12 Giant SlalomStella Alpina
Monday 17thU14 and U16 SlalomStella Alpina
Tuesday 18thU14 Super-G x 2Stelvio
 Rossignol Team Parallel *Stelvio
Wednesday 19thU16 Super-G x 2Stelvio
Thursday 20thU16 Giant SlalomAdler (Oga)
 U10/12 Head-to-Head ParallelStella Alpina
Friday 21stU14 Giant SlalomAdler (Oga)
 U10/12 Stubby SlalomStella Alpina
FIS Competition Programme
DateRaceSlope
Sunday 16thFIS SlalomStelvio
Monday 17thNJR SlalomStelvio
Tuesday 18thNJR Giant SlalomStella Alpina
Wednesday 19thFIS Giant SlalomStella Alpina
Thursday 20thNJR Super-GStelvio
Friday 21stFIS Super-GStelvio
 FIS Athletes Team Event *Stelvio

* details of these races to follow.

Team Captains Meetings

Team Captains Meetings will be held throughout the week in the 'Sala Fontana' auditorium adjacent to the Race Office. Please arrive in plenty of time before your meeting starts so that you can sign in and check the entry sheets for your athletes.

For FIS coaches/managers your first meeting on Saturday 15th will be at 18:30, and for the rest of the week you will meet at 18:00.

For coaches/managers of the Children (U10, U12, U14 and U16 age groups), your first meeting on Saturday will be at 17:45, and from Sunday onwards you will meet at 17:15. Please note that on Wednesday and Thursday the meeting will cover both the U14/16 and the U10/12 races for the following day (we have three concurrent races happening on Thursday and Friday).

Race Entry

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Open for entries –  12th November 2019

Official closing date – 3rd February 2020 (for GBR entries)

Entry criteria:

  • British competitors in age groups U14 and above must be registered with their Home Nation.
  • Competitors in the U10/U12 races must have either signed the British Athlete’s Declaration or be registered with their Home Nation.
  • All U18, U21, Senior and Masters racers are reminded that they must be registered with FIS as an Alpine competitor to take part in these championships (please note that a FIS Masters registration is not the same as a FIS Alpine registration). Applications for the appropriate licence should be made direct to GB Snowsport as soon as possible and at least three weeks prior to the closing date shown above. The Organising Committee accepts no responsibility for any failure of competitors to ensure that their FIS registration is valid.
  • All competitors must have a current insurance policy that permits them to ski race. The Organising Committee may require proof of insurance such as a valid governing body race licence or an independent certificate of insurance. The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse entry to skiers who do not possess seed points and who cannot demonstrate a minimum level of competence. Suitable evidence may include previous race results or a Coach’s certification.
  • All British entries must be made via the official online entry system, or if necessary, using the official entry form (one per competitor). Entries will only be accepted if accompanied by the correct race entry fee.
  • Those entering the BASS seeded races (U14/U16) must ensure that their HN registration is renewed well before the publication of the BASS seed lists that we will be using for the competition, otherwise they will be drawn in the group with 'no points' at the end of the start list. See GBSKI.com for details of the rule change that applies (rule 621.2).
  • Depending on the number of entries from British competitors, we may allow a small number of non-British entries into the Children's competition (U10, U12, U14 or U16). Please contact the race secretary for more information if you fall into this category and wish to enter. Note that we may not be able to give you a decision on accepting your entry straight away. If we do accept your application then you will need to enter using the standard entry form which you can find on the last page of the Invitation Bulletin.
  • Non-British (international) FIS entries should be made through your National Ski Association on the appropriate NSA FIS entry forms in accordance with FIS regulations. FIS quotas will be enforced.
Acceptance Lists

The Acceptance Bulletin will be published after the closing date and will include all the latest information about the competition including a full list of entries accepted.

Acceptance of entries in the resort will be dependent on the entries already received and the snow conditions. Competitors are therefore warned that their presence in the resort will not necessarily gain them entry into the races.

Seed Points and Clubs

All of our races will be run using the BASS or FIS seed list that applies to our race dates.

Rule Change for 2020: please note that the rules for BASS seed points have changed for 2020 (see rule 621.2 on GBSKI for more information). The only points that will be used for drawing start order will be those shown on BASS list 2020.4 which is due for publication on February 12th. If your HN registration is not renewed in time to make it onto that BASS list then you will be drawn in the races using 999 seed points. It is therefore vitally important that you renew your HN registration as early as possible to ensure that you race with the correct seed points.

Club affiliations to be used for start lists, results and publicity material throughout the competition will be taken from the same BASS list, so please check your HN registration and the BASS lists as they are published in the lead-up to the competition so that all information is correct on the BASS list we are going to use. It is simply not practical to change clubs for any competitors in resort! If you need to change your club details then please do this via your Home Nation office well in advance of the BASS list publication date to allow time for the changes to be propagated through the system.

BASS list publication dates are available on GBSKI.

 

Volunteers

Each year we welcome enthusiastic volunteers to join our first-class competition team.

We are happy to discuss all levels of involvement, so even if you only have a morning to spare in resort and would like to shadow one of our team to gain experience, or you can spare a day to commentate on one of the races, or indeed to help out in any way at all then we would really like to hear from you. Just email alpinechamps@snowsportengland.org.uk to discuss possibilities.

To get started as an Alpine Official, click on the Alpine Official training link below. If you have any questions about officials training and development then please email alpineofficials@snowsportengland.org.uk.

Alpine Officials Level 1 Training

Alpine Championships Documents
Useful Contacts

While in resort if you need to find out any information then please come to the race office and we will be happy to help you. The race office is just off the roundabout by the bottom of the Stelvio piste and just up from the gondola. There is a Snowsport England flag to show the way.

Chief of Champs & Event Welfare Officer – Tim Fawke tim@snowsportengland.org.uk +44 07968 548 627

Event Welfare Officer – Karen Conde karen.conde@bromford.co.uk +44 07725 884 043

Chief Race Director – David Manns alpinechamps@snowsportengland.org.uk +44 7733 131212

Race Secretary – Andrea Grant alpineracesec@snowsportengland.org.uk +44 7956 422 839