Alpine Champs

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

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 will take place from Sunday 16th to Friday 21st February 2020.

Where?

The stunning resort of Bormio, Italy.

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Click here to download the 2020 programme

Programme

This is our current programme that is still marked as provisional while we confirm some technical details. 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 this will be published once the programme is finalised.

Children and U10/12 Provisional Programme
DateRaceSlope
Sunday 16thU10/12 Giant SlalomStella Alpina
Monday 17thU14 and U16 SlalomStella Alpina
Tuesday 18thU14 Super-G x 2Stelvio
 Floodlit Team ParallelStelvio
Wednesday 19thU16 Super-G x 2Stelvio
 Vitalini Speed EventStelvio
Thursday 20thU16 Giant SlalomAdler (Oga)
 U10/12 Head-to-Head ParallelStella Alpina
Friday 21stU14 Giant SlalomAdler (Oga)
 U10/12 Stubby SlalomStella Alpina
FIS Competition Provisional Programme
DateRaceSlope
Sunday 16thFIS SlalomStelvio
Monday 17thNJR SlalomStelvio
Tuesday 18thNJR Giant SlalomStella Alpina
Wednesday 19thFIS Giant SlalomStella Alpina
 Vitalini Speed EventStelvio
Thursday 20thNJR Super-GStelvio
Friday 21stFIS Super-GStelvio
Race Entry

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Opening date –  October / November 2019

Official closing date – TBC

Entry criteria:

  • British competitors in age groups U14 and above must be registered with their Home Nation.
  • Competitors in the U12 and U10 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 FIS registered 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. 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 and 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.
  • We allow a small number of foreign entries into the competition. Non-British FIS entries should be made through your National Ski Association on the appropriate NSA FIS entry forms in accordance with FIS regulations. Non-British U16, U14, U12 & U10s should use the standard entry form. Please contact the race secretary for more information.
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. The only points that will be used for drawing start order will be those published on the applicable BASS list. 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 current 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!

Information on BASS list publication dates will be available on GBSKI once the full Winter 2019-20 race calendar is published.

 

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, we would 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.

Alpine Officials Level 1 Training

Alpine Championships Documents

English Alpine Championships Parallel Slalom Rules

Team Parallel Slalom Team Entry Forms 2020

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 07968548627

Event Welfare Officer – Karen Conde karen.conde@bromford.co.uk +44 07725 884043

Chief Race Director – David Manns

Race Secretary – Andrea Grant