Alpine Champs

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

What?

Hundred’s of the UK’s best skiers, along with their families, head to Bormio, 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 the 16th to the 21st February 2020.

Where?

The stunning resort of Bormio, Italy.  Exclusive accommodation offers and online booking will be available shortly.

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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 British Ski and Snowboard 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.
  • 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 seed list that applies to our race dates.

Club affiliations to be used for start lists, results and publicity material 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!

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