Hundreds of competitors and their families enjoyed another action-packed week of skiing in Bormio, Italy where they gathered last week for the 23rd English Alpine Championships. Over 430 competitors took part, with skiers ranging from under-10s to senior athletes from England, Scotland and Wales.
The conditions were fantastic (albeit a little hot at times!) and it was great to see so much talent hitting the slopes – this year was our biggest and best yet! To view all the race results please visit the Snowsport England Results.
Tim Fawke, CEO of Snowsport England, said: “It was fantastic to have the opportunity to return to Bormio for the 2019 English Alpine Championships and enjoy another incredible week of skiing out on the stunning Italian slopes! As expected, the week was jam-packed with action and talent from all ages which meant we saw some fantastic racing! We were incredibly lucky with the weather, and although it was a bit too hot at times, the snow conditions were perfect for skiing – and as always, the Italian hospitality was second to none.”
The English Alpine Championships act as a gateway for future British alpine skiing stars and in the past have featured competitors such as World Cup alpine ski racer Dave Ryding (aka ‘The Rocket’).
Tim added: “This year was our biggest and best event yet. Congratulations to the British Ski Academy which took the trophy for overall academy and to Glasgow Ski Racing which won the award for overall club. Dates for the 2020 championships should be announced at the beginning of March once our contract with Bormio for 2020-2022 has been finalised so watch this space! Thank you to all the athletes who took part in the championships. Snowsport England would like to wish you all the best for the rest of the season and hopefully we will see you at next year’s English Alpine Championships. As always, a big thank you to our sponsors who very kindly supported us with the event”:
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