Bormio Italy 19 – 25 February 2O22
NB: Unfortunately the UK has a split February half term week in 2022. This is not ideal and does mean the Championships will not take place during everyone’s half term week. From the analysis we have done 56% of Local Education authorities (LEA) have the half term during the dates we have agreed on.
The race programme for 2022 has yet to be set, so we have left the 2021 programme in place for now so you can get an idea of just how many races we pack into a very busy week!
In building our race programme we try to take your feedback into account when planning this ever-popular competition, but it just isn’t possible to come up with an answer that will please everyone. Someone will always have to race first, and with so much to fit in there may be times when you find yourself spread a little thin, but our overall aim is always to be as open and inclusive as possible so that everyone can get the most out of what may for some people be their only on-snow competition in the season.
In some years we are faced with the prospect of the resort being very busy due to the proximity of the local festival, when we have to be more flexible about where and when we place some of our races. The popularity of the event also means that sometimes we need to use the Adler slope at Oga for some of our races.
In the FIS competition we have started to place both Super-G races on the same day, recognising that this not only makes best use of people’s time, but also offers the possibility to take up other race opportunities in nearby locations on the following day.
For the U14 and U16 we do our best to take account of the entry numbers and differing technical skills, and generally split all their races onto separate days to relieve some of the time pressure and allow all competitors the best possible race experience. By keeping the Super-G races separate, we are able not only to offer two back-to-back races for each age group but also to set a more challenging course for the older age group – recognising of course that the ‘inclusive’ nature of our competition means that we can expect to take into account a wide spread of ability.
For our youngest age groups we offer three U10/12 races encompassing Giant Slalom, head-to-head parallel (with qualification and knockout stages) and a stubby Slalom race.
Prize-giving for each race is held shortly after the conclusion of the race. Prize-giving for the overall awards for the week, including the much coveted Club and Academy trophies, takes place on Friday afternoon. Full details of prize-giving times and locations will be posted nearer the time.
The Opening Parade will take place on the Saturday afternoon before the first races on Sunday. Full details including time and location will be published in our bulletins and here on the web site nearer the time.
Example Programme from 2021
FIS Competition Programme
Children and U10/12 Competition Programme
Race Entry & Criteria
Official Invitation – October 2021 TBC
Open for entries – November 2021 TBC
Official closing date – February 2022 TBC (for GBR entries)
- 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.
Snowsport England have partnered with Bormio Tourism to bring you exclusive accommodation offers.The packages include stays from 1 to 9 nights, a welcome pack on arrival and discounted daily admission to Bormio Terme
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 email@example.com / +44 7968 548 627
- Event Welfare Officer – Karen Conde firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 7725 884 043
- Chief Race Director – David Manns email@example.com / +44 7733 131212
- Race Secretary – Andrea Grant firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 7956 422 839