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English Alpine Championships 2020 Dates Released!Following a record year for the English Alpine Championships, Snowsport England is delighted to announce that it will extend its contract for the championships with Bormio Ski for another three years from 2020 until 2022.
Gerald Harrison – sadly missed and never forgottenIt is with sadness that we report the passing of Gerald Harrison. Gerald was a skier, a Snowsport England coach and tutor, a respected BBC producer and director, and perhaps most important of all, a true gentleman.
English Alpine Championships Biggest YetHundreds 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.
English Alpine Champs 2019 – Day 5The sound of crisp, early-morning snow under booted foot was a fitting soundtrack as the English Alpine Championships reached its crunch on the fifth day of racing in Bormio. Stella Alpina has been a forest of humanity in recent days and that only continued with slalom for the U14s and U16s, final races offering the chance to make a lasting impression.
English Alpine Champs 2019 – Day 4Every single skier at this year’s English Alpine Championships was on piste thanks to a monumental effort from all involved in Bormio. There wasn’t a piece of powder left unturned across Stelvio and Stella Alpina - whether you were Nicole Ritchie in her ninth FIS season or an under-10 transfixed by sights and sounds. And once again the weather didn’t let anyone down, the week’s first clouds flitting into the skyline but failing to at any stage obscure a sublime scene. Appropriately, it was the best day of the Championships so far for Brits in FIS racing.
English Alpine Champs 2019 – Day 3Roles were reversed on day three in Bormio as senior racers took on Stelvio and ski lifts full of smiles climbed onto Stella Alpina in the shape of the U10s and U12s. Pure pace was also on the agenda as competition sponsors Vitalini ran a popular speed test on Stelvio, assessing the ability of youngsters to tuck and fly down the slope. Course conditions remained exceptional – a slight drop in temperature over the last 24 hours making for sumptuous skiing and a challenging setting on Stelvio testing the best.
English Alpine Champs 2019 – Day 2The Under-16s entered the fray and NJR on Stella Alpina meant plenty of medals as the English Alpine Championships continued to enthral on day two. A spellbinding floodlight team parallel drew the curtain on a topsy-turvy day of racing across Stella Alpina and Stelvio with Team Ambition the big winners. Marc Telling’s outfit claimed victory in the night parallel, with outstanding individual displays from Katie Stuart, Lois Jackson and Sophie Foster making it a day to remember for those in light blue. Ambition’s A team, consisting of Foster, Arthur Bartlett, Ryan Pye, Gregor Munro and Kaylan Huisman took the spoils in three hours of head-to-head drama in the team event.
English Alpine Champs 2019 – Day 1We’re back in Bormio – where the brilliant sun blazed down from glassy blue sky and a bevy of young stars strutted their stuff on opening day at the English Alpine Championships. Over 440 athletes, not to mention their coaches, families and friends, have descended on the resort for six days of competition to savour. And after Saturday night’s magical opening parade set the scene, the key actors had their say with three races on Stelvio and Stella Alpina.
CHAMPIONSHIP SKI & SNOWBOARD CROWNS ITS 2018 CHAMPIONSChampionship Ski & Snowboard has been run and won for another year with the competition again showcasing some of the best up-and-coming talent competing alongside some of the UK’s best park and pipe exponents.
Welcome Back Katie Ormerod!Katie Ormerod is back in training and pain free for the first time since the devastating injury that ruined her Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, last year. Now, after seven operations, Katie is ready to begin work again out on the slopes.
Introducing Team GB’s World Para Alpine Championship SquadThe World Para Alpine Skiing Championships held jointly in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia and Sella Neveal, Italy are well under way!
MENNA & JEN CLAIM WORLD CHAMPS BRONZEGB Parasnowsport’s Menna Fitzpatrick and guide Jennifer Kehoe have continued their medal-winning form by claiming bronze in their opening race of the World Para Alpine Championships in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
GB ALPINE TEAMS SELECTED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSGB Snowsport is pleased to announce the squads which have been selected to compete at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Are, Sweden and the Junior World Alpine Skiing Championships in Val di Fassa, Italy.
British Schoolgirls Races celebrate 60th anniversary2019 is a special year for the British Schoolgirls Races as they celebrate their 60th anniversary, with the event returning to the French Alps on 28th& 29th January 2019.