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What a great GB Alpine Championships!

Updated: May 9



One of the highlights of the race calendar for GB alpine skiers is the end-of-season GB Alpine Championships, this 2023/4 season held in Tignes and Val-d'Isère in France.


It’s a showcase for GB racers in all age groups, a chance to perform well and test ourselves against competition from home and abroad.

 

My 2024 campaign started on the 24th and 25th of March with the FIS British National and National Junior Slalom races in Tignes. It was then on to Val-d'Isère to compete on the 26th and 27th of March in the FIS British National and National Junior Giant Slalom.

 

It was a challenging week with heavy snow, but I was pleased to find my form and deliver consistent performances. It’s not easy to jump up to compete against senior racers, but my results give me confidence that I’m closing the gap. 

 

Racing in the GB nationals against several World Cup and Europa Cup skiers was awesome. The Giant Slalom line-up even included well-known international stars from the World Cup racing on TV, like France’s Clara Direz and Romane Miradoli!


Finishing the Championships on a high

Imagine how delighted I was to finish the week by topping the standings and making it to the combined podium presentations.


It was a proud moment to secure the Overall Lillywhite Gretton Trophy (pictured above), the Girls’ National Junior Championships (Snowsport Scotland Trophy), the Women’s National U18s (Ingham’s HotelPlan Trophy), and the British non-team Ladies’ Ski Club Challenge Cup



ON THE PODIUM – SLALOM

The British National Race. Overall 11th. 

British U18s Schools Abroad Trophy

Evie Pinching Salver

Evie Pinching was an amazing GB downhill and combined skier and Olympian in the 1930s, so it was special to receive this award.

 

The British National Junior Race. Overall 13th.

U18 International gold medal

British NJC Ski Club of Great Britain Salver

British U18 ESC Cup

 


ON THE PODIUM – GIANT SLALOM

The British National Race, Overall 22nd.

U18 International – gold medal


The British National Junior Race. Overall 1st  – gold medal

U18 International – gold medal

British U18 SNSC Cup

Overall Junior Girls’ Giant Slalom Champion: Mappin Salver

 



Congratulations to the British skiers who took part and achieved their personal goals, and a special mention to Leo Karavasili and Freddy Carrick-Smith for securing Junior overall titles. 

 

Thanks go to GB Snowsports for organising and running this key race fixture and to the sponsors, race officials and volunteers who made it happen.  

 

I wouldn’t be racing without the help and support of equipment sponsors and the kind people who contribute regularly to my GoFundMe campaign, so thank you for being with me on my journey.



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