Entries open for 20th English Alpine Championships in Bormio

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Next February over 350 of the best English Alpine skiers will descend on Bormio, Italy for the 20th English Alpine Championships.

In what is set to be a week of top class racing and skiing camaraderie, top English skiers, ranging from Under 10s up to senior athletes, will battle it out to be crowned English Champions across six days of racing in the famous Italian resort.

The Championships run from Saturday 13th to Friday 19th February 2016, commencing with the spectacular Opening Parade on the Saturday evening in the centre of Bormio. New for 2016 is the introduction of a FIS Alpine Combined race on the Thursday, and the Team Parallel Slalom returns on the Tuesday night under the floodlights after two hugely successful years.

Organised by Snowsport England, entries to the Championships are now open across six categories: Senior, Junior, U16, U14, U12 and U10.

The English Alpine Championships continue to feature the rising stars of Alpine skiing in England, previously acting as a platform for the likes of Chemmy Alcott and Dave Ryding. A key event on the Alpine calendar, the Championships give athletes a fantastic opportunity to gain professional racing experience on world-class race pistes.

Snowsport England Chief Executive Tim Fawke said of the event: “We have moved from five days of racing back to six, which we hope will mean the Championships flow even better than in previous years. We have also introduced an Alpine Combined event for the first time, which is always an exciting event for the racers and supporters.

“We are delighted to be back in Bormio for the 9th time and celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Championships. Bormio are incredible hosts and we look forward to racing again on the resort’s world-class pistes.”

For athletes and supporters, there will be the chance to test the latest Rossignol skis during the week. A range of skis will be available for testing at the bottom of the Stella Alpina piste.

Snowsport England would like to thank the continued sponsorship and support of the event by main sponsors Rossignol, Vital and prize sponsors Ski Bartletts and Ski Bitz.

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