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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 Squad

The World Para Alpine Skiing Championships held jointly in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia and Sella Neveal, Italy are well under way!  

Paralympic gold medallists Kelly Gallagher and Menna Fitzpatrick, together with their guides Gary Smith and Jennifer Kehoe, are heading up Team GB’s squad and will contest in all the visually impaired disciplines.

MENNA & JEN CLAIM WORLD CHAMPS BRONZE

GB 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.

The result matched their third-place finish at the 2017 World Championships in Italy.

GB ALPINE TEAMS SELECTED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AND JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

GB 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.

 Photo: Andy Ryan / Team GB

British Schoolgirls Races celebrate 60th anniversary

2019 edition sees 156 racers return to the slopes of Flaine

2019 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.

 

The resort of Flaine, who are celebrating 50 years in operation, will play host to 156 skiers from 36 schools as they tackle two days of racing – including a GS, Slalom and Parallel Team Slalom.

 

TAYLOR SPEARHEADS GB RESULTS

Telemark skier Jasmin Taylor scored another World Cup podium this morning to cap off a solid weekend of British performances across the globe. There was also another slalom World Cup top 10 for Dave Ryding as well as ski cross top 10s at the Europa Cup and Nor-Am Cup.

The Para Alpine World Championships kicked off today with GB’s 2014 and 2018 Paralympic gold medallists both in action for the first time tomorrow.

CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS SPEARHEAD HUGE WEEKEND FOR GB SNOWSPORT

More than 30 British skiers and snowboarders were in action over the weekend and it was GB Cross Country leading the way with some historic World Cup results in Germany, while Charlotte Bankes continued her dominance in the snowboard cross Europa Cup.

 

Cross Country World Cup, Dresden GER – Saturday 12-Sunday 13 January

GB Cross Country delivered a fantastic series of results over the weekend in Dresden where the sprint World Cup took place on the banks of the River Elbe.

MUSGRAVE, RYDING SCORE SOLID RESULTS

Two of GB Snowsport’s most experienced campaigners continued their strong starts to 2019, with Dave Ryding and Andrew Musgrave finishing the first week of the year with good World Cup results.

 

Cross Country Tour de Ski stages 6 & 7, Val di Fiemme – Sat 5-Sun 6 January

Andrew Musgrave has come back from a debilitating illness at the back end of 2018 to show positive signs in the lead-up to this year’s World Championships after a strong showing at the Tour de Ski.

RYDING MAKES HISTORY IN OSLO

Dave Ryding has finished second at the new year’s day city event in Oslo, and on the way has become the most successful British alpine skier at World Cup level.

When Ryding finished second at Kitzbühel two years ago, he became the first British skier to stand on the alpine World Cup podium in 35 years.

BANKES CELEBRATES FIRST WORLD CUP FOR GB WITH A PODIUM FINISH

Almost one month to the day since changing nations, Charlotte Bankes has delivered on her promise to deliver snowboard cross success to Great Britain with a podium performance at the first World Cup of the season.

Bankes was seventh in yesterday’s qualifying and followed that up with a dominant performance in today’s quarter-final which she won convincingly.

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