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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.

Snowsport England team up with Sports Insure to offer a tailored snowsports travel insurance for all levels of skiers and snowboarders

Snowsport England has partnered with insurance specialists Sports Insure to launch a brand new travel insurance that offers a tailor-made solution for wintersports enthusiasts – from recreational skiers or snowboarders to ski racers and freestyle competitors.

Strong results on huge weekend

It is a pre-Christmas snowsport extravaganza with a swathe of competitions across Europe and North America with some breakthrough results highlighting a strong weekend for British athletes ahead of more World Cup action this week.


Cross Country World Cup, Davos SUI – Saturday 15-Sunday 16 December

Thousands of people engage with snowsports ahead of the winter

The excitement about the start of the winter season has already started on home soil as Snowsport England confirmed that 1000s of people have already engaged with skiing and snowboarding since the start of autumn. 

BUSY SCHEDULE AS SEASON HITS TOP GEAR

It has been a stop-start beginning to the 2018/19 season however with Christmas fast-approaching, competition is stepping up a gear with British athletes competing in Alpine, Para Alpine, Cross Country, Para Nordic, Park & Pipe, Ski Cross, Snowboard Cross, Para Snowboard and Moguls competitions over the coming week.

Cross Country World Cup, Dabos SUI – Saturday 15-Sunday 16 December

Andrew Young and James Clugnet rejoin Andrew Musgrave on the Cross Country World Cup circuit this week in Switzerland.

GB PARA NORDIC ENTERS A NEW ERA

One of the most inspiring athletes to compete at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games was Scott Meenagh, the para nordic skier who completed six cross country and biathlon events in the space of eight days.

WEEKEND WRAP: MUSGRAVE LEADS BRITISH WORLD CUP CHARGE

A top 20 performance from three-time Olympian Andrew Musgrave was the standout performance from the GB Snowsport skiers which saw World Cup action over the weekend.

 Photo: Nordic Focus
FIS Cross Country World Cup, Beitostølen NOR – Saturday 8 December

Andrew Musgrave was 15th in Saturday’s 30km free skate in Norway, a performance he described as “not too bad on a day I wasn’t at my best.”

What is Graystone Action Sports Academy?

You’ve probably seen it popping up on social media these past few week’s, perhaps you’ve had a glance at it and thought it looked pretty cool. But what does the Graystone Action Sports Academy offer, and what does it mean for UK snowsports?

Enhanced Learning Environment

 

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