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English Indoor Moguls Championships lands at Snozone Castleford this weekend and entries open for Slopestyle and Ski/Snowboard Cross Championships

English Indoor Moguls Championships

The English Indoor Moguls Championships begin this weekend at their new home of Snozone in Castleford, with entries open until 18th May. Taking place on Saturday 20th May, the country’s best Mogul skiers will descend on Yorkshire to tackle the purpose-built moguls course and show off their impressive skills.

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The Earl of Wessex announced as new Royal Patron of British Ski and Snowboard

HRH Earl of Wessex Prince Edward Delancey British Alpine Ski Champs 2017 – Credit: Vanessa Fry Photography 

His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex, KG, GCVO, is the new royal patron of British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for Snowsports.

The announcement of British Ski and Snowboard’s new patronage follows the most successful ever season for British Ski and Snowboard, which included 15 World Cup podiums, of which two were wins from GB Park and Pipe athletes, three World Championship podiums, three X-Games medals, Great Britain’s best ever Cross Country World Championships result and the best finish in an Alpine World Cup from a British skier in 35 years.

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James Knock appointed new Head Coach of England Alpine Squad

 

Snowsport England has appointed James Knock as new Head Coach of the England Alpine Squad. He will follow in the footsteps of Jo Ryding who held the position for two years.

Knock, who is from Sheffield, began his coaching career at 16 with his local club Sharks Ski Club, before working part-time and learning his trade with both BSA and Ambition Racing. He then spent six years with Team Evolution, coaching National Champions in every age group from Under 10s to Under 21s. After taking some time out to pursue a career in physiotherapy, Knock will now take charge of the England Alpine Squad, which covers athletes aged from Under 14 up to Under 21.

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Season drawing to an end as Jan Farrell finishes ninth overall in Speed Skiing World Cup standings and The BRITS and Delancey British Alpine Children’s Championships conclude

British Speed Skiing

British Speed skier Jan Farrell concluded his season with some strong skiing in the final World Cup in Grandvalira, Andorra, meaning he finished 9th overall in the World Cup standings. In the three final races, Farrell clocked one 12th place and two 13th places, with his top speed being 192.70 kmph.

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Day 4 – FW The BRITS Skiers tackle the Picture Big Air and big names take the titles in the Snowboard Halfpipe

SUMMERHAYES AND TAYLOR-TIPTON TAKE THE BRITISH TITLES AS STANDARDS REACH SKY HIGH IN THE PICTURE SKI BIG AIR

British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, Laax, Switzerland

As the sunshine blessed the final day of the BRITS 2017, it was another spectacular day of world-class skiing, this time in the Picture Ski Big Air. With the level of riding sky high, it was a tough day for the judges not just to select the winners of the Picture Ski Big Air, but also to decide which young guns would be awarded the brand new ‘CSS at the BRITS sponsored by Delancey’ prizes for the best tricks throughout the day, including in warm-up.

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Day 3 – FW The BRITS Best of British in Ski Halfpipe and Picture Big Air returns to the BRITS 2017

BEST OF BRITISH SHOWCASE THEIR SKILS IN THE HALFPIPE AS SPEIGHT AND CHESHIRE CLAIM TITLES

British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, Laax, Switzerland

The country’s best halfpipe skiers were out in force on day three of the BRITS 2017 as the titles were decided in the British Ski Halfpipe Championships. With the sun breaking through the clouds in time to proceed with a two-run competition, it was GB Park and Pipe skiers Pete Speight and Rowan Cheshire who reigned supreme were crowned British Halfpipe Champions.

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Day 2 – The BRITS Photo finish in the Snowboard Cross and Ski Slopestyle Champions crowned

SKIERS THROW IT DOWN IN SLOPESTYLE AS SANDIESON AND SUMMERHAYES BECOME BRITISH CHAMPIONS FOR 2017
British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, Laax, Switzerland

With the clouds playing games with the skiers in the 2017 British Ski Slopestyle Championships, the titles were decided on just one run, with impressive riding across the age groups. With the open male category attracting many of the top GB Park and Pipe riders, it was a closely fought battle for the title, but Cal Sandieson came out on top, and for the females it was Olympian Katie Summerhayes who took the British crown with an impressive run through the Laax slopestyle course.

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Day 1 – The BRITS Snowboard Slopestyle and Ski Cross titles decided in Laax

 

TIGHT BATTLE IN BRITS SKI CROSS AS EMMA PETERS RETAINS BRITSH TITLE AND OLLIE DAVIES SEALS HIS FIRST BRITS CROWN

British Snowboard & Freeski Championships, Laax, Switzerland

Action kicked off today at the BRITS 2017, with the skiers tackling the jumps and berms of the Laax Ski Cross course. With the level of competition probably the highest and tightest it has been at the BRITS, British Ski Cross racer Emma Peters defended her British title, and Ollie Davies, who moved from Alpine racing to Ski Cross last summer, took his first ever British Ski Cross title.

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Delancey British National Alpine Championships kick off this weekend, and World Cup Finals for GB Park and Pipe snowboarders & British Snowboard Cross

Delancey British Alpine Team

All the top names in British Alpine skiing will be heading to France for the start of the Delancey British National Alpine Championships, which begin on Sunday. Returning for its third year running to Tignes, the biggest event on the British Alpine Ski Racing calendar will see the best British ski racers battling it out for the Senior and Junior British Championship honours from 26th March until 2nd April. 

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Gillings-Brier Secures Top 10 at World Championships in Spain following birth of baby Léa and loss of funding.

Zoe Gillings-Brier recorded her best result of the season at the World Championships in March with a top 10 finish at the Sierra Nevada World Championships snowboard cross competition in Spain.

Zoe qualified in an impressive 11th place on Saturday and progressed straight through into the finals without having to do a second qualification run.
Zoe competed in the finals yesterday where she progressed through her first heat convincingly but didn’t make it through her second heat.  In the small final Zoe placed 3rd place giving her an overall finish position of 9th.

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Speed skier Jan Farrell goes for podium place in World Cup – Sun Peaks, Canada, on Sunday March 5th

 

In his third season in the unlimited S1 category, Jan Farrell will be chasing a podium on the Speed Skiing World Cup circuit after establishing himself as one of the fastest racers on the planet.

The Lancaster born skier has now fully recovered from his crash at 216.58kph that happened during the 2016 World Cup event in Vars, France. Now, Jan aims to better his record 5th place in Sun Peaks, a particularly technical track that tends to benefit him.

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Ryding finishes 11th in Alpine World Championships Finale

Delancey British Alpine Team

 

The Delancey British Alpine Ski Team put in a strong performance at the Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz, with Dave Ryding showing that he is one of the world’s best Slalom skiers. After a storming first run, Ryding was lying in 4th place but couldn’t quite hold onto his position, eventually finishing in 11th place, with the World Champions title going to the ever-impressive Marcel Hirscher.

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Ryding takes on Alpine World Champs, Ellie Soutter Bronze in Erzurum and Billy Morgan in L.A. for Air+Style

 

Delancey British Alpine Team

 

The Delancey British Alpine Ski Team are in St Moritz for the second week of the Alpine World Ski Championships.

 

Yesterday saw Alex Tilley finish in 30th position after putting down two solid runs in the World Championship GS. Cara Brown, who has only recently come back from a knee injury, qualified for the main race, but yesterday just missed out on the second run finishing in 65th place. Tilley will now race in the Ladies Slalom on Saturday.

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