Press Release: 18 April 2016
Following the launch of GB Park and Pipe’s new competition league, Championship Ski and Snowboard, the team continue to train and compete in Europe. GB Park and Pipe skiers Anna Vincenti, Harris Booth, Chris McCormick and Felix Klein will tackle the Silvaplana Europa Cup, with Slopestyle qualifications starting on Thursday and finals on Friday.
James Woods took to the top of the podium on Saturday at the Fridge Festival Obertauern Ski Big Air, the final competition from the AFP Fridge Series in Austria. The contest saw athletes battle it out on a 34 metre high jump made out of 100 tonnes of snow.
Championship Ski and Snowboard launched last week aimed at nurturing British Freestyle Talent. The first snowsports competition of its kind in the world will see crews representing local slopes going head to head with other teams from across the UK. CSS will see crews submit videos of their best tricks filmed at their local indoor or artificial slope scene. Footage will then be judged, scored and edited into “matches” which will then be live on the CSS website and shared across social media. CSS starts this May and runs through till October.
In Solda, Italy last week Delancey British Alpine Team athlete Jai Geyer had the best result in the first Men’s FIS Slalom race finishing in 39th place with Daniel Dakin finishing in 60th. In race two, Charlie Raposo finished in 36th, with Ethan Rebert in 53rd, and Mathieu Avent 57th. In the Ladies’ Slalom, Ella Still came 20th in race one and 18th in race two.
In the Belgian National Junior Championships Slalom, again in Solda, Jai Geyer had a strong result finishing in 27th for the men. Behind him wast Paul Henderson who finished in 41st place, Fraser Middleton 50th and Daniel Dakin 61st. Ella Still unfortunately DNF’d. Then again in Solda, in the Italian CIT GS, Geyer continued his form with a 15th place finish. Other good results came from Paul Henderson in 26th and Fraser Middleton in 76th. place. Ella Still took 36th position in the ladies race.
Today Still, Middleton and Geyer will be competing in the FIS GS race in Geilo, with the Slalom running tomorrow.
The end of the week will see the start of FIS races in Hemsedal, Sweden where Jack Gower, Fraser Middleton, Jai Geyer and Ella Still will compete in the late season races beginning Friday.
In Idre Fjall, Sweden, Laurence Willows clocked the best British result in the men’s FIS Race finishing in 34th position. Will Wheeler skied into in 37th, with Scott Garvie in 39th.
The following day saw two Europa Cup races, with Willows claiming 31st and 32nd respectively, with Wheeler 33rd in the first race and Garvie 35th in both races.