Entries open for English Alpine Championships in Bormio

2017 marks 10th anniversary in the Italian resort

Entries are now open for the 2017 English Alpine Championships, as over 400 of the country’s best English Alpine skiers are set to descend on Bormio, Italy from 11-17th February 2017.

Celebrating the event’s 10th year in the authentic Italian ski and spa town, the country’s top skiers ranging from under 10s to senior athletes will battle out on the slopes of Bormio to become crowned English Champions across six days of racing.

The Championships kick off on Saturday 11th February 2017 with the spectacular Opening Parade on the Saturday evening in the centre of Bormio. As well as a busy week of daytime racing, the Team Parallel Slalom returns on the Tuesday night under the floodlights, after three hugely successful years.

Organised by Snowsport England, entries to the Championships are now open across six categories: Senior, Junior, U16, U14, U12 and U10. Competitors can enter now on the new Snowsport England race entry website https://entries.snowsportengland.org.uk/

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

With a consistent big turn out, the English Alpine Championships not only attract hundreds of competitors, the event also play host to hundreds of coaches, supporters, parents and volunteers, making for a unique and buzzing atmosphere. The event will be sponsored in 2017 by Bormio Ski, Rossignol, Vital, Endsleigh, Ski Bartletts and Racer Ready.

Tim Fawke, Chief Executive of Snowsport England said of the 2017 Championships’: “We are excited, as always, to returning to Bormio for the English Alpine Championships. We think the programme will be as attractive as ever to all ages of skiers, and hope that parents and families will travel out to Italy and make the most of the week.”

President of the Bormio Tourism Board Elisa Bonacorsi said:“Bormio is very excited to be the host town of the English Alpine Championships for the tenth year in a row. The Stelvio slope, already the scene of big events such as the World Ski Championships and the World Cup, as well as the Stella Alpina slope, are both a great test for these young ski talents. Passion, determination and devotion of the athletes are the ingredients that characterise this special and thrilling competition.”

English Alpine Championships 2017 – Programme:

Saturday 11th February
Opening parade (p.m.)

Sunday 12th February
FIS NJR Slalom (U21/U18) (Stelvio)
U10/U12 Giant Slalom (Alpina)

Monday 13th February
FIS Slalom (Stelvio)
U14/U16 Slalom (Alpina)

Tuesday 14th February
FIS Super G (U21/U18) (Stelvio)
U14/U16 Giant Slalom (Alpina)
Floodlit team Parallel Dual Slalom (Stelvio)

Wednesday 15th February
FIS Super Combined (Stelvio)
U10/U12 Combi (Alpina)

Thursday 16th February
FIS NJR Giant Slalom (Alpina)
U14/U16 Super G (Stelvio)

Friday 17th February
FIS GS (Alpina)
U14/U16 Super G (Stelvio)

Bormio is located in the centre of the Alps, and offers more than 170 km of slopes for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing. Moreover you can ski even during the summer on the legendary Stelvio Pass. Away from the slopes, Bormio is famous it’s not thermal waters of three spas and for the historical and beautiful old town. www.bormio.eu / www.bormioski.eu

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