The anticipation is building for the 8th consecutive Independent Schools Independent Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships held in the snow sure resort of Les Deux Alpes from 13th â€“ 18th December. The event has been growing in prestige over the years, and has announced an increase of racers up to 100, and 8 competing schools.
Held over four days Â … the event is considered to be the only one of its kind with its open approach, and race camp package. The championships is run as a fully inclusive package, and starts with two days of training with French coaches allowing all competitors to find their rhythm and learn the basics before competing against each other in Slalom, Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom. The event finishes with a prize giving ceremony and there are various night-time activities organised throughout the week to keep all participants busy and entertained.
Â³We are delighted to have over 100 competitors from eight schools this year. The event has continued to gather momentum each year, and is popular as whilst it is a competitive race, we are open to novice racers and the two days of training prior to the event are a great opportunity for the less experienced racers to learn the basics, and have the chance to put them to practise during the races themselvesÂ² said Event Director, Linley Lewis.
Hurstpierpoint return as defending champions, and will face competition from Lancing College, Whitgift School, Canford School, Bradfield College, Kings College Wimbledon, Packwood Preparatory School and Wycombe Abbey Girls School.
The event is run by Basecamp Ski and Snowboard, and supported by a handful of sponsors including Rubix Kangaroo, Player Layers, Whitestorm Ski Rental and Remote Clothing.