What an amazing two days! After difficult conditions on the first day it seems the weather is now thankfully on our side!
Yesterday, our skiers and snowboarders spent the morning training and exploring the mountain with instructors from Impulse Racing, ESF and ESI. After lunch, when more of the ski area was opened, we finally got to put our Senior Boys through their paces on the Les Crêtes slalom.
It’s safe to say these boys blew us away! You only had to blink and the races were over!
Massive congratulations to Benjamin Aldridge-Bate from Cranleigh School who claimed first place with an incredibly rapid time of 32.45. You’ll find the rest of the results here.
You may have seen some of the outstanding action shots our race photographer Matt Birch took during the races on Facebook or Twitter. He did his utmost to capture every racer, taking well over a thousand photos! All of these are available to purchase through his website.
Today was even better! Conditions were absolutely gorgeous with blue skies and plenty of sunshine.
Spirits were high this morning as the Senior Girls and Juniors showed us what they’re made of on the Les Crêtes stadium! Our wonderful sponsors MPI Brokers provided cowbells and our schools all rallied together to cheer on their teammates!
Again, standards were incredibly high. For many of our competitors this was their first time skiing or snowboarding competitively but it really didn’t show! Our skiers and boarders whizzed down the slalom and giant slalom racecourses, doing their schools (and parents!) proud.
Our incredible videographer, Sam, has also been capturing some high quality footage for students who are doing skiing for the practical component of their PE GCSE.
Senior Girls and Junior results are now also live.
Of course, race photography will also be available from tomorrow morning on Matt’s website.
That’s not all! This evening we’ve got a fun-packed schedule planned. Tonight’s après activities include quizzes, bowling and tobogganing.
Similarly, tomorrow, we’ve got a tonne to look forward to with lots more racing, night races and a presentation on becoming a ski instructor.