The English Alpine Championships is Snowsport England’s premier Alpine event and is the biggest British week of winter ski racing. In under two weeks, hundreds of the UK’s best skiers, along with their families, will head to the Italian resort of Bormio to compete in the 24thEnglish Alpine Championships, running from Sunday 16th– Friday 21st February 2020.
Every year children from as young as eight years old, right through to senior athletes will take part in the English Alpine Championships. For 2020 the Championships return to the authentic Italian ski and spa town of Bormio, which will play host to the Men’s Alpine events in the 2026 Olympic Winter Games. The event continues to act as a gateway for future Alpine world champions and Olympic stars – World Cup Alpine ski racer Dave Ryding started his competitive career at the English Alpine Championships.
The Opening Parade will take place on the afternoon of Saturday afternoon, 15th February, with races will taking place daily from Sunday 16th to Friday 21st February. As well as a busy week of daytime racing, including Super G races, GS and Slalom, the Team Parallel Slalom returns on the Tuesday night under the floodlights, a huge hit with all the young racers.
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 2020 by Bormio Tourism, Rossignol, Halsbury Ski, Ski Bartlett, Ski Bitz, Racer Ready, Ski Club of Great Britain and Vitalini.
To follow all the action including results and photos from the Championships, check the Snowsport England Facebook page, Twitter @SnowsportEng or Instagram @snowsportengland
English Alpine Championships 2020 – Programme:
Saturday 15thFebruary: Opening parade (p.m.)
Sunday 16th February: FIS Slalom (U21/U18) (Stelvio) / U10/U12 Giant Slalom (Stella Alpina)
Monday 17th February: FIS NJR Slalom (Stelvio) / U14/U16 Slalom (Stella Alpina)
Tuesday 18thFebruary: FIS NJR GS (U21/U18) (Stella Alpina) / U14 Super G x 2 (Stelvio) / Evening floodlit team Parallel Dual Slalom (Stelvio)
Wednesday 19th February: FIS GS (U21/U18) (Stella Alpina) / U16 Super G x 2 (Stelvio)
Thursday 20th February: FIS Super G/FIS Champs Super G (Stelvio) / U16 GS (Adler) / U10/U12 Individual Parallel (Stella Alpina)
Friday 21th February: FIS Team Event (Stelvio) / U14 GS (Adler) / U10/U12 ‘Stubby’ Slalom (Stella Alpina)
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.
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