Meet Britain’s Top Snowsport Athletes

Patrick Thorne

23 Oct 18

Some of the UK’s most-talented skiers and snowboarders will come together this week at the Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival in London with the public given a fantastic opportunity to meet the athletes.

The four-day event at Battersea Park (Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 October) will allow fans to get up close and meet their Olympic and Paralympic heroes along with a host of up-and-coming athletes on various national squads.

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Leading the way will be Winter Paralympic gold medallists Menna Fitzpatrick MBE and Jen Kehoe MBE, Winter Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan and three-time Paralympic medallists Millie Knight and Brett Wild.

More than a dozen Olympic and Paralympic representatives from PyeongChang will be on hand throughout the week as well as Britain’s fastest man on skis Jan Farrell, newly-crowned ski cross Junior World Champion Ollie Davies and four-time World Cup-winning telemark skier Jasmin Taylor.

When not roaming around the Festival or featuring in public interview sessions, the athletes will be at the British Ski & Snowboard stand (stand #EX9) where they will be signing autographs and meeting their fans.

The following athletes will feature on the BSS stand at this week’s Festival (subject to change):

Thursday 25 October: Menna Fitzpatrick MBE & Jen Kehoe MBE, Millie Knight & Brett Wild, Aimee Fuller, James Barnes Miller, Emily Sarsfield & Gary Smith
Meet the athletes on the BSS Stand at 2pm-3pm & 4pm-5pm

Friday 26 October: Menna Fitzpatrick MBE & Jen Kehoe MBE, Billy Morgan, Katie Ormerod, Rowan Cheshire, Emily Sarsfield, Jasmin Taylor, Jasper Taylor, Madi Rowlands, Charlie Raposo
Meet the athletes on the BSS Stand at 12:30pm-1:30pm, 2:15pm-3pm & 4pm-5pm

Saturday 27 October: Billy Morgan, Katie Ormerod, Jamie Nicholls, Pete Speight, Madi Rowlands Jan Farrell, Ollie Davies, Emma Peters, Benja Hedley, Colin Dixon
Meet the athletes on the BSS Stand at 12:30pm-1:30pm, 2:15pm-3pm & 4pm-5pm

Sunday 28 October: Rowan Coultas, Emily Sarsfield, Matt McCormick, Ollie Davies, Emma Peters, Mike Rowlands
Meet the athletes on the BSS Stand at 11am-12pm & 1pm-2pm

In addition to the athletes appearing on the BSS stand and in the public interview sessions, a host of established and developing GB Park & Pipe athletes will take place in the ‘Send It! Sessions’, the Jimmy’s Big Air Ski v Snowboard competition and the BRITS Style Session.

British Ski & Snowboard is also celebrating the first anniversary of launching its inaugural Fan Membership at last year’s Ski & Snowboard Festival. The sport’s fanbase is encouraged to sign up for just £15, with all money raised from the membership programme being fed back in to support the country’s most promising athletes.