Welsh Alpine Championships

Welsh Alpine Championships 2024- Champery, Switzerland’s gateway to the Portes du Soleil ski region

The 2024 Championships consist of five days of competition with training facilities made available to clubs in resort in the build up to the championships. We are delighted to confirm we wiil include FIS racing (ENL standard) for the 2024 Championships.

Welsh Alpine Championships week 20-27 January 2024

The five days of competition are designated as our Welsh Alpine Championships. Races are eligible for competitors registered with FIS and their home nation (or holding international licences for non GB competitors).  Competitors in these races will fall into two main categories U10/U12 and U14 and older as specific races are run to suit the ages of the competitors.

 

Race Programme 2024

We are pleased to announce the Welsh Championships programme is now confirmed. Online entry facilities and details will open in November 2023.

Entry to Events

The competitions will be organised for skiers from FIS, U10/U12 Category through to Masters. GBR competitors must be registered with their Home Nation (Snowsport Wales/England/Scotland), non GBR competitors must provide proof of national licence along with proof of insurance to compete.

Welsh Alpine FIS/ENL Invite & Programme (U18 and older FIS registered competitors)

ENTER FIS RACES

Welsh Alpine BASS Invite & Programme (U10/U12 and U14 & older British registered competitors)

ENTER BASS RACES

Please be reminded that your registration as a competitor with your Home Nation must be valid for 2024 to enter the competitions or to complete entry online.

Detailed Snow Forecast – http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Champery/6day/mid

Race Programme 2024

The programme for 2024 is as follows;

21-25 January  2024

Training days

Sunday 21st January 2024

FIS (ENL) Team Captains Meeting – Hotel Suisse, Champery 18:00hrs

Monday 22nd January 2024

FIS ENL Slalom

Tuesday 23rd January 2024

FIS ENL Giant Slalom

Tuesday 23rd January 2024

Team Captains Meeting – Hotel Suisse, Champery 18:00hrs (all BASS races)

Wednesday 24th January 2024

Welsh Alpine Championships – U10/U12 Giant Slalom

Thursday 25th January 2024

Welsh Alpine Championships – Giant Slalom (BASS)

Friday 26th January 2024

Welsh Alpine Championships –Slalom

Welsh Alpine Championships – Slalom U10/U12 (using stubbies)

Prize giving ceremony, Champery village square (TBC)

Provisionally 17:00hrs

The organising committee will run the programme as published but reserve the right to make changes dependent on weather conditions.

Prizes

Individual prizes will be awarded to both male and female competitors irrespective of nationality, to the first three in each event, in the following categories;

Category

Year of Birth

Category

Year of Birth

Category

Year of Birth

U10

2014 & 2015

U12

2012-2013

U14

2010-2011

U16

2008-2009

U18

2006-2007

U21

2003-2005

Senior

1994-2002

Masters

1995& before

 

Welsh National Champions

Overall positions will be awarded to Welsh nationality registered competitors from those born 2011 & before. First place age groups awards will be made to Welsh nationality registered competitors

Race Office

Until Thursday 18th January 2024 the race office will be; Gwyneth Watson

91 St Johns Crescent Whitchurch

Cardiff, CF14 7AG

Tel : 0044 (0)2920623840 Email : gwynethski@gmail.com

From Saturday 20th January 2024 the race office will be in Hotel Suisse Champery.

Chief of Championships/Chief of Race

Mr Robin Kellen / Mr Lloyd Jenkins

Race Secretary

Gwyneth Watson

91 St Johns Crescent Whitchurch

Cardiff, CF14 7AG

Tel : 0044 (0)2920623840 Email : gwynethski@gmail.com

Race Entry Details

To participate in the Welsh Alpine Championships, British competitors must be registered with their Home Nation Governing Body (Snowsport Wales, England, Scotland or Northern Ireland) for the 2024 season.

All competitors must have a current insurance policy that permits them to participate in organised ski racing. The race committee may ask for proof of insurance.

The organising committee reserves the right to refuse entry from skiers who do not demonstrate a minimum level of competence. Entries from competitors with no prior race experience should be supported with a coach’s letter of recommendation.

Entries should be made online.

Entry Fees

U10/U12       £55.00 (per event)

U14 and Older         £55.00 (per event)

FIS     £55.00 (per event)

Where possible entries should use online entry

Closing Date of Entry

BASS Races

Friday 12th January 2024

Late entries will incur a penalty of £20.00 per event. Late entries accepted up to 19th January 2024

Acceptance

An acceptance list will be posted on GBSKi.com Welsh Champs Page

Competition Rules

Competitors, coaches and team managers should familiarize themselves with the most recent competition rules including updates concerning helmets and equipment regulations. These can be found at the following website – http://www.gbski.com/rules.php#BCR

Training & Training Pistes

The days prior to the Championships training pistes will be made available to clubs in the resort. Team managers should consult with the race secretary to advise of their clubs requirements.

Clubs

For details of clubs organising groups to the championships email info@snowsportwales.net

Lift Pass Offers

Download Lift Pass Offer 2024

Further Information

Further information upon the Championships is available from the Snowsport Wales office, email info@snowsportwales.net

Want to get involved?

Excited by the prospect of Winter Sports? Get along to one of the slopes or clubs in Wales…