Welsh Alpine Championships

Welsh Alpine Championships 2023 – Champery, Switzerland’s gateway to the Portes du Soleil ski region

 

The 2023 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 a return to FIS racing (ENL standard) for 2023.

Welsh Alpine Championships week 21-28 January 2023

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 2023

We are pleased to announce the Welsh Championships programme is now confirmed. Entry facilities and details will open November 2022.

 

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.

More info and programme – To follow

Download Competition Invite Document – To follow

Online entry to events is will be made live (November 2022) and can be made online at the link below

https://entries.snowsportengland.org.uk/

Please be reminded that your registration as a competitor with your Home Nation must be valid for 2023 to enter the competitions or to complete entry online.

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

Race Programme 2023

The programme for 2023 is as follows;

Sunday 22th January – Wednesday 25th March 2022

Training days

Sunday 22nd January 2023

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

Monday 23rd January 2023

FIS ENL Slalom

Tuesday 24th January 2023

FIS ENL Giant Slalom

Tuesday 24th January 2023

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

Wednesday 25th January 2023

Welsh Alpine Championships – U10/U12 Giant Slalom

Thursday 26th January 2023

Welsh Alpine Championships – Giant Slalom (BASS)

Friday 27th January 2023

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

2013 & 2014

U12

2011-2012

U14

2009-2010

U16

2007-2008

U18

2005-2006

U21

2002-2004

Senior

1993-2001

Masters

1992& before

 

Welsh National Champions

Overall positions will be awarded to Welsh nationality registered competitors from those born 2010 & before. First place age groups awards will be made to Welsh nationality registered competitors

Race Office

Until Thursday 19th January 2023 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 21st January 2023the 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 2023 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 https://entries.snowsportengland.org.uk or using the attached official race entry form, one per competitor, and accompanied by the correct entry fees.

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

Wednesday 18th January 2023

Late entries will incur a penalty of £20.00 per event.

Acceptance

An acceptance list will be posted on the Snowsport Wales website – TBA

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 Offers – TBA

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…