Welsh Alpine Championships

Welsh Alpine Championships 2022 – Champery, Switzerland’s gateway to the Portes du Soleil ski region


The 2022 Championships consist of three days of competition with training facilities made available to clubs in resort in the build up to the championships. Sadly for 2022 we will not be able to run the FIS-CIT races, but will revert to these again in 2023. The three days of competition are designated as our Welsh Alpine Championship days, these races are eligible for competitors registered with 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 2022

UPDATED 14/2/2022

We are now pleased to announce that with an improving relaxation of travel restrictions, the Welsh Championships programme is now confirmed and online entry to the events is now open.

Entry to Events

Three days of competitions will be organised for skiers from 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

Download Competition Invite Document

Switzerland – Travel and Resort Covid Guidance

Online entry to events is now live 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 2022 to enter the competitions or to complete entry online.

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

Race Programme 2022

The revised programme for 2022 is now as follows;

Sunday 27th March – Tuesday 29th March 2022

Training days

Tuesday 29th March 2022

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

Wednesday 30th March 2022

Welsh Alpine Championships – U10/U12 Giant Slalom Thursday 31st March 2022

Welsh Alpine Championships – Giant Slalom (BASS)

Friday 1st April 2022

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

2012 & 2013

U12

2010-2011

U14

2008-2009

U16

2006-2007

U18

2004-2005

U21

2001-2003

Senior

1992-2000

Masters

1991& before

 

Welsh National Champions

Overall positions will be awarded to Welsh nationality registered competitors from those born 2009 & before. First place age groups awards will be made to Welsh nationality registered competitors

Race Office

Until Thursday 24th March 2022 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 26th March 2022 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 2022 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)

Where possible entries should use online entry

Closing Date of Entry

Wednesday 16th March 2022

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

Acceptance

An acceptance list will be posted on the Snowsport Wales website  https://snowsportwales.com/alpine-championships/ , www.gbski.com

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

Further Information

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

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