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Four plucky former BSA trainees knocked out Team USA in Saturday morning's Olympic Alpine team event, and were then only two tenths off beating the Norwegian team (the eventual bronze medal winners). An inspired performance from Alex Tilley, Laurie Taylor, Charlie Guest and Dave Ryding, who finished in joint fifth place. Putting that alongside Dave's ninth place in the Olympic slalom, only half a second from bronze, and Laurie's 26th place, that's our best Olympic showing in sixteen years.

Back in the day these rockstars logged a total of 150 weeks of ski academy training between the four of them. Dave is a wee bit of a ringer on Team BSA with only a few weeks logged, but hey, we'll take him. We are immensely proud of these athletes and look forward to presenting them with training awards of £2500 each when they get home, courtesy of the BSA 2018 Olympic Auction. Many thanks to everyone who supported the fundraiser. You are helping to keep our senior racers on the road and improving opportunities for junior races with an even better ski academy.

Daisi gains first place in SG at the English Champs in Bormio,
Alex is warming up for this afternoon's GS in Pyeong Chang, weather permitting!


Dear Ski Folk 


Congratulations to Dave Ryding, Charlie Guest, Laurie Taylor and Alex Tilley, who have been selected for the GB Alpine ski team to the PyeongChang Games. The British Ski Academy played a major part in the development of Charlie, Alex and Laurie. Less so with Dave but we're proud to have given him a leg up onto the national team. These heroes and heroines of GB Alpine will receive an equal share of one third of the auction fundraiser. Looks like that should breach £2000 for each of the athletes. 

MANY THANKS to everyone who has contributed with donations and auction bids.

Bidding closes tomorrow night on any lots that have already been staked out by keen-eyed well-wishers of the BSA and of our GB Alpine Team. The fundraiser will stay open to facilitate donations and there are some auction lots not yet snapped up... Take another look. The BSA uniform is offered at less than cost. And there's a video of the Chel-ski set up for the Mollie King lot .

Please make a bid!


Ask4events are hosting our online fundraiser, we have some cracking auction lots, direct link to the auction site and information on lots here. We are raising money for the BSA and for some of our top Alpine competitors. The auction is now live and closes the day after the night slalom in Schladming. Support your local ski racers.

The ASC will be held in Pila/Crevacol Italy with three days of racing for bairns (U10/U12) and four days for U14/16. Bairns will have a stubby slalom, combi and giant slalom.  Race entry is now open

For those teams and families coming into the valley we recommend putting up in Aosta.  It is most likely the races will be held in Pila, with lift access from the town, and Crevacol is an unhurried, 30 minute drive. We hope to confirm location in the week leading up to the event.

Hintertux Training Camp October 2017

Approved and selected by BSA Coaches, rolled out to the Autumn camp racers: our new training kit is supplied in Adult and Kids sizes with options on chest/waist. Available now on our Shop page, the compete set consists of:
Premium Hoodie, Pro Training T-Shirt, Premium Polo, Pro Midlayer, Pro Training Shorts, Classic Stadium Pant, Baselayer Tights & Matchday Holdall 

Embroidered Logos with name transferred on back of midlayer, tee shirt and hoodie: specify First Names or Initials.  
Home delivery, allow 4 week turn around.   

BSA October Camp, Hintertux 14 to 29 October
one week and day training options available, accompanied flights for main camp 21 to 29 October, and kit transfers from UK.  The best start for the coming season.

Booking form and further information at: Events/October Camps

Our training team now joined by Doug Elsey, more information to follow.

Photo by Racer Ready

The Snowsport England report on the BSA sponsored GBR series is now available online with a pdf of combined winners . BSA programme bursaries will be awarded to the top three in each category - and any untaken bursaries will filter down through first five places.

Our best wishes to all the competitors who took part, and we hope to see you next year.


This in from Brad:  Best crash of the weekend at Castleford (Charlie Quinn) awarded with BSA T-shirt.

I hope Charlie is recovering well, and I would like to have heard Graham Dickson's insightful commentary.  Hopefully some upright action photos to follow: we post them as they come.