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Family Ski News | September 25, 2018

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Flying high in Ischgl

March 26, 2018 |

Our FamilySkiNews editor has been staying in the Austrian resort of Ischgl this week where, at the end of the ski day, she ‘flew’ back to resort in the swiftest mountain descent of her life, and discovers to her surprise … Read More

Ski flying in Planica

March 24, 2018 |

“Ski jumping or ski flying?  Which is the one for you?”…This somewhat alarming question was posed to me on a recent visit to Slovenia.  My retort “You’re not expecting me to jump, surely?” was more pressing than the obvious question … Read More

Are you ski-fit?

March 11, 2018 |

You’ve all heard of apre-ski, but what about pre-ski? 

This year’s latest craze, Slopercise, gives a whole new meaning to pre-ski – it’s an exercise programme for novice or expert skiers alike, devised by Crystal Ski Holidays in association … Read More

The first Brit in para-Nordic skiing for twenty years

March 11, 2018 |

Former soldier Scott Meenagh became the first Briton to compete in the Olympic Nordic skiing events in 20 years, following in the tracks of Terry Ahrens who took part in the Nagano 1998 Games.

 

 

The former member of … Read More

Millie Knight wins a silver medal

March 11, 2018 |

TeamGB won their first medal at the Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea today, when Millie Knight secured a silver medal in the visually impaired women’s downhill category.

 

 

Together with her guide, Brett Wild, Knight finished 0.86 … Read More

Britain’s paralympic medal hopefuls

March 9, 2018 |

As the largest ever Winter Paralympics get underway in freezing conditions in PyeongChang, South Korea, here at FamilySkiNews.com, we’re taking a closer look at some of the British medal hopefuls…

 

 

Forty-eight different nations, plus a neutral Paralympic athlete … Read More

Our PyeongChang Olympic highlights

March 4, 2018 |

PyeongChang has been an epic Winter Olympics, with more than 2000 athletes from 92 countries competing in over 100 events, including first-time winter games teams from Ecuador, Eritrea, Kosovo, Malaysia, Nigeria and Singapore. As the Olympic torch is passed from … Read More

Lindsey Vonn ‘retires’ from Olympics

March 3, 2018 |

Lindsey Vonn, aged 33, became the oldest woman to win an Olympic alpine medal when she took bronze in the downhill in Pyeongchang last month.  It was her Olympic swansong – she won’t be competing in Beijing in four years.

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Hirscher claims fourth Giant Slalom title in Slovenia

March 3, 2018 |

In the Slovenian resort of Kranjska Gora, Austrian Marcel Hirscher has wrapped up the men’s World Cup Giant Slalom title with a race to spare, extending his dominance in the discipline yet further.

Today, just one day after his 29th … Read More

More athletes banned for drug abuse at the Winter Olympics

February 20, 2018 |

As a third competitor – the Slovenian ice hockey player Ziga Jeglic – gets suspended from the Winter Olympics, here at FamilySkiNews.com we’re sad to see that drugs testing is once again stealing the headlines at the Winter Games in … Read More