The Charlton House Ski Team took part in their maiden event on 11th May 2013 – the Southampton Area Ski Association (SASA) Interschool Challenge. The team were thrilled to bring back some silverware for the school trophy cabinet, having achieved 3rd place overall. Charlton were skiing against schools with older and more experienced teams, including some skiers who are competing at national level, so were pleasantly surprised to be on the podium at the end of the event.
The racing comprised of 3 individual timed runs through slalom gates with the best times of 3 of the team being aggregated to determine the overall result. The event was held at Southampton Alpine Centre’s dry-slope which is where the team members practice under the guidance of the Alpine Centre and SASA coaches.
The team comprised: Hannah Groves, Nicole Groves, Adam Harrison-Smith, Laura Harrison-Smith, Eloise Mason and Cameron Yates. Eloise and Cameron had never raced before so for them this result was especially rewarding.
The team are now looking forward to the next event, the Southern Schools Open, which will be held at the same venue on 30 Jun. More skiers are welcome to join – if you are interested contact the team manager, Tony Smith on firstname.lastname@example.org.