Masters Ski Racing: You’re never too old to race!
If you get an adrenaline rush from going fast and want to push your skiing ability, the Masters Racing and Home Nations competitions could be just up your street.
Open to anyone over 30, Masters racing has always been a thriving scene within the Home Nations with its own separate race points system and races for people like you all over the UK and abroad, held at the indoor snowdomes, artificial slopes and throughout the Alps.
It’s also a much more sociable event than you may think – yes it’s competitive when you get the timing gear on the slopes but leading up to this point it’s all about encouragement from every angle. Whether you’re training or racing, all participants want to improve and go fast, and quite frankly just doing it on your own isn’t nearly as much fun.
Snoworks has supported Masters racing from early on with Phil Smith being Ex-British Masters Champion and still believes it’s never too late! With some coaching on optimising speed and control (in a safe environment), you’ll soon be flying through the gates and grinning from ear to ear at the bottom!
Masters is back dominating the Snoworks racing and Pro courses with encouraging results from all BASI, Eurotest and Test Technique candidates in 2010. The younger generation is still pushing from the bottom with James Duffield, ex-Snoworks Gap student, working towards his Eurotest and British FIS racer, Georgie Hunt competing on the European race circuit giving everyone a run for their money. But in the words of Steward Woodward, Masters racer, “ there’s no better feeling than beating the youngsters, going fast is all about believing.”
And if you’re thinking of racing throughout the season and need some expert coaching to give you a competitive advantage, Snoworks’ Race Carve (recreational) and Eurotest (professional) courses launch again on the Tignes glacier from October 29 and November 5 respectively. See Race Carve and Eurotest course details for more information.
So if you love skiing fast and have never tried racing, why not give it a go…! The very least that will happen is you’ll see a dramatic improvement in your skiing 🙂
Snoworks Instructor & Race Coach
Photo credit: Steve Monk Photographymasters ski racing (1) Race Carve (10) Ski Racing (4)