Donnington’s Jack Gower is busy waxing his skis and polishing his goggles in time for the 2013 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships, which start this Sunday.
The biggest event on the British alpine calendar provides the opportunity for young British athletes such as Gower to showcase their talent and race on the very same piste chosen by FIS to host the finals of the Alpine Ski World Cup in 2015.
Gower will be hoping to improve on his results in 2012 after narrowly missing out on taking a place in the NC Super Combined and NJC Super G.
In 2011 he enjoyed wonderful success, coming first in the NJC Super G British Junior STS Shield and being awarded the trophy for the best British overall junior as well as winning the Dragons Ski Club Cup in the men’s giant slalom.
In the 2010’s men’s NC slalom, despite tough competition from the French and with the Earl of Wessex, Sir John Ritblat, Lord Moynihan and the iconic Konrad Bartelski all watching the race, Gower put on a great performance and was awarded the British Under-18 Schools Abroad Trophy by the Earl of Wessex.
The British Alpine Ski Championships will once again be sponsored by Delancey, who have extended their support and signed up as principal sponsor of the British Alpine Ski team.