As ever, The Main Event promises to be just as thrilling for spectators and competitors alike, with floodlit Team duals to the Cancer Research Bikini Downhill, it will be impossible not to become absorbed in the excitement of the biggest event in the British Universities Snowsports calendar.
This is a competition of skiing fast and partying hard. Hemel have a number of members taking part representing their universities or colleges based in towns and cities up and down the country. The first event on Monday 31 March was the GS. Both Ladies and Men raced the same courses with 30 gates for run 1 and 31 gates for run 2. The competition consists of the aggregate of both runs to find the award winners. In the girls event Helena PICKFORD representing Oxford finished 9th. In the boys competition Michael BACKHOUSE from Imperial was 30th and Bristol racer, Tom LAMBERT 39th. Jack PETERS finished 49th.
Day 2 saw the Slalom competition take place. The morning saw the conditions bing pretty good but as time wen on the temperature rose and the snow softened making it difficult for the later racers. Both Courses were set by French Trainers, 54/53 gates for Run 1 and 49 for the second run.
In the Ladies competition Helena PICKFORD again had a good competition and finished in 5th place. The men’s competition saw Michael BACKHOUSE improving his position from the GS and finishing in 16th place. Tom LAMBERT again improved and finished in 23rd place. Jack PETERS finished 29th.
the last day of competition was the ladies and men’s Super G. Hemel had two members competing representing their universities. In the girls competition Helena PICKFORD representing Oxford rounded of a good championships and finished in 9th place. Tom Lambert of Bristol University finished the men’s competition in 38th position.