British snowsport athletes were competing across six different countries over the weekend in World Cup, Europa and Far East competitions.
From the World Cup Alpine races in Beaver Creek, USA to the Europa Cup snowboard cross in Pitztal we have a round up of how the Brits faired on the top snowsport stage:
Pitztal Snowboard Cross Europa Cup
Two weeks ago, GB Snowsport announced a new addition to the team with top Snowboard Cross rider Charlotte Bankes transferring from the French team.
In her debut race competing for her place of birth, Bankes took top honours in the Europa Cup race in Pitztal. An impressive performance going into the World Cup season. Fellow Brit, Maisie Potter finished 24th, her first race since a broken heel injury last year.
Bankes was pleased with her great start to the season: “It’s a good way to start the season - even though it’s just a Europa Cup, to get that result with such a great team I’m really forward to kicking off the World Cup season in the GB colours.”
The new GB team member also described the race itself: “It was a pretty tense day; I put quite a bit of pressure on myself but with all the support I had from the team I managed to pull through it," said the 23-year-old. “It was a long day, some tight racing with a lot of passing but I managed to improve on each run and it helped that Eva Samkova crashed in the final, but that’s Snowboard Cross."