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2016 Independent Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships


At the beginning of the Christmas holidays a team of 16 girls from Pipers travelled to Les Deux Alpes in France to participate in the Independent Schools Ski and Snowboard Championships. The girls competed against teams from a number of other UK schools including Charterhouse School, Hurst College, Kings College Wimbledon, Wycombe Abbey School, Burgess Hill Girls School and Guildford High School.

The first two days were spent training with instructors who helped the girls to focus on improving their technique. Over the next three days the teams competed in the morning and then had further training with their instructor in the afternoon. The Pipers girls took part in the Giant Slalom and Slalom events, but unfortunately, due to high winds and poor visibility, the Parallel Slalom was cancelled.

Particular congratulations go to Harriet B (Lower Sixth) who won two silvers and a gold in her events meaning that she was the second placed Senior Girl. Well done also to the Junior Team of Rohanna M (Year 8), Emma L (Year 8), Katie P (Year 7) and Amelie H (Year 8) who placed 3rd overall in the Junior Slalom.

The event ended on a high with a prize-packed gala ceremony. All members of the Pipers team pushed themselves hard in the races and did really well for what was the first time racing for the majority of the girls.
Published: March 20 2017

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