The British Schoolgirl Races, which are organised by the Ladies Ski Club, first took place on the slopes of Gstaad in 1959, moving to Villars in 1976.
Sixty years on, the event retains the same friendly and inclusive spirit, welcoming girls of all levels, and this year welcoming four new teams.
From its inception, JDX made a commitment to creating opportunities for its young people and with competitive sport a core aspect of JDX’s culture, we are delighted to be supporting the next generation of female leaders.
The two-day event will play host to 156 skiers from 36 schools, welcoming those who are new to racing, as well as those who are already racing competitively. Historically the British Schoolgirls’ Races has proved to be a breeding ground for young British talent, with Olympian Chemmy Alcott and Paralympic sight guide Charlotte Evans being previous competitors.
British Schoolgirls’ Races organiser Anne Taylor said ahead of the event: The 2019 edition of the British Schoolgirls Races promises to be a special one. Not only are we celebrating 60 years of running the event, but Flaine are also celebrating their 50th anniversary. Every year the races are fully subscribed, but we are delighted to be welcoming four new teams and over 150 girls, many of whom will be ski racing competitively for the first time. It promises to be a fun few days for everyone involved.”
With most athletes arriving in time for the training days and opening evening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday are full days of racing, with the final day culminating in the prize giving. Throughout the week, athletes demonstrate determination, teamwork and spirit, attributes that we look for in all of our consultants.
JDX is delighted to be supporting this prestigious event for a fourth year, meeting and talking to the next generation of talented young women who, not before long, will soon be making their mark in business.