GB Snowsport will take a squad of 12 athletes to the 47th edition of the Alpine World Championships, comprising the biggest British Alpine World Championships squad in recent history.
With British representation confirmed across Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Downhill, Alpine Combined and Parallel, the squad travels with a wealth of talent combining some of the biggest names in Alpine skiing with some of the most exciting young talent in the British system.
In Slalom, the men’s World Cup Squad of Dave Ryding, Billy Major, and Laurie Taylor will be joined by Ed Guigonnet, while the women’s team will see Reece Bell, Victoria Palla, Charlie Guest, and Alex Tilley line up to compete. Guest and Tilley’s selection comes at a time that each are recovering from injuries sustained at the start of the year, with high hopes that both will be fit to compete.
Charlie Raposo, Calum Langmuir, Victoria Palla, and Alex Tilley have accepted selection for Giant Slalom, while Super G will see Langmuir, Roy Steudle and Owen Vinter in contention. Steudle will also compete in Downhill, where he is the sole British entrant, as well as Alpine Combined alongside Guigonnet, Langmuir and Vinter.
Parallel will have confirmed entries for Raposo and Langmuir, with Guigonnet and Tilley set to decide closer to competition.
Participation in the Team event will be determined based on an assessment of athlete fitness during the Championships, with the intention to enter a British team if availability and athlete health permits.
The Championships, which will run from 6 to 19 February in Courchevel and Meribel, will see the world’s top Alpine talent battle it out on French territory for the first time since the 2009 Championships in Val d’Isere.
Dave Ryding said:
“It’s great to be in the World Championships squad again, and even more so to be selected alongside so many brilliant British Alpine skiers. This will be my eighth World Championships, and I’m determined to put down the best runs that I can, as will everyone on the British team. Everybody in the squad has worked incredibly hard to reach this level, and I’m confident we can make a real mark on these Championships.”
Full Squad Selection:
- Dave Ryding (SL)
- Billy Major (SL)
- Laurie Taylor (SL)
- Charlie Raposo (GS, PAR)
- Ed Guigonnet (SL, AC)
- Calum Langmuir (GS, SG, AC, PAR)
- Roy Steudle (SG, DH, AC)
- Owen Vinter (SG, AC)
- Charlie Guest (SL)
- Alex Tilley (SL, GS)
- Reece Bell (SL)
- Victoria Palla (SL, GS)
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Header Image: Laurie Taylor competes during the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Men’s Slalom on December 11, 2022 in Val d’Isere, France. (Photo by Alexis Boichard/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)