29-year-old Scot had been fixture of World Cup circuit for a decade
Alex Tilley, a fixture on the Alpine World Cup for a decade, has announced her retirement.
The 29-year-old, who recorded eight top-20 World Cup finishes in her career, was also a two-time Olympian and a part of the Team Parallel unit that took an incredible fifth place finish at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games in 2018.
A five-time World Championships competitor, Tilley made her World Cup debut in Maribor in 2013, achieving her first top-20 World Cup finish in Lienz in 2015 in the Giant Slalom. A 13th place Giant Slalom result at the 2021/22 season opener in Soelden looked set to herald a strong season for Tilley, before a broken leg left her fitness for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in jeopardy. Having mounted an incredible comeback, Tilley competed in both the Giant Slalom and Slalom competitions in Beijing, taking 22nd place in the former.
On her final World Cup season, Tilley made seven World Cup starts as well as competing in her fifth World Championships. An influential figure both on and off the slopes, particularly in inspiring young skiers breaking through on the international circuit, Tilley’s impact on the sport will be felt for years to come.
Everyone at GB Snowsport thanks Alex for her significant contributions to British Alpine Skiing over the past decade, and wishes her well in the future.