Thank you, Charlie

Thank you, Charlie

Alpine trailblazer, Charlie Guest, announces retirement after 11 years on World Cup circuit

Charlie Guest has announced her retirement from Alpine skiing following the conclusion of the 2023/24 season. Charlie, who competed at her first World Cup in 2013 went on to represent Team GB at two Olympic Winter Games, and was part of the British team that finished fifth in Team Parallel in 2018 in PyeongChang.

One of the most influential British skiers of her generation, Charlie scored six World Cup top-20 finishes, including a 13th place in the Schladming Slalom World Cup in January 2022, part of a sequence of three top-20 World Cup finishes in January 2022.

In 2019, Charlie became the first British woman to ever win an Alpine Europa Cup race with victory at the Folgaria EC, and went on to record two more EC victories in Hasliberg in January 2020 and Reiteralm in March 2021. As recently as this season, Charlie was still delivering EC podiums with third place in Zell am See in January and second position in Malbun in February.

Speaking after news of Charlie’s retirement, GB Snowsport Alpine Discipline Committee Chair, Juliet Foster, said:

“Charlie has been one of the most influential British skiers of her generation, and her presence at the highest levels of Alpine skiing for more than a decade speaks for itself. As part of the Parallel team that made history for Britain at the PyeongChang Games, Charlie has created a lasting legacy in British Alpine skiing.

“It’s going to be really strange seeing a Women’s Slalom World Cup line-up without Charlie at the heart of the action, but her impact on Britain’s place in the sport will be an enduring one.”

Charlie Guest Career Highlights:

  • February 2009 – Represents Britain at European Youth Olympic Festival in Szczyrk, competing in Slalom and Giant Slalom
  • March 2012 – Wins British National Junior Championships Downhill race in Meribel
  • January 2013 – Makes World Cup debut in Flachau Slalom
  • March 2013 – Takes victory in two National Junior Championships (Super-G, Slalom) and one National Championships (Super Combined) race in Meribel
  • February 2015 – Makes World Championships debut in Vail / Beaver Creek, competing in Slalom and Giant Slalom
  • February 2018 – Selected to represent Team GB at PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games, competing in Slalom and Team Parallel
  • March 2019 – Wins Folgaria Slalom EC, becoming first British woman to ever win an Alpine EC event
  • December 2019 – Records first World Cup top-30 with 29th place in St. Moritz Parallel Slalom World Cup
  • January 2022 – Achieves career high individual World Cup result with 13th place in Schladming Slalom World Cup
  • February 2022 – Competes in second Olympic Winter Games in Beijing finishing in 21st place in Slalom
  • February 2024 – Takes final EC podium with second place in Malbun Slalom EC
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