The British Schoolboys’ International Races
27-29 January 2020
The British Schoolboys’ International Races are run by the DHO. It is a school team event open to all British Schoolboys, although there is a category for individuals to enter, as long as they are in education in a school associated with the Headmasters Conference. The races were first run in 1999 by the DHO and follow the way the Schoolgirls Races are organised.
Racing in the British Schoolboys’ International Races adheres to the British Alpine Seeding System (BASS). The race has developed into an entry level competition open to all British schools and clubs affiliated to national governing bodies.
The race is truly international as there is no limitation on nationality. Schools are permitted to enter a maximum of two teams as well as the individual category, which participants can enter. The races are a keenly fought team event, especially the never registered category, where the boys are often novice racers aspiring to become champions in their age group. There is a wide spectrum of ability, with the best frequently competing in the national championships and winning medals.
The race has been run in many different ski areas. Races are run on a FIS homologated course, as required under BASS rules.
Accommodation is planned so all competitors can stay under one roof as far as possible. The race began in Veysonnaz near Sion, spent two years in Wengen before moving to Les Menuires in the Haut Savoie region of France. Some years later it moved to Meiringen finally returning to Wengen where it has been run on the Lauberhorn for the past three years. The Lauberhorn course is ideal for giant slalom and always in top condition due to the event closely following the FIS World Cup event in late January. The British Schoolboys’ International Races have become a permanent fixture on the British calendar and 2020 marks the 22nd anniversary of the race.
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Further information on taking part, accomodation and entry forms is published each year at the end of August, in the mean time if your school would like to take part please fill in the form below and we will send you further information as soon as it becomes available.