The Schoolboys’ International Races are run by the DHO and there are plenty of club activities if you are interested which can be found on this website. Each year we try to improve the event and if you have any comments please let us know.
We will soon be looking for entries for next season’s Schoolboys’ races. As you will see there are several pages of information about the race and the resort.
You can always contact us through the website or by email. I look forward to seeing you at the race in January next year.
History of the Schoolboys’ races
The British Schoolboys International Race was first run in 1999 by the DHO and followed the way the schoolgirls races were set up. The only difference being that the schoolboys adhered to the British Alpine seeding system. Besides being a school team event 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 but others may enter as individuals provided they are in education at a British school which comes under the Headmasters Conference. The race is a keenly fought team event and especially, the never registered category, where the boys are novice racers aspiring to become champions in their age group. It is therefore not surprising that there is a wide spectrum of ability with the best going on to compete in the national championship and winning medals.
The race has been run in many different ski areas mainly due to the need, under BASS rules, which require the race be run on a FIS homologated course, and a resort that has accommodation for all competitors under one roof where 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 World Cup event in late January. The race has become a permanent fixture on the British calendar and next year will be the twenty first year of its existence and hopefully will become a permanent fixture in Wengen the home of the DHO.
16 August 2018