GB’s Charlotte Bankes Going for Gold Again

Christmas might be coming but there’s no let up in the snowsports action with alpine, freestyle, cross country and snowboard action this week and next. GB’s latest World Cup winner is back on the slopes on Friday. Charlotte Bankes has topped the qualifying in the snowboard cross. UPDATED

Winter Olympic season is going pretty well for GB’s ski and snowboard stars so far.

There’s already been one World Cup victory in Snowboard Cross, multiple medals in para snowsports and a brilliant 5th place for Dave Ryding in his first World Cup slalom race of the winter in Val d’Isere.

It’s The Rocket’s best result on the difficult Face de Bellevarde course.

Ryding’s next race is at Madonna di Campiglio in Italy on 22nd December.

But Charlotte Bankes will be back in Snowboard Cross action less than a week after winning the World Cup at Montafon in Austria.

It will be her third World Cup of the winter.

She’s be competing in Cervinia in Italy on Friday 17th December.

She topped the qualifying and crossed the line in 42.06sec.  That’s an average speed of 54.78

The reigning World Champion, Bankes has had a spectacular start to the season.

As well as her victory in Austria, she won silver in the first World Cup of the winter, in China.

She has been on the podium in her last four World Cups.

Charlotte Bankes – photo © PlanetSKI

Away from the World Cup, the prestigious invitation-only freestyle ski competition the Dew Tour takes place in Colorado.

The talented British youngster, Kirsty Muir, will be making her Dew Tour debut.

Another in-form athlete, James Barnes-Miller, will also compete at the Dew Tour.

The para snowboarder goes into the event on the back of World Cup silver and bronze medals at Pyha in Finland last weekend.

Charlotte Bankes, Dave Ryding and James Barnes Miller led the way this weekend as British skiers and snowboarders…

Posted by GB Snowsport on Monday, 13 December 2021


Here’s the full round-up of the GB Snowsport athletes competing between now and 21st December.


16th December – Europa Cup (Slalom), Val di Fassa (ITA):

  • Rob Poth
  • Laurie Taylor

15th – 18th December – World Cup (Downhill, Super G), Val Gardena (ITA):

  • Roy Steudle

19th – 20th December – World Cup (Giant Slalom), Alta Badia (ITA):

  • Charlie Raposo


18th – 19th December – World Cup (SP F, Team Sprint), Dresden (GER):

  • James Clugnet
  • Andrew Young

Freestyle Ski

16th – 19th December – Dew Tour (Slopestyle, Halfpipe), Copper Mountain (USA):

  • Zoe Atkin
  • Gus Kenworthy
  • Kirsty Muir
  • James Woods


17th – 18th December – World Cup, Alpe d’Huez (FRA):

  • Will Feneley
  • Leonie Gerken Schofield
  • Makayla Gerken Schofield
  • Tom Gerken Schofield
  • Mateo Jeannesson
  • Skyler Nunn

Ski Cross

13th – 15th December – World Cup, Arosa (SUI):

  • Ollie Davies
  • Emma Peters

16th – 18th December – Europa Cup, Val Thorens (FRA):

  • Greg Baillie
  • Seb Ison
  • Alannah Lawrie
  • Max Vaughton
  • Claire Winthrop
  • Patrick Young

Snowboard Cross

13th – 15th December – FIS, Reiteralm (AUT):

  • Brandon Cain

17th – 18th December – World Cup, Cervinia (ITA):

  • Charlotte Bankes
  • Huw Nightingale
  • Maisie Potter

Para Alpine

13th – 14th December – Europa Cup, Steinach am Brenner (AUT):

  • Millie Knight & Brett Wild
  • Menna Fitzpatrick & Katie Guest
  • Neil Simpson & Andrew Simpson
  • Shona Brownlee
  • Alex Slegg

17th – 21st December – World Cup, St. Moritz (SUI):

  • Millie Knight & Brett Wild
  • Menna Fitzpatrick & Katie Guest
  • Neil Simpson & Andrew Simpson
  • Shona Brownlee
  • Alex Slegg

Para Snowboard

16th – 19th December – Dew Tour, Copper Mountain (USA):

  • James Barnes-Miller
  • Andy MacLeod
  • Owen Pick

(Location TBC) 17th – 19th December – Europa Cup, Hochfugen (AUT):

  • Jon-Allan Butterworth