GB’s Most Successful Skier Wins 2 Crystal Globes

She is, quite simply, the best.  Jasmin Taylor has ended her season with not one but two crystal globes.  She has topped the Women’s Telemark standings in both Sprint and Overall.

Jasmin Taylor is the most successful skier Great Britain has ever produced.

There can be no argument about that.

She broke the British record for World Cup medals back in 2020, beating the previous record set by the aerials skier, Jilly Curry.

You would hardly know it if you get your sports news from the mainstream media.

Because Telemark is the ‘forgotten’ discipline of snow skiing.

Not by us at PlanetSKI.

We are great fans of Jaz, as she’s known, and the free-heeling Telemarkers.

It is not in the Olympics, despite valiant attempts.

If it was an Olympic discipline Taylor would surely have a clutch of Olympic medals.

This week, she concluded her best season.

Picking up two Crystal Globes for the first time, including the coveted Overall.

Jasmin Taylor wins the Telemark Overall Crystal Globe for 2023-24 season. Image © FIS Telemark

Jasmin Taylor wins the Telemark Overall Crystal Globe. Image © FIS Telemark

“Obviously really pleased, quite overwhelmed, happy and tired, mainly,” she told PlanetSKI.

“I’m just trying to digest everything. I’m not sure it’s really hit home yet.”

Taylor had an impressive start to the season with victory in four consecutive sprint races along with more podiums, giving her an advantage of 200 points ahead of Goril Strom Eriksen in the sprint ranking.

Jasmin Taylor wins the Women's Telemark Sprint crystal globe, March 2024. Image © FIS Telemark

Jasmin Taylor wins the Sprint Crystal Globe. Image © FIS Telemark

But she’s not just a sprinter.

Across the Telemark disciplines, she secured 11 podium finishes – with 5 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Taylor’s success in the final Parallel Sprint of the season in Pra-Loup, France, was enough to secure her the Overall Globe.

Jasmin Taylor wins parallel sprint in Pra-Loup March 2024 and secures overall crystal globe. Image © FIS Telemark

Jasmin Taylor wins the Parallel Sprint in Pra-Loup, 21st March.  Image © FIS Telemark

It brought her career tally to a MASSIVE 56 World Cup podiums.

She also has 4 podiums at World Championships.

The Chief Executive of GB Snowsport, Vicky Gosling, praised Taylor’s achievements.

“What Jaz has delivered this season is beyond remarkable, ” she said in a statement to PlanetSKI.

“She’s a true British success story and her two Crystal Globes are testament to the hard work, dedication, talent, and competitive instinct that she has.

“She’s truly earned her place in British snowsport history and the whole country should be proud of what she has achieved this year.”

Jasmin Taylor celebrates winning 2 Telemark Crystal Globes for 2023-24 with the GB crew. Image © FIS Telemark

Jasmin Taylor celebrates with the GB crew. Image © FIS Telemark

Being at the top for years, as Taylor has, is exhausting, both physically and mentally.

She will turn 31 in August and could carry on for many more years, if she chooses.

So, will she be back next season?

“I’m looking forward to a bit of a rest and then we’ll see,” she told us.

To be fair, the morning after her double Crystal Globe triumph was probably not the best time for us to ask her.

But we do hope we’ll see Jasmin Taylor back racing – and winning – in the 2024-25 season.

We love a good old British success story.

Jasmin Taylor wins Telemark sprint & overall crystal globes, 2024. Image © FIS Telemark

Jasmin Taylor with her two Crystal Globes. Image © FIS Telemark


Scott Hammond in Hafjell, Norway. Image c/o Scott Hammond

Instructor Scott Hammond Telemark skiing. Image © Sam Davies