Some of the Army’s best skiers took to the slopes of the Cairngorms for a recent racing event.
Seventeen competitors, all soldiers, came to the HIghlands for the Tri Service Foundation Championships, designed to give skiers an introduction to alpine racing before going on to represent their units across Europe at the Qualifying and Army, Navy and RAF Championships.
Assisting race organisers were five pupils from nearby Kingussie High School.
Warrant Officer Class 2 (Squadron Sergeant Major) David Thomson said: “The professionalism, adaptability and support provided by the team at the Cairngorm Mountain has enabled a smooth and hugely successful foundation championships. The relationships that have built up over the past few years we hope will continue to grow, as we expand our championships to include the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force.
“The resources on offer from the Cairngorm Mountain have been outstanding. The hill was perfect for the racing ability, offering a variety of challenges that came as a surprise to many of our skiers. We look forward to coming back in March 2021!”