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Ski success
The Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire, ski team were named overall champions of the 2017 Independent Schools Ski Championships after impressive performances in the slalom and giant slalom categories.
The snow on the slopes of Les Deux Alpes was perfect for the competition but at times the girls had to overcome challenging conditions including high winds,
heavy snow fall and poor visibility, which they did not let hamper their performances.
As well as being named overall champions, outstanding individual performances in the slalom saw ten Wycombe Abbey girls named in the top 30  nishers, with a number securing podium positions.
With 20 UK independent schools taking part and 350 competitors, it is the biggest event of its kind.
The competition provides a great opportunity for pupils with all levels of ski racing experience to enjoy
a competitive opportunity. The Wycombe Abbey team comprised girls from all School years, who developed their racing technique in some excellent snow conditions.
and team level against a number of prestigious co-ed, boys and girls independent schools is a credit to our pupils’ hard work, dedication, tenacity and talent.”
(Team photo courtesy L Taylor)
 Director of Sport, Louisa Taylor, says, “We were thrilled with the girls’ performances. To achieve such success on both an individual
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