Alpine championships are snow problem for Yasmin

Chichester skiing ace Yasmin Cooper
Chichester skiing ace Yasmin Cooper

Gutsy Chichester skier Yasmin Cooper managed to achieve first place and end day two of the English Alpine Championships on a high.

The Italy-based championships, hosted by Snowsport England, have previously seen racers such as Vancouver 2010 Olympians Chemmy Alcott and Dave Ryding take part.

British Ski Academy and Hemel Ski Race Club member Cooper, 13, produced a fast first run of 33.88 seconds followed by a respectable second run of 35.24, attaining first place against many international snow-based competitors.

The second day took place in temperatures of -7C. The championships continue all this week.

Copper said: “Bormio has great snow conditions. I have enjoyed it and I want to continue to have steady improvement.”

The chief executive of Snowsport England, Tim Fawke, said: “It was another day of fantastic racing with superb conditions in Bormio. We’ve been made to feel very welcome in the resort and hope the excellent racing continues throughout the Championships.”