The Gordon Skiers presented Alex Tilley, a local World Cup ski racer, with a cheque for £2000 to assist her in the funding of her World Cup programme.
Alex joined the Gordon Skiers at the age of 8 and has been a member of the Club ever since. She has risen through the ranks of various GBR and Scottish alpine ski teams to the Delancey British Alpine Senior Squad and is currently ranked top British female in the Slalom, Giant Slalom (GS) and Super Giant Slalom (SG) disciplines. She is ranked in the world’s top 50 in both the Slalom and GS disciplines.
Last year was Alex’s first full season joining the worlds elite on the World Cup GS circuit. Her travels took her across Europe, North America and into Scandinavia. Her first breakthrough came in Soelden, Austria where she finished in the top 30 and made the 2nd Run. Unfortunately she crashed out in the 2nd Run, but proved she could mix it at this level. Her next World Cup race in Austria saw her finish 19th overall and make her first World Cup points.
Alex is extremely grateful to the Gordon Skiers for organising the fund raising event, a Disco at Westhill Golf Club, and the support from the 150 Club Members in generating the fund.
The Gordon Skiers, based at Alford and the Lecht, were formed in 1992. The Club has helped in the early development of 1 Winter Olympian to date in Roger Cruickshank, Turin 2006. The Club has had several members of the GBR Senior Team and currently has Ella Still in the Delancey British Alpine U21 Squad and Kieran Troup in the Delancey British Alpine U18 Squad. The Club’s mission is to help all members reach their full potential in alpine ski racing and have fun and maker new friends along the way.
The cheque was presented by Club Chairman Graeme Brown and Club Coaching Convenor Gary Whatford.