The slippery slope to success for Abbots Hill School ski team

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Pupils from Abbot’s Hill School in Hemel Hempstead skied their way to victory at a national competition held at The Snow Centre.

Two teams from the Prep School competed in the SATIPSKI Championships, with the U11 A team taking the award for the top team in the country.

Abbot's Hill School pupils Katie Barder, Alexa Wilson, Lucy Nightingale and Ina Price-James were presented with their SATIPSKI Championships trophy by former British Alpine Ski Champion Ed Drake

Abbot's Hill School pupils Katie Barder, Alexa Wilson, Lucy Nightingale and Ina Price-James were presented with their SATIPSKI Championships trophy by former British Alpine Ski Champion Ed Drake

Team member Katie Barder also triumphed in the individual U11s girls’ competition, which has previously been won by GB Olympic skier Chemmy Alcott.

Abbot’s Hill team-mate Alexa Wilson came second overall in the age group.

The B team achieved an impressive fourth place – special mention going to Katie Molyneux for placing in the top 10 in her first ever competition.

“Given that this is a national competition for prep schools, this is an outstanding achievement,” said Abbots Hill coach Gillian Gilyead.

“The girls all skied superbly and thoroughly deserved their win”