Dave Ryding Back On The Podium Following Crans-Montana Invitational Night Slalom, Wednesday January 16

British number one Alpine ski racer, Dave Ryding, placed second in last nights invitational slalom race in the resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, with French racer Clement Noel taking top spot.

Crans-Montana held a one-off invitational night slalom ski race on Wednesday, January 16 on its Piste National, under floodlights, with an international roster of some of the world’s top alpine skiing athletes including Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding (currently in 7th place in the World Cup slalom standings), Olympic Gold Medallist André Myhrer and Switzerland’s Daniel Yule.

The event was free to members of the public. The format followed a traditional World Cup race, but was shortened down with a first run taking place at 18.30 and a second at 20.00 hrs. It was organised by the ski resort of Crans-Montana and not affiliated to the International Ski Federation (FIS).

Crans-Montana is well-known for its Alpine racing heritage, with an annual FIS World Cup Women’s Downhill and Alpine Combined races that takes place 23-24 February during 2019. The downhill race is help on the Mont-Lachaux piste from an altitude of 2,210 metres, finishing at 1,545 metres – covering a total distance of around two and half kilometres. The Alpine Combined race is two disciplines, a downhill and a slalom, with combined times from each making up the final results.

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    Crans-Montana is a chic and stylish ski resort located in the Valais canton of Switzerland (French speaking), around two hours by train from Geneva Airport.

    The resort is part of the Best of the Alps group (bestofthealps.com).

    Two towns, Crans and Montana, merge together to form the resort and both have their own identities. Sitting on a high plateau above the Rhone Valley and facing south, the views are spectacular, especially from higher altitudes where it’s possible to see Mont Blanc in the west, through to the Matterhorn and way beyond to the east. The skiing is well suited for intermediates, with a wide range of blue and red runs, but there’s excellent beginners areas as well as some more challenging slopes for experts, including some interesting off-piste and ski touring terrain. Accommodation is varied, with a strong luxury element including several 5* hotels and a spread of 3* and 4* options as well as self-catering apartments and B&B’s.

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