Posted by Alice Wingfield Digby

 

How did you get into skiing? 
Skiing has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Every weekend during the winter, as a family we would drive up to see my grandmother (who lived near Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands) and ski. My dad also ski raced when he was younger.

Favourite ski resort? Kitzbuehel, Austria.

Best ski memory (career wise)? 
Making my first Top 10 in the European Cup last season in La Molina, Spain. In the 2 years before that, I had broken 4 vertebrae in my back, endured continuous back complications and had all of my funding removed, so when I then recorded the best British female result in Europa Cup since 2002, I was over the moon.


Best ski memory (holiday wise)?
It was about 10 years ago at Christmas. My three younger siblings and I were each given a present from our parent with a clue inside. When pieced together, the clues told us that we would be heading out to Tirol, Austria for a 10 day ski holiday over New Year. It was completely magical!

 Best tip for those looking to improve on their skiing? Firstly, find a pair of boots that are comfortable and – ideally – fitted to you. Secondly, do not be scared.

Who is your biggest inspiration? 
Dave Ryding: World Cup Alpine ski racer.

What is on your Wingfield Digby wishlist and why?
The stag canvas and leather belt and scented candles – both would fit right in here in Austrian chalets and the Alpine environment. I can imagine the candles sat on every table in my apartment here as well as in my family home in the Scottish countryside.
 

Favourite feather type?
Guinea Fowl.

 



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