Josef slaloms his way into national ski squad

Josef Huppach has been selected by the England Alpine Ski Squad (s)
Josef Huppach has been selected by the England Alpine Ski Squad (s)

A promising skiier and Park High School pupil is on top of the world after landing a place in the country’s ski squad.

Josef Huppach (14), from Barnoldswick, has been selected to race for the England Alpine Ski Squad.

The talented skier is currently trained by Peak Performance Snowsports when abroad and also trains at Pendle Ski Club when at home.

He has already shown his skills on the slopes with a second in the under-14 British Championships.

His goal for the coming 2016/2017 season is to be the best that he can be when it comes to ski racing.

Snowsport England Chief Executive and British Ski and Snowboard Board Director, Tim Fawke, said: “Josef is one of our athletes who has followed the talent pathway from his early years of ski racing and is well on track to achieve his potential.”

Josef is hoping to spend as much time as possible training and racing on snow this winter, before a busy summer of ski racing in the UK.