Ski stars hit the MK slope

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Hundreds of skiers and snowboarders flocked indoors last weekend to support Sense, the charity that supports and campaigns for deafblind people, at Snozone in Xscape.

Winter Olympian Rowan Cheshire and fellow skier Emily Sarsfield hit the slope in Milton Keynes to support the charity event.

Freestyle skier Rowan, 19, famously crashed out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi while training for the halfpipe, an event the second youngest member of the British team in Russia was tipped to secure an Olympic medal on.

Emily is ranked Britain’s number 1 ski-cross racer who will be competing in the World Cup and World Championships next winter.

The event gave keen skiers and boarders the rare chance to enjoy a full day unlimited slope pass with freestyle features and a timed slalom race.

Mark Leigh-Smith was first across the line in the ski race and Mathew Butcher won the snowboard race.

Elena Kale, Marketing Manager for Snozone said: “Rowan and Emily were fantastic sports on the day, inspiring our stars of the future who were eager to meet the professionals, and in return getting inspired themselves by the people behind Sense.

“Snozone shares the view that everybody should have access to winter sports and this event was held to promote our new alliance with Sense.”