Young ski stars on the slopes to potential greatness

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A PROMISING young ski star from Milton Keynes is already making a name for herself on the European stage having finished third in the BARSC Championships in Italy.

Sarah Glasgow, 10, fought off strong competition in the girls’ category to finish on the podium in the Alps.

The talented youngster has been competing on the big stage recently thanks to a new sponsorship deal with SNO!zone in Milton Keynes after showing real potential on the city’s slope.

After starting to ski at just three years-old, Sarah has ambitions to make the Great Britain Children’s team this year, and performances like that in Italy will go a long way to helping her achieve that.

Brendan Mckenna, the coordinator of the sponsored rider programme at SNO!zone, said: “Our sponsorship programme aims to help young snow sports stars to reach their full potential and Sarah is a shining example of what can be achieved at such a young age.

“With further support I’ve no doubt that she’ll go on to have even greater success in the future.”

SNO!zone sponsors more than 60 of Britain’s most promising young skiers and snowboarders, allowing them to prepare for competitions on real snow at its centres in Braehead, Castleford and Milton Keynes.

Indeed another young city ski star on the SNO!zone radar is four year-old Louisa Turtill who suffers from a rare condition called Bilateral Coloboma that affects her vision.

However, she has been making great progress since first taking up the sport last summer, and with the help of SNO!zone’s sponsorship and her parents – also both keen skiers – the aim for her is to one day compete for Great Britain at the Winter Paralympics.