Official website Irish Olympian Tess Arbez
My passion: Alpine ski racing
My playing ground: Mont Blanc
I race in all Alpine disciplines, training hard to improve my technical skills and speed. I am a proud member of Team Ireland since 2015 and have to date competed in one European Youth Olympic Festival (Austria-Liechenstein), in five World Championships (Vail-Beaver Creek, USA; St Moritz, Switzerland; Are, Sweden; Cortina, Italy; Courchevel-Meribel, France), two World Junior Championships (Hafjell, Norway; Sochi, Russia) and two Winter Olympic Games (PyeongChang, South Korea; Beijing, China).
Racing at an international level while studying comes with ups and downs so these words from Nelson Mandela are always on my mind:
“I never lose. I either win or I learn"
(But I prefer to win)