Team Ireland Selection for 2017 Alpine World Championships Saint Moritz Tess Arbez

By tessirlande | On 21/01/2017 | Comments (0)

The Team Ireland selections have been announced for the World Alpine Championships in Saint Moritz (February 5-19 2017). 

I am honoured and proud to be part again of this great team:


Ladies: Tess Arbez, Kelsie Carlette

Men: Cormac Comerford, Conor Lyne, Kieran Norris

Downhill races in Tignes

By tessirlande | On 21/01/2017 | Comments (0)

In Tignes on January 3rd I raced my first ever Downhill races, and was thrilled by the speed of my skis on the ice. The training on the morning before the race was the first time I had ever tried my Head 210 cms. Let's do it again!

New Life

By tessirlande | On 08/07/2016 | Comments (0)

June was a tough month with seven written exams to pass for my Scientific Baccalaureate degree. Now that my high school years are over I am starting a new page in my life, joining Orsatus Ski Racing team for a gap year before starting University. 

First FIS win

By tessirlande | On 08/07/2016 | Comments (0)

My first win in a FIS race! In Saint Gervais on home snow. 

First World Top 30 in Slalom WJC Sochi

By tessirlande | On 06/03/2016 | Comments (0)

In slalom on a very difficult course with bib number 53 I got my first Top 30 in a World Championship (29th). My time was not good but it was a battlefield and I am happy to have moved up the ranks in slalom and giant slalom since my last WJCs in Hafjell last year.

Team Ireland Announcement WJC Sochi Rosa Khutor 2016

By tessirlande | On 24/02/2016 | Comments (0)

Team Announcement from Snowsports Association of Ireland:
The Junior World Alpine Ski Championships 2016 will take place in Sochi/Rosa Khutor, Russia from February 24th to March 6th 2016. Tess Arbez, Cormac Comerford and Garreth Reilly will take part.

First FIS points under 50

By tessirlande | On 07/02/2016 | Comments (0)

In Courmayeur, Italy, on a difficult GS course with great skiers including my friend Mathilde from Belgium, I got my first FIS result under 50 points: 47.67! On the second race of the day, a vicious encounter with a red gate on the second run did not allow me to finish with the same result. Next time...  (FAIL BETTER!)

Super G racing in Italy

By tessirlande | On 07/02/2016 | Comments (0)

My first Super G races were last year in Val Thorens where I finished with relatively modest FIS points of 165 but I had fun on the longer skis. This season my goal is to lower these points even if the snow conditions are not favourable for training. So off I went to Pila near Aosta for my first training... in a FIS race with top European Cup skiers. I finished at the bottom of the field, with 140 points! Two SuperGs later, I managed 111 points, (slowly) moving towards my goal of under 100 points.

FIS CAMP Hintertux October 2015

By tessirlande | On 25/10/2015 | Comments (0)

In Hintertux for a ski camp organised by FIS for competitors from small ski nations... SMALL but STRONG ;-)

Great to see my team-mate Garreth again and meet skiers from all over the world including Bosnia, Monaco, Denmark, Chile and Asia...

The conditions in Hintertux are fabulous: good snow and lots of sun. What else!?

Zermatt 2015 - Training Camp GS

By tessirlande | On 22/07/2015 | Comments (0)

Back to work!

After a few days of slalom in the "Fridge" of Landgraaf, I am happy to be back in beautiful Zermatt for some GS training.

Our next door neighbours: the Swiss and Italian technical teams... 

FIS Alpine World Junior Championships- Hafjell Norway - March 7-9th 2015

By tessirlande | On 02/03/2015 | Comments (0)

My final International event will be the FIS Alpine Junior World Championship in Norway (Hafjell) from March 7 - 9th Sourire, for skiers aged under 21.

This season has beaten my wildest dreams. I would never have imagined this just a few months ago!

Prepare suitcase!

2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, Vail & Beaver Creek, Feb 4th-16th 2015

By tessirlande | On 23/01/2015 | Comments (0)

Oh my! I have been selected to compete for Ireland at the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek from 4th – 16th February 2015.

My American dream (and what's more with my brother!).

Over 700 athletes from more than 70 nations CoolCoolCool!

EYOF Austria-Liechstentein, 24-31 January 2015

By tessirlande | On 23/01/2015 | Comments (0)

European Youth Olympic Festival

Amazing: I am selected to represent Ireland at the EYOF at Voralberg/Liechtenstein which will take place between 24 and 31 January 2015.. Four Alpine Skiers will represent Ireland at these Games :- Tess Arbez, Gary Skinner, Enda Bolger and Ben Alselmi.  Cool I am so excited to be a part of this major event. I hope I will be able to race my best in Malbun!

SES Cup Romania - January 12-15th 2015

By tessirlande | On 19/01/2015 | Comments (0)

My first international event in the Irish team! SES Small European Ski Nations Cup in Predeal Romania - January 12-15th 2015

I managed three podiums in SL Sourire. very well prepared slopes and perfect organization. Well-done Romania!

Training Oct 2014 - Tignes, FR

By tessirlande | On 28/10/2014 | Comments (0)

October 28th 2014 : Cool A wonderful week training in Tignes (but there is still a lot of work to do!), In alpine skiing sometimes the weather is foul and the turns are not all good, but there is no place I would rather be at this time!

September 2014 - Lycée Mt-Blanc - Back to School

By tessirlande | On 13/09/2014 | Comments (0)

September 2014 - Back to School - I guess I can't be skiing full time! New friends Happy @ Lycée Mt-Blanc

Training 2014 Hintertux, AT

By tessirlande | On 21/08/2014 | Comments (0)

My fisrt time in Hintertux, an amazing glacier in Austria. Winter conditions and powder snow in August! Hintertux, AT ... GREAT!Cool

Training 2014 Tignes, FR

By tessirlande | On 26/06/2014 | In Training | Comments (0)

My first training session this season will be this WE in Tignes Cool

I am proud to RACE for Ireland

By tessirlande | On 14/06/2014 | Comments (0)

I just got my Irish FIS license ... Cool I hope I will be able to do well this season. There are quite a few major international events coming up.... who knows?