Alpine World Ski Championships in St Moritz

By tessirlande | On 23/02/2017 | Comments (0)

Just back from an amazing week in St Moritz where I managed to pass both qualifying races in GS and Slalom to compete with the world's best racers in the Championship races, finishing 52nd in Slalom and 59th in Giant Slalom. The Swiss public and organisation were absolutely fantastic. I was very happy to catch up with my team-mates Conor, Cormac and Kieran, and to meet Kelsie. Very proud of this Team Ireland!



Podiums in SL and GS Les Pyrenees France

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

This week I travelled South to race in the Pyrenees mountains. in Font Romeu, very close to Andorra and the Spanish border. Results: one podium finish in SL (2nd place) and one in GS (3rd place). 

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