Posts by tessirlande

73 Points in SuperG at Slovenian National Championships

By tessirlande | On 27/03/2021 | Comments (0)

Today I achieved my goal in speed racing = FIS points under 80. 73 points in Super G at the Slovenian National Championship races in Tarvisio. Fast turns and a few jumps and one happy Irish skier at the bottom of the slope!!!

Irish National Champion Giant Slalom and Slalom

By tessirlande | On 15/03/2021 | Comments (0)

At the inaugural Irish National Alpine Ski Championships in Kronplatz, I'm very happy to bring home the two titles: in Giant Slalom and in Slalom.

Not many Irish skiers competing this week, but we were joined by excellent skiers from all over the world. Well done to my team-mates Cormac and Alec for taking the men's titles in Slalom and Giant Slalom respectively and Sophie, runner-up in the GS today.

Best ranking at the World Championships: 38th in GS

By tessirlande | On 18/02/2021 | Comments (0)

So happy with my result today! My best ever and the top ranking for an Irish woman in a World Championship race:

38th place in the Giant Slalom, moving up the ranks from bib 60 out of 99 athletes.

Two very long and physically trying runs on a beautiful sunny day in the Dolomites. Grazie Cortina!


In slalom after a good first run (47th) I didn't manage to negociate the icy patches at the top in the second run- too much energy and not enough edges!


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My fourth Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina

By tessirlande | On 17/02/2021 | Comments (0)

I am so happy to announce that I will be representing Ireland at the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Cortina, Italy. These will be my fourth World Championships, after Vail (2015) St Moritz (2017) and Äre (2019). My Team Ireland teammates competing in Cortina will be Cormac Comerford and Alec Scott. Follow the green team from Thursday 18th February to Sunday 21st February!

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Back in the game...

By tessirlande | On 28/12/2020 | Comments (0)

... and it feels good!!!

After a whole season away from the slopes to concentrate on getting through the daunting first year of Biomedical studies at the Faculty of Medicine in Geneva (a tough competition!), I started training in Kaabdalis, Sweden, in November.

My first races were in GS in Isola 2000. With a strong field of European Cup and FIS racers and a high bib, I finished twice in the top 30s.

More to come soon.

Le's do it!

71 points in SuperG

By tessirlande | On 10/04/2019 | Comments (0)

Very happy with my two SuperG races today in Serre Chevalier. This season I had two major goals: the first was to qualify for the second run in the GS or SL race at the World Championships, the second was to lower my FIS points below 80 in one of the speed disciplines. With my two results today (82.5 and 71.9 points) I will finish this season with 77 FIS points in SuperG and have now achieved both my season goals.

Two podiums in GS

By tessirlande | On 25/03/2019 | Comments (0)

Happy to be back on the podium for two second place finishes in GS in St Gervais Mont Blanc.

Thank you for your support

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2019 | Comments (0)

Thanks to all who have posted messages of support on this website and on Instagram. I would like to especially thank Dominique and family from Switzerland- thank you so much for your trust and encouragement, and Rickey from the US who has travelled the world to cheer for me at three World Championships and the Winter Olympic Games- awesome.

Thank you ToyShades!

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2019 | Comments (0)

Thank you ToyShades, Great British Eyewear Brand, for supporting me by providing some really classy shades. They look grand on the slopes!


Checklist for World Championships in Are

By tessirlande | On 18/02/2019 | Comments (0)

1) Arrive in Are without luggage and skis                                          Yes

2) Break GS skis in training                                                                  Yes

3) Break SL hand guards in traning                                                    Yes

4) Qualify for the second run for the first time in GS and SL          YES!!!

Follow us on Instagram

By tessirlande | On 31/01/2019 | Comments (0)

Hi there! An invitation to follow me on Instagram: @tess_arbez and all Irish snowsports athletes on the new official IG account @snowsports_association_ireland

I'll see some of you soon in Are!

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GS racing in Champsaur and Courchevel

By tessirlande | On 21/01/2019 | Comments (0)

Preparing for the World Championships in Are... racing GS in Champsaur (South of France) and on injected slopes in Courchevel.

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FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Team Announcement

By tessirlande | On 17/01/2019 | Comments (0)

Team Announcement FIS Alpine World Ski Championships - February 4th - 17th 2019 : Are (SWE)  

The Team for Sweden are Tess Arbez, Cormac Comerford and Kieran Norris.

So proud and honoured to be part of Team Ireland heading off to the Alpine Skiing World Championships in beautiful Are, Sweden. My third World Championships, can't wait!

Reflecting on the Winter Olympics 2018

By tessirlande | On 14/01/2019 | Comments (0)

Time to reflect on the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang: an article which can be found on the Olympic Federation of Ireland website at:







Fan Club Hoodie available for order

By tessirlande | On 08/05/2018 | Comments (0)

Help me finance the upcoming season by buying a super cool "Fan Club" hoodie, colour charcoal grey (see photo album and full details below).

Sizes in stock: S, M, L, XL. Other sizes (XS, XXL) available.

Price 75 euros. Will post worldwide.

Please contact me via the website contact form for payment options and posting.

Many thanks for your support!

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Sponsoring Tess Arbez Irish Olympian

By tessirlande | On 12/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Back from the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang it is already time to think about the next season.

A complete season of racing at an international level is very costly and I am running on a very tight budget.

Would you help? Please contact me via the website contact form for more information.


Three podiums in Slalom

By tessirlande | On 11/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Followed up on my two podiums in GS (3rd and 1st) with two podiums in Slalom (3rd and 2nd). Four podiums in four days.

Back on European snow: 1st and 3rd in GS

By tessirlande | On 09/03/2018 | Comments (0)

Back on European snow with two podium finishes in two days: 1st and 3rd in the FIS C Giant Slaloms in St Gervais.

Goodbye PyeongChang

By tessirlande | On 26/02/2018 | Comments (0)

Goodbye PyeongChang

Thank you for everything it was a dream!

'The future looks bright for Irish skiing' Press coverage for Team Ireland's alpine skiers

By tessirlande | On 19/02/2018 | Comments (0)

Several really nice articles have come out in the press this week on Team Ireland's Winter Olympic journey. Very appreciated coverage for Alpine skiing in Ireland!

As my teammate Pat McMillan says: "The future looks bright for Irish skiing":