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Fifth World Championships Courchevel-Meribel

By tessirlande | On 22/02/2023 | Comments (0)

On a short break from my first year Master's exams I competed in my fifth World Championships in Courchevel-Meribel in Giant Slalom and Slalom. With so little training this year returning from a lower back injury, a souvenir from Beijing's Olympic  "Ice River" ;-) , I didn't manage to qualify for the second runs, but ended with a 57th place ranking in Slalom.

Back already on the school benches.

Lot's of love and many thanks to the Irish fans out there, Rickey, Lexi and others!

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First Irishwoman in a speed race at the Olympics

By tessirlande | On 11/02/2022 | Comments (0)

Just so happy to have completed the SuperG in the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics with the last bib #44...

Also a first for Ireland, the first time there is an Irishwoman in a speed race at the Olympics.

After my crash in the Giant Slalom where I clipped a gate and landed hard on my back this race is one I will cherish!!!!


Here is the article: Irish Mirror article


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.

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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!

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!!!

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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!

Olympic blog post # 1

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

We arrived yesterday in the Olympic village to a very warm welcome from the Olympic village volunteers and staff. I have already made a few Korean friends!

This morning I had the chance to free-ski on the slope next to the technical alpine course in Yongpyong resort- very steep and well prepared slopes. The snow is amazing!

Olympic Council of Ireland Team Announcement for the Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang

By tessirlande | On 30/01/2018 | Comments (0)

Monday, 29th January 2018: Alpine Skiers Tess Arbez and Patrick McMillian, Cross Country Skier, Thomas Westgard, Half Pipe Skier, Bubba Newby and Snowboarder Seamus O’Connor were today confirmed by the Olympic Council of Ireland (the “OCI”) as the five athletes who have qualified to represent Ireland at the Winter Olympic Games being held in PyeongChang, South Korea from the 9th to 25th February.

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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!



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