My name is Ryan Faber, I am 10 years old. I was 4 years old when I went to Snowtrax in Christchurch to learn to ski before a family holiday to Canada. I loved it so much that I joined Team Snowtrax Snowsports Club in Christchurch, where I learnt to Race, Freestyle and Snowboard. I spent 3 years with Team Snowtrax, had a fantastic time, and made some great friends. I am now part of Hemel Ski Race Club, I also train with Ski Milton Keynes Race Team. I compete and train throughout the summer in the UK snowdomes in National and GBR races.
I am also privileged to be part of the Ambition Racing U12 Team. Ambition Racing is an Elite Alpine Race Academy based in Austria. I will spend much of this coming winter season training with them at their base in Leogang, Austria and representing them, competing across Europe, hoping to build on last year’s Alpine results where I finished in the top 3 of my year of birth at every race.
I am a young ambassador for Ski Barlett https://www.skibartlett.com/ (London based ski equipment shop) and a brand ambassador for both St Berts Clothing https://stberts.com/ and Edplace https://www.edplace.com/ (Educational program that I use when I am away training and racing in the Alps).
Keeping fit and building strength is also an important element of my skiing and I train 2x a week at Pete’s Functional Fitness Club in Sturminster Newton.
RESULTS 2018/19: Winter & Summer Season has been great I had many race wins and podiums claiming the following titles:
Lowlands U10 Champion (International race held in Belgium competing against all the Lowland Nations Sept 2018)
Ambition Champs – Stubby Slalom, GS and Panelled Slalom U10 Champion (Hinterreit, Austria Jan 2019)
Team Evolution Speed Races – GS and Speed Race U10 Champion (Reiteralm, Austria Jan 2019)
Welsh Alpine Champs U10 Stubby Slalom Champion (Champery, Switzerland Jan 2019)
English Alpine Combi and Pro-Slalom U10 Champion (Bormio, Italy Feb 2019)
British Alpine Pro-Slalom U10 Champion (Tignes, France April 2019)
Scottish Indoor U12 Champion (Braehead, Scotland June 2019)
Anglo-Welsh Indoor U12 Champion (Manchester Aug 2019)
British Indoor U12 Champion (Manchester Aug 2019)
GBR Indoor Series Overall U12 Champion (Manchester, Braehead, Castleford & MK Summer 2019)
I am now training hard and looking forward to the 2019/2020 Alpine winter season. I will be spending three weeks training on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, Austria in October and will return to Austria in December for two weeks before Christmas ready to compete in the first races of the season.