A BIT ABOUT ME...
My name is Laurie Taylor, I am 20 years old and I am a professional Alpine Ski Racer. In 2018, I competed at my first Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and last year I had my first year following the full slalom World Cup tour.
I’m currently on the British Europa cup Team and train with the Slalom World Cup team.
I started skiing when I was 6 years old on a family holiday. From this moment I loved skiing and this led me to start racing on dry slopes and join the Aldershot ski race team when I was 9. I was very keen and wanted to get as many runs as possible on the training courses. It wasn’t long before I started joining in with other clubs (Bromley and Southampton) for more training.
When I was 10, after a dry slope camp, I was invited to train at the British Ski Academy (BSA) by Malcolm Erskine. I skied with BSA for 10 years based in Les Houches, France and it was a home away from home. During this time (between 12 and 16) my family and I moved to New Zealand and trained with the Queenstown Alpine ski team during the Southern Hemisphere winters and continued training there after moving back to England.
I have always worked hard to help fund my training, washing pots in the BSA kitchen, tuning skis and working at Browns ski Shop in NZ.
I’m currently on the British Europa cup Team and train with the Slalom World Cup team. At the moment I am working on breaking into the top 30 World Cup while also competing in Europa cup races.