CHARLIE RAPOSO
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WELCOME

Welcome to Charlie’s website. Charlie, aged 21, is one of Britain’s young ski racing hopes. He is currently the best ranked Giant Slalom skier in Great Britain, as well as finishing his Junior racing career as one of the strongest GS skiers in the world for his age. 

 

Charlie has dedicated over ten years of his life to reach his ski racing goals and is just starting to knock on the door of the level he aims to compete at - The Olympic Games and the World Cup Tour. The upcoming years will see Charlie aim to compete at his first Winter Olympics in South Korea, the 2019 World Ski Championships in åre, Sweden, and a handful of the World Cup Giant Slalom races. 

ABOUT

Having grown up in England until 13, with frequent recreational ski holidays in Verbier, Switzerland, it wasn't long before Charlie’s parents couldn't get him off skis. After three years of racing and training in Europe with British programs he moved to Vermont, USA to attend a ski academy. This benefitted Charlie in many more ways than just his skiing. He gained incredible experience thousands of miles away from home and learnt far more than how to ski fast.

Since finishing school, he has committed to competing at the top level of ski racing. For the past four years, Charlie has been a part of the Global Racing team, which is an elite private team for athletes without a national team. This has been ideal for Charlie as he has not had a national team to join until now.

While being apart of Global Racing Charlie competed in his first World Cup, first World Championships - finishing 35th at 19 years old, four World Junior Championships - finishing sixth in Are 2017 Giant Slalom (best British result ever), and many North American and European Cup Races.

Going into 2018, Charlie is apart of the newly reformed British Alpine Ski Team. The five man strong team, which features World number eight slalom skier Dave Ryding, are looking to have the strongest season ever for British Alpine Skiing, raising the bar from Dave’s successful 2017 season. The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, in which Charlie is set to compete in for Team GB in the Giant Slalom, will be a very exciting time for British winter sports as Team GB will be taking their strongest team ever across all winter sports.