GB No.1 Giant Slalom Skier
Charlie Raposo currently has the greatest potential of GB’s athletes for World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic honours in Giant Slalom. At the age of 25, Charlie has already surpassed all previous British racers in Giant Slalom.
Achievements to date include first ever European Cup Giant Slalom podium for a Brit; a handful of World Cup finishes knocking on the door of the prestigious top 30 World Cup; North American Cup and Far East Cup wins; and many other strong performances in other races.
Ranked comfortably in the World Top 60, Charlie now starts an exciting push to break into the elite top 30 levels of the World Cup, with the extensive TV coverage that ensues.
Charlie started skiing in Verbier, Switzerland. From an early age his ambition was to be a professional skier. Initially talent spotted by a Swiss coach, by 11 he was racing, and at 14 he took the big step of moving to Vermont, USA to study and ski at a specific elite ski academy, Green Mountain Valley School. This was the major stepping stone in Charlie’s rise to becoming one of the best junior racers in the World for his age.
Upon graduating from GMVS, Charlie has focused on developing his skills to elite World Cup standards.
Charlie’s achievements to date show a clear progression towards the top levels of the World Giant Slalom rankings by the next Winter Olympics in Beijing, 2022.
Over the last few years, Charlie has achieved some stand out results. Here are some of the highlights.
Charlie is also a four time British Champion, and has been the best ranked Giant Slalom skier from Great Britain for the last seven years.
Charlie is focused on 2021 and 2022. Having made a big statement over the past couple of seasons with his strong European Cup results, and showing impressive speed and potential in World Cup races, his priorities are to achieve a place in the elite top 30 group in World Cup Giant Slalom, and to be one of the strongest racers on the European Cup Giant Slalom tour.
This is the league of racing in which Charlie has staked his claim. The next three years will include three full World Cup and European Cup tours, two World Championships (2021 Cortina and 2023 Courcheval / Meribel), and Charlie’s first Olympics in Beijing 2022.
These three years are crucial for Charlie. This is the time for him to climb to the top. He is close to competing with some of the great names of the sport, but achieving it will require persistence, resilience, unfaltering determination and hard work.
Charlie is highly articulate and a great ambassador. He is a great communicator. He is an energetic promoter of his brands. As his career has developed, he has learnt the value of partnerships and he has formed effective and long-standing relationships.
He values strong brand alliance and relevance, and he is also seeking new opportunities. He would love to discuss the possibilities with you and how you can become a partner for the next stage.
There are a number of ways that brands have partnered with Charlie: The obvious ones are his use of a brand’s products, or use of his time for your benefit. All partners are represented on Charlie’s website and social media profiles. Product endorsement is Charlie’s major strength.
“Since a year back when this young confident guy came in to the NOCCO Family he has been a strong team player with a happy attitude! NOCCO is all about team spirit – together you reach your goals! Charlie is an eager life loving skier that is doing all he can to make sure our brand is being seen World wide! For us as an young brand with a genuine spirit and an eager attitude it’s important to find ourselves with the right people that wants to grow with us. Charlie is definitely matching our criteria’s.
International Marketing Director at Vitamin Well, NOCCO, and Barebells
“Charlie has been amongst our top athletes for a few years already and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. He has been an excellent ambassador for the brand, using any opportunity to promote the products and help the company grow. He has also been of value in the development of the racing skis.
Head of Alpine Business at The Rossignol Groupe
“We are proud to have Charlie Raposo in Team Howden flying the flag for Great Britain and for Lloyd’s. Charlie’s charismatic personality makes him a valuable asset to Howden and RK Harrison.
Chairman Private Wealth Division at RK Harrison
“Charlie's a pleasure to work with and he’s full of ideas. Most importantly he understands how to benefit the brands he works with.
Managing Director at Vie Montagne & Club Vie