Moralee back on the snow for Team GB

Paul Moralee in action

Paul Moralee in action - Credit: Archant

After a successful first competitive season snowboarding with the British Snowboard Cross team, Hemyock-based Paul Moralee, he has been reselected for the squad this year as he continues working towards the World Cup Series and maybe one day the Winter Olympics.

He joined the team after being selected during a trial in Austria back in 2015. Since being part of Team GB he has gone on to win the British Indoor Snowboard Cross Championship, competed across the globe and competed against some of the best in the business in the European Cup.

Paul first got into snowboarding whilst on a family skiing holiday in the French Alps at the age of 12. Previously he was a skier but after a snowboard lesson one morning he never went back. Since then Paul has been lucky enough to snowboard all across Europe, America and Canada.

The event Snowboard Cross, also know as SBX and Boardercross is a snowboard competition in which four to six riders race down a course. Boardercross courses are typically quite narrow and include cambered turns, big jumps, berms, rollers, drops, steep and flat sections all designed to challenge the riders’ ability to stay in control while maintaining maximum speed. It is not uncommon for racers to collide with each other mid-race.

This winter season Moralee is based in Austria with the British team, training hard on and off the snow. He has a busy schedule balancing snowboarding, fitness and racing across the world. The race calendar will see him competing across Europe in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Spain and Czech Republic. Paul’s first big race will be on January 14 in Dolni Morava Czech Republic, where he hopes to start with a solid result to help towards his goal of competing on the World Cup Circuit.

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For more of an incite into Paul’s season check out his Instagram profile: @PaulMoraleeUK

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