When the event was established in 2014, the Lowland Championships had 250 competitors from four countries competing. Now, the Lowland Championships have evolved into an international Alpine racing weekend with 350 competitors from six countries: Great Britain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark and Ireland.
The racers compete on the FIS homologated slope at the SnowWorld in Landgraaf (NED). The youngest racers compete in the U10 category and the age goes up to the Masters’ category, one of the reasons why this competition has grown to 350 athletes and is popular amongst racers, coaches and associations.
Three different races are scheduled: On Saturday the 28thSeptember, there is the slalom Snow World Cup and in the evening a Team Event parallel slalom will take place. On Sunday, September 29th, there is the Lowland Championship, which is both an individual event as well as part of the Nations Championship. The Lowland Nations Championship title is won by the country scoring the most points in the different age categories over three races. The current title holder is Great Britain.
Many talented skiers originate from the Lowland nations: Current World Cup skier Armand Marchant (BEL) won the first Lowland Championship titleback in 2014 and there are more examples of successful World Cup athletes, for example British slalom star Dave Ryding.