Olympic hope­fuls get into train­ing for win­ter games at Snow Fac­tor

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Team GB hope­fuls hit the slopes at Snow Fac­tor Brae­head for the last time ahead of the win­ter games.

Mem­bers of the Bri­tish Park and Pipe squad re­turned to the in­door slopes as part of their fi­nal prepa­ra­tions for the 2017/2018 World Cup sea­son – and last hopes of se­cur­ing a place rep­re­sent­ing Great Bri­tain at the 2018 Win­ter Olympic Games.

The ath­letes prac­tised on the fresh snow last week in Scot­land’s only in­door real snow sports re­sort un­der the watch­ful eye of Hamish McKnight, GB Park and Pipe Head Snow­board Coach.

He said:“Af­ter an in­tense sum­mer train­ing pro­gramme and with Europe’s World Cup sea­son just round the cor­ner, slid­ing into Snow Fac­tor gives the ath­letes and the coach­ing team the chance to fine-tune tech­nique in real snow con­di­tions.

“It’s vi­tal prepa­ra­tion for the sea­son ahead.”

The Bri­tish Park and Pipe squad pe­ri­od­i­cally use Snow Fac­tor to train with Billy Mor­gan, 2016 X-Games medal­list, Katie Ormerod, Matt McCormick and Ben Kil­ner among rid­ers pre­vi­ously hosted by the fa­cil­ity.

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