Media release: Ritchie’s record-breaking run

2018 Scottish SL 473158-1

SKIER, Nicole Ritchie, from Glasgow Ski Racing, has made history this weekend by becoming the only athlete – male or female – to win the Scottish Dry Slope Slalom Championships for the eighth time.

She secured her latest title at Hillend, just outside Edinburgh, the longest and steepest artificial ski slope in Europe.

There was a 125-competitor field, which was slightly down on the 133 competitors from 2017.

Hillend coaches, Callum Henderson and Murray Howie, set the technical slalom courses.

The first course, set by Callum Henderson, was set with more technical gates.

Ritchie favours steep difficult courses and Hillend suits her.

After the first run, she held a small margin over fellow Glasgow Ski Racing competitor, Eilidh Ryan – of 0.18 second. Lothian Ski Racing’s Jemma Clark followed in third place, with a gap of 1.96.

In the second course, set by Murray Howie, Ritchie used her experience to increase her lead, winning with an overall margin of 1.57 seconds to take the title, for the eight consecutive year as Scottish Dry Slope champion.

Glasgow Ski Racing also won the team dual slalom.

Nicole Ritchie is sponsored by QTS as part of its youth athlete programme.


Notes to editors:

Nicole Ritchie age 23, from Glasgow, is a full-time alpine athlete – supported by the QTS group, under their youth athlete programme. She is also supported by ski manufacturer, Rossignol. She trains with Orsatus racing in Meribel France and Glasgow Ski Racing.

Photo: please credit Neil McQuiod, Racer Ready

For further information

Contact: Gordon Ritchie

Email: /


MEDIA RELEASE issued by Gordon Ritchie Marketing. You too can share your stories (aka press or media releases), on this site. Email here for more information.

Check out for your very own media releases feed…

Check out too and

Stay connected with our various twitter feeds: CharitiesDrinkEducationEnergyFashionFilmFoodGardensLegalMotorsMusicOutdoorsPropertyScience and Sports. And not forgetting FinanceTheatreTravelFestivalsVisual ArtsAberdeenDundeeEdinburghGlasgowInvernessPerth and Stirling.

Gordon Ritchie Marketing contact details…

Contact: Gordon Ritchie