The snow was a bit thin on the ground at this year’s EXERCISE LION’S CHALLENGE, but this didn’t stop nearly 120 Army racers from competing at high speed in Slalom, Giant Slalom (GS), Super GS and the awesome, heart-in-the-mouth Downhill.

Running in tandem with the racing, this year held in Meribel in the French Alps, was the hugely successful Army Winter Sports Association (AWSA) & Team Army presented visitor’s programme, enabling sponsors to engage with soldiers and senior military personnel whilst engrossed in some really exciting racing. The Combined Services Disabled Ski Team (CSDST) were racing at the event but thEX-LC-1ey also found time to teach sponsors and VIPs the art of visually impaired skiing, single skiing and sit skiing – ‘it’s a lot harder than they make it look!’ became a common cry of participants!

Photo: General Sir Nicholas Carter, Chief of the General Staff with Paralympian Mick Brennan and CSDST athlete Shona Brownlee