13th Amateur Inter-Club Team Championship
Welcome from AICC President
This is the AICC’s second visit to France and it is the first time that The Ladies Ski Club, one of the World’s oldest Ski Clubs has hosted the Championship. The Ladies Ski Club is steeped in history, it is exactly a week and a year older than my primary club, The Kandahar Ski Club, the hosts of the 2019 Championship. The Ladies Ski Club has boasted as members, many of the finest lady skiers that the British Isles has produced through the decades, since the Club’s birth in Mürren on 23rd January 1923, following the suggestion of Sir Arnold Lunn.
I am delighted that The Ladies Ski Club has chosen Flaine as their host resort. Flaine is famous for being a "big snowy bowl", the resort has only been open for 50 years. It is car free and it is renowned for great piste and off piste skiing.
Pene Cairns, President of The Ladies Ski Club and her team have worked tirelessly to ensure that all AICC racers will have a memorable weekend of racing combined with two excellent dinners, it should be a superb few days in one of France’s great resorts.
The goal of the AICC Championships is to strengthen further the warm relationships that exist between our ski racing clubs. In the early days of ski racing there was considerable contact between the Arlberg clubs and members often visited each other’s clubs to broaden their experience and make new friends. In the past few decades racing for amateur skiers has seen a renaissance and the AICC has certainly contributed to that.
The AICC is now mature, the format is settled, and I am delighted that the following clubs are hosting the next Championships: the DHO in 2021 in Wengen and SC18 in 2022 in Cortina d’Ampezzo. I do not wish to tempt providence, but it is very much my wish to see the Championship hosted in Germany in 2023, my fingers are crossed!
I hope that this annual coming together of ski racing friends, both old and new, continues for years to come and that the AICC helps to sustain the positive momentum in amateur ski racing.
Founder & President of the AICC
Welcome to Flaine from the Ladies' Ski Club
We, the Ladies' Ski Club, are very much looking forward to welcoming youto Flaine for the 13th AICC meeting, 11th-13th March 2020. The Ladies' Ski Club was founded in January 1923 to promote ski racing and good fellowship among skiing nations, so it gives us great pleasure to further our cause and that of the AICC and invite you to join us in Flaine.
The LSC is the oldest ladies' ski club in the world. Many British racing women have belonged to the LSC including most British Olympians. We actively support many of the current British alpine racing women and make awards to support FIS members who are on the competitive circuit. In January every year we run the British Schoolgirls Races over a long weekend in Flaine for some 160 competitors and their supporters from many schools in the UK.
Flaine Is uniquely placed to keep the snow that falls into it's bowl, formed by the circle of surrounding mountains. It is well connected to the wide area of the Grand Massif and from the top of Flaine there is a magnificent view of the Massif du Mont Blanc.
The site of Flaine was discovered in 1959 by the geophysicist, Eric Boissonas and the Swiss architect Gérard Chervaz who went on to create a fine example of urban development, architecture and design, where short-term profitability would be second to aesthetics and care of the environment. Éric and Sylvie Boissonnas entrusted Flaine's design to Marcel Breuer (1902–1981), the eminent Bauhaus architect whose structural designs are well-known around the world. The resort boasts monumental works of art - "La Tête de Femme" by Pablo Picasso, "Le Boqueteau" by Jean Dubuffet, and "Les Trois Hexagones" by Victor Vasarely.
Flaine is designed on two levels to blend into the surrounding mountain, Flaine Forum and Flaine Fôret, and these are connected by two 24 hour free lifts. We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 11th March 2020 for the Captains' meeting and reception at the Auditorium in Flaine Fôret. We are planning some excellent racing for you on Mephisto and Calcite. Dinner on Thursday 12th will be on the mountain a short distance from Flaine Fôret by walkway and snowy path, and on Friday 13th we will celebrate with a gala dinner at the delightful restaurant Le Michet on the Flaine Forum level.
We hope you have a wonderful time skiing and racing here and enjoying everything that Flaine has to offer.
President, The Ladies' Ski Club