Emily Sarsfield

GB No.1 Ski Cross Athlete • Live & most importantly...Laugh!!

Athlete • Ski Coach • Commentator • Presenter • Fitness Expert • Action Model • Ambassador • Mountains • Adventure

About Emily

Emily started skiing at the age of 3 when she was introduced to the sport by her parents on family holidays. Coming from a sporty family she did many different sports and it was only at the age of 12 before she started skiing competitively. She was selected to ski for England at 13 years old and at that point her focus on skiing became more serious.

After a successful alpine ski career she changed discipline to the new exciting freestyle event of ski cross in 2005. Various ski coaches advised her that her skiing style and attitude would be suited to this new extreme event and at the World University Games, in her first ever ski cross race, she finished in 6th position.

She has never looked back since then, ski cross is the ultimate downhill race with the biggest adrenaline rush.

Having travelled the World Cup circuit since 2006 Emily has had a career high World Cup ranking of 20th, career best of 11th in ski cross world cup finals and career high of 16th in Freestyle Skiing World Championships.  Emily is a multiple British champion and is Britain's No.1 Ski Cross Athlete.

Due to a serious knee injury in 2009, Emily missed over half the season.  Fortunately surgery was successful and due to the hard work she put in over the summer of 2009 to recover, she has been back racing World Cups since.

In the 2010 season Emily created British Skiing history by becoming the first British Female Skier ever to win a Skiing Europa Cup race.

Emily’s goals are to consistently place in the World's top 16 for ski cross and to compete in the Olympic Winter Games.