The Royal Navy Women's Snowboarding team storm the slopes

Storyline: Winter Sports

For the first time in history, Royal Navy Women won gold in all 3 snowboarding categories at the Inter-Service Snowsports Championships.

Six Royal Navy women competed in the snowboarding championships at the event which saw the RAF, Army, Royal Navy, and Australian Defence Force competing for glory. 

The teams competed in Boardercross, Parallel Giant Slalom, and Slopestyle categories against strong opposition from the other services. 

Due to the nature of Royal Navy careers and deployments, the teams have minimal training time prior to the championships and often less time than their competition. 

This year, the snowboarders had 2 weeks in Les des Alpes, training and competing at the Royal Navy Snowsports festival before travelling to Meribel for the Inter-Service event. 

The women’s snowboarding team stayed glued to the podium at the Inter-Service Snowsports Championships in Meribel, returning with team gold titles in all 3 categories as well as taking the crown for overall best team, a title that has only been achieved by the Navy once before in 2020.

Going for gold, PO Aaby Aldridge grabbed the top spot in Boardercross and Slopestyle, taking the Individual Overall crown as well. 

The Parallel Giant Slalom saw a Royal Navy podium domination with MA Cara Jones taking gold, with team mate Lt Cdr Hana Rabuzin to her left in second place and AB Jasmine Maunder to her right in third. 

AB Jasmine Maunder was selected to represent the Royal Navy as part of the UK Armed Forces team due to attend The British Ski and Snowboard Championships after she took bronze in the Boardercross and Parallel Giant Slalom. 

An impressive medal haul for the Royal Navy women who return to the UK victorious.