Jasmin Taylor

Name: Jasmin Taylor

D.O.B: 22/08/1993

Hometown: Ipswich

Sport: Telemark Skiing 

Jasmin Taylor is the first Briton to win a World Championship medal in Telemark skiing. She has achieved 5 World Cup victories, across all 3 disciplines and has 33 World Cup podiums to her name.

Jaz joined the British Ski Academy as an athlete aged 12, competing as an alpine skier. After becoming the youngest British Ski Cross Champion ever, aged just 15, she made the England Freestyle Ski Team in 2009. It was during this time Jaz started Telemark skiing, a discipline for which she showed potential on a far larger scale, competing in 2011 at her first World Junior Championship.

Jaz was invited to the World Junior Championships after the British Telemark Ski Team spotted her results in the French Cup series following her frequent podium appearances. Jaz has been on the team ever since.

During winter, she bases herself in Chamonix, France, and is currently training for the World Cup season and the World Championships. Persistent and hard-working, Jaz’s exceptional talent for telemarking is matched only by her fierce determination and ambition to one day be World Champion.

Get to know Jaz

Tell us about your successes so far?

I have 33 World Cup podiums and I am currently ranked 5th in the world…

What are you working on? What are your goals for the future?

I am working on many different aspects of my sport including fitness, technique, mental preparation, ski tuning and development. My goals are to be the very best (that I can possibly be)!

Why do you ski? What do you love about skiing?

I like the feeling of sliding and acceleration into and out of a turn, I also like jumping well and flying through the air… Training can be hard going (both on and off the slopes) but I also find fulfilment in the challenge.

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Tell us about your best day skiing?

I think the first time I ever skied on snow when I was 11 years old, I remember that feeling of sliding and being in the mountains, it was just magic.

What do you do away from your sport?

I play ice hockey, climb, read, and spend time with family and friends.

Where is your #NoPlacetooFar?

I would love to ski in Japan one day.

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Photo Credits

FIS Telemark, BBC Ski Sunday 

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