Date of Birth:
15 January 1996
Place of Birth:
Charlie Raposo currently has the greatest potential of GB’s athletes for World Cup, World Championship, and Olympic honours in Giant Slalom. At the age of 25, Charlie has already surpassed all previous British racers in Giant Slalom. For the last seven years he has ranked amongst the top Giant Slalom skiers in the world in his age group.
Achievements to date include first ever European Cup Giant Slalom podium for a Brit; North American Cup and Far East Cup wins; 36th place World Cup finish (best British GS result ever); and a best ever British Result of sixth at World Junior Championships back in 2017. Ranked comfortably in the World Top 60, Charlie now starts an exciting push to break into the elite top 30 levels of the World Cup, with the extensive TV coverage that ensues.
Charlie started skiing in Verbier, Switzerland. From an early age his ambition was to be a professional skier. Initially talent spotted by a Swiss coach, by 11 he was racing, and at 14 he took the big step of moving to Vermont, USA to study and ski at a specific elite ski academy, Green Mountain Valley School. This was the major steppingstone in Charlie’s rise to becoming one of the best junior racers in the World for his age. Since graduating from GMVS, Charlie has focused on developing his skills to elite World Cup standards.