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Hailing from a ski-mad family, British ski cross athlete Pam Thorburn has been throwing herself down snowy mountains since the age of three. A former Team GB alpine skier and British Alpine Champion, she switched to ski cross in 2010, adding British Ski Cross champion to her CV. After several bumps in the road – including breaking her neck, both hips and dislocating her shoulder more than 20 times! – Pam now has February’s 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang in her sights.
Here, the 31-year-old Ellis Brigham ambassador talks about the thrills and spills involved in the high speed world of ski cross, her typical training diary and how she’s feeling as PyeongChang approaches.