A Paralympian from High Wycombe won a superb silver medal at the Delancey British Alpine Skiing Championships in Tignes recently.

Ben Sneesby, 23, was the fastest British competitor in the men’s sitting slalom race but lost out on gold by one second to Lou Braz-Dagand from France.

The championships mark one of the biggest events in the British alpine skiing calendar and provides the chance to see the best of the British talent take to the piste.

Sneesby, who had a tumour removed from his spine at just three months old which left him with an incomplete spinal cord injury, meaning he has no sensation in his left leg and minimal in his right, uses a sit-ski to race and was delighted to replicate his second place from last year

He said: "My target was to try and do as well as I did last year and I was very happy to get silver again.

"I hadn't done a lot of skiing as I have been at university and working hard so winning a medal was the aim.

"I was close to getting the gold but I can't complain too much as the French guy skied so well so it was very hard to criticise that.

"It was just great to be competing again after some time off and I love the event so it was fantastic to be back out there."

Sneesby now has more time off over the summer and won't be racing again until late autumn.

He added: "I have another couple of months of university and then I aim to be racing at an indoor event in the Netherlands in November.

"We will see what pans out and work out the balance of working and skiing in the future so it all depends on that really."