Jasmin Taylor is the first Briton to win a World Championship medal in telemark skiing. She is the 2014 British Champion, 2013 French Cup Champion and her best finishing position in World Cup is 2nd place. Based on her World Cup ranking she is currently #1 for Great Britain and #8 in the world.
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 her first World Junior Telemark Championship in 2011.
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 British Team ever since.
Based in Chamonix, France, Jaz is currently training for the World Cup season and the 2017 World Championships. Persistent and hardworking, Jaz’s exceptional talent for telemarking is matched only by her fierce determination and ambition to one day be World Champion.
We interviewed Helen to find out more:
What would you have chosen as your dream job?
What I’m already doing…
Skiing and science!
Who would you like to thank?
Family, friends, supporters, team and sponsors!
What are your other interests?
Psychology, people watching, water-sports, cooking, reading, housing, reality TV!
What charities and causes do you most connect with?
Snow-Camp & Inspired Life
If you were Prime Minister what things would you change?
I’d want to create a National ‘Health’ Service educating everyone on being healthy with a separate National ‘Ill-Health Service…
Who inspires you and why?
Stephen Hawking, his mind knows no boundary!
Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
Stephen Hawking, we would chat about science.
A Waitress, I was useless!