Ski Sunday

Thrills and chills

Thrills and chills

Get your winter sport fix by tuning into the one and only Ski Sunday

We’ve got chills. They’re multiplying. That’s because Ski Sunday is set to deliver some heart-pumping action

Ski Sunday, Sunday 7 January, 5.15pm, BBC Two/HD (CH 102/162). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

There are two things you need to know about the BBC’s flagship winter sports show Ski Sunday – which turns 40 in 2018. First, it has arguably the greatest theme tune of any TV show ever. Second, it’s a great starting point to get you in the mood for the Winter Olympics, which gets underway in Pyeongchang on 9 February.

This week you’ll be able to take in the action from the breathtaking Swiss resort of Adelboden, where some of the world’s top skiing superstars will compete in a World Cup slalom. Six-time champion Marcel Hirscher is one of the favourites on the slopes, but Britain’s very own Dave Ryding will also be hurtling downhill at a ridiculous speed in pursuit of glory.

 

And there’s even more British interest in this latest episode, as Tim Warwood travels to Italy (sounds like a tough gig) to meet Paddy Graham. Who? we hear you ask. Well, Graham is the sort of guy who puts adrenalin on his cereal in the morning. This Sheffield-born daredevil is out to break the air-time record for a freestyle jump – which is as admirable as it is dangerous. Kids, don’t try this at home.

 

Ski Sunday, Sunday 7 January, 5.15pm, BBC Two/HD (CH 102/162). Also available for 30 days in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

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