The next generation of elite skiing hopefuls send heartfelt messages of support to Paralympic skier Jade Etherington, who is one of just seven skiing athletes to represent ParalympicsGB in Sochi.
They are following in Jade's ski tracks as they are learning to ski with Snowbizz in the French resort of Puy St Vincent, just like Jade did when she was eight years old.
The Cambridgeshire-based company is one of Jade's personal sponsors and they are thrilled to see the progress of one of their star pupils through to the highest level of disability sport.
It's very exciting to be following Jade said Wendy Lyotier, who with husband Michel founded Snowbizz 27 years ago.
We will be watching all her events on television and cheering her on.
Jade, who turns 23 this month, is from Lincolnshire and is visually impaired. She skis with guide Caroline Powell, a former British ski racer, and together they compete in alpine skiing, slalom, giant slalom, super G and downhill events.
Snowbizz is a great company and has supported me from the beginning where I learnt to ski when I was eight and throughout my trials for the development team and now onto the World Class programme.
Snowbizz - The Family Ski Specialist - offers self-catering holidays in Puy St Vincent from £1447.00 for two adults and two children with flights from Gatwick, Stansted or Manchester. Evening meal option at La Chaumiere restaurant is £145 per adult and £55 per child for six evenings (three courses with wine or soft drink). The liftpass in Puy St Vincent is still one of cheapest in France, at £129 adults and £103 child (free for aged five and under) for six days, with a bonus afternoon on arrival day for Snowbizz guests. Snowbizz Junior Ski School for ages 5 -12 is £175 for six days; and Toton Ski School for 3- 4 years is £235 for six days. More on www.snowbizz.co.uk - firstname.lastname@example.org or 01778 341455.