Parents of an 11-year-old girl from Usk have shared their joy after their daughter won her first Welsh skiing title in Switzerland two weeks ago.

Lottie Williams, beat other skiers from around the work to the overall title of the Welsh Alpine championships hosted at the slopes of Les Crosets in Champery.

Over the three day event, Lottie took the top honours in both the slalom and the giant slalom in the junior girls category.

Lottie, who attends Usk Primary School said: “I am so proud to have won the Welsh Championship, and to take the overall girls title.

South Wales Argus: Sara Jones Sara Jones (Image: Sara Jones)

Lottie (Centre) Stood on top of the podium after her win in Swizerland. Picture: Sara Jones

“It has been brilliant spending time with my teammates, and other competitors there was a brilliant atmosphere.

"I am very lucky to have this opportunity to train and spend time doing what I love.”

Prior to the event, the youngster won silver and bronze in the Anglo Scottish championships in Italy. And will now compete in the English and British championships.

The 11-year-old is currently in Italy, training to compete in the English championship and hoping to replicate her current success.

Mum, Sara Jones is proud of her success and is proud of her hard work and dedication to the winter sport.

South Wales Argus: Sara Jones Sara Jones (Image: Sara Jones)

Lottie in skiing action in Swizerland. Picture: Sara Jones 

She said: “We are very proud of her, I know she has worked so hard and put so much dedication into it.

"She has been working hard all season and to get these results after skiing in the Scottish championships earlier in the month was great.

“Last year she won the giant slalom title in the under 10s, which was the first overall title she won.

"It was lovely to see her on top of the podium and smiling she makes us proud every day.”

South Wales Argus: Sara Jones Sara Jones (Image: Sara Jones)

Lottie in action on Snow in Swizerland. Picture: Sara Jones 

Lottie learned to ski at the age of three on a family holiday in France, since then she has been dedicated to the sport and has won many titles.

Her success has inspired her brother Sonny, seven, to follow in her footsteps to train at the Pontypool Ski racing club.

She added: “Her brother has already started showing signs of going down the same route, he loves it too but he is too young to race at the moment.

“He trains on the dry slopes at Pontypool, but you have got to be eight to race on the snow and dry slopes, so hopefully next year he will be part of it all.”