AMESBURY skier Alex Slegg is set to make his Winter Paralympics debut after being selected as part of Team GB's 25-strong squad for the Games.

It is the largest contingent of British athletes to be selected to compete for the winter showpiece since the 1994 Paralympics in Lillehammer.

And Slegg, who travelled to PyeongChang for the Games in 2018 as part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme (PiP), to experience what being part of the team could be like, will now get to be a part of it for real in Beijing next month.

Former soldier Slegg, originially from Poole, served in the infantry until a herniated disc in 2013 led to Cauda Equina Syndrome, nerve damage in the back.

After learning to ski in 2016, Slegg went on to compete at international level on the World Para Alpine skiing circuit, as well as military ski races such as the Army Divisional Skiing Championships.

Speaking back in 2018, Slegg said: “Alpine Ski racing has totally changed my life and given me a whole new purpose and direction after a career in the Armed Forces."

And he will now compete on the greatest stage of all, at the Winter Paralympics between March 4-13.

He is set to be a part of the alpine skiing competition.

ParalympicsGB chef de mission Phil Smith said: “I am absolutely delighted to be able to confirm ParalympicsGB will be taking one of our biggest ever winter teams and one that promises to be our most competitive across a wider range of sports and events than ever before.

“The determination, strength and resilience each of these talented athletes has shown as they have continued to train and compete during these most challenging times has been incredible and I have no doubt that they will once again unite and inspire the nation with their performances at Beijing 2022.

“We are looking forward to using Beijing to build on the success of the past two Paralympic Winter Games and further enhance our reputation as an emerging winter sport nation.”