A nine-year-old boy has been crowned the winner of two winter sport competitions this week.

Palmer Parish, from Waltham Abbey, won the Under 12 Slopestyle and Freestyle BRITS Championships at Big Air in Laax, Switzerland.

The youngster, who has been skiing since he was three-years-old, was presented with two gold medals during the intense nine-day event.

This is the second time young skier has attended the competition with his dad, Jason Palmer, after walking away with bronze in freestyle last year.

Palmer’s mum, Becky Sigston, deputy head of Ivy Chimneys School, said: “He has made really good progress this year he has won all of the National championships including and all the regionals competitions in the area.

“The school have been really supportive when you have to travel to competitions during term time.

“He has done well this year and we are really proud of him.”

The year four pupil trains around ten hours a week at indoor arena The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead entering several competitions around the country.

Part of the GB Park and Pipe Academy programme, Palmer aspires to enter for the Winter Olympics and the Winter X Games.

Headteacher of Ivy Chimneys School, Jonathan Furness, also congratulated Palmer on his success, saying: “We are delighted it is something he is really passionate about and put in lots of time, energy and practise on top of his homework.”

Palmer also has been nominated for Pride of Essex Young Sportsperson of the Year which will take place at Chigwell Hall on Thursday, May 2.