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The Artemis British Interschool Ski Challenge

Artemis Interschool Ski Challenge 2017 20th to 21st March 2017

The Artemis British Interschool Ski Challenge

Provisional Programme

20 March, Monday - U10/U12 GS, U14 Boys BASS GS, U14 girls and all U16/U18/U21 BASS Slalom 21 March, Tuesday - U10/U12 Stubby Slalom, U14 Boys BASS Slalom, U14 girls and all U16/U18/U21 BASS GS 

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Bearsden crowned Championship Ski and Snowboard Champions

BBC’s Ed Leigh claims ‘you will not find this kind of development in another European country’

 Photo Credit: James North

This summer, the inaugural Championship Ski and Snowboard league was launched at indoor and dry slopes across the UK. Six ski and six snowboard teams battled it out across 5 months of head to head competition, with Bearsden Freestyle

‘30 Days of Snowsport’ gives thousands of people the chance to try snowsports

At the conclusion of Snowsport England’s ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk), 2800 people have been give the chance to try skiing and snowboarding during 70 events in 30 days at indoor slopes and dry slopes across the country.

Second National Schools Snowsport Week dates announced as four Winter Olympians back the initiative

The second ever National Schools Snowsport Week (www.nssw.co.uk) will take place from 24-30 April 2017 and is backed by Winter Olympians Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, Dave Ryding, Aimee Fuller and Graham Bell.

Photo Credit: Alp Productions

Tilley and Raposo kick off Alpine World Cup Opener in Soelden

This weekend saw the start of the 2016/17 FIS Ski World Cup series in Soelden, Austria as Alex Tilley narrowly missed out on qualifying for the second run in the Ladies GS race and Charlie Raposo completed his first ever World Cup race in the Men’s GS.

Photo Credit: British Ski & Snowboard

 

British Indoor Snowboard & Freeski Championships 2016

Four new champions prevail...

 Photo credit: Craig Robinson

As snow begins to fall on The BRITS winter home of Laax, Switzerland, it was time to kick off the season in style by crowning the 2016 British Indoor Champions in Manchester. As the nation's skiers and snowboarders descended on the north west, Chill Factore’s park shapers were putting the finishing touches on arguably the most progressive park ever seen at an indoor champs.

Tilley and Raposo set for Alpine World Cup opener in Soelden this weekend

This weekend sees the start of the 2016/17 FIS Ski World Cup series, as the action gets underway in Soelden, Austria with the Ladies’ and Men’s Giant Slalom races.

Delancey British Alpine Team athletes Alex Tilley and Charlie Raposo will be out of the start gates on Saturday and Sunday respectively, with Soelden being Raposo’s World Cup debut.

 

Snowsport England’s Liability Insurance

Snowsport England’s Liability Insurance

We have received some recent queries about our liability insurance cover.
        In order to clarify the situation, we can confirm that:

UK Snowsports Instructor Courses go Global

UK Snowsports (UKSS) has gone global, with RAW Snowsports, headed up by Mike Barker, now delivering UKSS instructor courses in Dubai. 

Snowsport England Tutor Mike Barker, who is now based in Dubai, was asked to run UKSS ski instructor training courses at the giant indoor ski centre, Ski Dubai. 

The first courses are already well subscribed, with the best sign ups being on the UKSS Foundation Course aimed at 14-16 years old. This is the same course as a standard Foundation Course, but aimed at a younger market. 

British Ski and Snowboard appoint Dan Hunt as Performance Director

British Ski and Snowboard, the National Governing Body for elite British snowsports, are delighted to announce the appointment of Dan Hunt as Performance Director.

 

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