Park & Pipe
Snowsport England works with its Home Nation partners (Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales) and the British Governing Body (British Ski and Snowboard) to deliver the National Academy for Park & Pipe.
The diagram below illustrates the talent pathway for the Park & Pipe (ski and snowboard).
Regional Talent Sessions
If you want to get started on the park & pipe pathway, then the regional talent sessions are a great place to get going. Sessions for the 2017 season will be confirmed soon.
For more information contact Ian Findlay (Talent Development Officer) I.Findlay@snowsportengland.org.ukThese sessions are ideal if you have some experience in park & pipe and want to progress to the next level. These sessions are staffed by experience coaches who will be able to help you on your journey in the sport.
Park & Pipe Academy
Athletes are selected to the Park & Pipe Academy based on the selection policy. Athletes are invited to apply for selection which will take place in May each year. Selection is open to any athlete who feels they meet the published criteria and can demonstrate this with video evidence. The Home Nations Academy is primarily England based squad and is designed to prepare athletes for the National Academy and the GB Park & Pipe Squads. The squad will focus on individual skill development both on and off snow and is provided through structured training throughout the year. This squad may also offer training camps abroad during certain school holidays (Easter/Summer) to further develop athletes all mountain performance alongside the National Academy.
All athletes are required to submit an application including links to video footage and a copy of their current Traffic Lights tracker in support of their application. To complete the tracker accurately below use the information below. Athletes will be required to attend their respective Home Nations Athletic Capacity Weekend which includes a Technical Skills Assessment at a slope to confirm the skills stated in the tracker.
Please click here to view the Selection Criteria for 2017-18
Please download and complete the appropriate Traffic Lights Tracker before emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please fill in the "Info" tab first before the TL Tracker. The TL Tracker already has examples in there, delete them and complete with the correct information. Please use the current date for tricks which are already established and all new developments can be tracked going forward.
The pinnacle of the sport is the British Freeski and British Snowboard Squad. From this squad, teams are selected to compete in World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Games (separate selection policy). Athletes in this squad will be full time athletes training and competing around the world in recognised events.