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Gerald Harrison - sadly missed and never forgotten

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Gerald Harrison. Gerald was a skier, a Snowsport England coach and tutor, a respected BBC producer and director, and perhaps most important of all, a true gentleman.

Over the years, Gerald worked with many clubs and ski centres; his endless optimism, calm nature and good cheer meant that, even at the end of the rainiest day, his skiers had improved and left the slopes with a smile on their face.

Gerald worked with a number of clubs including Kendal and was a regular coach on Oxfordshire Ski Club’s ‘Squalor Tours’.

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Snowsport Scotland - National Performance Coach

Snowsport Scotland is currently experiencing an exciting phase of growth and development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Snowsport Scotland team as a National Performance Coach (NPC) - Alpine. 

The Alpine National Performance Coach (NPC) will be responsible for delivering the Snowsport Scotland FIS athlete performance camps and monthly training sessions. The NPC reports directly and will be line managed by the Snowsport Scotland CEO.

Payment: Up to £20,000

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English Alpine Championships Biggest Yet

Hundreds of competitors and their families enjoyed another action-packed week of skiing in Bormio, Italy where they gathered last week for the 23rd English Alpine Championships.  

Over 430 competitors took part, with skiers ranging from under-10s to senior athletes from England, Scotland and Wales.

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English Alpine Champs 2019 - Day 5

The sound of crisp, early-morning snow under booted foot was a fitting soundtrack as the English Alpine Championships reached its crunch on the fifth day of racing in Bormio. Stella Alpina has been a forest of humanity in recent days and that only continued with slalom for the U14s and U16s, final races offering the chance to make a lasting impression. 

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English Alpine Champs 2019 - Day 4

Every single skier at this year’s English Alpine Championships was on piste thanks to a monumental effort from all involved in Bormio. There wasn’t a piece of powder left unturned across Stelvio and Stella Alpina - whether you were Nicole Ritchie in her ninth FIS season or an under-10 transfixed by sights and sounds. And once again the weather didn’t let anyone down, the week’s first clouds flitting into the skyline but failing to at any stage obscure a sublime scene. Appropriately, it was the best day of the Championships so far for Brits in FIS racing.

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