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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.

 

‘30 Days of Snowsport’ reaches midway point with hundreds trying skiing and snowboarding nationwide and more opportunities to come

As the ‘30 Days of Snowsport’ initiative (www.30daysofsnowsport.org.uk) reaches its midway point, hundreds of people across England have already given skiing or snowboarding a go for the first time, as slopes nationwide continue to offer free or discounted taster and recreational ski & snowboard sessions. 

 

Do you want to shape the future of British snowsports?

Do you want to shape the future of British snowsports?

In what is an exciting time for British snowsports, with the launch of two new funding initiatives and the imminent announcement of a new high-profile Performance Director, British Ski and Snowboard are looking for experienced, knowledgeable and highly motivated individuals to help drive the organisation forward.

LISTEX 2016 attracts over 130 snowsports industry professionals to The Snow Centre

‘Sell the Experience not the Snow’ leads forum discussions  

The London International Snowsports Trade Exchange (LISTEX) 2016, which took place at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead at the end of September, saw over 130 professionals from the UK and international snowsports industry come together for two days of networking, meetings and forum discussions.

 

Participation Officer Will McGlynn

This week will be Participation Officer Will McGlynn’s last full time week with Snowsport England.

Snowsport England Level 2 Race Officials Course

Snowsport England aims to run a Level 2 Race Officials’ Course annually each November, but if there is sufficient demand, other courses can be arranged throughout the year, not only at Loughborough but also in regional locations. 

Race Officials’ courses are coordinated by Ian Roberts on behalf of the SSE Alpine Strategy and Planning Committee (ASPC).  Ian may be contacted via ianroberts.sse@btinternet.com.

SportsAid Week raising money to help support the next generation of British sports stars on the road to Tokyo and beyond

SportsAid is encouraging the British public to support the country’s sporting future by undertaking fundraising activities to help the next generation of Olympians and Paralympians targeting Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

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