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    British Ski and Snowboard End of Season Round Up

    Last week saw a historic end to a fantastic 2014/15 season for British Ski and Snowboard, as Billy Morgan landed the world’s first Quad Cork on a snowboard. After the success of our British athletes at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in 2014, expectations for this winter season were high across all of the ...

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    Double win for Dougie Crawford in his ski racing swansong

    The Scottish Alpine Championships returned to Nevis Range where stunning conditions enabled two FIS GS races to take place. Shortly after announcing he would retire after the Scottish Champs, Dougie Crawford reigned supreme taking both the Scottish Champs title and winning the FIS GS race. In the Ladies races, ...

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    Dougie Crawford announces retirement

    Nine years in the British Ski Team, 25 time British Champion, 21st in the World Championships in Val D’Isere and a career high World Ranking of 54, Britain’s top downhill racer and arguably Britain’s best all round male alpine racer has announced that this Thursday’s Giant Slalom Scottish ...

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    Delancey British Alpine Childrens Championships 2015 ends on a high in Tignes

    After battling with tricky weather conditions for much of the week, the Delancey British National Alpine Children’s Championships ended on a high with a bluebird day, concluding a challenging but rewarding week which gave the rising stars of British skiing a chance showcase their talents. Tuesday ...

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    Good dump of snow for Easter!

    British Summer Time this year heralded some wintry conditions everywhere, bringing joy to lovers of Scotland’s mountain snowsports areas. With 18 to 20 inches of snow falling in the west Highlands over the last two days, and a little less in the east, Nevis Range, Glencoe Mountain and CairnGorm ...

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    The Delancey British National Alpine Champs draws to a close with the National Junior Slalom

    Sunday was the final day of the action in Tignes for the Delancey British National Alpine Senior and Junior Championship, with Nick Moynihan and Alice MacCaulay taking the Junior Slalom titles.  Nick Moynihan opened the Slalom, finishing his first run in an impressive 35.88 seconds, setting the standard ...

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    Eve Mackenzie and Harry Wright take over Tignes in Ski Slopestyle

    Day 2 of the BRITS 2015 saw a huge pool of competitors for the British Freeski Championship in Ski Slopestyle, with a total of 66 riders riding the specially prepared slopestyle course in Tignes. The athletes not only had to battle it out with each other in the Under18s and Overall categories, but they were also ...

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    Scottish National FIS Championships! 9-12th April, Nevis Range

    We are delighted to be hosting the Scottish National FIS Championships from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th April at Nevis Range, Scotland. The schedule will consist of the following: Thursday 9th April - FIS Giant Slalom (Scottish National Championships) Friday 10th April - FIS Giant Slalom Saturday 11th April - ...

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    Track your progress

    NEWS for all keen Alpine race trainees and athletes. You can now start tracking your Alpine skills development and progress, using the Snowsport Scotland Athlete Tracking System. Launched in December 2014 the tracker offers athletes and club trainees, interested in monitoring their progress, the ability to log ...

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    Coaching update: UKCP L2 Trained Remit

    After receiving feedback from various Scottish clubs regarding the limited numbers of L2 Licenced Alpine coaches who are available to work in Scotland during the winter, there has been a time limited change to the remit for L2 coaches to support athlete and club development.   As of the 7th January 2015, ...

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    Snowsports Insurance available through Snowsport Scotland!

    Do you regularly take part in snowsports? Are you looking for travel insurance, or, performance training cover, or just want to make sure you are covered for the trips you make to the Scottish snow? We have arranged access to insurance cover through Fogg Insurance, which we believe to be the best for our members ...

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    Nordic Coach Roy Young named Snowsport Scotland Coach of the Year

    On the weekend of 22-23 rd November 2014, Snowsport Scotland hosted ‘The Gathering’, an annual event at the sportscotland facility, Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore. This event brings together clubs, competitors, coaching and presenters to network and develop stronger relationships and this year, the ...

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    Snowboarder Stuart Innes named Snowsport Scotland Young Volunteer of the Year

    On the weekend of 22-23 rd November 2014, Snowsport Scotland hosted ‘The Gathering’, an annual event at the sportscotland facility, Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore. This event brings together clubs, competitors, coaching and presenters to network and develop stronger relationships and this year, the ...

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    SSS Annual Award Winners Announced

    On the weekend of 22-23 rd November 2014, Snowsport Scotland hosted ‘The Gathering’, an annual event at the sportscotland facility, Glenmore Lodge near Aviemore. This event brings together clubs, competitors, coaching and presenters to network and develop stronger relationships and this year, the ...

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    British snowsports bodies move towards coordinated coaching and instructing pathway

    In a significant move towards a complete and co-ordinated UK Coaching and Instructing pathway, British Association of Snowsports Instructors (BASI), Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales have agreed that they will recognise each other’s refresher courses. Holders of Level 1 and Level 2 ...

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    October FAST Camp - Tignes

    FAST (Focused Alpine Scottish Training) is the brand name of the Scottish Combined Alpine Camps initiative. There are two main aims: (1) to increase cooperation between Clubs resulting in better planned and less fragmented year round training programmes for young Scottish skiers and (2) to maximise economies ...

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    John Hynes Fund for Coach Education

    An updated form is no available for members to apply for support for Coach Education. John Hynes was the Head Coach/Manager at Hillend Ski Centre for many year. Following his death in 1988 this fund was set up in his memory with the goal of assisting coaches to achieve further qualifications.  Funding is ...

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    New Member Benefits: Cotswold Outdoor Ltd!

    As we continually look to improve the package available to all members we are pleased to announce a new benefit available to members. Cotswold Outdoor Ltd has a range of outdoor clothing and equipment with stores around the UK and an online store. All Snowsport Scotland Club Members and competitors can ...

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    SCOTTISH JUNIORS

    Also known as Scottish Junior Alpine Development Group (SJADG), this is for anyone in Junior 1 or 2 who wants to keep ski racing. You may have completed CH2 but that is just the start..........

    WHERE?

    Home and Abroad – we organise weekend and midterm training and race cover in Scotland and camps in Europe and further afield – traditionally we have organised a camp in Tignes in October; variety of places at Christmas including Norway, Austria, USA and Meribel in Easter for the national championships.

    WHY?

    We believe it is really important to encourage everyone to keep training and developing after you have left Children’s races. You will find that FIS races are different and therefore the training and coaching is geared to helping you make the transition between children’s racing and FIS races – the coaches are experienced with Junior racers – they know the circuit and they know how best to prepare you and get you into FIS races (as best as they can!) and fulfil your potential at this level.

    This not only gives Junior racers the opportunity to continue with ski racing; to learn the skills and gain the experience to compete at this level; but also the opportunity to train alongside the national team. All of this serves as an excellent development pathway toward consideration for team selection and has resulted in some trainees becoming full time members of the team.

    It is not all hard work!!!

    HOW?

    You need to become a SJADG member – it is really easy. The form is at the end of this text and for £25 you can become a member which gives you access to all the camps, training and resources that SJADG can offer.

    HOW IS IT ORGANISED?

    SJADG is run by a committee according the rules established in its constitution - the committee members are volunteers – usually parents of racers or ex racers who have a lot of experience and knowledge about running training camps and racing. The committee has an AGM in May and office bearers are elected. Throughout the year the committee meets to discuss, organise events and plan camps and other activities.

    The coaches work closely with the committee to make sure that what we offer trainees meets the need of the individuals and gets them access to appropriate training and races. They often work alongside the national team sharing lanes and training resources here in Scotland and in Europe.

    Currently the committee members are:

    Chair: Munro Anderson
    Secretary: David MacWilliam
    Treasurer : Ann Huntington
    Membership Secretary: Kay Ferrier
    Members: Liz Rofe, Jane Rahill
    Athlete's Representative: Miriam Hunsley

    HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

    Visit the website - www.scottishjuniors.org.uk (website in progress)
    Join the Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/scottish.juniors

    Talk to some of the trainees – many of you will know them and they can be spotted by brightly coloured hoodies.

    Email the membership convenor of the committee – Kay Ferrier

    HOW CAN I JOIN FOR SEASON 2013/14?

    If you are not ready to join just yet please fill in the membership form and send back to us via Kay – and we will be back in touch after we have made our plans for 2013/2014 and we can get you involved! Then your skis could be in this pile!

    Membership Form

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