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    Snowsport Scotland's Newest Member of Staff!

    Snowsport Scotland is excited to have Alex Standen join our team!  Alex Standen has been appointed to the position of Coaching Futures Apprentice Cross Country Coach. Coaching Futures is Sportscotland’s performance athlete to coach apprenticeship programme that involves former athletes taking on a ...

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    Snow and Avalanche Foundation of Scotland (SAFOS) Lecture Seminar

    An opportunity for all mountain enthusiasts, skiers, boarders, climbers, walkers, mountain guides, instructors, ski patrol, mountain rescue personnel and other professionals to address the challenges that avalanche hazard in Scotland presents. What snow conditions are we faced with ? How can we manage ourselves in ...

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    Great Britain Turn Heads at Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina

    P RESS RELEASE 17 September 2015   Great Britain Turn Heads at Interski 2015 in Ushuaia, Argentina The British Association of Snowsports Instructors Interski 2015 delegation has just returned from Ushuaia, Argentina and one of its most successful Interski’s ever. Throughout the ...

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    Cara Brown reigns supreme as Delancey British Alpine Ski Team produce top results in Southern Hemisphere

    Cara Brown reigns supreme as Delancey British Alpine Ski Team produce top results in Southern Hemisphere   Delancey British Alpine Ski team racer Cara Brown has been on top form this summer, with a run of six podiums in nine days in South America. Following Jack Gower’s double podiums earlier this ...

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    Apprentice Cross Country Coach Position available

    Apprentice Cross Country Coach Position Supported by sportscotland, a fantastic opportunity has arisen for a three year Apprentice Coach position in Cross Country as part of the Coaching Future Project. The post holder will contribute to providing coaching support for the Snowsport Scotland Performance Pathway ...

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    Snowsport Scotland recruiting for new Performance Director (voluntary)

    SSS is looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic individual to become the Performance Director (voluntary) on the Snowsport Scotland Board. This role is key to the progress of the sport in Scotland by having an objective view of the company’s strategy and operations, in particular in the area of ...

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    Snowsport Scotland is supporting Snowsports by bringing in New Qualifications

    Snowsport Scotland, August 25, 2015 Snowsport Scotland, the organisation in Scotland that represents the interests of Snowsports and supports participation from newcomers to Olympic athletes, has introduced a suite of new Instructing qualifications to support snowsports in Scotland. Jane Campbell Morrison, ...

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    Valuing PEOPLE in snowsports AWARDS 2015

    Volunteers are the cornerstone of snowsports in Scotland and are vital to raising awareness in the communities in which they live and work. Snowsport Scotland has honoured individuals for their commitment to outstanding volunteerism since autumn 2014. There are several categories to nominate someone for; ...

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    New Chairman of British Ski and Snowboard

    British Ski and Snowboard (BSS), the national governing body for snowsports in the UK, has today announced the appointment of its new chairman. Rory Tapner will be taking over from the current BSS Chairman, Professor John Brewer on the 15 th September 2015.   Rory was, until recently, Chief Executive of ...

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    UKCP Level 3 Alpine Coach Course :: Hintertux Glacier in Austria :: September 27- October 2, 2015

    Snowsport Scotland, Snowsport England, British Ski & Snowboard and the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) are pleased to announce the dates of the first UKCP Level 3 Alpine Coach course. This highly anticipated course will be running on the Hintertux Glacier in Austria from Sunday 27th Sept to ...

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    UK Snowsports Coaching Conference 2015

    Snowsport Scotland is pleased to be able to continue to support the UK Snowsports Coaching Conference at Chill Factore on the 19 & 20 September 2015. In order to help Scottish coaches attend this fantastic event, Snowsport Scotland is providing minibus travel for up to 10 coaches of Scottish clubs.  ...

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    Preparing for Competition Workshops

    Following on from the first round of Regional CPD workshops aimed at performance coaches, we are very pleased to announce 'Preparing for Competition" sessions to be delivered by Dr Richard L Cox. Dr Cox has been involved in Scottish performance sport for many years and this will be an introduction to Sports ...

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    Early Bird Season Tickets - Nevis Range

    Early Bird Season Ticket prices are now on sale at the year round mountain ski resort, Nevis Range! Click on the image to Buy Now and Ski for Less! 

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    Delancey British Alpine Ski Team Summer Preview

    As the Southern Hemisphere winter season gets into full swing, members of the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team are about to begin a busy few weeks of competitions across Australia, New Zealand and South America. For others, their summer training will continue with intensive training on the glaciers of Europe. ...

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    Introducing our new Development Officers

    This week we have been joined by Graham Mounsey and Louise Kochalski as our new Development Officers. Graham and Louise will be working with clubs in their area as well as working to increase engagament with with schools and facilities around the country. Graham has been a member of the Snowsport Scotland team ...

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    Welcome to the team to Sam Brewer!

    On Monday 20th July, Samantha Brewer joined the Snowsport Scotland team as Membership & Marketing Coordinator. Sam will be the main point of contact for membership and will lead the marketing activity for all our activity.  New to Scotland, Sam is a recent graduate of Brock University where she ...

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    Scottish Dryslope Alpine Championships - 26-27th September

    The weekend of 26-27th September will see the Scottish Dryslope Alpine Championships return to Midlothian Snowsports Centre! With the main slope being replaced over the Summer it's sure to be a great race at the end of September. Saturday 26th September will be the Slalom races with a Mini's race ...

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    Event Crew Development courses coming soon...

    With the success so far of the Event Crew Development (ECD) courses we will soon be scheduling further courses around the country from Autumn up until Christmas.  The courses provide training for anyone looking to get involved with running Alpine, Freestyle, and Freeride events and cover all aspects from ...

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    Nevis Range are looking for a new Managing Director

    This is an exciting opportunity to run a Scottish ski area, visitor attraction and activity centre with overall responsibility for the smooth running of a multifaceted operation.  Nevis Range employs approx. 55 staff throughout the year and twice that in winter.  Turnover varies dramatically ...

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    Introducing our new Park & Pipe Pathway Coaches

    We're delighted to announce two new members to the team at Snowsport Scotland! Thanks to support from  sport scotland we are pleased to welcome Ben Kinnear and Dan Breen as Park & Pipe Pathway Coaches, both starting on Monday 13th July.  The two new coaches will be responsible for planning, ...

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    Oxygene Ski Academy Scholarship Winter 2015-16!

    Welcome to your future as a ski instructor in France. Your journey to making a career out of teaching skiing starts right here with Oxygène Ski Academy. We are the only French Ski School offering fast-tracked career opportunities to British skiers in France and as GBR series racers, or members of ...

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    Ski racing items to be auctioned off to raise money for two British causes

    Ski racing magazine Racer Ready is auctioning two one-off ski racing items to raise money for the Craig MacFie Foundation and Leon Sadler fund.   The first item is a signed commemorative front cover of Racer Ready showing Dave Ryding standing in the leaders enclosure during the second run after the ...

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    'Developing Talent & Mindset' - Coach Education Workshops!

    We are happy to announce a series of coach education workshops this Summer available to Snowsport Scotland members focusing on Developing Talent & Mindset. The workshops will be run by Scottish Institute of Sport Talent Manager, Tony Stanger. The workshops are aimed towards coaches but are also open to ...

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    British Cross Country Ski Team announced as Olympian Posy Musgrave retires

    British Ski and Snowboard have today announced the British Cross Country Ski Team for the 2015/16 season, and the retirement of Winter Olympian Posy Musgrave.  The British Cross Country Ski squads have been confirmed, with the Elite Squad consisting of Andrew Musgrave, Andrew Young, Callum Smith and Annika ...

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    Delancey British Alpine Ski Team announced for 2015/16 season

    British Ski and Snowboard are pleased to announce the Delancey British Alpine Ski Team for the 2015/16 season. With a Senior team consisting of eight athletes, and nine new U21 and U18 additions, 40 athletes in total make up the Senior, U21 and U18 British teams.  After a groundbreaking season for Slalom ...

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    Bormio 2016

    Glasgow Ski Racing are once again organising a camp for the 2016 English Alpine Championships in Bormio.  For further information please check out this link .

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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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    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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    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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    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..........


    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.


    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!!!


    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.


    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


    Visit the website - (website in progress)
    Join the Facebook page -

    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


    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!

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