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    ATS Goes Live

    Pre-release copies of the new Snowsport Scotland Alpine Athlete Tracking System are now ready for you to download. The tracker allows alpine athletes to record the full history of their alpine skills and performance progression. The system holds data relating to:- Competition Results Skills Quest ...

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    FAST British Championships Camp - March 2015

    If your child wants to attend the FAST British Championships Camp in March 2015, you need to read on!   The 2015 British Championships are being held in Tignes, France and this is where the FAST Easter Camp will be based.   The feedback from the FAST team is that accommodation in Tignes ...

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    Early season competitions produce promising form from British Ski and Snowboard athletes

    With last weekend kicking off the start of the winter season for several of our Snowboarders and for Alpine Skier Dave Ryding, there was plenty to be happy about in the British Ski and Snowboard Camp.   At the O’Neill Pleasure Jam, a World Snowboard Tour slopestyle contest, held on the Dachstein ...

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    British Ski and Snowboard Teams gear up for the winter

    As the first big snowfalls of the winter season blanket the mountains of Europe, the British Ski and Snowboard teams are gearing up for another exciting season of action, taking them across the globe to represent their country.  The highlights of this season’s competitive skiing and snowboarding ...

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    Scottish Dryslope Slopestyle Champs 14 - Round Up

    For the second year running, Aberdeen Snowsports Centre hosted the Scottish Dryslope Slopestyle Championships before the competition will move back to Bearsden next year on a 2-year rotation. A total of 56 competitors headed to a sunny ASC for the event made up of 26 boarders and 30 skiers (18 female, 38 male). ...

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    The Last Gathering?! Inc. The Summit 2014

    The Last Gathering?! 2014 Saturday 22 nd & Sunday 23 rd November 2014 Glenmore Lodge, Glenmore, Aviemore PH22 1QU Information on workshops and booking FULL PROGRAMME HERE   We return to Glenmore Lodge to hold this valuable information and networking session, giving us all the ...

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    Big names of British Ski and Snowboard descend on the Ski and Snowboard Show next week in London

    This autumn our British Ski and Snowboard athletes will descend on the Ski and Snowboard Show in Earls Court, London from Thursday 30 th October to Sunday 2 nd November.   If you are heading down to the show, come and visit the British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) stand in the ‘Drop In’ area, ...

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    British Indoor Championships 2014

      It was bounded around that one of the biggest challenges following a successful Winter Olympics would be managing expectations and ensuring there was a strong wave of young talent being groomed in the wings, and on the showing of this weekend’s Picture British Indoor Championships it’s ...

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    14-15 BCR Helmet Regulations

    Please see the message below from GB TD Forum Chair, Ian Roberts.  In line with last year\'s FIS Rules, the 2014/15 BCR was to have mandated the new specification helmets for BASS races.  However, at recent meetings, FIS have decided not to apply the new helmet regulations to the U14/U16 and Masters ...

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    Second Annual Pre-season Backcountry Gathering

    Nevis Range will be holding a second annual Pre-season Backcountry Gathering at Nevis Range, on 29 th November from 9am. Pre-registration for £15 the day includes a gondola trip up Aonach Mor, where the workshops will take place, as well as lunch and entry into our prize draw (open only to participants who ...

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    Winter is Coming!

    Scotland’s newest snowsports festival is set to take place on 18 and 19 October at Scotland’s dry slopes. “Winter is Coming!” will offer a range of fun activities over the two-day festival, including taster ski and snowboard sessions.  The new festival has been developed by the ...

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    GB Sport Training Courses

    GB Sport are running two sport-specific business workshops for coaches and clubs in Glasgow in October. The courses cost £49 each or you can book on both for the great price of £90 . Call 01952 201657 to book your place. The tax authorities are currently  targeting those who work and volunteer ...

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    SSSA Autumn Dual Slalom Series Update

    Monday 29th September saw Hillend host Primary and Secondary pupils for the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association Autumn Dual Slalom Qualifier. With novice and experienced racers vying for a place in the finals at Snow Factor there was some great competition and very tight results on a glorious day at Midlothian ...

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    Scottish Alpine Ski Team Launched

     Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce the launch of the Scottish Alpine Ski Team (SAST).  The academy structure will still be in place to continue to support all athletes in all disciplines and we will keep developing the system to ensure it is still fit for purpose. The Scottish Alpine Ski Team ...

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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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    Competitions Commitee: Alpine Sub Group Meeting

    Thanks to those who have replied to the invitation to the Competitions Committee, Alpine Sub Group.  For those who can make it the meeting will take place at 7pm, Thursday 11 September 2014 at the Royal George Hotel, Tay Street, Perth, PH1 5LD.  Tea and Coffee will be available on arrival.  The ...

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    Sport Scotland Coaching, Officiating & Volunteer Awards 2014

    Each year sport scotland hold the Coaching, Officiating & Volunteer Awards to recognise and rewarding the hard work, dedication and success of those involved with supporting the development of athletes in their sport. There are 10 categories covering Coaching, Officiating & Volunteering in which ...

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    Exciting results for Great Britainís Alpine skiers this weekend

    There have been some exciting results from Great Britain’s Alpine skiers this weekend in the Southern Hemisphere.  Charlie Guest kick started the weekend with a 5 th place finish in Saturday’s FIS Slalom race, with Laurie Taylor finishing in 8 th place in the men’s. Charlie went on to ...

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    Coach Development Opportunities

    A couple of exciting conferences and seminars are coming up that may be of interest to coaches, instructors and leaders. Professor Carol Dweck - Unlocking Potential: Developing a Growth Mindset for Success The Winning Scotland Foundation and partners are delighted to invite you to book your place at the ...

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    Great Britains Alpine skiers continue successful summer season

    After a successful summer of racing, Great Britains Alpine skiers are looking to finish the season off on a high in the final races of the season this weekend and next week. The Southern Hemisphere racing season started off with a bang with Charlie Guest winning the very first Alpine race of the 2014/15 season ...

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    Snow tricks Scottish Indoor Slopestyle Championships head for Snow Factor

    Seventy of Scotland’s top snowboarders and skiers will converge on Snow Factor at Intu Braehead west of Glasgow on Saturday (30 August) for the Scottish Indoor Slopestyle Championships. Organised by Snowsport Scotland, over two separate runs competitors in the discipline known as ‘slopestyle’ ...

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    Dougie Crawford Takes Time out of Ski Racing

    “After a lot of thinking and soul searching I have decided that I need to take some time out from being a ski racer. The last few years have been mentally very difficult for me, I gave my absolute all to make it to the Sochi Olympics (and Vancouver four years before) and I didn’t make it. In 2010 I ...

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    SSS Alpine Sub Group - Competitions Committee

    Following the set up of Nordic and Freestyle sub-groups of the Competitions Committee, we are looking to establish the Alpine sub-group.  On Thursday 11 September 2014, the intention to hold a Snowsport Scotland Alpine Sub Group meeting at 7pm at a venue in Perth (TBC).The purpose of this group is to ...

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    Scottish Freedom Series 2015

    The 2015 Scottish Freedom Series planning meeting took place last night in Stirling with the four 2014 event head judges and event organisers present. Much enthusiasm and excitement for the coming season was eminent, with a bold plans shaping up for the 2015 Series! Background: 2014 saw the first Scottish ...

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    Top Scottish World Cup Snowboarder Slides Into Snow Factor

    This morning (Wednesday 6 August) saw Ben Kilner, one of Britain’s top snowboarding stars, slide into Snow Factor Braehead, with the World Cup half-pipe specialist giving his top tips to kids attending the popular summer Snowcamps.  Banchory based Kilner, who competed at the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 ...

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    Park & Pipe\'s Snowboarders head to Holland

    The snowboarders of the P&P Academy are currently in Landgraaf in the Netherlands for the first camp there. Snowworld has a reputation for one of the best indoor parks in Europe and should provide a great training environment for the riders to work on developing and reinforcing their park skills. Certainly ...

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    BSS Delancey Alpine racer Charlie Guest takes the first win of the Alpine 2014/15 season

    Delancey British Senior Alpine team racer Charlotte Guest has kicked off the start of the 2014/15 season with a win in the very first race of the Alpine calendar. Charlie, who has been training with team mates Alex Tilley and Darcie Mead in New Zealand for the last couple of weeks, won the Slalom race held in ...

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    Response to article by David Walsh re funding for wintersports

    In response to an article in The Sunday Times on 6th July by David Walsh ( available here ), the CEOs of the Home Nations have submitted this letter to The Sunday Times: Dear Sirs We write in response to David Walsh’s article published in the Sunday Times on 6 th  July which criticises UK ...

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    Event Crew Development - Accreditation Courses!

    Snowsport Scotland are delighted to now be running accrediation courses for officials and volunteers. This will help build a database of accredited officials across the country to help deliver great club and National events. Referred to as ECD (Event Crew Development) Workshops, the courses will cover Alpine, ...

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    Scottish Junior Alpine Development Group - Tignes October

    Scottish Junior Alpine Development Group (SJADG) are looking to arrange a training camp to Tignes in October. This camp is for skiers in the U18 and U21 categories who are members of a registered club and preferably with some race experience. As a rough guide, last year\'s camp cost around £1100 ...

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    Championship Ski Racing takes place in Glasgow

    On 14-15 th June some of the country’s top Alpine racers came together to compete in the GBR Indoor Series Race 3 followed by the Scottish Indoor Alpine Championships at Snow Factor, Glasgow. With minis races taking place in between the two runs the weekend provided opportunities for racers of all ages ...

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    British snowboarder Katie Ormerod becomes first female to land a double cork 1080

    British Ski and Snowboard athlete Katie Ormerod (16, West Yorkshire) has become the first female snowboarder to land a double cork 2018. See the jump here...

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    2014-15 Competitor Registrations

    We are now accepting competitor registrations for the 14-15 year (valid until 31st October 2015). British Ski & Snowboard have announced that early bird FIS licences are available for purchase until 30th June.  Any existing competitors with a registration valid until 31st October 2014 can renew for ...

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    Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships move to Tignes for 2015

    The Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships will take place in Tignes, France from Sunday 22 March to Friday 3 April 2015. This follows a move from Méribel where the Championships were held for 10 years.   This exciting move will see the Senior, Junior and Children’s National ...

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    Safeguarding & Protecting Children Workshops

    There are a few spaces left on a couple of Safeguarding and Protecting Children courses taking place in the next few days in Edinburgh and Glasgow, organised by Boxing Scotland. All Coaching Scheme Members who gain a new qualification are required to obtain the \'Safeguarding and Protecting Children\' ...

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    Disability Snowsport UK Guide Day

    The charity Disability Snowsport UK delivers skiing to disabled people from grass roots through to the Paralympics. The British Disabled Ski Team is part of the charity.   Following on from the success of the Sochi Paralympics where we returned with 5 medals we are looking for guides to ski with our ...

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    BNDS Nordic Performance Coaching Conference 24 & 25 May 2014

    Featuring    Frank Heggebo Norwegian. Ski coach,                           Head of Sports Development, Hovden ski academy  ...

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    Bormio 2015

    Bormio 2015 English Championships   Hard to believe I know!!  I’m sure most of you have not finished your washing from Meribel. Reality is that we must look forward to the coming season and the English Ski Championships. Glasgow Ski Racing on behalf of all Scottish Clubs are forward ...

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    Glasgow Telemark Festival

    The  Scottish Telemark Club  are organising a telemark festival on Saturday 19th June, this will be followed by a sprint race on Sunday 20th as part of the  indoor race series  this summer. There will be coaching available on Saturday for all abilities, wether you are a complete beginner or ...

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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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    Pupils head to Snow Factor for Schools Indoor Freestyle Champs!

    This week will see over 20 High Schools and 40 Primary Schools come from across the country for the 2014 Scottish Schools Indoor Freestyle Championships . With a custom built park at Snow Factor the Primary school competitors will show what they’ve got on Thursday 1 st May with the Secondary school ...

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    The Coe Cup wraps up The Scottish Freedom Series!

    The final stage of the 2014 Scottish Freedom Series took place with lots of thrills and spills in a great day at Glencoe Mountain. The Coe Cup rounded off the first Scottish Freedom Series with a spectacular weather window opening up for the skiers and boarders to take advantage of!  The Coe Cup remains ...

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    FIS Races back at Nevis Range!

    Nevis Range hosted the SSS Nevis FIS Races this weekend with stunning conditions on the Snow Goose as some of Scotland’s best male and female Alpine racers headed to Nevis Range!  Photo credit: Steven McKenna                         ...

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    CairnGorm Bags the Pipe at busy Easter

    The hills were alive to the sound of bagpipe music at CairnGorm Mountain this Easter where glorious overhead conditions and good Spring snow cover on the middle and upper slopes were enjoyed by over 2500 skiers and boarders in the course of the holiday weekend. A similar number of sightseers took the funicular up ...

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    Go Big or Go Home 2014!

    It’s Back Again! Go Big or Go Home returns to Bearsden, Glasgow on Saturday 21st of June 2014. The Freestyle Hub of UK Dryslope Skiing & Boarding will be hosting the sickest comp of the summer with Prizes from Freeze Pro Shop, Faction Skis, Salomon Snowboards and many more to be announced shortly! ...

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    British Ski and Snowboard Round-Up

    As the competitive season draws to a close, the past two weeks have been busy for Great Britain’s skiing and snowboarding stars.  Monday saw the Delancey British National Alpine Senior Championships draw to a close with Cara Brown and Dougie Crawford taking the overall titles after some exciting ...

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    Cara Brown lifts the Sir John Ritblat Victor Ludorum Trophy as she claims overall victory at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

    Over 100 of the world’s best Alpine racers hit the Meribel Stade in bright sunshine today - as they warmed-up for the final day of the Senior and Junior races at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Meribel.   Racing through a busy schedule to complete the Ladies GS and Mens ...

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    Raposo and Guest take Gold in the Giant Slalom at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

    Day five of the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Meribel saw Charlie Raposo and Charlie Guest take Gold in the Mens and Ladies National Championship (NC) Giant Slalom respectively.  Tricky conditions saw yesterday’s champion Dougie Crawford take a tumble, leaving the podium open ...

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    Katie Summerhayes becomes World Junior Champion in Ski Slopestyle

    Winter Olympian Katie Summerhayes was today crowned World Junior Champion in Ski Slopestyle after a win at the Junior World Ski Championships in Valmalenco, Italy. The 18 year old, who finished seventh at Sochi 2014, beat off a strong field to score a run of 86.80 ahead of Norway’s Johanne Killi and ...

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    Canadian Ski Coaches Federation Professional Negligence and Public Liability Insurance

                                                                                    Important Notice ...

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    Gower, Brown, Major and Clissold take the National Junior Championships Downhill honours at Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

    Day four of the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Meribel saw Jack Gower and Cara Brown crowned British Under 21 Downhill Champions, and Billy Major and Honor Clissold crowned British Under 18 Downhill Champions in the National Junior Championships Downhill.     Jack Gower ...

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    Crawford and Alcott claim second titles at Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships

    Day three of the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Meribel saw both Dougie Crawford and Chemmy Alcott claim their second 2014 British title in the Downhill, the blue riband event of the Championships.  The Downhill race was blessed with perfect blue skies, with racers fired up and eager ...

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    3rd for Jenny Jones and further success in Snowboard World Junior Championship and Delancey British Alpine Ski Championships and The Brits begin

    Jenny Jones, competing for the first time since her Olympic bronze medal win in Sochi, came joint third in the Nine Queens Big Air competition in Livigno, Italy. The contest was won by Elena Konz from Switzerland with Jessika Jenson (USA) coming in second and Jenny Jones sharing third spot with Isabel Derungs ...

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    Crawford and Alcott take Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships Super G titles

    On the first day of the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships in Meribel, GB racer Chemmy Alcott (Hampton Court, Surrey) - who has announced that she will retire at the end of this Championships - claimed the Ladies’ Super G title in her last ever Super G race with an impressive time of 1:23:91. ...

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    2014 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships begin in Meribel THIS SUNDAY

    The 2014 Delancey British Alpine Championships, the biggest event in the British Alpine ski racing calendar, begin this Sunday in Méribel, France. This will be the 11 th year of the Championships which will see Chemmy Alcott retire from competitive ski racing and top British racers Dave Ryding, Dougie ...

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    European Freeski Open begins, Delancey British Alpine Ski Championships starts Sunday and Jenny Jones, Katie Summerhayes and Billy Morgan in action

    Today sees the start of the European Freeski Open in Laax, Switzerland. Competing for Great Britain is Tyler Harding, Joe Hides, Cal Sandieson, Mike Rowlands, Madi Rowlands and Molly Summerhayes. Men’s Slopestyle heats start today, Women’s and Men’s Semi-finals tomorrow with Finals on ...

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    Another epic installment in the 2014 Scottish Freedom Series!

    The Nevis Range delivered in spades yesterday for round three of the 2014 Scottish Freedom Series with an epic show of FREERIDE competition! Blessed with bluebird overhead and 80cm of fresh powder the “Corrie Challenge” firmly put itself on the Scottish Freeride map with an awesome display of talent ...

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    2014 Freestyle Champions Crowned!

    Today Cairngorm Mountain hosted the 2014 Scottish Freestyle Championships! With high winds leading to an altered course the jumps were removed from the course leaving the competitors to impress the judges on the rails!  The McCormick Brothers took control of the Male side of the competition witrh Chris ...

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    Craig Macfie Foundation Award

    The second annual Craig Macfie Foundation Award will be presented this year at the British Championships. The award includes a £2500 training grant and will be awarded to an individual who meets the following criteria:  -       Male in the Junior age group ...

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    SSBX 14

    Video edit now available! Hot on the heels of the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Scottish Ski and Boarder Cross Championships 2014 took place at Glenshee Ski Resort over the weekend of March 1 st and 2 nd . One of the most popular on-snow events in the UK snowsports ...

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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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    Scottish Freestyle Championships 2014

    Scottish Freestyle Championships returns back to  CairnGorm Mountain Ltd  for 2014 inviting the best of Scottish talent to throw down and take the title of Scottish Champ! Check out the video edit from last year\'s competition here ! TIMING: 09.00 - Registration Opens in Ptarmigan Bar 09.30 - ...

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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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    Sporting students can apply now for funding support

    Sporting students at college or university in Scotland can apply before 31 March for funding support.  Winning Students provides scholarship funding to help students achieve their sporting and academic goals. The national student sports scholarships are open to current students and to school leavers ...

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    More children on Scottish slopes - new Learn to Ski programme launched!

    More children on Scotland’s slopes Free training and passes to get more children into snowsports Just ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, a pilot programme to help more children build a lifelong love of Scotland’s ski slopes was launched yesterday (23 rd January 2014) in Glencoe. In its ...

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    2014 will see Scotland host its very own FREERIDE TOUR known as the Scottish Freedom Series. This is a brand new series of freeride/freeski events that will take place at different mountains around Scotland.  All events are open to male and female skiers and boarders aged 18yrs or older. For ...

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    2014 Scottish Schools Alpine Series

    Over 50 schools are already entered in to the 2014 Scottish Schools Alpine Series. First event takes place at Glenshee on 21st January... For full information and entry forms please see the competitions page at

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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!

    Membership Form

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