Scottish Schools Snowsport Association

The Scottish Schools Snowsports Association was formed in 1971 to provide competitive snowsports opportunities to Scottish Schools.

The current event portfolio delivers some 30 events across the academic year, across all snowsport disciplines on artificial slopes, indoors and on snow. All events are designed to encourage the first time competitor as well as the seasoned racers, with novice categories available and the longer term objective is to encourage school pupils to get involved with snowsports clubs and possibly enter the performance pathway.

The organisation is run by a small committee of teachers and snowsports professionals, dedicated to providing top quality snowsports events, opportunities, information and support to schools in Scotland.

The number of participating Scottish schools increases each year. See the list of 2012/13 participating schools. It is now estimated that there are around 250 schools involved in competition and more like 350-400 Scottish schools that engage regularly in some form of snowsports activity including "learn to ski programmes", and ski trips.

With the support of Snowsport Scotland, the clubs and centres around the country, the SSSA runs over 30 schools snowsports events every year. Events are open to all primary/secondary schools in Scotland and are designed to encourage all levels of skiers and boarders to try competing, even if for the first time.

All events are designed for maximum fun, team participation and the ultimate objective is to inspire more pupils to consider getting involved in snowsports clubs, outside of school, and then further progress their skiing and boarding skills.

If you want to get your school involved please see visit for more information.