Snowsports for Life

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Become a snowsports instructor!

Snowsport Scotland is the awarding body for all UK Snowsport qualifications in Scotland and offers a full range of courses that will train, assess and license you to become a fully qualified instructor, performance coach or leader. From city dryslopes through to the back corries of the Scottish mountains in alpine, ski, snowboard, backcountry and mountain induction - we have it all!

What's coming up...

Parallel Lines Race Series

The Parallel Lines race series is a fun open race, for both skiers and snowboarders, aimed at riders with disabilities and assisted needs but open to everyone! The races are slalom races suitable for a wide range of abilities, taking pace in various indoor snow centres across the UK. The race is an opportunity for anyone to get into racing. The races are suitable for all skiers and snowboarders, including everyone with physical disabilities, acquired injuries, intellectual disabilities and sensory processing differences.

Para Snowboard Progression Sessions

The Progression Sessions are open to any snowboarders with a disability or additional support needs looking to develop their skills and push their riding to the next level. During the sessions we'll work on ensuring the fundamentals are honed so you have a good platform to work from as we explore how to ride different parts of the mountain.

Future Sessions

Each session will take attendees through the Futures Awards syllabus, starting with off-snow movement prep and preparing to learn on-snow tricks. It will then offer those with some experience a chance to up their skill set and learn new tricks with coaches or just the chance to rip some rails and jumps. Want to get shredding on the snow this season? Pop along and give these sessions a try!

Our Strategy

Snowsport Scotland works in a 4 year funding and planning cycle, developing a strategic plan that aligns to the Winter Olympic cycle. The 2022-2026 Strategic Plan is built upon 4 strategic pillars and contains details of our strategic outcomes and priority projects. To download a PDF copy please click the link below.

Meet the Team

Scott Simon


Alison Grove

Marketing & Events Officer

Heather Orr

Part-Time Administrator

Fern Cates

Para Cross Country Pathway Coach

Sarah Young

Cross Country Pathway Coach

Alex Standen

Cross Country Performance Coach

Alastair Nasmyth

Para Snowboard Pathway Coach

Euan Baxter

Park + Pipe Pathway Coach

Murray Buchan

Freestyle Ski Performance Coach

Blake Williams

Para Alpine Pathway Coach

Christy MacKinnon

Alpine & Ski Cross Pathway Coach

Mark Vinter

Alpine Performance Coach

Veronica Morris

Finance Officer

Iain Ramsay-Clapham

Education & Development Officer