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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...

Scottish Ski & Boarder Cross - Glenshee 2023

Ski & Snowboard cross is a fun head to head race down a course of banked turns, bumps, and jumps with the goal of being the first to cross the finish line. The rules of ski/snowboard cross are simple. Four to six riders start from a gate simultaneously and go down the course as fast as possible, through each course gate, with the only goal to be the first across the finish line, racing for glory against your pals!

Nevis X Weekend

It's a full weekend of racing at Nevis Range in March, with Snowboard Banked Slalom on Saturday the 11th, and Ski & Snowboard Cross on Sunday the 12th. This weekend is a new event to the Snowsport Scotland competition calendar and we want to make it as good as possible. In order for us to do so, we need as many entries as possible, plenty of willing helpers and the most important component… snow! Open to those with disabilities and we actively encourage those from unrepresented groups.

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!

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