We’re part of the team, are you? Snowsport Scotland are ready to support UKAD’s Clean Sport Week

We all have a role to play in keeping sport fair and clean. Snowsport Scotland is proud to reaffirm our commitment to clean sport by backing UK Anti-Doping’s (UKAD’s) Clean Sport Week campaign.

Clean Sport Week is UKAD’s national awareness week championing clean sport, education and anti-doping initiatives with sports across the UK.

This year’s Clean Sport Week takes place on 22 – 26 May 2023. The theme is “Teamwork in Clean Sport”.

Athletes are central to the team, responsible for making sure they compete clean – it’s their body, their responsibility. Coaches, doctors, medical staff, parents, and us as the National Governing Body for Snowsports. We are all part of the team and play a vital role in supporting athletes. Collectively, we need to stay educated, inform athletes of their responsibilities, and create a positive culture that gives athletes confidence to win well, without doping.

In support of UKAD, we’re getting behind Clean Sport Week. We challenge all athletes, coaches, and athlete support personnel to show your team player credentials and work together with athletes to fulfil their anti-doping responsibilities.

We are also proud to be working with UKAD on the Assurance Framework, which National Governing Bodies must complete to show they are meeting their anti-doping responsibilities. As part of this, we’ve been creating an Education Strategy to support athletes early on in their career.

We also encourage anyone in our sporting community that would like to learn more about anti-doping to sign up to UKAD’s Clean Sport Hub where there are free education courses for athletes, students, coaches and practitioners.

Follow @ukantidoping on social media to see a range of educational and exciting content throughout the week.

To find out more about UKAD’s Clean Sport Week initiative click here.

Board Vacancies

Snowsport Scotland Chair & Board Vacancies

Snowsport Scotland (SSS) is appointed by sportscotland (the National Agency for sport) to act as the Scottish Governing Body (SGB) for snowsports in Scotland. As such we work in partnership with like-minded organisations to encourage more participation in snowsports and to develop and support our best athletes to perform on the world stage.

Our existing Chair and several Board Members, having led the Organisation for the last six years, are nearing end of their term. Therefore, in order to achieve our Organisational ambition, we seek to appoint a Chair and Directors to lead the organisation through and beyond the Milan-Cortina Olympic and Paralympic cycle. A full job description and person competencies for the (SSS) Chair position can be found below.

Application Process. Please send a CV and Covering letter outlining suitability for chosen role to ceo@snowsportscotland.org or to discuss furth er. Closing date for all roles is 9th June 2023 at 17:00. Interviews will be conducted by a Nominations Committee who will make recommendations to the Snowsport Scotland Board and held in Edinburgh on the 20/21st June 2023. The incoming Chair and Directors will be appointed for an initial three-year term following the recommendation of the Nominations Panel. The appointment shall be ratified at each year’s AGM by a simple majority of those voting.

To view full job description of Chair please click here.

To view full job description of Directors please click here.

Scottish Alpine Ski Team 2023/2024

Alpine Ski Team 2023/2024

Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce the Scottish Alpine Ski Team as:-


Brooke Baxter

Maisie Blyth

Daisy Cowie *

Christina Dow

Tia Freshwater

Charlie Guest

Lucy Jackman

Louisa McIntosh *

Holly McKey

Kizzy Scott

Madison Spence

Autumn Train

Isla Ward


Sebastian Ackerley

Kerr Baxter

Hamish Blyth

Ruaridh Blyth

David Christey

Joe Grieve

Frederick Horn

Calum Hunter

Jack Irving

Calum Langmuir

Oli Laughland

Jake Leonard *

Alasdair Macdonald

Blair MacLeod *

Angus Matheson

Michael McIntosh

Lewis McKey

Ian Menzies

Emerson Proctor

Ryan Pye

Euan Reilly *

Finlay Royle *

Owen Vinter

Murdo Watson

* New entrant

Eola GBR Series 2023

The EOLA GBR Series is back in 2023!

Featuring a full schedule of exciting indoor and outdoor races, starting in late April.

This year marks the third consecutive year that eola, a leading booking and management system provider, is sponsoring the GBR Series. After two successful years of partnership, eola continues to be the headline sponsor, supporting the growth and development of skiing talent across the UK.

The EOLA GBR Series showcases the highest level of ski racing on UK artificial slopes, with five races taking place at outdoor facilities and five on indoor snow. The events will highlight some of the UK’s most promising skiers, offering them the chance to participate in top-quality ski races across various age groups – from under-10 through to masters level.

Callum Hemsley, CEO of EOLA, said: “We are thrilled to sponsor the EOLA GBR Series for the third consecutive year. Collaborating with these exceptional organisations to create opportunities for competition and participation across the UK is something we take immense pride in. Our mission is to help increase participation opportunities in snowsports, not only in the UK but also globally. Witnessing the enthusiasm and dedication of the participants is truly inspiring, and we eagerly anticipate cheering on all the competitors at this year’s races. We’re committed to nurturing the growth of the skiing community and fostering the development of future skiing champions.”

Para Entries

The EOLA GBR races are keen to encourage more para athletes and we have included a para category for the first time for the event.

Entries will be welcomed from para athletes to the eola GBR races. There will be a special category for para skiers. Para entries may be in any age category, and do not need to have seed points, but must comply with the other eligibility criteria for the event. Para athletes will ski the same courses set for the EOLA GBR event and would run as first racer(s) down the relevant courses for each run. Awards will be made for the para category by gender.

Race Dates

• 6th & 7th May eola GBR indoor Series Race 1 & 2 Snowsport Wales Chill Factore
• 17th & 18 June eola GBR indoor series races 3 & 4 Snowsport Scotland Breahead (provisional)
• 15th July eola GBR indoor series races 5 Snowsport England Chill Factore

• 20th & 21st May eola GBR Outdoor Series Race 1 &2 Snowsport Wales Llandudno
• 4th June eola GBR Outdoor Series Race 3 Snowsport Scotland Hillend
• 1st & 2nd July eola GBR Outdoor Series Race 4 & 5 Snowsport England Chatham

About EOLA: Transforming Dry Ski Slopes Booking and Management

EOLA is a booking and management system perfect for dry ski slopes, streamlining bookings and slashing administrative tasks by half. Our platform benefits ski slope operators like Active Nation, Ski Cardiff and Pontypool Ski Slope along 400+ outdoor activity companies, with the potential to double bookings and save time:
• Streamlined Booking: Effortless online booking for skiing sessions, lessons, and events, featuring real-time availability and automated confirmations.
• Efficient Management: Centralised control of bookings, schedules, instructors, and equipment, cutting admin time by 50%.
• Customisable Solution: Flexible features and integrations tailored to your unique needs.
• Enhanced Customer Experience: User-friendly booking process, increasing satisfaction and repeat customers.

Exclusive Snowsport England, Scotland and Wales Partnership Offer: Join EOLA through our Snowsport partnership and receive £5,000 in booking fees free! Experience EOLA’s transformative benefits with no upfront cost, and deliver unforgettable skiing experiences to your customers.

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The BRITS 2023 – A Very Scottish Round Up


What a weekend at The BRITS! Now we’ve fully recovered, after two weeks back at the desk, we can look back on what an awesome event this was. How lucky were we with the weather?! Yes, it could have been blue skies and rainbows, but I think we were all just grateful there was snow still on the ground and the winds were playing ball! Cairngorm Mountain Resort did a fabulous job of hosting the event. 

Snowpark Scotland 

Last weekend the UK Snowsports community truly flexed its muscles and came together to deliver an amazing event. During the lowest of low tides in the Scottish mountains we were able to not only pull it off, but really make it a memorable weekend for everyone. I’m so excited to see what we can all achieve in the future when we get another winter like 2021.”


Here’s a round up of all of the Scottish clubs and individual results: 

Aberdeen Snowsports Club:

Silver Saul Brown – Snowboard Rail Jam U16
Gold Kirsty Muir – Ski Banked Slalom Overall
Silver Lewis Donald – Ski Banked Slalom U12
Silver Aila Paterson – Freeski Slopestyle U16
Bronze Sandra Caune – Freeski Slopestyle U16
Silver Caleb Humphrey – Freeski Slopestyle U12
Silver Tyler Prosser Marr – Banked Slalom U16
Bronze Tyler Prosser-Marr – Snowboard Rail Jam U16
Gold Tyler Prosser-Marr – Slopestyle Snowboard U16

Gold Kirsty Muir – Ski Slopestyle Overall

Zoe Lewis, Head Coach Aberdeen Snowsports Club 

“The Brits – what a weekend Scotland delivered! The environment created by the park shaping team allowed trainees to experience a top level park without having to go abroad. It was great to have The Brits so close to home this year so the younger trainees who might not have had the opportunity to go away could see the older riders and get inspired. ASC had ten trainees booked in for coach support over the weekend with a number of medals picked up between them and also achieving their personal goals! Here’s to hoping The Brits are held on home snow again!” 


Bearsden Freestyle

Gold McKenzie Hainey – Ski Banked Slalom
Gold Matt McCormick – Snowboard Banked Slalom
Silver – Olivia Burke – Ski Rail Jam

Neil Burke, Bearsden Freestyle committee member 

“It was fantastic to see The Brits back with a bang after the pandemic had forced it to be cancelled for the last few years. The crews involved from the Cairngorm team, the Snowpark Scotland guys, Snowsport Scotland and of course The Brits regulars did a fantastic job in a year of tricky conditions and weather. The courses from Slopestyle, Rail Jam and hotly contested Banked Slalom were fun and exciting and despite weather issues for Slopestyle, the change to expression session for fun, and ad hoc prizes, was in the spirit of the scene and definitely a worthwhile watch for the spectators, as were the rails, the banked slalom and the snow skate session. The après send in Aviemore was fully Brits worthy and it was so good to see so many faces, old and new getting involved. The Bearsden riders all came home with some podiums and a smile on their faces, though none so big as Matt McCormick’s! Having it on home soil to start it back was brilliant as it made it accessible to a large number of riders and spectators, and let’s hope that this encourages people to get involved in a championship abroad in the future, or indeed have a home soil event become an additional permanent feature.” 


Cairngorm Snowboard Club   

Gold Jamie Trinder – Slopestyle Overall
Silver Ed Greig – Slopestyle Masters
Bronze Aaron Perch – Slopestyle U16
Gold Joshua Botherstone –  Banked Slalom U12
Silver Rochelle Amos – Banked Slalom U16
Silver Stevie Trawland – Banked Slalom Legends
Bronze Eoghain Sutherland – Banked Slalom U16
Gold Lesley McKenna – Banked Slalom Overall
Gold Euan Baxter – Banked Slalom Legends  & Silver Overall
Silver Jamie Trinder – Snowboard Rail Jam
Bronze Angus Leith – Snowboard Rail Jam

Jonny Barr, Club coach 

“Once again the snowboard club’s effort has paid off! Past and present riders, coaches and parents have made this event monumental. With podiums throughout all categories its a statement that keeps showing we are on the right path. 💪”


Cairngorm Ski Club  

Silver Harry Townsend – U16 Banked Slalom
Gold Ffion Townsend – Banked Slalom U18
Gold Lesley McKenna – Banked Slalom Legends & Silver Overall
Gold Linnea Perch – Banked Slalom U16

Lesley McKenna, Cairngorm Ski Club 

“It’s been a while since I have had the opportunity to take part in  a ski race on Cairngorm and  I am guessing it’s been around 40 years since I first had the chance as part of Cairngorm Ski Club Easter Ski camp. It has to be said that taking part in the ski banked slalom at The Brits was every bit as fun as I can remember the club races of my childhood being and it is that feeling of stoke that was alive and well and very much in evidence watching the current Cairngorm Ski Club competitors take on the course next to World Class skiers like Kirsty Muir and Paddy Graham.   

It is so important that the local kids have the chance to see and compete in national level events alongside icons of the sport and even more powerful when the ethos is not only about who is the best but also about how each person can make the event as fun and memorable as possible. The Brits was a truly memorable event for all the right reasons: from the perspectives of the competitors, the spectators, the snowsports communities and the events crew and I very much hope that it’s not 21 years until another is held on Cairngorm!”


Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre 

Gold Deja Parker – Freeski Rail Jam U16
Silver kai Watson – Freeski  Rail Jam U16
Bronze Viks Williams Ski Banked Slalom
Bronze Lewis Donald – Ski Banked Slalom
Gold Deja Parker – Freeski Slopestyle U16
Gold Ruariadh Macpherson – Freeski Slopestyle U12
Silver Ruariadh Macpherson  – Ski Banked slalom

Viks Williamson, Glasgow Ski Racing 

“It was an absolute belter of a comp, great atmosphere and super inclusive. Lots of smiles and cheering from everyone. I love the bank slalom set up too, so amazing for everyone’s skiing and the course is so complex it’s an amazing test of skill.” 


Das Swamp 

Bronze Mark Donnelly – Freeski Rail Jam

GBS park & Pipe team 

Gold Roahan Duncan – Snowboard Rail Jam U16
Gold Roahan Duncan – Snowboard Banked Slalom U16

Gold Ben Kinnear – Snowboard Banked Slalom Masters

Bronze Jamie Matthew – Ski Banked Slalom Overall


Ben Kinnear, GB Park & Pipe Snowboard Coach – 

“Brilliant to be back in Scotland for the Brits last weekend and ride with so many new and old faces in the UK scene. An incredible atmosphere all weekend and huge thanks to all those who worked hard to make it happen.”


Jamie Matthew, GB Park & Pipe Head Ski Coach –

“What an epic weekend for The Brits at Cairngorm. The mixed ‘Scottish’ weather certainly didn’t dampen spirits and with three cracking venues we saw two days of great competition. It just goes to show what can be achieved on home soil when the community comes together and it’s great to see the depth of talent and passion for snowsports that still exists in the U.K. Huge credit to Stu & Spence, Snowsport Scotland, Cairngorm Mountain and all involved who had a hand in making things happen. Hopefully this is not the last time we have an event of this calibre in the U.K.” 


Scottish Ski Club 

Gold Finlay McKee – Ski Banked Slalom u12
Silver Lewis Donald – Ski Banked Slalom u12
Gold Zara Urquart – Ski Banked Slalom U12

Calum Shepherd, Coach SSC – 

“It was great having world-class competition back to Cairngorm and I’m really proud of our team for showing off what skilled well-rounded skiers they are. Bring on more banked slaloms!” 


Other Scottish Results 

Gold Rowan Orr – Snowboard Banked Slalom U16
Silver Kyle Wise – Snowboard Banked Slalom Masters
Silver McKenzie Patrick Snowboard Banked Slalom u18

Gold Scott McMorris – Snowboard Slopestyle Masters

Silver Elliot Neave – Snowboard slopestyle Masters

Murray Buchan – Gold Ski Banked Slalom Masters and Silver Overall

Euan Baxter – Gold Banked Slalom Legends

Murray Buchan, Snowsport Scotland Freeski Coach – 

“It’s great to see The Brits back and even better to see it in Scotland. Cairngorm did an amazing job getting such an impressive set up together at that time of the year. Getting the snowboard and ski community together again after a long break was a lot of fun for everyone and I would love to go back again next year!” 


Euan Baxter, Snowsport Scotland Park & Pipe Coach – 

“The Brits 2023 blew the doors off. The initial response to have the event back on home snow was really positive but the event delivered far beyond expectations.  It brought together the community from not just Scotland and the UK as a whole but also across generations and disciplines.  The win over the weekend was the Stoke from everyone competing and to see Cairngorm Mountain take centre stage for UK snowsport championing the ambition reflective of the Ski Area’s pioneering founders.  A contagious atmosphere of ambition saw fantastic results from the locals and Scotland overall, it was great to be part of in both driving the event from Snowsport Scotland and as a competitor.” 


 Paddy Graham – Red bull athlete


“These BRITS were amazing I thought, not just the first one in 4 years but the fact that it was in Scotland! There was just something special enjoying the mountains on home turf. The turnout was great, so many new faces and so many ‘veterans’ of the sport all together in one place. Cairngorm mountain did an amazing job with the setup – it’s obviously not a world renown snow park like the contest has seen before but that didn’t matter – working with what mountain provided the shape crew did an amazing job! I hope this will be an annual event drawing more and more people in at home. It’s a must!”




Cross Country Winter Programme

The winter is fast approaching and we will once again be running our Snowsport Scotland winter performance programme and Home nations performance pathway programme from November to March. Primarily based out of Lillehammer, Norway for those born from 2006 to 2000 – working in partnership with GB Snowsports and British Nordic Development squad – the aim of the programme is to develop athletes, provide on snow training and racing opportunities and progress athletes into GB Snowsport squads.

Athletes wishing to be considered for selection to the 2022/23 Winter programme and project Lillehammer should contact the National Performance squad Alex Standen by the 25th of September via email – alex@snowsportscotland.org. This is open to all Scottish and British athletes who meet the criteria below.

The full selection document that athletes will be selected against can be found here.

In addition to the current squad members we selected the following new athletes to summer training that met the selection criteria:

Ewan Mcadam – Fife Roller ski Club
Sophie Forth – Huntly Nordic ski club
Elspeth Cruickshank – Huntly Nordic ski club
Luke Nicholls – Huntly Nordic ski club
Rasmus Ipsen – Huntly Nordic ski club

GBS seeks two new Independent Directors

GB Snowsport (GBS) is the National Governing Body for International Snowsports within the United Kingdom; it is responsible for the representation and management of any British Snowsport athlete who wishes to compete in International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) sanctioned or Olympic events. This includes all Olympic and Paralympic snowsport disciplines together with Speed Skiing and Telemark.

GBS continues on an exciting journey. We have a high profile and energetic CEO and have achieved a number of “firsts” for Great Britain across the full range of our different disciplines. Funding for all sports governing bodies is always tough, but we have developed a number of fund-raising schemes, alongside the funding we get from UK Sport, to secure additional funds to deliver appropriate resources and programmes to help our athletes achieve outstanding competition results. Finding suitable sponsors remains a tough challenge for elite sport, and hence someone with a strong commercial and marketing background will be a significant asset to the Board.

GBS seeks two Independent Director’s (one to act as treasurer) to join the Board and help oversee the organisation and our different sporting disciplines. Applicants should send their CV together with a covering letter indicating their suitability for the role to The Company Secretary, GB Snowsport Limited, 101 New Cavendish Street, London WIW 6XH to arrive by close of business on Tuesday 6 September 2022. Alternatively, both documents can be emailed to cosec@gbsnowsport.com by the same closing date.

To find out more, please view the role descriptions for the INED here, and the Treasurer here.


Freelance Snowboard Coaching Role


GBS and the Home nations Snowsports governing bodies are looking for instructors and coaches to deliver Para Snowboard training sessions at the indoor snow venues around the UK.
Para Snowboarding is a relatively new sport but the UK has been successful since it came onto the world stage with two World Cup Crystal Globe overall winners and a medal at the 2022 Paralympic Games. We are looking to help grow the grass roots of that sport by creating a community through training events and competitions that supports all snowboarders whatever their disability.

The Para Snowboard Progression sessions are monthly training session where snowboarders with disabilities can come and improve their snowboarding in a supportive environment and meet other para snowboarders. They are aimed at snowboarders who can already link their turns and use the main slope of their local venue without assistance. They are 2-3 hours long and look at all aspects of snowboarding from general technique to freestyle to moguls. They are also a spring board for those that want to go on and compete as Para Snowboarders in boardercross or banked slalom events.

We are looking for instructors or coaches to deliver one of these sessions a month throughout the year at the following locations across the UK:

Chill Factore, Manchester
SnoZone, Castleford
The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead/SnoZone, Milton Keynes

There is the potential for successful applicants to accompany future para snowboarders to training camps in the UK and Europe as part of either the National Governing Bodies Training Squad or the GB Snowsports Development team.

Applicants should have a valid instructors licence equivalent to a BASI Snowboard level 2, or a UK Snowsport L2 Coaching qualification. Other characteristics in a candidate that would be appealing, but not a requirement, would be: adaptive snowboard qualifications and/or experience racing boardercross or banked slalom.

For further information or to apply please contact: alastair@snowsportscotland.org

Para-Alpine Pathway Coach Vacancy

Snowsport Scotland in partnership with GB Snowsport are looking to get more people involved  in para-snowsports than ever before and to identify and support athletes that have the  potential to perform on the world stage! 

We are looking to fill an exciting new position Para Alpine Pathway Coach that will focus on delivering events and programmes that support the growth of snowsports & to create UK para-snowsport participation to performance pathways.  

This role will be well supported by the growing para-snowsport pathway coaching team,  which has been funded by sportscotland, GB Snowsport and the Armed Forces Para  Snowsports Team.  

To excel in this role, you will be a passionate coach, champion equality and inclusion and  enjoy working within a creative and dynamic environment.  

To download a copy of the Coaching post job description, please click on the link below: 

Para-Alpine Job Description 

To apply please send a completed resume and covering letter to 


Informal enquiries should be directed to Scott Simon, Chief Executive: 07900 804 903  / ceo@snowsportscotland.org


Closing date for completed applications: 29th July 2022 

Interviews will be held on: 10/11th August 2022 


Nordic Coaching Conference Returns for 2022

SATURDAY and SUNDAY 9 | 10 JULY 2022

Snowsport Scotland are delighted to announce this year’s Nordic Coaching Conference will be held on the weekend of the 9/10 July at Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore. The weekend will be an opportunity for Scottish cross-country ski coaches to come together to discuss best practice, refresh technique and learn from one another. The conference will count as a continual professional development (CPD) opportunity.

A full schedule is coming soon. We’ll be covering topics that were requested at last year’s conference, such as common faults and will be providing more on the proficiency awards and para nordic. We’ll also be welcoming along some guest presenters, who will be announced shortly.