Snowsport Scotland Slopestyle Dryslope Championships

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Snowsport Scotland is very pleased to announce the Scottish Dryslope Slopestyle Championships, supported by Ellis Brigham & The Snowboard Asylum will take place at Midloathian Snowsports Centre, Hillend on Sunday the 14th of November.  

At the event there will be three separate competitions:-

The Crown Jam  – Open jam style competition for all age groups with spot Prizes supported by TSA

The Junior Jam – U12’s Championships (Format: Jam, whereby all competitors receive multiple runs in a drop order)

The Champs – Open & Under16’s Championships (Format: 2 run qual + 2 run final)  With prizes for the top spots supported by Ellis Brigham

This year we are expanding the categories and now see the addition of a Club and University categories.  The Club and University categories will be scored at each event by combining all competitors ranking from each club or university, using the overall points scoring system. For the Club Trophy, points will be combined across all categories, so enter the biggest team!   Another first for this year is the addition of a mixed gender Under12 overall title. This will see the top scoring snowboarders and Freeskiers, across genders, receiving the top prize of a free Coaching Session with Snowsport Scotland Coaches.

Information on the Triple Crown Competition – Click here

Click here for the entry form. Note all competitors must have a competitor license with Snowsport Scotland.   For more info on a competitor license click here – https://snowsportscotland.org/competitor-registration/

National Snow Show – Birmingham 2022

Snowsport Scotland are delighted to announce that we will be at the National Snow Show 2021 in Birmingham on the 23rd – 24th October. In partnership with ski-scotland and our Scottish resorts, we are very excited to showcase what Scotland has to offer and what opportunities are on this winter!

WHAT IS THE NATIONAL SNOW SHOW?

The show combines a great day out with an interactive retail experience. We bring together those that already have a passion for skiing or snowboarding & those that are yet to discover it!

More information on the Snow Show Website

https://nationalsnowshow.com/plan-your-visit-and-faqs

Are you keen to come along and attend the FIRST EVEN NATIONAL SNOW SHOW?

Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce that we have a free ticket code on offer:

SNOWScotland

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

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GB Snowsport + Snowsport Scotland Travel Insurance solution

GB Snowsport work in collaboration with the insurance sector to provide a Snowsport Travel solution

 

Snowsport are delighted to announce the availability of a travel insurance product designed specifically for UK-based snowsport athletes and enthusiasts.

 

Working alongside our insurance broker, Bluefin Sport, together with Jackson Lee Underwriting, GB Snowsport have sourced aspecialist insurance product providing dedicated travel cover for British athletes training and competing in snowsports.

 

The Sports Travel + Insurance policy has been developed to meet the needs of British skiers and snowboarders in competition, training and leisure settings, while also offering Covid-19 cover as standard. Designed in consultation with Snowsport England and Snowsport Scotland, the product will offer British snowsport athletes and participants the opportunity to take part in their sport with confidence that their insurance needs can be met from the moment they step foot on the slopes.

 

James McAllister, Head of Finance and Operations for GB Snowsport, said:

We’re delighted to highlight this product, offering British skiers and snowboarders a dedicated insurance option whether they’re taking part for leisure or competitive purposes. The snowsport community has been calling out for this type of solution for a number of years, and we’re thrilled to be able to make this available as the peak European snowsport season draws nearer.”

 

Natalie Wale, Head of NGBs at Bluefin Sport, said:

“Through our close working relationship with the governing bodies in Snowsport, it has helped us to  source a travel insurance solution that benefits all of their stakeholders. With the continued uncertainty in the current climate around travel, insurance can go some way in bringing a peace of mind to those that are competing and for leisure”.

 

If you would to see if the policy cover can meet your needs, the Sports Travel + product is available from today, with more information available at Snowsport Travel (bluefinsport.co.uk)

 

 

Bluefin Sport is a trading name of Marsh Ltd. Marsh Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority for General Insurance Distribution and Credit Broking (Firm Reference No. 307511). Registered in England and Wales Number: 1507274. Registered Office: 1 Tower Place West, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU.

Developing for the future at Nevis Range!

Developing for the future at Nevis Range!

 

Nevis Range Mountain Experience is delighted to announce a transformative £4m project that will secure the future of the company for generations to come.

 

On Tuesday 05 October 2021 ground will be broken for a 22-bedroom hotel, 24 berth bunkhouse, bar and restaurant, bike shop, children’s activity center, childcare facilities, and a covered courtyard with an event space.

 

The project supported by Highlands and Islands Enterprise is expected to take 12 months to build with a planned opening in late November 2022.

 

50 jobs are expected to be created as a direct result of the new buildings.

 

Chris O’Brien, Managing Director of Nevis Range, said: “The hotel and bunkhouse are being developed as a direct response to the wishes of our customers.  We’ve carried out multiple surveys and our people have let us know that they want to see accommodation here on site at Nevis Range.  We’ll be sure to add our own ski and bike led twist to operations!

 

“I’m incredibly excited about the addition of a third restaurant to the Nevis Range site. The Pinemarten Café and the Snowgoose have been designed to operate at high volumes providing a speedy service to get people back out on to the hill as quickly as possible. This restaurant will be serving Scottish Highland Tapas, all locally sourced, and a huge selection of Scottish drinks showcasing some of the incredible local suppliers that we’re so fortunate to have based here in Lochaber.

 

“The childcare facilities are a part of this development that is incredibly important to all of us here at Nevis Range. Facilities will be available for customers but also staff.  Nevis Range is a fair work employer that has no gender pay gap and a commitment to keep on improving. The provision of childcare for staff will aid our goal of a more gender diverse workforce at the same time as giving more options to our customers.

 

“Net Zero and climate change are at the top of our agenda as we continue to develop. EV charge points, Hydro power and a locally sourced produce strategy are just the beginning for us. We are currently engaged in a carbon footprint analysis study that will help us roadmap the best way for us to achieve Net Zero status.

 

“This project is possible due to the support of Highlands and Islands Enterprise [HIE]. HIE are investing £800k into this project and I’m delighted that both parties share a vision for the creation of Quality, Sustainable Adventure Tourism Experiences right here in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.”

CAIRNGORM SKI CLUB SNOWSPORTS EQUIPMENT SALE

 

 

 

WHAT IS THE CAIRNGORM SKI CLUB SNOWSPORTS EQUIPMENT SALE?

                 

The annual Cairngorm Ski Club Snowsports Equipment Sale offers snowsports fans  an excellent opportunity to buy and sell second hand and new ski and snowboard equipment and clothing.  Here you can find a wide range of competitively priced equipment to suit all budgets. Goods can be closely inspected and boots tried for fit with ski club members and coaches are available for advice.

 

 We do not accept for sale old skinny skis, boots with  obviously heavily worn toe and heel pieces nor skis with obviously broken edges, unrepaired full thickness base damage or very loose bindings. The sale, run entirely by volunteers, is on Saturday  13th November 2021 at Dalfaber Golf and Country Club, Aviemore PH22 1ST.

 

BUYERS

 

The sale takes place between 3:30pm and 5:30pm and a queue develops before doors open at 3:30pm. Entrance is 50 pence per adult and children are free.There is an opportunity to closely inspect goods but please do not hoard items you do not intend to buy. Ski Club members will be available for advice. Payment is by cash or cheque with only limited potential for bank transfer.In the past there has been a large queue to pay but an increased number of sales desks now means the queue moves quickly.

SELLERS

                

You can sell second hand and new ski and snowboard equipment and clothing and some try their luck with other outdoor gear. When deciding what to sell it’s worth asking yourself, “Would I buy this?” It’s not the Antique Road Show! Everyone who wishes to mount a pair of old skinny skis on a bar or bedroom wall already seems to have a pair, therefore we don’t accept “old skinny” skis. We also won’t accept boots with  obviously heavily worn toe and heel pieces nor skis with obviously broken edges, unrepaired full thickness base damage  or obviously very loose bindings, and a club member will quickly check equipment at check in. Other than these restrictions you can try your hand at selling anything as long as you pick it up if it’s not sold. If you are intending to sell more than 80 items please contact John, the organiser, by email (sale@cairngormskiclub.co.uk), to discuss in advance, otherwise we can’t guarantee to accept all the items on the day.  Goods for sale should be dropped in between 9 am and 1:30 pm. Items are detailed, listed and tagged then placed on the sale floor by helpers. It costs £3.00 to enter each 20 items or less. The minimum price for goods is £6, less than this and we’ll accept the item as a donation.

    

Between 7:15 and 8:30 pm sellers can pick up their unsold items and collect their money. Changes introduced recently should ensure payout is quicker than before,  and on arrival sellers will be given a list of their sold and unsold goods. Unsold items not picked up will be disposed of. 15% of sale price is retained by Cairngorm Ski Club to cover the cost of the sale and subsidise the club’s ski training programme. 

 

Sellers can choose not to attend payout but have a cheque sent to them or a bank transfer for items sold provided they are happy to donate unsold items to Cairngorm Ski Club.

 

DONATIONS

 

The club accepts donations of ski or snowboard equipment or clothing. These should be handed in between 9am and 1:30 pm. Donations are sold with all proceeds going to the club and if donations do not sell the club disposes of them.  We reserve the right to decline donations we think are very unlikely to sell but will accept almost any equipment.

Alford Ski Centre – Job Opportunities

Alford Ski Centre are looking for ski instructors, leisure assistants and duty officers.

Further information and how to apply in the links below

 

Leisure Assistant – Dry

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council/jobs/leisure-assistant-dry-234515

Ski Instructor- Term Time Contract

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council/jobs/ski-instructor-234516

Duty Officer- Part time

https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council/jobs/duty-officer-234517

 

Closing dates for all posts are 22nd September.

Park & Pipe in Scotland: ‘’Pro-Camps’’

Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce Phase 1 of a new strategy for Park & Pipe in Scotland: ‘’Pro-Camps’’.
Snowsport Scotland ‘’Pro-Camps’’ are Park & Pipe training environments for Scottish club trainees and coaches, which aim to offer bespoke learning environments beyond their regular landscape in order to progress and develop their practice. By supporting clubs from across Scotland, it provides an opportunity to train together and as a result the camps build community and collaboration to support progression and lift the Scottish Park and Pipe scene.
Earlier this month, Camp 01 of Phase 1 had 4 clubs, 6 coaches and 15 trainees from across Scotland in attendance at the The Loading Bay, Glasgow’s indoor skatepark. The morning session focused on utilising their Freestyle room; a custom built room housing gymnastics floor, foam pit, trampoline and the GB Park & Pipe Super Tramp providing the perfect reduced-risk playground to learn-in. Trainees were taken through Off-snow skill progressions focusing on movement across 3 planes of rotation as trick preparation for Camp 02. The afternoon skate session concentrated on the processes of skill acquisition and the fundamentals of movement that skateboarding so perfectly promotes.
Camp 02 took the coaches and trainees to a specially commissioned Park & Pipe training venue at The Lecht to offer them on-snow high volume reduced risk trick progression. The Lecht created the training environment with snow produced by the TechnoAlpine Snow Factory, a first for Scottish Clubs and something not done anywhere else. During six training sessions over two days the coaches built on the Camp 01 prep and took their trainees through skill progression to dial in new tricks. Already we are hearing back of trainees transfers these new skills to “live” environments at their home slopes which is awesome. A big thank-you to the clubs and the supporting facilities for coming together, collaborating and making this happen, what a community we have!!
Supporting the Park & Pipe pathway is a primary aim of these camps and as such the camps are accessible to all clubs with Park & Pipe program, to find out more on how your club can interact contact – euan@snowsportscotland.org
Glasgow Freestyle
Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre
Bearsden Freestyle
Aberdeen Snowsports Club
Harry and Daisy learn to Skateboard
Ellis Brigham Mountain Sports
The Snowboard Asylum
Snow Factor
The Loading Bay
Lecht 2090
GB Snowsport
Sportscotland

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:

Job Description: Para-Alpine

To apply please send a completed resume and covering letter to info@snowsportscotland.org

Informal enquires should be directed to Trafford Wilson, Chief Executive: 07900 804 903

Closing date for completed applications:          Friday 17thSeptember 2021  

Interviews will be held on:                                    w/c the 20thSeptember 2021

All interviews will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

BSA Bursary

BSA has been extremely fortunate in being given a substantial donation to be used as bursaries to help progress the careers of up-and-coming junior alpine ski racers. The am is to supplement the amount of time that they are able to train on snow, during the winter season, by dividing the donation into ‘Full Bursary Weeks’ and ‘Outlier Bursary Weeks’.
We have over 30 weeks of bursaries available to athletes from U10 – U18. The bursary applications are open to all racers across the length and breadth of the UK with applications closing on 3rd September 2021.
If you need anything else please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To apply for a bursary, please email or post a completed BSA Registration Form (available on our website www.britskiacad.org.uk under ‘Join Us’ ) and attach a personal statement, giving a brief description of your race experience so far and how the bursary could help you to progress. This should be received by the BSA office no later than Friday 3rdh September 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 17th September 2021.

https://www.britskiacad.org.uk/pages/feestructure2022

Postal Address: PO Box 1105, Ipswich, IP1 9FQ Email address: info@britskiacad.org.uk

Snowsport Scotland – Pro Camps

Snowsport Scotland are pleased to announce Phase 1 of a new strategy for Park & Pipe in Scotland: ‘’Pro-Camps’’.
Snowsport Scotland ‘’Pro-Camps’’ are Park & Pipe training environments for Scottish club trainees and coaches, offering bespoke learning environmentsto progress and develop their practice. By supporting clubs from across Scotland, it provides an opportunity to train together and as a result the camps build community and collaboration to support progression and lift the Scottish Park and Pipe scene.
Earlier this month, Camp 01 of Phase 1 had 4 clubs, 6 coaches and 15 trainees from across Scotland in attendance at the Loading Bay, Glasgow’s indoor skatepark. The morning session focused on utilising their Freestyle room; a custom built room housing gymnastics floor, foam pit, trampoline and the  GB Park & Pipe Super Tramp providing the perfect reduced-risk playground to learn-in.
Trainees were taken through Off-snow skill progressions focusing on movement across 3 planes of rotation as trick preparation for Camp 02. The afternoon skate session concentrated on the processes of skill acquisition and the fundamentals of movement that skateboarding so perfectly promotes.
Camp 02 will take the coaches and trainees to a specially commissioned Park & Pipe training venue to offer them on-snow high volume reduced risk trick progression.
Supporting the Park & Pipe pathway is a primary aim of these camps and as such the camps are accessible to all clubs with Park & Pipe program, to find out more on how your club can interact contact – euan@snowsportscotland.org