Scottish U16 Alpine Team in Landgraaf, Holland.

Scottish U16 Alpine Team have just finished our 2nd training camp in Landgraaf, Holland.

The athletes all made some great improvements in their slalom skiing with one calculating he skied 2560 gates over the 4 days.

Now on route for the GB Indoor Champs in Chill Factore Manchester 10 & 11 August.

Athletes participating  were:  Maisie Morgan, Ailsa Hay, Madison Spence, William Lennox, Fraser Baggaley and Freddy Horn with Coaches Kate Angus and Ross Gardner supporting these young athletes.

 

Tiffindell, South Africa : FIS Races by Mark Vinter

What a strong start to the season for the Scottish Team, with a great build up in Landgraff we headed to South Africa for the first time.

Heading into FIS can be a huge jump for children, nerves are capable of taking over your performances. The boys on the camp gave it their all and learned much from their peers. Congratulations to Jonny Marshall, 2nd year FIS who had 2 podium finishes and scored 2 PB FIS point results. Ali Hall, Sam Clyde and Fraser Hunter all first year FIS athletes scored some great points enabling them to start the season running.

Not only did this camp deliver some great skiing but a great life experience for the team. As you can see from the photo’s we managed to squeeze in a small safari and a sightseeing tour of Dubai on the way home. The high’s of being a ski racer….

We would like to thank Tiffindell and Alex Heath for delivering 10 efficiently run FIS races out in one of the most remote ski resorts we’ve ever been to.  A big thanks to Natalia and Alain from BSA for allowing the Scottish Team to team up with them, making the trip possible.

Next stop Manchester for the British Indoor Championships. 

New Off-Piste Leader Awards

News of the new Off-Piste Leadership qualifications is coming soon. Developed by the team at Glenmore Lodge the new Sidecountry Leader, Backcountry Leader and Mountain Leader qualifications will be launched at the Snowsport Scotland Summit on the w/e of 21/22 September. More news to follow…

Blair Aitken takes post as Lead Development Tutor

Blair Aitken is perhaps best known for his involvement with British Backcountry and gully skiing, but most recently Blair has stepped into the fold of Snowsport Scotland to take the key role of Lead Development Tutor. In his new capacity, Blair will be delivering training and mentoring to aspirant tutors. We are delighted to have someone with such breadth of experience in the team and believe that he will prove a significant asset in managing the programme moving forward. For more information on Tutor Development Programme please click here.

Sportlomo goes live

On the 19th July Snowsport Scotland launched its new membership, qualifications and events management system Sportlomo.

After 6 months of development work, building additional functionality to meet our needs we are delighted to see this product finally deployed to our membership. Sportlomo comes with a strong pedigree for delivering end to end sports solutions for large sports federations and governing bodies. With tens of thousands of users concurrently online at any one time, we know we have bought into a solid platform that will support our administrative functions for some years to come.

Now that the basic membership system is live, the SSS team look forward to bringing new functionality and benefits to the membership over coming months. Watch this space.

 

Snowsport Scotland Summit 2019

Snowsport Scotland announces it’s 2019 Summit – a full weekend of talks, coaching updates, launch of the UK aligned qualifications framework, the AGM, an evening bash with awards and much more.

Sat 21st September at CairnGorm and Sunday 22nd September at Glenmore Lodge click here to see the full programme

Snowsport Scotland Celebrates Appointment of it’s 10th Training Centre

Since September Snowsport Scotland has been working to establish a network of training centres across the country to deliver Instructor, Leader and Coach training courses. With Glenmore Lodge recently joining the ranks as the newest Accredited Training Centre we look forward to a close working relationship with them as they forge ahead with the launch of a new set of off-piste leadership awards for the 2019/20 season.

This appointment puts the Lodge alongside other active training centres such as Lothian Ski Racing, Glasgow Ski and Board Centre, Glencoe Mountain, The Nevis Range, Aberdeen Snowsport Centre, Lagganlia Outdoor Centre and Midlothian Ski Centre, all of whom have been active in running courses.

This coming season also sees the Lecht, Glenshee’s Gulabin Lodge, Polmonthill and Snowfactor looking to come onboard.