SSSA Beats the Lockdown
The Scottish Schools Snowsports Association fortunately managed to complete their annual series of alpine races just before the current lockdown was enforced, and once again report great levels of participation in school snowsports events.
A total of 2316 pupils entered into events in the 2019/20 season and whilst this season hasn’t broken their all-time record of 2687 pupils, it reflects excellent long term growth.
The SSSA has been a great success story over the last 10 years, increasing it’s number of annual events from 3 to 35, increasing its geographical reach from 2 to more than 15 locations across the country and increasing its range of activity from one discipline, alpine racing, to now include skier and boarder cross, and park and pipe events. It is wholly inclusive, embracing participation from everyone and anyone at school in Scotland from team GB athletes to complete novices entering their first fun event.
The SSSA’s main purpose is to provide fun, safe and accessible schools snowsports events that inspire young people to participate and then go on and engage further in recreational, club and performance snowsports training opportunities. It certainly seems to be achieving this objective and we congratulate them once again on a successful season. To find out more about the SSSA please visit www.sssa.co