Take part in the Snowsport England & Snowsport Wales Return to Snowsport Survey and help get the sport back up and running. We need your views to help ski and snowboard facilities across the country to understand what they need to do to get you back to their slopes.
Your help would be much appreciated.
Notice of EGM
Members are reminded of our EGM starting at 6pm, Wednesday 7th October 2020. The meeting will be held online using the Zoom platform for members to attend and contribute. We encourage as many members as possible to put the date in the diary and join the meeting - the EGM is anticipated to last around 15-20mins.
The Board of Snowsport Cymru Wales decided last year to review the structure of the board to ensure board effectiveness and to promote wider regionalisat...ion and inclusion.
The EGM will be asked to approve these plans, and to agree a new structure.
Providing the proposals are agreed by the membership the new board structure will be elected at the AGM in December.
The EGM meeting agenda and proposal is posted on our EGM website page.
In this week’s Friday Feature, we hear from a young Dragons Alpine skier, Geno Hounsham. Having narrowly missed out on Welsh Squad selection this winter, Geno was keen to prove himself in the summer season of competition. Having seen him in training this past month, it certainly won't be long before Geno makes the grade!
Names/ Enwau : Geno Hounsham...
What’s your involvement? : I train regularly with Aldershot Ski Race Club and compete in National dryslope races across the UK. I also train over the winter with the Welsh academy in Pontypool. On snow I train with Dragons and have competed in slalom, GS and super G races in Switzerland and Italy as well as some indoor competitions in Landgraaf, Holland as well as the UK.
How long have you been doing the sport? : I started race training and competing 6 years ago at my local slope in Southampton but I first put on skis at the age of 2!
What do you love the most about it? : I really enjoy skiing on snow and being in the mountains. I have made lots of friends that live all over the country and it’s great to meet up with them at training sessions and at races.
How did you get into snowsports? : I saw a race taking place at Southampton Ski slope one Sunday morning when I was playing in a football match. I watched some of the racing and found out about the local ski club and was invited along. After one session I was hooked. I never thought I’d be racing all over the country and abroad!
Have you found another way of being active during lockdown? : During lockdown I did lots of cycling and managed to clock up 1400 miles between March and July. I also love unicycling and practised most days during lockdown.
What’s your dream/ goal? : To be the best I can. To represent my country would be a huge honour.
Thanks/Diolch Geno, hopefully it won't be too long before you get back in the start gate for real.
50% Off Online Safeguarding Training Courses (SSW Members)
Safeguarding training, regularly updated, is essential training for our members who work regularly with children and vulnerable adults. For coaches, instructors and Club Welfare Officers attendance at the Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshop is a mandatory requirement and requires updating every 3 years.
Snowsport Cymru Wales has committed to providing and supporting training for our members to ensure this tr...aining is as accessible as possible and as such we have organised two opportunities for online classroom based courses. We've also taken the move to subsidise these courses by 50% for our current members and Club Welfare Officers and will be available at £15 per person (normal charge £30 per person).
Each course will be limited to 12 persons and will be run as a live online classroom on the following dates/times,
Monday 23rd November 2020 - 18:00-20:30hrs
Tuesday 8th December 2020 - 18:00-20:30hrs
Places can be booked online through the following link, clubs can also book multiple places through the online system with invoicing sent to the club for payment if authorised.
BOOK YOUR PLACE ONLINE
For further course information please email email@example.com
Coach and Instructor training is coming back into action on the slopes in Wales!
We are delighted to make the following courses available with online booking facilities,
Alpine Coach Level 1 UKCP - Llandudno 7/8th Nov 2020
Freestyle Coach Level 1 UKCP - Llandudno 7/8th Nov 2020...
Alpine Instructor Level 1 UKSS - Llandudno 7/8th Nov 2020
Alpine Instructor Level 1 UKSS - Cardiff 7/8th Nov 2020
Snowboard Instructor Level 1 UKSS - Cardiff 14/15th Nov 2020
More courses and refresher options to follow soon
Book online - https://www.snowsportengland.org.uk/course-calendar/
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Looking for ski or boarding lessons?
Llandudno Snowsports Centre are restarting lessons next week.
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We are excited to announce that ski lessons are starting here again next weekend at Llandudno Snowsports Centre!
Please book online and contact us on weekends on 01492 874 707 for any questions.
Limited class numbers and a reduced timetable to begin. Booking essential.
In this week’s Friday Feature, we have our Welsh speaking twins from Pontypool Ski Racing, Erin and Manon Higgins. With Pontypool Ski Racing having around 30% Welsh speaking members, they’ve done their answers bilingually.
Names/ Enwau : Erin and Manon Higgins...
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