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.
In this week's Friday Feature we highlight Simon Bromley. Simon doesn't say it in his bio but he was a great competitive skier in his time. He was a champion at every level in the sport in the UK both on snow and on the artificial slopes, walking away with many titles over the years - check out the race face from the 1980's in his profile!
Simon is also following in his parents footsteps by getting involved at a board level in the Governing Body. Margret and J...ohn Bromley both served a considerable time on the board, putting a great deal back into the sport.
You'll also note that Simon was also a 'poster boy' for Welsh Snowsports in the 80's, his image featuring on our flyers promoting the sport facilities throughout Wales - he's clearly not aged a bit.
Name - Simon Bromley
What’s your involvement? - I’m a member of the North Wales Snowsports Club and help with the Flyers Racing training section of the club. I sit on the the club committee and I’m also the Vice Chair of Snowsports Wales.
How long have you been doing the sport? - I’ve been skiing since I was 4 years old.
What do you love the most about it? - For me it’s the people I’ve met through skiing. After being involved with the sport for nearly 50 years there’s been a few! There’s nothing better than going for a slide with good friends.
How did you get into snowsports? - I didn’t have a lot of choice! My parents were members of the North Wales Snowsports Club in the 60’s and took me along so they could ski at the Club sessions at Plas y Brenin
Have you found another way of being active during lockdown? - I’ve painted the house to within an inch of its life! I’ve run out of grass to cut and my ‘T-shirt tan’ is looking awesome!
What’s your dream/ goal? - Skiing has given me great friends and some fantastic experiences. My goal is now to try and give something back to the sport in some small way. In terms of a dream......a Welsh Dragon on the helmet of a World Cup skier would be a good start!
Diolch Simon for your hard work and contribution to the sport over many years.
We are reopening!
At first on a limited basis for clubs only, but looking at how we can open more widely over the next few weeks.
Obviously, we need to put in p...lace some specific operational actions to ensure the safety of customers and staff. Please check out our protocol infographic below.
If you are interested in coming to the centre for practice or lessons over the next few weeks please drop us a message.
Want to shred?
Sunday 9th August 4pm
❄ Freestyle Shred Session at Llandudno snowsports Centre ❄
Bookings essential at
Ran by North Wales Snowsports club
£15 for members. £18 for non members.
In our second Friday Feature we focus on some of the team at Ski4All Wales. Ski4All Wales are just one of our adaptive snowsport clubs who are doing excellent work ensuring the sport is as widely accessible as possible.
In this last month our adaptive snowsports clubs in Wales have come together with the support of Disability Sport Wales to look collectively at how they manage their return to the slopes....
Who are we?
Mia Martin, Joanne Inkin and Llinos Walters
What do we do?
Volunteers and Ski4All Wales:
Jo - Physio & assistant Safeguarding officer
Mia - Adaptive Ski Instructor
Llinos - COVID-19 coordinator & Safeguarding officer.
I first went skiing to celebrate qualifying as a nurse in 1986 and got totally hooked! Ski4All Wales had been on my radar for years so as soon as I retired last year I turned up and offered my services as a volunteer and have not looked back! The energy, love and commitment of the skiers, their families, the carers and the Ski4All team is evident as soon as you walk through the door. This is what makes it all worthwhile.
From Jo: Hooked from day 1 when I took a patient down to Ski4All Wales!
After learning to ski on school ski trips I was introduced to adaptive skiing through work with Equinox physiotherapy and I haven’t looked back. It’s the best day of the week, every week, without fail! The power this charity has for change is immense. The energy on and off the slope is palpable. Ski4All Wales has been the driver behind improving my own skiing and instructing and I couldn’t be more grateful to be a small part of this epic team ❤️
Could you get involved with adaptive snowsports in Wales?
Email : email@example.com
In our first Friday Feature we want to highlight Guy Ditchfield. Guy is one of a group of rollerskiers who undertook their instructor training last year and is helping to establish rollerskiing in North Wales.
Name - Guy Ditchfield...
Diolch GB Snowsport for the feature
Great work, looking forward to following the action
All ready for our re opening tomorrow!
Onsite bookings only for sno tubes, toboggan, Alpine adventure golf and open practice. Exciting new booking system coming soon!
Takeaway menu available with food and hot and cold drinks from our Alpine Lodge.
In this week's Friday Feature we focus on West Wales Ski Club Coach, Chris Mountfield. Chris has been involved in the sport or many years & having taken a break when he stopped competing, he is now making a massive contribution to the sport coaching at his local club.
Coaches like Chris are so important to sport in helping to get us onto the slopes and making the sport accessible, THANK YOU!
Name - Chris Mountfield
What’s your involvement? - I started off as a ski racer way back when indoor slopes were a mythical idea. I am now the Performance Coach at West Wales Ski Club. I also provide coaching and race support for Impulse Ski Racing in Europe. I am now getting my own kids involved with skiing. If anyone comes to Pembrey, mine are usually the noisy ones!
How long have you been doing the sport? – Tricky one! Let’s say 29 years (do I look old enough to be involved for that long?!) but I did have a sabbatical in the middle along the way.
What do you love the most about snowsports? - When I was younger it was about being able to be in control of how fast you can push yourself. Now it is about the sense of freedom. You can be at the top of the hill and nothing else seems to matter. As a coach, I love that I am now able to give back to the next generation what I learned and hope to see them achieve the best they can.
How did you get into snowsports? – My inauguration was a Xmas family holiday to Niederau, Austria. I got hooked and wanted to be better for the next trip so took to the Morfa ski slope in Swansea (used to be near the Liberty Stadium - closed15+ years ago). I joined what was the Swansea Nomads and took part in my first Celtic Nations (a previous version of the GBR series) event that year in Swansea. When it shut we took the club to Pembrey and eventually it transformed to West Wales Ski Club.
Have you found another way of being active during lockdown? – I had just started getting into CrossFit when lockdown started. Unfortunately I didn’t keep on the training with that so it has been walks up the mountain by my house and daily Joe Wicks from the comfort of my living room.
What’s your dream/ goal? – I’m a bit too late to get back to competing standard now so I suppose the next best thing would be getting my own place in the snow. Don’t think it’s going to happen as my wife doesn’t have the same passion for snowsport but we all have to dream!!
❄ We are so excited to announce that we will be re opening this Saturday! ❄
It is on site booking at present from Saturday.
Keep your eyes on our pages for our ...exciting new booking system coming soon!
Please bring your own equipment for where possible for open practice, and your own gloves as we cannot give these out.
For sno tubing please dress appropriately and no open shoes.
Toboggan is weather dependant and will not operate in wet weather.
❄ We can't wait to see you all! ❄