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Happy New Year from Snowsport England and welcome to the January issue of the Piste Extra.


Snowsport England has gone through its Sport England 30 month review, we have a new exclusive benefit for members and Snowsports hit the TV. Read more about this below.

Snowsport England Update

30 Month Sport England Performance Review for Snowsport England

Sport England is the government agency responsible for building the foundations of sporting success in England.


They recognise 46 sports in the country, working with their National Governing Bodies (NGBs) to develop that sport. Snowsport England (SSE) being one of these 46 National Governing Bodies.


Sport England has stated from this review that:


'Snowsport England is a small but capable governing body. Its focused investment at a small number of facilities and clubs in England is a sensible approach given its limited capacity. Snowsport England has launched ‘Go Ski Go Board’ as its main programme to increase participation, initially at focus facilities and then across the whole of England. As a result, Snowsport England can be confident of having an impact on participation within England.'


SSE are pleased with this statement and believe that it leaves us in a positive position as we enter into the new funding application process. You can read the Sport England statements on the other NGBs here Sport England Website.

The work we are doing needs your support and there are two ways you can do this.


The 2012 Satisfaction Survey is opening shortly and we need you to fill it in about your experiences while taking part in snowsports.


The Active People Survey is a phone survey and measures how many people are taking part in sport. We are measured by the number that say Snowsports - So if you get a phone call about a sporting questionnaire please answer it and say snowsports as your sport.   

Snowsport Club Awarded Small Grants Funding

Peak Performance Snowsports has secured a funding bid from Sport Englands Small Grants stream.


Peak Performance Snowsports, established in Summer 2011 are a club that are continuing to grow and were in need of some funding to support with their development as a club including the provision of race poles.


The club, supported by their Snowsport Development Officer, Debbie Groom secured the funding after working with their County Sports Partnership and local partners to make a successful application that will allow their club to go from strength to strength.


The poles are in use at the club and are already engaging others into the club, set to gain another 5 members this year at least.

Highlight Of The Month

Chemmy's Got Skates On......

Chemmy Alcott has swapped her Atomic skis for ice skates for ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’.

The programme started on Sunday 8th January. One of a bevy of stars, Chemmy, partnered with Canadian professional Sean Rice, is using the programme to help with her rehabilitation following her horrific accident during training in December 2010.

Watch her first performance which was bursting with energy, and keep up to speed with Chemmy's progress on the shows website. She will be skating next on Sunday 22nd January's show at 6.10pm on ITV1. So lets show her our support!!!  

Chemmy said, "I have a massive opportunity with 'Dancing on Ice' to do something that is going to help me get into the right frame of mind, particularly my head, as part of my recovery programme. It's so amazing and I am so grateful".

Don't Forget Snowsports on BBC 2


Don't forget you can keep up to date with the snowsports world every Sunday on BBC 2 at around 16.30 with Ski Sunday.

Look on the Snowsport England Website Calendar for all Ski Sunday Show dates and times.

Breaking News

Freestyle Success at Winter Youth Olympics.

The first ever Winter Youth Olympics is currently in progress in Innsbruck. The event taking place between 13th - 22nd January.

England's Freestyle Skiers Tyler Harding and Katie Summerhayes have both represented GB and performed well in an exciting final on Sunday. Tyler gained a 10th place for halfpipe in the men's and Katie Summerhayes just missed out on the medals placing 5th in the women's halfpipe read more here.

See Katie's and Tyler's  websites, for athlete background. 

The games continue until the 22nd January, see the event time table for the remaining sports.


You can watch the highlights from this event on Saturday 28th January on BBC One at 11.30 GMT.

Other English athletes in Team GB our Lewis Courtier-Jones  from Coventry who is competing in Snowboarding and Rachelle Rogers from Hampshire competing with in Alpine Skiing
Team GB is made up of 24 young athletes across 10 winter sports - find out who and what sports we are taking part in.

Membership News

New SSE Membership Benifits from Cotsworld

Snowsport England is proud to announce that they now have a new partnership with Cotswold Outdoor.

Cotswold Outdoor is a multi-award winning retailer with one of the most comprehensive ranges of outdoor clothing and equipment in the UK.

Members of SSE can now get 15% discount on full retail value of current stock items using the Snowsport England's Affiliation Code. They have also supplied Januarys prize for the SSE monthly prize draw - a £50 voucher!

This code will be emailed to all Members shortly. Go to their website and have a look at their great range

Prize Draw Monthly Winner


January’s Prize is a £50 voucher from Cotswold Outdoor



(will be sent out by post)



Southampton Snowsports Centre -

* Get Skiing - 23rd January - 27th February. Ages - 14 - 25

* Get Boarding - 23rd January - 27th February Ages - 14- 25


Aldershot Apline Snowsport Centre -

* Get Skiing - 22nd February - 28th March - Ages 14 - 25

* Get Boarding - 1st March - 5th April - Ages 14 - 25


Watch this Space for up and coming Go Ski Go Board Sessions..


Midlands Ski Club

* Get Skiing - Dates TBC October - December - Ages 14 - 25

* Get Skiing - Dates TBC October - December - Ages 18 - 25


The Ackers

* Get Skiing - Dates TBC April - Ages School/ Collage

North Staffs Ski Club

* Go Skiing - Dates TBC April - Ages 14 - 25.


Click on the provider link to find booking deatails.



Contact Snowsport England

Development Team

Jan Doyle: North -

Debbie Groom: Central -

Susie Moore: South -