January 2014

Welcome to the Snowsport England 2014 January bulletin

As always we hope you enjoy reading our latest news and looking forward to the exciting few weeks ahead in the run up to Bormio English Alpine Champs and of course SOCHI 2014!

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UK Snowsport Coaching Awards - training and qualifying coaches, instructors and leaders to work with snowsport participants through the national governing bodies for snowsports in the UK helping support skiers and snowboarders in reaching their full potential.
The UK Snowsport Awards are recognised throughout Great Britain and include internationally recognised IVSI awards at the higher levels.

Take a look at our brand new instructing and coaching website;

Free HMRC Tax Return Webinar

If you’re a coach or self-employed worker in sport or recreation, filling in your tax return needn’t be a pain.

In fact HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been working closely with the Sport and Recreation Alliance to offer a free webinar to help you complete your tax return.

The online presentation has been tailored specifically to help coaches and self-employed people who work in sport and recreation, with lots of case studies and examples.

We’ll explain how Self Assessment works, give useful advice on completing your tax return and offer some suggestions on budgeting for your tax bill.

It lasts about an hour, and includes an opportunity for you to ask the presenter any questions in relation to your tax return.

You can watch the final free webinar on 29 January at 7pm

You need to get your online tax return to HMRC by 31 January or you’ll have to pay a penalty – so don’t delay.

Chemmy’s come back continues and Solid X Games results….

In Alpine Skiing, Chemmy Alcott scored points in her first World Cup following her comeback from injury, placing 23rd in the Super G in Cortina d’Ampezzo. Alcott has now got four World Cup races under her belt after also racing two Downhill races and another Super G in Cortina over the last few days.

The X Games in Aspen saw four British athletes taking part. In Snowboard Slopestyle Aimee Fuller landed an impressive double back flip in the final sealing her 7th place overall. Billy Morgan narrowly missed out on the finals but turned a few heads when given the opportunity to ride in finals practice as he performed back to back triples. James Woods also missed out on the Ski Slopestyle finals, despite putting in two solid runs in the elimination rounds. Zoe Gillings qualified for the finals of the Snowboard Cross, but didn’t take her place in the start gate after a fall in training which made her feel ‘not 100%’.

Dougie Crawford and TJ Baldwin placed 19th and 21st in the first Super G FIS Race in Val d’Isere on Saturday. The following race saw TJ finish in 25th with Dougie not finishing. They also both raced in the Europa Cup Downhill on Friday in Val d’Isere with Dougie coming 59th and TJ 63rd. Dave Ryding competed in the Kitzbühel World Cup Slalom on Friday, unfortunately not making it through to the finals. He will race tomorrow in the Schladming World Cup night Slalom.

In Ski Cross, Emily Sarsfield, Pam Thorburn and Ed Drake raced in the World Cup in Kresichberg, Austria. Unfortunately, none of them made it through to finals. In the ladies qualifier, Pam placed 35th with Emily placing 36th, whilst in the mens, Ed came 36th.

For full profiles of all British Ski and Snowboard athletes visit or the Ski Club of Great Britain website For all FIS schedules and results visit

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