February 2014

Welcome to the Snowsport England 2014 February bulletin

Well... What an exciting time for us all - We truly hope you are enjoying SOCHI as much as we are!

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 the continuation of SOCHI 2014

Snowsport England


Foundation Training for Snowsports Coaching
Snowsport England recognises that young people have a key role in the development of our sport. We believe that it is important to recognise the commitment to and passion for skiing which young skiers show. They represent the next generation of instructors and coaches. In the light of this and after much discussion Snowsport England has changed the minimum age requirement for candidate instructors attending a level 1 instructor course. Currently the minimum age for those attending a level 1 training course is 16 years of age. 
In the future aspiring instructors and coaches [who must be]:

  • Members of a recognised ski club, and/or
  • Working towards a recognised qualification in sport or physical education [for example GCSE PE]
Will be able to attend a level 1 training course once they reach 14 years of age. On completion of this course they will be awarded a certificate showing that they are level 1 trained instructors. They will then be able to work towards completing the further units required for assessment at 16 years of age and above.  For information on courses currently available at


BE INSPIRED with Billy Morgan

We get exclusive access to GB snowboarder Billy Morgan, as he trains for the ultimate prize in snowsport:Olympic Gold at Sochi
Click here to Be Inspired
Snowsport England as a team are incredibly proud of the mentions of the Go Ski Go Board programme here in the UK with particular focus on English slopes available to the public wanting to give it a go... some examples shown below...

"An initiative, Go Ski Go Board, has been touring the indoor and dry slopes of the UK to promote snowboarding and skiing."... read more here

Jenny Jones "On the impact of slopestyle ; "I really hope that today, having everyone back in the UK watching, we've inspired some of the younger generations to stick a snowboard on their feet and have a go. It's a great sport."... read more on the BSS website

We really hope all clubs, facilities and slopes capitalise on the surge and enjoy this extremely exciting time!

Save the Date
This year’s Snowsport England Coaching Conference announced
20th & 21st September 2014 – at SnoZone, Castleford
More information on who are guest speakers will be coming soon!


The full olympic schedule can be seen here

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