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Mid-February Newsletter

February 17, 2017

Hello and we hope you're having a happy February! Here is our Mid-Feb newsletter, just in case you wanted a read...

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Welsh Athlete Updates

February 16, 2017

We have an unprecedented amount of Welsh athletes out on the snow this season so we're keeping you regularly updated with their amazing progress! This week we're focusing on our amazing boarders.

First up, Luca Mai Hopkins...

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2020 Vision for snow sports in Wales

February 15, 2017
2020 Vision for snow sports in Wales - Consultation Process

Following on from restructuring the board of SSW in December 2016 we are now taking the opportunity to set out a vision for SSW for the next four years. However, before launching the document in its final version we want to give our members the opportunity to engage with developing the vision at an early stage and as such would welcome your views and input before releasing the final version in April 2017.

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Discipline Director - Alpine

February 14, 2017

We'd like to introduce you to each of our new Discipline Directors and their vision for the discipline they're in charge of! This week it's Nick Roe, Discipline Director of Alpine.

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Nick Roe - Alpine Director

Nick has been involved with snow sports in Wales for over 30 years, initially as a teacher taking school groups to the Alps and subsequently as an instructor, training and qualifying on the artificial slopes. He is also a qualified BASI Alpine Instructor and Alpine Ski Leader with Snowsport Scotland. Over the past eight years he has gained his coaching qualifications and currently coaches with the West Wales Ski Club.  Nick has been a director on the board of Snowsport Cymru Wales for 8 years. This is his vision for Alpine Skiing in Wales...

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February Newsletter

February 6, 2017

Here is our February Newsletter, if you like what you read sign-up on the right...

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Welsh Alpine Championships 2017 Summary

February 2, 2017

We were blessed with great weather conditions for this years Welsh Alpine Championships. After some initial concern about the snow across the entirety of the alps, we were able to go ahead with the full programme of races and enjoyed bluebird conditions and great courses with sturdy snow across the entirety of the races.


We had the highest turnout yet during this, our 11th successive year in Champery, Switzerland and we were overwhelmed by all the feedback we were given about the organisation and the atmosphere of the champs as a whole, leading this year’s champs to be coined the #HappyChamps. We couldn’t have done it without all of the amazing volunteers, who helped during every single aspect of the event and without the fantastic resort of Champery and their race pistes in Les Crosets. Every year Champery give us their all during the races and over the past 11 years we’ve developed a very successful relationship with the report which no doubt will see us returning for many years to come. In fact the dates for next year’s champs have been confirmed as 20th-28th of January, put them in your diary!


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Welsh Athlete Update

February 3, 2017
We have a record number of Welsh snow sports athletes out on snow this season, training hard, racing well and doing us proud! Here are some updates on how they're all getting on...


Menna Fitzpatrick (Ladies Visually Impaired Category) took bronze medal at the World Championships at the start of this week in Tarviso Italy. Returning from a serious hand injury this was Menna’s first return to the podium after a few 4th place finishes in her category.

Menna also won the Disability Sport Wales ‘Emerging Athlete Award’ at their annual celebration of Welsh Sport.

Chris Lloyd (Mens Standing Category) finished in 9th place in Super G at a World Cup in Austria in Mid January. Although Chris was selected to compete in the World Champs he suffered a knee injury whilst competing at World Cup and has taken time out to recover.
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Welsh Para Athlete Russ White on the Podium in European Championships

February 2, 2017

Russ White is a Para-Athlete, a right arm amputee who has represented GB in Para-cycling and Para-triathlon up to World Championship level. He completed his first ever Nordic races in January after a busy 14 months learning how to rollerski, including 2 weeks learning to ski properly on snow in Finland and Norway.

At the IPC Nordic Skiing World Cup Event held in Ukraine on the 13th – 20th January 2017, he raced the 10km Middle Distance Classic, 1.5 Freestyle Sprint, 7.5km Sprint Biathlon and 12.5km Middle Distance biathlon races. Up against the world’s best as a relative novice on snow he finished near the bottom of the fields as expected but with more experience and time refining his techniques he will only become faster and more efficient racer. 

He also raced to the Bronze medal at the Winter Cross Triathlon European Championship held in Estonia on the 28th January, the epic race consists of a run section, a mountain bike section and a cross country ski to finish.


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