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February 11, 2020

Snowsport Cymru Wales are delighted to announce a new partnership agreement has been established with one of Great Britain’s leading Schools travel companies Select Schools Skiing.

The partnership agreement is set out through until April 2023 and aims to provide increased opportunities for schools in Wales to participate in Snowsports through our schools snowsport programme and well as increased exposure for the sport as a whole.


Robin Kellen, Chief Executive Snowsport Cymru Wales said, “We are really excited to establish this partnership with Select Schools Skiing. Our events activity has grown year on year recently and linked to some fantastic statistics provided by Sport Wales & Welsh Government demonstrating significant latent demand for snowsports amongst school children in Wales, this partnership can help pull even more young enthusiasts into the sport”

Martyn Bowden, Managing Director of Select Schools Skiing said, "Select School Skiing is pleased to announce our association with Snowsports Cymru Wales from February 2020. The partnership's objective is to develop and support the next generation of skiers, giving them their first opportunity to try this great sport. My father, John Bowden, the late founder of Select, was also born in Wales. His career spanned over 50 years in school skiing, striving to create a platform where children could share such experiences. The select family will continue to honour his legacy in working with Robin and his team to develop new initiatives.”

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Latent Demand For Snowsports in Wales

October 29, 2019

We are very excited to share the National Survey for Wales 2017-18 and the National Survey for Wales School Participation, both of which showed there is substantial latent demand for snowsports here in Wales.

Here are some punchy statistics on adult snowsport participation in Wales...

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Obviously the fact that 9% of adults in Wales want to try snowsports is music to our ears but we're also particularly enthused by the statistics relating to school-age-children in Wales...

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Bilingual Ski Instructor Course

October 28, 2019
Snowsport Cymru Wales is running what we think is our first ever Bilingual Ski Instructor training at Llangrannog 23-24th November 2019.


Whilst a few of our course tutors are bilingual, we realised a few months back that despite all the lessons at the Urdd ski slope in Llangrannog are being delivered in the medium of Welsh, we still ran all our courses to train the instructors in another language!
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Wales' First Rollerski Instructors Course

October 28, 2019

On 12th & 13th October Wales' first ever Rollerski Instructors Course took place at Marsh Tracks, a closed-circuit cycle track in Rhyl.

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Six people attended the course, tutored by respected instructor Martin Watkins who did an amazing job and put all attendees through their paces, keeping them on their rollerskis from 9am-5pm every day!

Because of the success of this course we're hoping to run another one at Pembrey in the near future. To attend you must be over the age of 16 and an experience rollerskier. For more information please contact Another great place to look for more information on Rollerskiing in Wales is the North Wales Rollerski Club Facebook page

We'd love to see any pictures of you Rollersking in and around Wales and if you have any rollerski stories for us please send them to

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Welsh Schools Ski Success

September 30, 2019

The closing weekend of September saw over 170 school children on the newly improved slopes of Llangrannog Ski Slope, all competing for the titles of Welsh Schools Ski Champion. With participation numbers growing year on year at the championships,we were also excited to see the improving standards of the skiers taking part including new schools competing for, and in some cases taking, the overall titles.

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Llandudno - Back to Bristle

September 30, 2019

Snowsport Cymru Wales are delighted to announce that work will start in October at the Llandudno Snowsport Centre to resurface the main slope with Ski Tech matting.  The planned reopening of the new slopes will be January 2020.

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Llangrannog Freestyle Camp

September 3, 2019

August saw Canolfan Sgio Llangrannog host its first 3 day freestyle camp since the new facility opened last year. 

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July 29, 2019

We caught up with Bethan Drinkall from SKi4All Wales to find out about an exciting new partnership they have forged with Verbier to put accessibility at the forefront.

"We are pleased to announce the creation of the charitable association, Verbier4All.

This is about inclusion! Verbier and the mountains that surround it, offer a wonderland that everyone should have the chance to enjoy. Verbier4All aims to make that happen. 

By providing access to the necessary equipment and trained ‘buddies’, by working closely with Téléverbier, the tourist office and local businesses, we aim to ensure that anyone, regardless of physical or visual deficit, can access the mountains all year round and enable Verbier to evolve into a gold standard resort for adaptive activities.

Verbier4All has already received the backing of Téléverbier which is now actively planning to make its infrastructures more user-friendly for people with a physical or visual deficit. Téléverbier has indicated that some improvements will already be apparent this summer.


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