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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.

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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 admin@snowsportwales.net. 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 comms@snowsportwales.net.

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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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Verbier4All

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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Snowsport Wales and Dragons Team Up in Holland

July 29, 2019

This week 32 athletes accompanied by 7 coaches and house mum are coming together for a joint Snowsport Wales and Dragons Alpine ski training camp at the massive 500m long indoor snow centre in Landgraaf, Holland. Athletes ranging in age from 8-18 will get 4 days of training each day, skiing for at least 4 hours every day. This annual camp has been running for at least 5 years now and has gone from strength to strength. 


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