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Discipline Director – Nordic

April 4, 2017

We'd like to introduce you to our new Nordic Director, David Hughes.

David caught the Snowsport bug shortly before the Vancouver Olympics in 2010. Impressed with the athleticism and grace of cross-country skiing, he learnt to rollerski and has, for some years now, taken part in races in the British Rollerski Series. 

A Barrister and now in his mid 40s, David is married with a young son, but finds time to rollerski – most often in Bute Park or at the barrage – most weekends. He speaks fluent Spanish, excellent French and good Italian.


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Discipline Director - Disability and Inclusion

March 30, 2017

This time round we're introducing you to our new Discipline Director for Disability and Inclusion. This job has fallen to Pete Harris.

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Pete has been involved with skiing since the early 90s. Over the last 15 years he has been involved with Adaptive skiing. He has Adaptive Awareness training, and is a Snowsport Wales Adaptive Awareness Tutor. He is also a SSW ski instructor and works part time as an instructor For John Nike Leisure Centres and holds a Tessier Pilote Ski Accreditation.

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Snowsport Cyrmu Wales Launch 2020 Vision for Snow Sports in Wales

March 23, 2017
Following a period of consultation, Snowsport Cymru Wales have now launched their vision for the next few years development of the sport in Wales. Thank you to the members who responded with feedback during the consultation process.
The document will be reviewed and updated regularly and will form an essential pillar in measuring our success toward the targets that are set out in the 2020 Vision.
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BSA GBR Indoor Series Kicks Off for Wales in Manchester

March 23, 2017
The BSA GBR Indoor Race Series starts the first weekend of May at Chill Factore in Manchester with UK’s best young ski racers battling it out to gain the titles of series winers 2017. Two days of slalom racing will be run over the weekend of 6th & 7th May 2017.

Wales’ Georgia Hallett will be looking to repeat her success of 2016 winning the overall indoor series title with early wins in this years series.
The BSA GBR Series consists of events held at indoor snow centres and at outdoor artificial slopes across the UK and are open to all registered competitors within the UK. Dates of the races are as follows:
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April Fool's!

March 20, 2017

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Discipline Director - Snowboard

March 15, 2017

As you know we're introducing you to each of our new Discipline Directors and their vision for their discipline. This week it's Kate Potter, Discipline Director of Snowboarding.

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Kate has been on the board of Snowsport Cymru Wales for the past two years. She has a huge amount of experience in mountain sports and spent several years living in Chamonix where her daughter, Maisie learned her amazing boarding skills. Maisie’s progress through the sports to compete at a World Cup level has enabled Kate to gain the experience and considerable knowledge needed for this role. She is now establishing a snowboard committee to help develop a pathway for snowboarding, coaching, and events in Wales. Kate would love to hear from you if you are keen to get involved!

Here is her plan for snowboarding in Wales...

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Introducing Ruth and Tyler Charleston

March 13, 2017

Llanelli teenage twins Ruth and Tyler Charleston will be flying the flag for Wales at the World Winter Special Olympic Games starting in Schladming, Austria on March 18th. The girls started skiing with their school, Heol Goffa Special School at Pembrey Ski Slope, which is where they now do the majority of their training, three times a week. Their training also includes endurance cycling rides of 30-miles a week, regular gym sessions as well as skiing with the school and West Wales Ski Club. The girls' handicap of Speech Dyspraxia and global delay has not hindered their ability to ski in any way. Being announced as Olympians is a fantastic achievement for the both the twins and for their foster parents, Ron and Jacqueline Cant and of course their school. They are the only Welsh competitors from 3,500 representing 1110 countries from around the world.

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Upcoming Events

March 13, 2017

There are two major events coming up in Wales, both taking place on April 23rd! The first is a national seeded race in Pembrey. Online entry is now live and full race information available for our races starting the summer season on artificial slopes.


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