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Landgraaf Camp 2017

August 23, 2017

Every year Snowsport Wales teams up with Dragons Alpine for a five day race training camp in Landgraaf, the Netherlands. It's a very popular camp and this year 45 young athletes attended, 12 of whom, aged 16 and over, completed their Level 1 UKCP course during the camp.

SSW Ambassador, Georgia Hyett, who was one of the UKCP 12, attended as she does most years, here’s what she had to say about it...

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It's My Sport, My Dry Slope - Holly Morrisey

August 9, 2017

Another one of our It's My Sport, My Dry Slope stories, in case you don't know this is what it's all about:

We are aware that grassroots snow sports in the UK invariably revolves around artificial snow or dry slopes, but that doesn't just have to be the beginning, it can be a life-long love affair! 

We're keen to feature people making use of their local dry slope on a regular basis. We want to hear from a diverse background of users from across all disciplines (Ski, Board, Nordic, Disability) young and old. It would be great to have stories from recreational participants, instructors or coaches, competitors and people who work in the sport.

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This time round it's Holly Morrisey's turn. She is a regular at Llandudno Ski Slope in North Wales and works with the Disability Ski Wales team. She's a dedicated young woman who makes a real difference to other people's lives...

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It's My Sport, My Dry Slope - Tyler Williams

August 3, 2017

Another one of our It's My Sport, My Dry Slope stories, in case you don't know this is what it's all about:

We are aware that grassroots snow sports in the UK invariably revolves around artificial snow or dry slopes, but that doesn't just have to be the beginning, it can be a life-long love affair! 

We're keen to feature people making use of their local dry slope on a regular basis. We want to hear from a diverse background of users from across all disciplines (Ski, Board, Nordic, Disability) young and old. It would be great to have stories from recreational participants, instructors or coaches, competitors and people who work in the sport.

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This is Tyler Williams' Dry Slope Story. Tyler's local dry slope means a lot to him and he also has ambitions to take snow sports with him into his future. 


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Squats & Snow

August 2, 2017

Athletic Development Wales and Snowsport Wales have joined forces to ensure that all youth athletes have the opportunity to become physical prepared for the slopes. And in addition to the ongoing work with our young athletes, Oli Trotman from ADW is giving us some pointers on getting ourselves ready for the slopes.

Here's Oli...

"I’m really pleased to be leading the strength and conditioning programme with Snowsport Wales and with the 2017 Summer Training Camp at Landgraaf Indoor Snow Centre just around the corner the focus of the camp from a physical preparation perspective will be joint mobility and movement quality. The ability to move efficiently as well as the ability to produce and absorb force forms the foundation for the development of a host of abilities such as speed, power and even endurance.

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Lloyd Donovan SkiMo!

July 26, 2017

We've been learning all about SkiMo! Lloyd Donovan, who grew up in Merthyr Tydfil, is a Welsh Ski Mountaineering champion and sat down with us to fill us in on his career and the snow sporting SkiMo discipline!

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Name: Lloyd Donovan

Age: 20

Nationality: British

Sport: Ski Mountaineering

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Meet Our New SSW Ambassadors

July 25, 2017

As you may know we've been looking for Snowsport Wales Ambassadors to promote SSW activities at a local level and help to generate and improve Social Media communications/stories. In mid-June we put out a job description and have gone through all the applications and are very happy to announce our chosen ambassadors! We're also seeking additional appointments from ambassadors who can help represent snowboard & freestyle. If you're interested, read the job description (link above) and contact us with your application! 

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Here are our ambassadors...

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It's My Dry Slope, My Sport - Georgia Hyett

July 13, 2017

We are aware that grassroots snow sports in the UK invariably revolves around artificial snow or dry slopes, but that doesn't just have to be the beginning, it can be a life-long love affair! 

We're keen to feature people making use of their local dry slope on a regular basis. We want to hear from a diverse background of users from across all disciplines (Ski, Board, Nordic, Disability) young and old. It would be great to have stories from recreational participants, instructors or coaches, competitors and people who work in the sport.

This is Georgia Hyett's Dry Slope Story. Her local dry slope has changed the course of her life by making her determined that snow sports will not just be a life-long hobby but her career as well.

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Funding for Youth Coaches

June 29, 2017

Following a successful fundraising event (Apres Ski Party) Snowsport Cymru Wales has a small pot of funds to award to support the development of young coaches (U21) in Wales. We have £1,500 to allocate in small grants to help some of our young skiers and snowboarders to get on training courses and put something back into the sport.

Applications should be linked to activities at the clubs and centres within Wales ad should demonstrate how they intend to commit to putting something back into the sport in Wales.

Follow the link below to download a funding application form. Applications need to be submitted by 31st July 2017


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