|Snowtrax (Skier-X) (2017-03-04)|
Snowsport South is a division of Snowsport England and is the regional governing body responsible for promoting all disciplines of Skiing and Snowboarding in the southern region of England.
Racing within the league is aimed at providing young athletes and new comers the ability to train in a competitive but fun environment in preparation for the Snowsport England National events.
To enter races, please first register using (register) on the right of the menu bar. You can then log in and enter races.
The Ski Cross event which was cancelled in September (due to a broken lift at Bracknell) will be held on Saturday the 4 March. Unfortunately, we were informed this week that the John Nike Slope at Bracknell can no longer honour our booking. Therefore the event has been moved to Snowtrax. A big thank you to Snowtrax for coming to the rescue!
The course will consist of low level jumps linked by GS turns around markers (sprayed positions on slope) and should be easily managed by any skier of a reasonable standard. The event will start with an open practice session followed by individual timed runs in 3 age groups - U12 (yob 2007 or later), U16 (yob 2002 - 2006) and Over 16 (yob 2001 or before). Snowboarders are welcome to enter. Two courses will be set with an easier one for the U12s finishing at the bottom of the lift. (The older groups will follow the same course as the U12s but finish after the kicker.) Both courses will be set for open practice. A head-to-head knockout event will follow the individual runs.
The event will run from 16:00 to 19.00 depending on numbers - with presentation afterwards . It will be possible to hire slope skis on the day (but this should be booked in advance - please contact email@example.com).
Entries (£12) are open via the link in the right hand column.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Snowsport England Board has a vacancy for a members director and we have been asked if there is anyone in the region who would like to step forward to take on the role. More details can be found here.
If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Tim Fawke (or ask Brian Davies and he will set up a conversation).
We are delighted to be in the happy position to say that we have reached our capacity for the Regional Training Day in January 2017.
If you are still interested in attending then please contact us and we will put you on the reserve list.
Likewise, if you are no longer intending to attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to another parent/athlete.
We are planning to arrange a Snowsport South Regional Training day at Southampton on Sunday 15th January (9am to Midday). We have been in discussions with the Downhill Only Race Academy (DHO) which is one of the oldest alpine skiing clubs in the world under Head Coach Emily Evans. They are based in Wengen, Switzerland and organise a number of events on the UK calendar. DHO have agreed to provide coaching for Snowsport South athletes for the 3 hour session and we invite all racers to attend free of charge.
This session is being offered in return for the time and attention of the parents of those taking part. All events (local, regional and national) need support from volunteers to make them a success and without bringing new volunteers through the events will eventually have to stop. We want to take the opportunity to dispel some myths and allow people to try their hand at some jobs without having to worry about getting it wrong AND we want to raise awareness of some of the subtleties of UK dry slope racing. This will be a really good opportunity for all parents, new to the sport and those who have been around a while, to learn and share experiences. We will even provide hot drinks and biscuits!!!
The Agenda for the morning will be along the lines of:
Update on rules relating to helmets
Racers then depart for DHO coaching
Overview of roles on a race day
Correct Passage of a Course (this will include explanations of different courses)
Dry Slope Course Criteria
Timing and Calculations
We will then go out slope-side to observe and apply what we can (e.g. starter, gate judge, finish referee, etc).
Please take the opportunity to come along, learn a little, ask questions, get some coaching and help the sport continue! IT’S ALL FREE!!!!
Please email Nigel Vincent firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest before 10th January 2017. If you have a particular interest in the timing aspect, it would be helpful to know that in advance as well.
The minutes from the recent Snowsport South AGM can be found here. These cannot be ratified until the next AGM, but have been checked by those present on the night.
A couple of diary dates:
Sunday 15 January 2107 - Race officials training morning at Southampton There will be a free race training session provided by DHO taking place at the same time for racers attached to those on the officials training course. More details to follow soon!
Saturday 4 March 2017 - Ski Cross Event at Bracknell
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