Glasgow Ski and Snowboard Centre offers varied opportunities for ski racers, both experienced and aspiring. Each year, the club holds a number of open races and free-ride events for both skiers and snowboarders, as well as its own dry-slope and snow championships each year.
Junior Ski Race Training
Once children have reached the required technical standard and are recommended by a current instructor, they may apply for a trial for the Club's Race Training programme. The programme is split into two blocks: a 12-week pre-season training block between September and Christmas, and a 10-week in-season block between January and Easter. Snow training is also available in the Scottish resorts, weather permitting. This training is only available to Club Members.
Adult Ski Race Training
Race training is available to adults who want to go beyond the advance level lessons available at the Club. Sessions are held on Thursday nights in 5-week blocks from 9.30 until 11 pm, running from September to March.
The programme kicks off on the first Sunday in October with the Bella Bairns Race for the youngest group of racers. Next is the largest open ski race of the season, the South of Clyde Championships, also in early October. November brings the Blues League, a two-night event with teams of six skiers, and the Swix Medal Challenge. December brings the Club‘s own Artificial Slope Championships. After Christmas the race scene switches to snow (details available from the BritSki
website). Our own Snow Championships are usually held in March at Nevis Range. Things quieten down over the summer, but pick up again in August for the Summer Medal competition. In addition to the open events, the Club holds three race nights which only Club members can take part in.
If you would like further information on Race Training or on how to enter in-house and away races, please contact Julie on 01414274991.