Skiing

Club E-mail

Skiclub@sheffield.ac.uk

Club Website

www.sheffski.com

Club Facebook/Twitter

Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/sheffski.rhino
Twitter – https://twitter.com/sheffski
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sheff_ski

Key Contacts

Ben Court (President) - president@sheffski.com
Alex Glasse (Freestyle Captain) - freestylecaptain@sheffski.com
Georgie Beer (Race Captain) - racecaptain@sheffski.com
Will May (Treasurer) - treasurer@sheffski.com
Rosie Taylor (Secretary) - secretary@sheffski.com
James Woodhead (Social Secretary) - socialsec@sheffski.com
Kit Wheeler (Holiday Representative) - holidayrep@sheffski.com
Liam Keyes (Trip Secretary) - tripsec@sheffski.com
Jack Childerstone (Design and Media) - designmedia@sheffski.com

How To Join/Get Involved

There are loads of ways to get involved with SheffSki – the best way to find out about what we’re up to is through social media, so give us a like on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. We also hold regular sessions on-campus for you to chat with committee and purchase tickets and merchandise – details of these are posted online. Every fortnight we hold our huge SheffSki socials and everyone is welcome on these – the more the merrier! We run regular trips to the snow dome at Xscape Castleford, and we have race and freestyle training sessions – again everyone is more than welcome to join these. The highlight of the year for us is our ski holidays – we guarantee you will have the time of your life on these, they are definitely not to be missed.

Aims For The Year Ahead

This year’s committee is highly motivated to grow the club, both in terms of membership and holiday numbers and in terms of satisfaction of the members. This year we will establish the ‘SheffSki Academy’ - a sports development programme targeted at getting more people into skiing, and more skiers into racing and freestyle. This will include Learn-to-Ski packages for beginners, Give-It-a-Go sessions for racing and freestyle skiing, subsidised coaching sessions and creation of social groups aimed at building groups of friends to ski with. Regarding sport performance, we would love to reach Kings’ Finals again, compete well at BUDs, and most importantly retain our Winter Varsity title over Hallam!

Training Times

Trials for race and freestyle take place early in the year, and we run regular training sessions for our competitors throughout the year, at the Rossendale dry-slope and Castelford snow dome. Our fortnightly trips to Castleford are open to all members, and are a good way to develop your skiing, and have loads of fun with your friends. Competitor training times are communicated through our Race and Freestyle Captains and information on Castleford trips is available on our social media and website.

Training Location

Xscape Castleford (indoor snow dome) and Rossendale (outdoor dry ski slope)

Training Location Post Code

Xscape Castelford: WF10 4TA Rossendale: BB4 8RR

Training Travel Details

Transport is provided by the club, usually by coach or minibus

Club Achievements

• Largest sports club at the University with the most members • Winter Varsity Champions for the last six years! • Qualify for Kings Finals annually • Silver in Big Air, British University Championships (Marcus Hayward-Alexander) • Silver in Slopestyle, British University Championships (Marcus Hayward-Alexander) • Bronze in British University Indoor Championships (BUiSC) - Nicole Bramley, slopestyle • Bronze in British University Indoor Championships (BUiSC) - Byron Hayward-Alexander, slopestyle 

Events

• Ashes to Alps Winter Varsity ski trip is our main event of the year, to be held in La Plagne in December 2016. SheffSki and SUSC go up against SHU Snow to claim the Varsity title amidst a week packed with skiing, socials and loads of SheffSki antics. We are extremely excited for this - definitely not one to miss! • Our Easter holiday is another opportunity to experience SheffSki doing what it does best – you can enjoy excellent skiing conditions in the glorious spring weather, at a really competitive price. • In November we travel to Edinburgh for BUDs – the British University Dry Slope Championships. We compete against snow sports clubs from Universities from across the UK – it’s a brilliant atmosphere on the slope for competitors and spectators alike, so get involved! • Kings’ Rounds and Finals – Kings’ is the UK’s largest dry slop race league. • BUiSC – The British University Indoor Championships which consists of racing, dual slaloms and a slopestyle competition. • Forntnightly socials • Christmas and end-of-year club meals • … and loads more activities still to be announced!

Club Sponsors

The Tuesday Club
NUCO
Revolution Sheffield
Bierkeller
Tiger Works
Planks