The centre hosts a hugely successful ski racing club.
Gloucester Ski Club has racers of all ages who compete all over the country on dry slopes and on snow. The club has a long history of producing ski racing champions and members of British Teams, but caters for all standard of racers.
Gloucester Ski Club trains on Thursday and Sunday evenings, when the race slope is dedicated solely for race training. There are also training camps around the Easter, May, summer and October school holidays.
Western Counties Ski Club are another race club that meet regularly on a Monday night, where members get great coaching for slalom skiing.
Both clubs race at the Gloucester based Regional Summer Race league, with many of our skiers going on to race at National and International races on dry slope, and then progressing to race on snow and represent their Home Nation and Great Britain.
Gloucester Ski Club doesn’t run any snow training or instructor training, but we use their partners to feed skiers into their programmes. Snow training is primarily based around Dragons Alpine, or one of the many Ski Race Academies programmes based in the Alps.
Membership is open to all, with the clubs enjoying a fun family atmosphere. The emphasis is on everyone being able to ski and race at their own level, but most importantly of all, to enjoy it.
The club coaching teams have some highly qualified coaches, who regularly coach on snow, or have spent ski seasons working abroad. This will ensure you get the best coaching available at a local level.
Gloucester Ski Club staff include:
- Hedley Beavis – SSE Level 4 Performance Coach
- Angela Hiller – CSIA Canadian Qualified Instructor
- Richard Lambden – SSE Level 2 Instructor
- TJ Baldwin - Level 2 UKCP, Level 3 ISIA BASI Instructor
- Adam Lee
- Thursday 18:30 – 20:00
- Sunday 18:00 – 20:00
Website – www.gloucesterskiclub.co.uk
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/gloucesterskiclub/
Western Counties staff include:
- Tony Pearson
- Stuart Robertson
- Monday 19:00 – 20:30
Summer Race League:
We are still in the process of Finalising the dates for our annual Summer race league, so please check back later in the season.
How to enter: Please contact your own club for information on how to enter.
Seed Point Cut Offs: Men – 85, females - 60 - This year we are also allowing one racer per team, who must be either U14/16/18, to race, who is under the seed point level at each round
A good resource website for all our summer league information is www.gbski.com
Winter Race Series:
The winter race series consists on three timed runs through one course.
1800 - Open Practice
1800 - Race office opens for bib issue
1840 - Course Setting
1900 - Course Inspection
1920 - Start of first individual runs
To Enter please contact the centre on 01452 501 438 or email email@example.com. Individual entries are priced at £16 each
Winter Time Trials
We run winter time trial events The first saturday of every month. This consists of one hour of coaching and two hours of timed runs through two different courses. Coaching is taken by various SWSA and gloucester ski and snowboard centre race coaches.
1800 - Warmup and coaching
1900 - Course 1 set and timed runs
2000 - Course 2 set and timed runs
Session prices are a flat rate of £24 per person.