Cardiff University Snowsports Ski and Snowboard Racers

Welcome to Cardiff Snowsports Race Team!

If you fancy giving ski or snowboard racing a go, then keep reading, if not then it might be that you were looking for our main snowsports page:

www.facebook.com/cardiffsnow

Whether you have been racing for years, or just fancy giving it a go, Cardiff Snowsports would love for you to join the race team. As long as you can get down the dryslope with a few controlled turns, we'd love you to come down to a training session and give it a go.

Cardiff Snowsports produces some excellent results in racing and we always like to do well, but it's as much about the socialising as it is the racing, so don't feel you have to be a pro to come along.

Training for skiers and boarders is every monday evening, starting the 6th October 2014 at Fairwater Ski and Snowboard Centre. It's not the biggest slope in the world, but it’s long enough for us to set some gates for anyone interested in getting in some practice. Meet us at the back of union by Magic Wrap if you fancy a go! We'll even drive you there and back in the minibus, and you can rent all the equipment there if you need to.

Training is washed down with a couple of £1 pints at the Woodville in Cathays afterwards, where we meet up with the rest of snowsports.
Sound good?

If so, give us a ring, drop us a message or email us with any questions you have or to let us know that you’re coming to Fairwater. If you're not sure if you want to join, you can always come along and watch in on a session, spectate at a race, or just pop down to the pub after to meet some of us. We get new people every year, so don't worry if you don't know anyone.

Alex Fitzpatrick alex@davrian.net 07871547783
Ski Captain

Phil Kenny kennypj@cardiff.ac.uk 07817534530
Board Captain

A few dates:

Sat 25th Oct 2014 First Regional Kings race (at Gloucester dry slope) http://www.kingsski.org/ for more info. Snowboard and ski teams for dual slaloms! Very casual racing, with plenty of drinking.

8th-9th November 2014 BUDS (British Universities Dry Slope Champs)- One very messy weekend in Edinburgh with a bit of skiing and snowboarding. They also have a freestyle comp and boarder cross...You do not want to miss this! www.buscevents.com for more info.

Saturday 15th November 2014, Saturday 29th November 2014 and Saturday 14th February 2015 for the rest of the Kings Regional rounds!

12th – 20th December 2014 Christmas Trip to Val Thorens!

February 2015 BUISC- Indoor individual and team races, as well as a freestyle competition www.buscevents.com

May 2015 (if we qualify) Kings National Finals. This will be at a dryslope somewhere in Britain, probably at Brentwood! A weekend of team and individual competitions for skiers and snowboarders against all the other universities that qualified. As you can imagine, as the racing gets more intense, so does the drinking, so its a crazy event, even if you just come along to support.

Snow love!