Information about the 2017 British Championships grants will be posted later in the year.
FIS Licenses – scroll down for information
A QUICK GUIDE TO SCOTTISH SKI RACES
We are a club with a strong racing heritage and our aim is to encourage as many of our young athletes as possible to enter races and represent the club at those races. Races are fun and cover all ages in our training groups. There are no expectations except to enjoy yourself!
We also recognise that some of our youngsters do not want to formally race just yet and that is fine. If in doubt though, just enter, you will be well looked after by our coaches on the day and at the very least you should look to enter our home race at Cairngorm.
During race weekends we will provide full coach support, on race day, for all of our trainees who enter races, we will also look to provide coaching back at Cairngorm for those who do not want to enter races just yet though we will prioritise race support. Over the past few years we have always been able to provide both on race weekends. Either way this is part of your normal coaching fee. If you only normally train one day but want race support for two days you will be charged an extra day for that weekend.
The organisers of the race will normally publish an acceptance list on the Wednesday before the race, once this is out we will plan our support and hope to publish our plan on the Thursday.
There are races for all age categories, they are fun, and we would encourage everybody to enter. A coach will look after the kids on the day of the race, walk/ski the course with them, prepare them for their timed runs (number of runs depends on weather and number of entrants normally between 1 and 3) and between runs there will be some time for coaching/freeskiing.
HOW TO ENTER
If you are are in the Children’s 1 category or older you will need a competitor registration number from Snowsport Scotland, this can be done online at:-
You can also register younger kids. It is free for Bairns and £45 to register for Children’s 1 and older. If an athlete enters 3 or more races during the season the the club will refund £30 by way of a reduction to your final coaching fee. If you get in early and register before the end of October for the next season there is a discount.
Entering A Race
Races are listed on the Snowsport Scotland site
Age Categories for 2015
Year of Birth
U10 – 2005.2006 (BAIRNS)
U12 – 2003.2004 (BAIRNS)
U14 – 2001.2002 (CHILDREN 1)
U16 – 1999.2000 (CHILDREN 2)
U18 – 1997.1998 (JUNIOR)
U21 – 1994.1995.1996
Master-1984 and earlier
Whilst many youngsters, particularly in the older categories, will wear catsuits (ski tight racing suits) nobody is required to so you can race in exactly the same equipment that you train in. Your coach will be happy to offer advice.
Entry cost is currently around £40 for children’s and above and £20-£25 for Bairns. Races will often run over two days and the entry cost is normally the same if you enter one day or both. You can of course just race on one day.
It is important to note that the entry fee does not cover the cost of uplift so you will generally have to buy a day pass. Don’t forget to take along your Cairngorm Season Pass to get a discount on the cost of a day pass.
As for training we will publish details of groups, coaches and meeting place and time on a Thursday. Registration is generally from 8.30 so be prepared for an early start.
Glenshee Winter Games dates tbc
CSC Open Champs dates tbc
Scottish Children’s Champs & Bairns Bucket dates tbc
IF IN DOUBT, ENTER – IT’S EASY AND THE RACE IS FUN.
AT THE VERY LEAST ENTER OUR CSC OPEN RACE
We have several types of grant available towards race training and racing. The criteria for these are listed here – CSCGrantcriteria 2015
FIS License Renewals for the 2016-2017 Season
British Ski & Snowboard have opened up applications for FIS Licenses for the 2016/17 season, and there is an early bird rate until the 30th June before the price increases.
To be eligible for a FIS license you must renew your Home Nation governing Body SSE, SSW, SSSc membership, as this provides your liability insurance for competing, and BSS won’t accept your FIS license application until this has been completed. Any of our athletes who wish to register need to go to the SnowsportScotland website to renew your membership.
Alpine and ski cross competitors must be born in 2000 or earlier, but other disciplines may vary, and there are BASS points requirements for a FIS license. Male athletes born in 2000 must have equal to or less than 290 BASS points, and female athletes must have equal to or less than 270 points. Male or female athletes born in 1999 must have equal to or less than 240 or 230 BASS points respectively. Any other male athletes must have 200 or fewer BASS points, whilst all remaining female athletes must have a maximum of 190 BASS points.
For more information and to register for a FIS license, head to the BSS website.
What is a FIS (Federation International du Ski) license?
All athletes competing at FIS events must have a FIS license, there are several levels or types – If you are unsure whether you require a FIS license, please discuss it with your coach now or refer to the detailed descriptions given beside each FIS license type on the BSS website when you enter the online registration system.
Who are British Ski and Snowboard (BSS)?
BSS are the National Governing body for Snowsports in the UK and they run the Elite teams and also link to the international federation FIS