Ski Resort

FAQ

 

Who are SPSRC?

SPSRC is a club whose history of producing elite ski racers for the English and British teams is probably unmatched by any other British based club.

How do you become a member?

Membership is selective and can be applied for by filling in the "Apply to Join" form on this website.  Fill in your details and we will be in contact.

What age are our athletes?

Our athletes range from 8 years old, up to 18 years old.  Athletes are split into training groups based on age (FIS/GBR age categories) and ability.

Is SPSRC a snow or dry slope club?

SPSRC is a snow club and we train our athletes to compete on snow, with both a number of training and race camps throughout the year.  However, we do train at Sandown Park on the dry slope twice a week throughout the year.

When do you train on dry slope at Sandown?

We meet on Tuesdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm and Sundays 8.00am to 10.00am for dry slope skiing/technique and ski fitness training.

How many snow camps do we attend?

Full attendance on all of our camps allows for up to 10 weeks of training (2 weeks summer, 10 days Oct, 10-12 days December, 1 week January, 2 weeks February and 2 weeks March / April)

What happens on the camps?

All athletes travel together, stay together in the camp hotel and train together, under the guidance of our highly qualified team of Coaches.  There is plenty of hard work in training, but the camps are also fun, with plenty of enjoyment, lifelong lessons and friends.  The Coaches are additionally supported by experienced House Parents, who take responsibility for the welfare of our young athletes while away from home.

How do you ensure best practices when working with young athletes?

As a ski racing club training young athletes, SPSRC will ensure a duty of care to all members of the Club by adopting and implementing “Snow Safe”, Snowsport England’s Policy for Safeguarding Children, and any future versions of the Policy.

You can download the latest copy of the policies under the Welfare section of this website.

SPSRC has a designated Club Welfare Officer who is the first point of contact for safeguarding matters within the Club and who ensures that the Club adopts and implements the policies and procedures contained in Snow Safe.

What kit do I need to get started?

New members may use the rental skis/boots from Sandown Park initially, but athlete needs his/her own helmet and back protector as minimum.

We suggest parents explore various ski race retailers that we can recommend, or purchase second-hand kit within the club.