TRAINING

The majority of our training is at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard centre (dry slope). We also run a few trips to indoor slopes such as Milton Keynes or Hemel Hempstead.

For those wishing to take things to the next level there are additional Friday evening dry slope sessions and performance gym sessions available to BUCS members only.

Gloucester Sessions

Takes place fortnightly on Wednesdays meeting at 1pm on Frenchay Campus, returning at around 6pm.

The price is £5 and includes return travel from campus, slope pass, coaching and equipment hire.

Each week there is a racecourse and race coach as well as a freestyle park. In addition to this there is an airbag, snowboard coach, race timing system or freestyle coach depending on which week it is.

Our Gloucester sessions are also a great social. Feel free to come along with a few of your mates or make some new ones! The sessions are often a 50:50 split of ... Socialising:Snowsports 

Please note that you MUST be able to control your speed and turn – this is the minimum standard required for skiing or boarding on our training sessions.

What to wear/bring: Participants MUST wear long sleeves/jumper, trousers and gloves. Helmets are recommended, but essential for racing or freestyle. Gloves can be purchased at the slope for £2.50; Helmets can be rented for free.

If you wish to get involved in competitions or would like to know some more, please see competitions.

Training at Gloucester   

Indoor Sessions

There will be indoor sessions in the first semester, they are likely to be at Hemel Hempstead centre and may feature a freestyle park and/or racecourse.

The price for each session is around £25 and includes return travel from campus, slope pass, and equipment hire.

Please note that you MUST be able to control your speed and turn – this is the minimum standard required for skiing or boarding on our training sessions.

What to wear/bring: Participants MUST wear long sleeves/jumper, trousers and gloves, it is below 0*C so dress in warm clothes (preferably skiwear). Helmets are recommended for everyone, but essential for racing or freestyle.

If you're wishing to get involved in competitions or would like to know some more, please see competitions.

Indoor Training