British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is the national governing body for snowsports in the UK. Recognised by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and by the British Olympics Association (BOA), we manage the elite British teams and the development pathway for those teams.

We select, manage and lead British teams to international events, promote participation in FIS disciplines, and provide opportunities for our athletes to achieve their full potential as individuals and as a team.

We licence competitors across seven disciplines: Alpine, Cross Country, Freestyle Skiing, Snowboarding, Telemark, Speed Skiing and Ski Jumping. Over 350 athletes are registered with us and compete in international events. We also work closely with Clubs, Academies and the Home Nations to provide opportunities for aspiring international athletes.

 

BSS Equality Statement

As the national governing body for snow sports we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity in all that we do, from selecting athletes and coaches, through to the appointment of boards, and the hiring of staff.  We will challenge discrimination, and work hard to increase the diversity of our sport.

Statistics

  • 2

    Medals at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics

  • 83%

    Top 20 finishes in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics

  • £5.14 m

    Total investment from UK Sport for the 2014-2018 Olympic cycle

  • 25

    Athletes selected for PyeongChang - the largest ever British team

Our Story

 

British Ski and Snowboard has the ambition for the UK to be one of the top five ski and snowboard nations in the world by 2030.

After Jenny Jones’s record breaking first British medal on snow at the 2014 Sochi Games, UK Sport, the UK’s high performance sports agency, began funding the British Ski and Snowboard Park & Pipe team, enabling the support of a full coaching programme as well as athlete personal support for 16 of the best athletes.

In October 2016, we hired a new Performance Director, Dan Hunt. With Olympic success coaching the British male and female endurance cycling teams, as well as time spent at Team Sky and the Premier League, Dan has the experience to guide the organisation towards the next stage.

 

PyeongChang 2018

 

The PyeongChang Winter Olympics were the most successful ever for British Ski and Snowboard. Izzy Atkin won GB’s first ever medal on skis with a bronze medal in the Ski Slopestyle and Billy Morgan was the first male snowboarder to bag a medal, with bronze in the inaugural Big Air competition.

Aside from the medals, we also saw the bestever GB Cross Country result from Andrew Musgrave and the best Alpine result in 50 years from the Alpine Team event. This, combined with the fact that 83% of the team finished in the top 20 in at least one of their events, shows that we have increased depth of talent across multiple disciplines, which is essential as we move towards the 2030 vision.

 

Towards Beijing 2022

 

We are now looking towards the next Olympic Winter Games, which will take place in Beijing in 2022. We have already created new programmes in disciplines in which the UK has not previously had Olympic success, including Ski and Snowboard Cross and Moguls. We will now we looking at developing up-and-coming talent, as well as nurturing those athletes who are already showing themselves to be able to perform on the world stage.Back us to Beijing

We’re already planning for the next four years, and we’d love you to join us on the journey! UK Sport provide vital funding to some of our disciplines and athletes, but to support more athletes, and fund more programmes, we need your support!

Back us to Beijing

 

 

 

We’re already planning for the next four years, and we’d love you to join us on the journey! UK Sport provide vital funding to some of our disciplines and athletes, but to support more athletes, and fund more programmes, we need your support!

 

There are many ways that you can Back us to Beijing including:

  • Become a Fan Member! By becoming a member you are directly supporting British athletes as well as having access to some fantastic benefits, including discounts from retailers and the opportunity to enter competitions to win some money-can’t-buy prizes. Sign up here.

  • Help with a fundraising event for our sister charity, the British Ski and Snowboard National Foundation, which support young, talented athletes who otherwise would not be able to afford to continue in their sports.  Anything can help - a bake sale, a charity quiz, even a sponsored ski! Get in touch with su@bssnf.uk to find out more.

 

 

investment opportunities

The British Snowsports Fund is a fundraising initiative which supports British snowsports athletes. We are asking the UK’s recreational skiers and snowboarders to make a small donation to help boost the chances of our future Olympic athletes. We’re making this as easy as possible by enabling people to make a donation alongside a purchase with one of our partner organisations, who include holiday companies, kit manufacturers and retailers.

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Click here to become an official fan of British Ski and Snowboard.

For just £15 per year, you'll be supporting British Ski and Snowboard athletes directly, plus you get access to exclusive news and discounts with our partners, including Ellis Brigham, Esprit and Inghams. 

If you would like access to a voting rights membership, please email bss@teambss.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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