Photo Euan Baxter

10 June 2016

Round One of Championship Ski & Snowboard is live

Watch Britain’s brightest Park and Pipe talents


The first videos from GB Park and Pipe’s new concept in snowsports competition, Championship Ski and Snowboard, are now live as round one of the nationwide competition concludes.

Championship Ski and Snowboard (CSS), which will grow and nurture young British freestyle talent, is the first snowsports competition of its kind in the world, and after launching in May, the first round is now live.  Watch the videos now to see which teams came out on top!

Championship Ski and Snowboard features six snowboard and six ski teams from slopes across the UK going head to head in a league, with teams submitting videos of tricks from four of their team members for each round.  

In every round each team is matched against another team and their videos, including their best kicker, rail and EX (execution) trick for each rider, and will be marked by a panel of world class judges, with one of the teams coming out on top or it being called a draw. Each team must include a "Young Gun" (a rider under the age of 15) and a female rider.

Championship Ski and Snowboard is made up by teams from Stoke Ski Centre (ski), The Snow Centre Hemel Hempstead (ski & snowboard), Aberdeen Snowsports Centre (ski & snowboard), Bearsden Ski and Snowboard Club (ski & snowboard). SnowDome Tamworth (ski & snowboard), Snozone Milton Keynes (ski & snowboard) and Snow Factor Braehead (snowboard).

The world class judging panel consists of GB Park and Pipe rider Katie Summerhayes, Josh Fawcett, Dave Young and Bobby Taylor on the ski side and Laura Berry, Kevin Mills, Colum Mytton and Andy Mills on the snowboard side. The overall scoring process is then overseen by the head judges who are GB Park and Pipe coaches Hamish McKnight, Pat Sharples, Jack Shackleton and Jamie Matthew.

The CSS concept is the brainchild of Hamish McKnight, head snowboard coach of the GB Park and Pipe Team, who wanted to create a platform where young freestyle talent could be showcased and allowed to thrive. CSS provides a competition structure that supports what lies at the heart of the core scene - doing tricks, having fun and being able to show them off to everyone.  

Filming for the next round of Championship Ski and Snowboard has already begun, with the videos and results being available in early July. After five rounds, the teams who come out top of the CSS leaderboard will claim a cash prize donated by the Snowboard Asylum, Ellis Brigham and Delancey to be spent on the development of freestyle at their slope. They will also have the kudos of being crowned “best scene in Great Britain”.

CSS is endorsed by GB Park & Pipe and supported through The Snowboard Asylum, Ellis Brigham, Delancey as well The National Lottery, UK Sport and national governing bodies Snowsport England, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport Wales.

To see the results, vote on the polls and see which riders, skiers and teams are coming out top in the league table head over to the CSS Facebook page and CSS websites:

To find out more about Championship Ski & Snowboard watch the introductory video

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