Friday, June 27, 2014

Snowsport Scotland Newsletter

We have received this email from Snowsport Scotland for all members:-

Dear Club Contact,

Just a quick note to let you know that a new newsletter was published and sent out last night. It is available at the following link -

I would appreciate it if you could circulate this amongst your club members where appropriate.  Also, for those clubs involved in Alpine racing, entries for the Scottish Dryslope Alpine Championships (23-24th Aug) at Midlothian Snowsports Centre opened yesterday. Entry form is available here

Entries for the Scottish Indoor Freestyle Championships (30th August) at Snow Factor will also be going live soon. Again, with school holidays started/fast approaching it would be great if you could circulate this information with your club members who you may not have as much contact with over the Summer. If you have any further club events you’d like on our calendar and publicised then fill in the google form here.

Many thanks,


Graham Mounsey |Membership & Marketing Coordinator | Snowsport Scotland

Monday, June 23, 2014

Action Photos From Braehead

Here are a couple of photos of our skiers in action down at Braehead last weekend, courtesy of Racer Ready.

Rachel Brown

Friday, June 20, 2014

FAST Training, Easter 2015

Important Notice!

Hello everyone,,

I know you must feel that it is all coming in one great rush having just received application forms for the FAST Christmas camp, but now that we know that the 2015 Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships are taking place in Tignes, FAST needs to start preparing for what is always the biggest camp of the season and the climax of the British ski training and racing calendar.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

First Meeting of The New Committee

The new Gordon Skiers committee met for the first time last week and thought you might like to hear some of our plans. As the new chairperson I am very lucky to have such enthusiastic folk working with me on the committee. The 3 main priorities agreed were coaching, sponsorship and communications. For those of you who have seen me skiing, you will be relieved to hear that Gary Whatford will be coaching the kids on our new coaching programmes. Gary will take on the combined roles of coaching convenor and head coach for next season (no pressure!). He is developing a performance squad and a development squad. More details will be circulated soon regarding this.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tales from Braehead.......

The club enjoyed a great weekend at Snow Factor in sunny Glasgow with 15 racers competing in the GBR Indoor Series on Saturday and the Scottish Indoor Alpine Champs on Sunday. A big thank you to all racers and parents for making this such a successful and enjoyable weekend for all with some great results.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Scottish Indoor Championships, Braehead

So that is the Twin Peaks over with, next weekend its off to Glasgow for a double header with Race 4 of the GB Indoor Series on Saturday followed by the Scottish Indoor Alpine Championships on the Sunday, both at the Snow Factor, Braehead.  We again have a strong Gordon Skiers team in attendance with 14 skiers  again supported by coaches Gary Whatford and James Paxton.

Good luck to everyone.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Twin Peaks Weekend

Here are a few more action photos from the Hillend day of the Twin Peaks weekend, thanks to Maggie Simpson for these.  Wilma Whatford also has a few which I will post once I have them.

Monday, June 09, 2014

Twin Peaks Day 2, Hillend

Race Day at Hillend
Many thanks to coach Gary Whatford for this report on Day 2 at Hillend.

"Today is one of the best days’s I’ve ever seen at Hillend. Blue skies and high temperatures gave way to some red hot racing.

Solid performances from both girls, Rachael and Beth. Both had a pair of clean runs with Rachael placing 4’th in a very tough field in the under 16’s and Beth managing to take the Gold in the under 14’s.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Twin Peaks Day 1, Fir Park Tillycoultry.

The weekend of 7/8th June is Twin Peaks Slalom Race.  Day 1 was at Fir Park Tillycoultry.  Saturday morning saw a team of 7 Gordon Skiers ready for the warm up at 8.45. Rachel Brown, Beth Whatford and Ellie Green were representing the girls whilst  Ben Whatford, Ryan Pye, Neil Simpson and Andrew Simpson were flying the flag for the boys, all ably coached by Gary Whatford.