Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Alex Tilley - Life Member

Thanks to all racers who took part in training on Sunday. It was great to have Alex Tilley with us to help with the race training and to answer questions about her experiences skiing with the British team. In recognition of her achievements and attaining membership of the senior British alpine team, the club awarded her lifetime membership of Gordon Skiers. The award was presented by Iain Campbell who himself has been a member of the club for over 10 years and who is now helping with training and working towards further ski coaching qualifications. We hope our younger members will be inspired and encouraged by watching Alex and Iain progress through racing and coaching pathways.  Alex has kindly agreed to send us reports for our blog on a regular basis.


Alex with coaches James and Jamie and the members.

Monday, September 29, 2014

First Day of Winter

The geese may be flying overhead, but that doesn't herald the arrival of Winter quite like the first day of Dry Mat Training for Gordon Skiers.

Biggest thanks to all the members that turned up today for training. It was great to see all the athletes very keen and motivated to train.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

SSSA Dual Slalom Qualifier Aberdeen

Saturday evening saw a great representation of Gordon Skiers in the Scottish Schools Dual Slalom Qualifier at Garthdee, Gordon skiers featured in both winning and runner-up teams in both red and blue categories.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Programme and Groups For Dry Slope Training Sunday 28th September

Performance Squad 1, Development Squad 1 and Development Squad 3 will be on the mat first session, with the others on fitness for the first session.

We'll swap around for the second session and then everyone on the mat for racing at the end.

The timings will be
  • First Session 9 - 10:30
  • Second Session 10:30 - 12
  • Racing 12 - 1

The breaks will need to be taken around the sessions. (First fitness can take their break at the end of fitness and first skiers can take their break before fitness)


Development 1 (7) Development 2 (7)  Development 3 (9) Development 4 (9) 
Kathleen Rae Daniel Lints  Paul Nan Den Beukel M. Reid
Morven Douglas  Louis Amman  Daisy Cowie J. Allardyce
Callum Duff  Paul Marshall  Ruaridh Rogerson Lennon Allardyce
Jack Morrison  Vhairi McLeod  Oli Sleigh A. Hay
Phoebe Allan  Seb Stephen Logan Duncan Fionn Sewell
Harry Pfleger  Harry Stephen  Finlay Carry Torin Liversidge
Ellie Green  Nathan Smith  Harriet Dawson  J. Stephen
Jacob Ipsen Ben Morris
Izzy Pfleger Sam Morris

Performance Squad 1 (9) Performance Squad 2 (8)
Rachel Brown  Amelia Allan
Tabby Allan Lauren Liversidge
Rhiannon Taylor Hannah Morrison
Andrew Simpson  Rachael Morrison
Neil Simpson Vicky Rasmusen
Beth Whatford  Ryan Pye
Erik Rasmusen Ben Whatford
Graeme Campbell Hamish Alexander
(Kieran Troup)

Gary W

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

First Sunday of Dry Slope Training

Alex tilley

A message from Graeme Brown our Chairman:-

On behalf of the committee I would like to welcome all parents and racers who are coming to dry mat training on Sunday. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and successful season with plenty of snow this winter. I am delighted to announce that Alex Tilley who is a member of the British Senior Alpine Ski Team and a member of Gordon Skiers will be visiting the club on Sunday. She has a very busy training schedule so to have her visit and inspire our young racers is fantastic.

Alex is just newly returned from training and racing in New Zealand where she achieved some impressive results.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ski Demo and Club Secondhand Sale

Ever wondered what you are supposed to be doing to maintain your child's skis.  Haven't got a clue on how to prepare skis for racing?  Well we have the solution for you.  We have arranged for Phil Pearson from Blues The Ski Shop to come along to our dry slope session at Alford on Sunday October 5th.  He will also be bringing along Mike Crawford from Datawax.  They plan to do some sessions for the kids and parents on ski waxing/tuning etc and will have some stuff to sell.

On the same day we will also be holding our club second hand sale so if you are looking for second hand kit to help contain the costs or to offload clothing they have grown out of, its time to clear out the cupboards and bring it along to the ski slope.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hamburg Indoor Training Camp

Fancy a long weekend in Hamburg?  We have received this flyer for a 4 day indoor slalom training camp from Alpine Training Centre.

The weekend runs from November 7th to 10th, 2014. Cost £500, flights not included. If you are interested Contact ATC (Lara) 01479821727 or email info@alpinetrainingcentre.com

Craig Mcfie :- The Video!

LSRA have posted these videos of yesterdays action from the Craig Mcfie classic.  The first video is the top section of the first run of the mens and ladies races, the combination of gates that caused a few skiers to ski out, particularly the gate to the right of the frame.

The second video is of the Bairns race that was raced over stubbies placed as for the second run for the mens and ladies races.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Craig Mcfie Classic

This weekend saw 6 Gordon skiers head down to Hillend for the Craig Mcfie Classic run by lothian Ski Racing Association.  We had Andrew and Neil Simpson in the mens race and Rachel Brown, Hannah Morrison, Kathleen Ray and Ellie Green in the ladies race.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Exciting Result For Alex Tilley!

Great news for Gordon Skier Alex Tilley, see the article below from British Ski And Snowboard. Alex is a life member of Gordon skiers having started her skiing career with the club.

Exciting results for Great Britain's Alpine skiers this weekend

There have been some exciting results from Great Britain’s Alpine skiers this weekend in the Southern Hemisphere.

Charlie Guest kick started the weekend with a 5th place finish in Saturday’s FIS Slalom race, with Laurie Taylor finishing in 8th place in the men’s. Charlie went on to make the podium in Sunday’s first FIS GS race in Treble Cone with a 3rd place finish, with Alex Tilley following close behind in 5th. In the 2nd FIS GS race on Sunday, Alex took 3rd place with Rachelle Rogers coming 15th. Great results from the rising stars of British Alpine racing.

Alex and Charlie’s coach Stefan Moser said: “All the girls were skiing really well and the top level race was a good test for the upcoming Europa Cup season. I was proud to see Charlie and Alex sharing the podium with Anna Hofer and top World Cup skier Michaela Kirchgasser.”