Friday, April 29, 2016


This is the Buzzard webcam at 5.30 this evening!  29th April!  The website states they are hoping to open the chairlift and Buzzard tow with an update on the website at 08.30 tomorrow morning.

Anyone up for a late season ski?  Get value for money from those season tickets!

Weather forecast is pretty good too!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Grampian Primary Schools Summer Competition

Do you have kids at school that ski?

Aberdeen Snowsport Centre are running a fun team event on Friday 27th May to try and encourage schools engage with snowsports. Would be good to see some school teams being entered from Gordon Skiers members.

Please see the Facts below for more information but feel free to email James our Race Convenor if you need more information or advice.

What is the evening?
For skiers the competition will consist of a team dual slalom and a freestyle expression session.
Don't worry if they don’t have any freestyle or race specific training as we will have coaches on the day to support all participants.
For Snowboards it is individual runs which are timed and freestyle expression session. The freestyle expression session is very relaxed and will give primary school children the opportunity to try out maybe a new discipline under the supervision of our coaches.

This is an entry level competition suitable for any participant who can comfortably use all of our tows, link turns and control speed around cones. 
Both the freestyle expression session and the dual slalom will be giving participants the opportunity to take part in fun competition under the supervision of our experienced coaches.

How many to make a team?
They have to have 4 competitors per school to make a team – the same school unless emailed to organisers with reasons why E.G only 3 kids in the school.

Do they need to pre-register?
Snowboard Individual teams -

What time is registration to collect bibs?
Timetable -
  • Registration Open               4.30pm - 5.15pm
  • Practice Open                     5.00pm
  • Competition Starts              5.30pm
  • Aim to finish -  8pm

How much is it?
Entry fee is £10 per person payable on the day to Aberdeen Snowsports Centre £40 per team. Any cheques need to be payable to “Garthdee Alpine Sports”

Will there be prizes?
Prizes will be awarded for:
Best Overall Ski Team 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best Individual snowboarders male and female 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Sports prizes will be awarded for Freestyle

This event is being support by Aberdeen Snowsports Club and Gordon skiers.

Snowsport Scotland Pathway Presentations

During the second week in May Snowsport Scotland staff will be touring the country hosting presentation evenings on our Skills Development and Performance Pathways. Please see attached for our Pathway Presentations Flyer for dates and times, and information on the target audience.

Any questions please ask.


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Gordon Skiers AGM, 21st June at 730pm, Broadstraik Inn, Westhill.

The club is holding it's AGM on 21st June at 730pm in the Broadstraik Inn, Westhill. 

Since it's foundation, the club has been run by a committee of  parent volunteers. The current committee is very keen to get your feedback on any aspect of the club and would delighted to see you at the AGM. Several of the committee members who have served for some time will be standing down and this provides a good opportunity to welcome aboard new committee members. If you think you might be interested in helping the committee then please contact the chairman (Graeme -  mobile 07740585898) or any committee member. For the club to continue thriving, new ideas and enthusiasm are welcome!

Graeme (committee chair)

Attention All Ski Racers And Shoppers!

The club has organised a day trip to the dry mat at Hillend on 22nd May and is subsidising the trip to keep the costs down…..£20 per racer and £10 for parents travelling with children. The cost includes lift pass, coaching, return bus transport and gate training. We are taking our own coaches and parent helpers. It's a fantastic place to ski (and close to shops!). The trip is open to all members but we are especially keen to encourage our younger members and those newer to racing to attend.

It promises to be a great day out and a good opportunity to train for the Twin Peaks dry mat races on 4th and 5th of June. This is always a fun weekend for the club with an opportunity for families to socialise together on the Saturday evening.

The club needs you to support these events so please sign up and if you any questions about either the Hillend trip in May or the Twin Peaks then please just ask."

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cairngorm Ski Club - Summer Indoor Ski Camp

Cairngorm Ski Club are trying to run a summer training camp at an indoor slope in Belgium. They need four more athletes to make it happen and have asked if any of our members would like to join them. See the info below for details.

"We are offering the opportunity for 10 of our athletes train on an indoor ski dome in Belgium this summer.  Dates 31st July-4th August
  • The camp is for ages 11 to 17
  • This is a 4 day session with slalom training and dry land training. 
  • There will be 8 x 2 hour sessions on snow. This will be primarily gate training.
  • Dry land fitness and stretches in between times.
  • Included is accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel is 1km from the snow dome and the expectation is that we can walk between the 2 venues. Access to the snow dome for the days we are there, training lanes and coaching.
  • There will be one coach and one parent helper.
  • As this is an indoor environment with consistent elements and conditions it allows the skiers to really focus on the details of their technique which provides an intensive training opportunity.
  • Cost of the camp excluding flights estimate is £400
  • To book we require a deposit of £100 to be paid to the club with your name and date of birth e-mailed to"


Thursday, April 14, 2016

End of Season Disco, Two Weeks To Go.

Only two weeks left to our End of Season Disco and Allex Tilley Fundraiser.  It is not too late to get your tickets.  It is open to both members and non-members so feel free to bring a group along. Simply fill in the form below and make your payments by Paypal.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Hillend Trip, 22nd May 2016

Calling all skiers who fancy a fun day out to Edinburgh…….Hillend is a fantastic dry mat slope and the club has organised a day trip by bus from Westhill to Hillend, Edinburgh on Sunday 22nd May. The plan is to arrive at Hillend for some lunch at about 12pm, then for free skiing from 1pm to 2pm, followed by race training with gates 2pm to 4pm. We will have our own coaches and parent helpers. The club is subsidising part of the cost. For each racer the cost will be £20 and £10 for parents accompanying their children on the bus. The cost includes return bus trip, ski passes, coaching and slope hire with gates. We would love to encourage our younger members and those newer to racing to join us for the trip as well as those who have skied and raced at Hillend before. It's also a great practice for those planning to compete at the Twin Peaks races in June (4th at Tillicoutry and 5th at Hillend). This is always a good weekend for the club with families often staying together in one of the hotels in Edinburgh on Saturday night.

It will be a fun day and a great opportunity to gain some experience and confidence racing on a superb slope. If you have any queries then please just let me know.

Places are limited so check your diaries and sign up!


Sunday, April 03, 2016

Dynastar Storm Jackets

The club is purchasing some storm jackets to lend to coaches and to parents who are helping at races when the weather is bad. Storm jackets are longer coats that can be worn over ski jackets to provide extra protection when standing about on the hill in inclement weather. There are adult sizes only (small, medium, large and Xlarge). If any member would like to order one then please email by tomorrow evening (Monday 4th April). The price is £116.22 + VAT. They will be available in October. The jackets are Dynastar and black in colour.