News

Helmet policy at Chill Factore

Summary of changes to policy for helmet use during competitions at this venue effective from 27/12/2017.

Children aged 2-16: compulsory for all activities.
Adults (17+): compulsory during any form of competition.

It has also been confirmed that the above applies to officials wearing skis within the arena, not just to competitors.

Posted Thu 18 Jan 18

Updated penalty calculator

This is the first update of the Penalty Calculator for 2018, to resolve an issue with races that have the required number of finishers but fewer than five with seed points.

Posted Sun 14 Jan 18

Snowsport England Race Manual

This is the 10th edition of the Snowsport England Race Manual, containing rules and regulations for events specific to SSE, and details of the new Alpine Race Officials development pathway.

Posted Sun 14 Jan 18

Online entry now open for British Champs

Posted Sat 13 Jan 18

RENEW NOW!

If you or your children are intending to compete in ANY competitions over the Winter and you have not yet renewed your registration then please do so NOW!

Waiting until just before the competition causes additional work for race organisers and administrators, can lead to mistakes in calculations, and risks you being placed in the unseeded group at the back of the field if you do not appear on the current seed list.

Posted Thu 11 Jan 18

Welsh BASS programme changes

Please read the latest bulletin for the Welsh BASS which includes some changes from the original programme.

Posted Wed 10 Jan 18

Anglo-Scottish programme

Programme for Sunday Jan 7th at the BSA Artemis Anglo-Scottish Champs.

Posted Sat 6 Jan 18

BASS list update

ROCs please note that the opening BASS lists of the season have been re-issued today to take account of some 2001 YOB competitors who were not correctly linked to their FIS registration and thus did not bring valid FIS points across into BASS.

Posted Sat 30 Dec 17

BASS list updates

The opening BASS lists for the Winter season have now been re-printed following a some corrections to registration numbers and clubs.

If your details do not appear on the 2018.1 BASS list and you are sure you have registered for 2018, please check with your registering body (Snowsport England, Scotland or Wales) and provide confirmation to seeding@gbski.com that your registration is current. This is particularly important for anyone competing in the first races of the season (Anglo-Scottish, Ambition Champs and Evolution Speed).

Posted Wed 20 Dec 17

English Alpine - Course Setters and Referees

Click here for more information on how to get involved with Course Setting and/or Refereeing at the English Alpine Champs in Bormio.

Posted Wed 6 Dec 17

Latest edition of British rule books

The latest edition of the British rule books for snow and artificial slope Alpine racing are now available for download.

Posted Sat 2 Dec 17

English Alpine - entry now open

Online entry is now open for the English Alpine Championships, and the invitation bulletin has been published.

Posted Fri 1 Dec 17

SSE Course Setters policy and list

Updated versions of the Snowsport England Course Setter policy and approved list have been published today and are available for download on the Rules page.

Posted Thu 30 Nov 17

FIS ICR NH Precisions

The latest edition of the 'Precisions and Instructions' have now been published by FIS. These are the additions and amendments to ICR that will apply for the 2017-18 Winter season.

Posted Tue 28 Nov 17

News from SSE Alpine Committee

An Alpine Committee meeting was held on Sunday 15 October 2017 at Loughborough. The full minutes will be available on the SSE website but we would like to particularly draw members' attention to some key points:
  • 2018 Artificial Slope Calendar – The dates of the outdoor SSE events for 2018 have now been set.
     
  • The Course Setters’ List and Policy (for UK based events) are both being reviewed.
     
  • A Level 2 Officials’ Course (25/26 November) and Officials’ Update Day (provisionally Sunday 18 March) are planned at Loughborough.
     
  • The Alpine Committee, as requested by the Board, has reviewed their Terms of Reference, membership and subcommittees.

Posted Thu 2 Nov 17

Provisional 2018 summer calendar

The first edition of the 2018 artificial slope calendar has been published.

Posted Tue 31 Oct 17

Latest FIS rule books

Updated FIS rule books for the 2017-18 season are now available for download from the Rules section. This includes the latest edition of the ICR, Equipment regulations and Points rules. The corresponding British rules (BCR and BACR) will be updated after the TD Forum meeting that takes place on November 5th.

Posted Tue 24 Oct 17

SSE Level 2 Race Officials Course

The next Level 2 Race Officials Course is taking place over the weekend of 25th & 26th November, at Sportpark Loughborough.

Full details are available on the UKCP web site, and the course can be booked now through the SSE office (01509 232323).

Posted Mon 23 Oct 17

Annual TD and race officials update seminar

The annual TD and Race Officials update seminar and the autumn TD Forum meetings will take place over the weekend of 3rd/4th/5th November. FIS TD meetings on Friday, the Update Seminar on Saturday and TD Forum meeting on Sunday. This year the venue for the meeting is the Golden Jubilee Conference Centre in Glasgow, conveniently located near to Glasgow airport.

Latest info: Read the new flyer with all the details, and download a PDF or Word booking form. Please note that the arrangements for payment are different to previous years so please pay close attention to those!

Posted Mon 2 Oct 17

Music meets friends of skiing

A special musical event at Bentley House near Lewis, East Sussex, in support of British Alpine skiing.

Click here for more information about this exciting event.

Posted Thu 28 Sep 17

Winter calendar 2017-18

The first competitions on the Winter 2017-18 calendar have now been posted. This calendar has been compiled from the British Alpine calendar applications that have been submitted so far. Competitions marked as 'provisional' have yet to be confirmed (or be approved by the GBR TD Forum) but the dates posted should be correct. Initially only competition dates and venues are shown, more information including entry and contact details will be added soon.

ROCs should note that they can now start publishing documents such as invitation bulletins for their competition as documented here. If your competition does not yet appear on the Calendar then we may not have seen your calendar application. If you would like an event added to the calendar that does not require a formal application then please email admin@gbski.com.

Posted Fri 8 Sep 17

Getting your Clubs right!

Largely as a result of the technical issues with the Snowsport England membership system earlier this year, we have been contacted by quite a few people asking for their Clubs to be corrected. If you are registered with SSE and the club shown on seed lists and results here on GBSKI is not correct, please email info@snowsportengland.org.uk as well as admin@gbski.com with the correct club details. The SSE database provides the 'master' data for GBSKI so any errors need to be corrected at source.

The next seed list is due on Thursday 17th and it is this list that will be used for the All England Championships, so if you are intending to race for your club in the Inter-Club competition then it is important that your club affiliation is listed correctly.

FINAL CALL for Club changes for this seed list is 5pm Tuesday 15th.

Posted Wed 2 Aug 17

BSA GBR Series awards

Awards in the BSA GBR 2017 Series are made for the top three in the U10 through Senior age groups, based on the overall combined results for the series. Click here for the final overall rankings, and here for information about the awards.

Posted Mon 31 Jul 17

BSA GBR Indoor results

Final results for the BSA GBR Indoor series 2017.

Posted Tue 18 Jul 17

2017 Club National series results

These are the final results for the SSE 2017 Club National series.

Posted Mon 17 Jul 17

BSA GBR Indoor series

Here are the current standings in the BSA GBR Indoor Series, ahead of the final rounds later this month.

Posted Tue 4 Jul 17

GBR Outdoor series final rankings

The final results from the BSA GBR Outdoor Series 2017.

Posted Mon 3 Jul 17

GBR Outdoor after 4 rounds

Latest GBR Outdoor results showing the standings after Saturday's race at Pontypool.

Posted Sat 1 Jul 17

GBR Outdoor series

Results from the BSA GBR Outdoor Series after three rounds, just the final weekend at Pontypool to go!

Posted Wed 28 Jun 17

2017 Club National series

The latest results and rankings for the 2017 Club National series. Very tight at the top of the leader board, with all to play for as we head towards the last CN races of the season!

Posted Mon 26 Jun 17

GBR Outdoor Series 2017

Latest results from the BSA GBR Outdoor series. Indoor results to follow soon.

Note: we've had a couple of queries about some of the points on this list already, which we are in the process of checking. We hope to issue clarification or a revised list shortly.

Posted Fri 16 Jun 17

No last-minute registration and race entry please!


A plea to all those entering races: leaving your HN registration renewal and race entry until the last minute causes a lot of extra work for the race organisers as the validity of your entries and your seed points have to be manually cross-checked and verified. We have enough work to do already, and all in our own time on a voluntary basis. Please help us to avoid these headaches!

Posted Fri 16 Jun 17

SSE Race Secretary's Booklet

A new edition of the SSE Race Secretary's Booklet, a useful source of information for organisers of races in England.

Posted Wed 14 Jun 17

2017 Club National Series

The second set of results and rankings for the SSE 2017 Club National series.

Posted Wed 31 May 17

Southampton extended closing date

The closing date for the Snowsport South CN has been extended to 5pm on Tuesday 30th May. The Race Secretary will not be available after that date to input competitors so the closing date will not be extended further and no entries can be accepted after that point.

Posted Tue 23 May 17

Silksworth closing date extended

The closing date for the race weekend at Silksworth has been extended until Wednesday 24th.

Posted Fri 19 May 17

Avon & Western Counties CN cancelled

Due to low entry numbers the organisers have no option but to cancel the Avon and Western Counties Club National scheduled for 14th May.

Posted Mon 1 May 17

Updated TD Report form

A new edition of the TD Report form, taking into account the changes in document submission resulting from the introduction of automated publication.

Posted Sun 30 Apr 17

Publishing race documents

The GBSKI system now provides automated document publication for race organisers. This service, which is available to those designated as Officials for each competition as well as the appointed Technical Delegate for each race, allows documents to be published instantly simply by following a few simple steps.

The procedures are described in the new guide to publishing race documents. Race organisers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the process which should be easy to follow and will help speed up the publication of all race-related files.

Posted Tue 25 Apr 17

Updated Penalty Calculator program

An updated version of the Penalty Calculator application, to fix a problem where some races showed a blank space instead of the list of racer details when printing results.

Posted Tue 18 Apr 17

BASS List published

The penultimate BASS list for the 2016-17 Winter season.

Posted Wed 12 Apr 17

Scottish Children's cancelled

Scottish Children’s Champs and Bairns Bucket 22nd/23rd April 2017

Unfortunately due to lack of snow these races have now been cancelled for 2017. It is very disappointing for all involved, but it has been one of those seasons. A full refund is available from Snow Sports Scotland for those that had paid their entry fees (minus any credit card fees for those that may have used one).
 
Here’s hoping for a better season in 2018 for Scottish alpine racing.

Posted Mon 10 Apr 17

Race calendar

The calendar page here on GBSKI is not limited to national seeded events or tied to any particular national setup. If you are organising competitions or other events with a reasonably wide appeal then we will certainly consider publishing them here, so please send information about those events to admin@gbski.com and we will consider them for publication in the calendar.

Posted Mon 3 Apr 17

British Children's updated programme

This is the latest programme for the British Children's Championships, taking account of changes forced upon the plans by the weather forecasts for the week.

Posted Sun 2 Apr 17

Homologated timing equipment

An updated list of homologated timing equipment for use at British calendar (seeded) races. For snow races, only currently homologated equipment can be used. For artificial slopes the rules allow two years' grace period, so equipment shown on this list as crossed out in red can continue to be used at seeded artificial slope competitions until the end of the season two years beyond the indicated expiry date. Clubs, coaches and race organisers need to be aware of these requirements. If you have any doubts or questions, talk to your assigned TD or contact admin@gbski.com for clarification.

Posted Sun 2 Apr 17

Summer 2017 race calendar v16

Latest edition of the Summer 2017 race calendar with Race Secretary addresses and various other useful items of information.

Posted Tue 28 Mar 17

Telford CN invitation

Invitation for Telford CN at Chill Factore

Posted Sat 25 Mar 17

More bulletins

British Children's Champs acceptance, and Manchester Club National invitation.

Posted Thu 23 Mar 17

Artemis BSA ISSC

Posted Wed 22 Mar 17

Scottish competitions rescheduled

Following the postponement of the  Scottish Children's Championships and Bairns' Bucket, the Children's races have been rescheduled for the 22nd and 23rd of April and the Bairns' Bucket for the 22nd April. Entries booked for the previous dates will be valid and, for new entries, the booking system will reopen on Monday 20th of March and close on Friday 14th of April.

Posted Fri 17 Mar 17

Live Timing

As Live Timing is being introduced at more competitions, changes have been made here on GBSKI to help you access the correct live timing information as easily as possible.

Wherever you see the small live icon, click on it to access the relevant live timing page. This will link either to the FIS timing setup, or to the live timing feed provided by SkiResults.co.uk.

For a list of the competitions for which live timing is available this season just visit the Live Timing page. For easy access from mobiles and tablets, just visit "gbski.com/live".

Posted Wed 15 Mar 17

Updated Penalty Calculator

Updated version of the Penalty Calculator program to correct an issue with Category Adder.

Posted Wed 15 Mar 17

British Champs acceptance bulletin

The Acceptance Bulletin for the 2017 Delancey British Alpine Ski Championships (Senior/Junior) has now been published.

Posted Tue 14 Mar 17

Landgraaf BASS invitation

Invitation Bulletin for the Snowsport England BASS race at Landgraaf.

Posted Tue 14 Mar 17

Craig Macfie Award

The annual Craig Macfie Foundation Award will be presented at the end of the British Senior Championships in Tignes on 31st March.  Click here for more details. Deadline for nominations 28th March.

Posted Mon 13 Mar 17

Inter-Schools bulletin

Latest bulletin for the Artemis British Inter School Ski Challenge including acceptance list.

Posted Mon 13 Mar 17

Glenshee cancelled

Sadly due to snow conditions the Glenshee Open races have been cancelled. Click here for further information.

Posted Fri 10 Mar 17

Gordons Open cancelled

As I am sure you are aware we are experiencing a serious lack of snow this season.

We have held on as long as we could before making the call in the hope we might get a huge snowfall but the forecast for next week is for mild conditions.

Therefore we have made the call to cancel the Gordon Skiers Open on Saturday 18th which supports the decision made by ASC and GPS to cancel their events on Sunday 19th.

We will get refunds organised for those that had made payment – we hope to have this completed by the start of the week but please bear with us.

Posted Fri 10 Mar 17

BASS list 2017.4

Technical issues with calculation of a small number of SL and GS points have now been resolved and BASS list 2017.4 has been re-published.

Posted Tue 7 Mar 17

Ambition Champs

Updated Ambition Schools Championships invitation.

Posted Tue 7 Mar 17

Scottish Masters postponed

In common with other races in the area, the Scottish Masters competition has had to be postponed. A new date will be posted as and when the snow conditions improve.

Posted Mon 6 Mar 17

Scottish Childrens postponed

After concerted efforts to try and find a safe and effective way to run the Children's Championships and Bairns Bucket on the 11th and 12th of March I'm afraid we have had to decide on a postponement. The staff at Nevis Range have, as always, been extremely helpful but are of the opinion that the only slope currently with enough snow on it is too narrow, too steep and too difficult to access. This, coupled with the fact that the forecast is for warmer weather, has given us no option but to postpone the championships until a date that will be confirmed as soon as possible. Entry fees will be refunded if the races cannot take place.

Posted Fri 3 Mar 17

CSC Hilton Coylumbridge cancelled

Further to the ongoing snow conditions and the snow loss that we have experienced over the last few weeks, I would like to confirm that this year’s race for 2017 is to be unfortunately cancelled.

This is, as I am sure you are aware, is a decision we would not like to have to make, however due to the lack of snow and also having to make the responsible decision for all participants, including based around FIS Regs, also including Health & Safety guidelines, such as a lack of snow depth, snow coverage and Piste conditions, along with giving all entrants enough advance notice, we need to ensure that we make a valued and informed decision that the race is to be cancelled.

Jules Jennings
Race Convenor
Cairngorm Ski Club

 

Posted Mon 20 Feb 17

Glenshee Open NEW DATE 19/03

New date for Glenshee Open is March 19th. Please read the bulletin for more information.

Posted Mon 6 Feb 17

Latest Guide To Helmets published

New edition of the 'informal' guide to helmets, including U10/12 age group.

Posted Mon 6 Feb 17

Updated BACR III Seeding Rules

An updated edition of the rule book for artificial slope seeding, to include a new rule 8.4 covering Category Adders for competitions with restricted entry (currently the University indoor finals and dry slope championships).

Posted Mon 6 Feb 17

Helmets for U10/12

The following statement regarding helmets for racing in the U10/12 age group has been agreed with the Board of BSS:

Ski Racing has inherent dangers, including head injury. FIS and British Rules regulate for U14 and up, stipulating EN1077 Class A helmets should be worn for DH/SG and GS, Class B helmets are permitted for SL.

For the U10/12 age groups all helmets must be EN1077 compliant, must be properly fitting with no protrusions, ridges or visors. No cameras or camera mounts may be fitted, nor any other modifications made and there should be no indications of damage. Chin guards are only permitted for slalom and hats should not be worn under the helmet.

All parents are advised to acquaint themselves with the risks of ski racing and the benefit of proper protective equipment to help them select an appropriate helmet. Noting it is a racers responsibility to ensure their equipment is fit for purpose.

Posted Fri 27 Jan 17

Invitations published for Delancey British Championships

Invitations for the Delancey British Championships, both Seniors & Juniors and U10/12/14/16, are now available for download.

Posted Tue 17 Jan 17

Updated Race Penalty Calculator

Version 2017.1 corrects an issue with accessing event files produced by early versions of SkiPro.

Posted Mon 16 Jan 17

Register now!

If you or your children are planning to compete in races this season, please ensure that your HN registration is up-to-date otherwise your results may not count for points. If you aren't sure, then by all means check with your HN, but a quick way to check is to go to the Competitors page, and use the search facility there to look for your registration number and/or name. If your Registration Year is not shown as 2017, or you don't appear in the search results at all, then it probably means we don't think you are registered.

We collect registration data from the HN databases (England, Scotland and Wales) at regular intervals but if you leave it until the last minute then there is a chance that your results won't count for points, or that you may be given the wrong seed points when the draw is done for start order.

Posted Mon 9 Jan 17

Auto-generating competition SkiPro files

To help Chiefs of Calculations with preparation of SkiPro files, a new facility to create the set of event files for a whole competition has been made available.

At the foot of each competition page you will find a button to Export to SkiPro which generates a full set of basic SkiPro event files containing Codex number, race details, event type, etc. This should save time in setting up SkiPro ready for your competition, and help avoid downstream issues with things like incorrect codex numbers or the wrong race date.

Please do try this out, and let us know how you get on. If there are any elements missing or incorrect we can easily sort them out.

Posted Fri 30 Dec 16

BASS 2017.1 re-published

Some issues were reported with the opening BASS list of the season, where some competitors were either missing from the list or had points that were higher than the closing list for 2016. These issues have now been resolved as far as we are aware, and the list republished.

If you discover any further anomalies then please contact admin@gbski.com straight away. Please note that as the HN offices are now closed for the Christmas holidays it may not be possible to resolve all issues conclusively, but we will endeavour to ensure that everyone competing in the opening races of the season get the seed points and start position that they are due. Some changes may need to be applied retrospectively once we have access to all the information.

Posted Mon 26 Dec 16

Contributing to GBSKI

The 5th edition of the guide to contributing to the online results system is available for download. This includes details about how to set your race up with the right details to ensure smooth transition when you post results, and tips on how to trouble-shoot issues when things don't go quite according to plan.

Posted Wed 21 Dec 16

Latest edition of BCR/BACR published.

The December 2016 edition of the British Competition Rules ("BCR") and its equivalent for artificial slope racing ("BACR") have now been published and are available for download from the Rules page.

Each set of rules includes a handy cover page outlining the main changes in this edition. All racers, coaches and officials should familiarise themselves with the changes for the coming season.

Posted Thu 1 Dec 16

GBSKI becomes main source for race-related information

As part of the continuing development of IT support for racing, GBSKI will take over from Britski as the official point of publication for all race-related documents. This includes all BARTS and BASS seed lists, all race invitations, bulletins, start lists and results, and the official race calendars. Britski will gradually become an archive site.

Please send any information that you would like to appear online (pretty much anything you would previously expect to appear on Britski) to publish@gbski.com.

Posted Tue 29 Nov 16

Latest British Telemark rules

November 2016 edition of the British Telemark Rules (BTR 1) including changes for the 2016-17 season.

Posted Tue 29 Nov 16

GBR TD Forum Minutes

The minutes from the GBR Alpine and Telemark TD Forum meeting held on Sunday November 6th have now been published and are available for download.

Posted Mon 21 Nov 16

Snowsport England unveils race entry system

Snowsport England today unveiled a new online race entry system. This system will be used for all Snowsport England races, and is also available for use by other race organisations. Anyone interested in using the system for their races should contact Tim Fawke or Peter Heath for details.

Posted Sat 19 Nov 16

BSA announced as sponsor for 2017 GBR Series

The British Ski Academy has today been announced as official sponsors of the GBR Alpine Series, a series of 10 races taking place at indoor and dry slopes in the UK during the spring and summer of 2017. Read the press release.

Posted Fri 11 Nov 16

Outline Alpine calendar 2017 v12

Posted Wed 9 Nov 16

Latest FIS rules

The latest updates to FIS rules and associated documents for the 2016/17 season are now available for download from our Rules page.

Posted Wed 26 Oct 16

Age groups for 2016/17 winter races

Posted Wed 12 Oct 16

Ambition GBR Outdoor Series final results

Final results for the Ambition GBR Outdoor series

Posted Mon 25 Jul 16

Ambition GBR Indoor Series final results

Final results for the Ambition GBR Indoor Series

Posted Mon 25 Jul 16

Club National Series after 11 races

Latest rankings and results for the artificial slope Club National Series.

Posted Sun 3 Jul 16

May TD Forum minutes

Minutes of the GBR Alpine & Telemark Technical Delegates Forum meeting held on Saturday May 14th 2016.

Posted Sat 2 Jul 16

SSE Dry Slope Ambassador Programme

Details about the new Snowsport England 'Dry Slope Ambassador' Programme which kicked off this year.

Posted Fri 17 Jun 16

Guide to helmets

Further amplification of the rules about helmets for racing is given in the latest Guide to Helmets document.

Posted Tue 19 Apr 16

Competitor Registrations

Home Nation registration: English Scottish Welsh

First-year competitor registration for English and Welsh U12 & U10 (year of birth 2004-2007) is FREE.

FIS Alpine registration: To take part in any FIS races (including those organised by GBR) in the 2016/2017 season, you must register with your Home Nation Governing Body as an alpine competitor for 2017 and have a Full or Limited Alpine FIS Licence for the 2016/17 season issued by British Ski and Snowboard (BSS).

Posted Tue 15 Mar 16

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