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We run children’s training sessions (improver sessions and sessions providing an introduction to race training) every Tuesday at 16:45 during term time at Southampton Alpine Centre. We also arrange regular beginner lessons as the need arises.
Our training programme includes indoor snow training camps at the Snowworld Indoor facility in Landgraaf, Holland. These have proved to be very popular. We are currently running three of these camps per year and are investigating the possibility of additional camps next season.
In the spring we hold our own Interschool Ski Challenge and in the Autumn several of the schools send teams to the ESSKIA National Schools Championships.
In 2006 we sent our first team to race on snow, at the British Schoolboys International Championships, in France. We now have athletes competing regularly on snow in all parts of the world.
We have a number of qualified coaches who coach on dry slope and snow. Our coaches are also able to offer Race Support at selected Alpine events.
In the winter months the club runs a very popular Winter League series of timed events.
New members, children and adults, are always welcome, regardless of age or ability. If you are interested in joining SASA or would just like to come along on a Tuesday evening for some training in a friendly, welcoming environment, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lesley on 01962 711178.
The club has existed since June 2001, when it began life as Otterbourne Primary Ski Club. The purpose was to teach children to ski in order to maintain the school ski team which had been participating in the English Championships since 1999.
Word got out however, and very soon there were children from many schools local to the Southampton area who were also keen to take part.
In 2004 the name was changed to the Southampton Area Ski Association, or SASA, to represent this expanded interest and in January 2006 the club registered with the governing body, Snowsport England