Partners

SILVER PARTNERS

We are delighted to be sponsoring the British Schoolgirls Races 2017.

Chel-Ski is London’s newest and largest indoor ski centre, which opened in December 2015. Located in the heart of Chelsea, we offer an engaging environment where customers of all ages and abilities can take to the slopes.

Using BASI approved technology, Chel-Ski is ideal for a wide range of needs including:

· learning the basics and building stamina
· improving existing skills and maintaining fitness
· racing practice (our instructor team includes a qualified race coach)
· rehabilitation after injury

Endless descent on revolving slopes that are adjustable in terms of angle and speed and less forgiving than snow, together with a mirror that allows customers to watch themselves ski and analyse their technique, is a winning combination for getting ready to head out to ski resorts.

Off the slopes, our fantastic Alpine Café offers somewhere to relax and enjoy some après-ski, with delicious food – including traditional ski fare – and drinks on offer.

In addition to individual bookings, Chel-Ski is also available to hire for family slope time and group bookings (e.g. school clubs). Cool design aesthetics also make Chel-Ski the perfect venue for ski themed private parties and corporate networking and teambuilding events.


Equity are the leading provider for school ski trips, taking schools and groups from across the UK to Europe, the USA and Canada every year. As the preferred school ski trip provider of Snowsport England, Equity will work closely with you to design the perfect school skiing experience, ensuring all your expectations and requirements are met.
For over 83 years we’ve proudly worked with teachers to develop life-changing school trips – not only the logistics of hassle-free travel and perfect accommodation for groups but also an experience that will encourage your groups’ personal development.

Taking your students on a life-changing trip will be one of the most memorable experiences of their school years. Many of our party leaders tell us that the personal service they receive is the main reason they book with us, so whatever your preferred destination, Equity will plan an exciting school ski trip around you and your students.

The combination of challenge, excitement and fun on a ski trip supports their personal growth. From building independence and confidence to developing resilience and teamwork, the skills gained on an Equity school ski trip are ‘skills for life’.


JDX is a global company specialising in aligning cost-effective and flexible resourcing solutions to financial services and insurance clients in the areas of change, remediation, technology and advisory projects. With more than 300 employees and offices in London, New York and Singapore, JDX well is positioned to support our financial services and insurance clients across multiple geographical locations.

Our success is built upon providing our consultants with transferable skill-sets that are highly relevant across financial services and insurance sectors. The key to our success is the development of a robust, scalable infrastructure and the JDX Training Academy. Our unique recruitment policy ensures our employees have the characteristics relevant for Clients Operations, Client Technology Projects and Advisory Projects. The JDX Academy provides a focus to gain SME knowledge and well-rounded skill-sets.

Throughout intensive JDX Academy training JDXers gain skills and knowledge in areas including: SQL, VBA, Excel, application development, data science, cash and derivative product knowledge, project management, business analysis, regulation as well as knowledge of industry utility software such as MarkitSERV, DTCC and Thunderhead.

In 2015 the JDX Group expanded its offering by launching JDX FinTech, JDX for Insurance, JDX Connect and JDX base60. With this expansion, JDX is now able to provide the full suite of consulting services and is a viable alternative to traditional consulting and resourcing providers.

For more information, please visit www.jdxconsulting.com


Mind The Gap Year is a sister company of MPI Brokers and is another of our main sponsors. ‘MTGY’ offer a unique package for those taking a gap year, whether working, volunteering, studying or just backpacking from country to country. Packages include Insurance, online country research tools, Document safe, kit list, online planner/diary, plus discounts off Safety Training courses, travel products etc.

MPI is one of our main sponsors. MPI brokers specialise in wintersports insurance and can quote for ski insurance, including ski racing and snowpark cover. All their ski insurance automatically provides cover for ‘off piste’ activity. Michael Pettifer regularly attends the races and is on hand in case of any insurance queries. He also provides ‘hot wine’ for spectators during the parallel slalom, which is most welcome!


 

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Having supported the event for many years we are delighted to sponsor the British Schoolgirls’ Races 2018.

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As a Ski Club member you’re part of the UK’s largest snowsports community. Whether it’s saving money on holidays, equipment, clothing and more, getting the best advice on everything to do with snowsports, or skiing with one of our resort Leaders, your membership opens the door to a world of benefits that will help you get the most from your time in the mountains.

Why join the Ski Club?

· Benefit from hundreds of year-round discounts – on clothing, equipment, holidays, indoor slopes and much more.

· Experience fantastic group holidays with Ski Club Freshtracks.

· Ski with resort Leaders and use our Instructor-led Guiding service.

· Get expert, independent advice on everything snow-related – from finding your perfect resort to information about the latest equipment.

· Access 9-day weather forecasts and snow reports for over 250 resorts.

· Receive 4 issues of Ski+board – your membership magazine.

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Platinum Membership

Our new top-level membership gives you all of the fantastic benefits of standard membership, together with an annual multi-trip European policy from Ski Club Travel Insurance, and a Fogg Medi-card (mountain rescue card) – all wrapped up in one great value package.



 

UVEX is an international company that has been making personal protective equipment for both industrial and sports disciplines since 1926. A family owned business, headquartered in Furth, Germany, uvex prides itself on its European manufacturing allowing the company to retain complete ownership of the quality process.

UVEX SAFETY (UK) Ltd that provides the sponsorship to British Schoolgirls Ski Races is based in Farnham, Surrey and its core focus is on industrial safety products such as safety footwear, safety gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses and goggles, respiratory protection, and prescription safety eyewear. Its goal is to provide the highest quality personal protective equipment (PPE) and a comprehensive service concept that provides measureable added value for its customers.


SUPPORTERS

 

BASI –The British Association of Snowsport Instructors have supported our races for many years, providing lanyards and other goodies. BASI is the training and grading body for Snowsport Instructors in the UK, running courses worldwide.
INCLINE SPORTS-BEYOND X have supported the races for the last few years by donating a superb prize of a specially made race suit design by the prize-winner. Also a special discounted price if the whole team ordered suits.
British Independent Schools Ski Racing is an organisation which runs programmes, big and small, for school ski teams along with an indoor championships held each September with over 250 racers.

We use Impulse Racing as our training partner to utilise their coaching expertise. With a coaching team led by former national team head coach, these guys have excelled in delivering the training for our school teams over the past few years.

During the year from July 2012, we built a programme for one particular school team which resulted in a group of skiers who had never raced before taking part in the Interschools challenge in Les Houches, France during March 2013 and achieving 28 place from 140 schools represented. In 2014, they came 8th.

This was achieved with regular weekly training throughout school term time, two day training sessions indoors at the Snowcentre, Hemel Hempstead and a few days of training prior to the race itself in Les Houches.

We also offer race support and training prior to Alpine events such as The British Independent Schools Ski Racing Alpine Champs, The British Schoolgirls races, The British Schoolboys races, The Interschools Challenge, The Aiglon College Cup.

In the UK, we offer training and race support for many indoor and dry slope events with programmes for schools ranging from one session before a race to regular weekly training and training days on indoor snow during school holidays.

We can also offer bespoke training on snow during the winter as well as pre season (Oct/Nov) and summer glacier training.
COTSWOLD outdoor are sponsoring us for the first time this year, they have reasonably priced outdoor clothing and are offering a discount on all purchases.
Basecamp DHO is a very well established ski club and has supported our races from the start. They run race training camps during the holidays and welcome girls to these.
ERNA LOW – have looked after our accommodation needs for many years – they are a well- established ski company and Polly Dean who looks after our account is always willing to give advice and to assist you in any way. Erna Low also part sponsor our two receptions.
FILARINSKI is a specialist sports shop in West Sussex with an ‘on line’ facility. They provide clothing and equipment for skiing, biking and watersports and offer us a discount. We have some Filarinski vouchers to be given as prizes.
INCLINE SPORTS-BEYOND X have supported the races for the last few years by donating a superb prize of a specially made race suit design by the prize-winner. Also a special discounted price if the whole team ordered suits.
KANDAHAR SKI CLUB, the leading racing ski club, has supported the BSR races since its inception. Kandahar Racing, which runs race training camps throughout the year during school holidays, is offering the Shirley Stevens Award to the Under 14 with potential as a ski racer. This award will cover one week of race training, including accommodation and food, tuition, lift pass, and transfers.
NIMROD CAPITAL have supported the races for the past few years and we are very grateful that, together with Erna Low, they sponsor our two drinks receptions.
SKI BARTLETT have supported British ski racing for almost 50 years and we are pleased that they support the British Schoolgirls races each year. Ski Bartlett is home to the largest range of race and recreational ski equipment in the UK, based near Heathrow and also with an extensive range online. They are always ready to give help and advice to make sure everyone buys the correct equipment.
SNOW AND ROCK is a specialist retailer with many outlets and an ‘on-line’ facility They specialise in ski and outdoor clothing and equipment and have supported the event for many years. They have recently changed hands but have continued supporting us with vouchers this year.