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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Ravens Ski Club is the North East of England's premiere ski racing club. We train at Silksworth Ski Slope in Sunderland every Wednesday from 7-9pm. Ravens has a comprehensive race development programme with five coaching groups and seven coaches. Our race development team train every Sunday from 10-12pm as well as monthly trips to Xscape in Castleford to train on snow. For further details visit our website www.ravensskiclub.co.uk or contact us on 07774843651.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

News and info - Voss, Bormio and next week's race

News and info.......

We will be adding more details as they get confirmed but for now:-

VOSS - Ravens are travelling to Voss next year (February half term) for another weeks slalom training and general instruction (for the mums and dads). Cost is likely to be c. £830 which includes your flight, full board accomodation, ski pass, coaching and packed lunch.

Bormio - Ravens are also heading to Italy for the English Alpine Championships (http://www.snowsportengland.org.uk/blog/2012/03/english-alpine-champs-2013). The cost would be £460 which includes all inclusive accommodation and coaching (approx costs). Lift pass approx £100 plus race entry then just transport to sort out!

Summer Series Next Week

NEXT WEEK - is a continuation of the summer race series. So once again get those skis waxed up, there is valable points to be had.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Ravens in the press today

We are delighted to see The Sunderland Echo run a 2 page article about Ravens. Both racing and beginner athletes are mentioned with tips on how to get involved and what to expect in the way of coaching.


For those new to this BLOG please read on and find out what we do at Ravens and how you can have fun with us.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Ravens in the press - Sunderland Echo runs story of our success

The Sunderland Echo will be running a feature this Thursday (12th) telling the story of Silksworth Ski Slope and Ravens success.

For more information about the slope click on <<Here>>

After a fantastic weekend (7-8th July 2012) in which 3 of our junior ladies achieve first place in their respective age groups and two of the gents receive 2nd places, the Sunderland Echo has interview our committee to learn about the success and how others in Sunderland and Newcastle can get involved.

Ravens skiers taking part in the Great British National Competition last weekend

Its simple........

Come along on a Wednesday night and mention this blog to our Treasurer who will give you a 50% discount off your first session.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Ravens win at British Nationals

Ravens winners and runners up are photographed by Peter Berry (Official Sunderland Echo photographer) on Saturday.

Official results are now on the Britski website at http://www.britski.org/12britdschres.pdf

Today was the Inter-regional dual slalom competition in which Ravens A team (NESA1) made it through to the semi-finals with some very precise skiing from the team (Adam, Millie, Tom, James, Iam, Francesca and Rory).

There was even a nail biting finish in the second last race when Rory Farren and his opposite competitor finished with a gap of 0.00secs - a draw!

The B Team of Katie, Georgie, Ben, Lol, Richard, Lois and Roddy performed well but were able to make it through to the semis. Well done to them anyway they did the club proud. 

.....and finally a big thanks to Lee Bennett our race coach, thanks for giving up your weekend to coach, develop and support us during the two days.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Ravens take home the silverware at British Dry Slope Championships 2012

A strong performance particularly from the ladies saw a huge haul of silverware for the Ravens Racers.

In top spots coming first was:
Lois Jackson - U12
Millie Jackson - U14
Francesca Lee - U16

In the mens there was similar great success with
Rory Farren - U16 runner up
Richard Weir - Masters runner up

Photos and full race report to follow.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Ravens 2012 Summer Race 1 Results

Following last weeks first summer series race we are delighted to post the results of race 1.

Ravens 2012 Summer Race Results - Race 1

Well done to all those who raced and we look forward to seeing you at the end of the month for race 2 (26th July 2012).

Details of the race can be found on an earlier blog - http://ravensskiclub.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/summer-race-series-starts-tomorrow.html

Wednesday, 4 July 2012


With the weekend quickly approaching we hope all our racers are preparing themselves mentally and physically for the challenge.

The itinerary for the weekends is:-


(see Britski - http://www.britski.org/12britdschacc2.pdf)

Sunday - SNOWSPORT ENGLAND 2012 INTER REGIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (see Britski - http://www.britski.org/12interregacc.pdf)

The teams for this are:-

Team A.

Adam O'mara

Rory Farren

James Millsted

Millie Jackson

Ian Jackson

Francesca Lee

Tom Larby

Team B.

Lois Jackson

Katie Jackson

Georgia Beer

Lawrence Beer

Roddy Weir

Richard Weir

Ben Charlton