Western Counties Ski Club is a ski race training club affiliated with Snowsport England and based at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre.  We normally train on Monday evenings throughout the year, from 6:30pm to 8.30pm.  This is often followed by post-training socialising in the ski centre’s covered outdoor space.  New members of all ages are welcome and you can find information about the centre at https://www.gloucesterski.com/.

The ethos of the club is to provide ski race training that is effective, supportive and enjoyable for all ages. Our coaching team provides individual-aimed coaching rather than fixed instructional courses, allowing members to book training sessions to suit their availability and develop skills at their own pace. 

A training session will typically begin with a warm-up, move on to skiing and racing techniques open-hill and finish with training runs through a slalom course aimed at practicing the techniques and skills being acquired.   

We also run specialised race training camps at Gloucester Ski and Snowboard Centre several times a year and an annual camp at SnowWorld Landgraaf.

Annual membership costs ¬£25 and there is a coaching charge of ¬£5 per session for members. In addition, you need to pay the Ski Centre for your time on the slope. For more details please see our Membership and Policies page.

Our Regular Coaches

Core Team

  • Head Coach: Tony Pearson
  • Stuart Robertson
  • Richard Titheradge
  • Audrey Heriz-Smith
  • David Jenkins
  • David Price
  • Sam Dix

Occasional Availability

  • Lewis Williams
  • Jolie Hoffman
  • Milly Till
  • Andy MacKenzie
  • Eloise Brown

Our Executive Committee

  • President: Tony Pearson
  • Chair: Stuart Robertson (Chair at South West Snowsports Association)
  • Vice Chair: Richard Titheradge
  • Secretary: Debbie Copeland
  • Treasurer: Tina Williams
  • Welfare Officer: Alison Longhurst (welfareofficerwesterncounties@gmail.com)
  • Contact email:¬†¬†westerncountiesski@gmail.com