Trent Snowsports is a friendly and welcoming club which has been running for over 40 years. We are always open to those interested in the freshest sport around! We are one of the largest clubs within NTU Sport, offering a range of activities to satisfy all, regardless of interests and ability. Whether you're a novice or professional, anyone can join the club. Take the opportunity to create great memories.
We have 100+ active members attending weekly socials, weekly training sessions and the biannual trips. We compete annually in university league competitions, including BUDS, BUiSC and The After Jam.
The biggest event of the year, the Christmas Trip, usually takes 400+ students to the mountains, for what promises to be a definite highlight of your University year. If you can’t make the Christmas trip, we also have an Easter Trip. Smaller, but just as fun, where you’re guaranteed to have an unreal time! Here are the resorts we have visited over the past few years:
Tignes - Christmas 2019
Pas de la Casa - Easter 2019
Avoriaz - Christmas 2018
Pas de la Casa - Easter 2018
Val Thorens - Christmas 2017
Pas de la Casa - Easter 2017
Have a look on our Facebook page and YouTube channel, where we have videos and photos from previous trips.
Since joining the Club in my first year I began to see why Snowsports is loved by so many, from seeing the passion in the riders on the weekly freestyle sessions to the committed socials on Wednesdays. I quickly got involved with everyone and was surprised by how approachable other members were, and although it is a large society, it didn't lose that sense of involvement and inclusion.
I made so many new friends in my first term who I am still close with now and with not missing a single ski trip since I joined Trent I can confirm they have been some of the best weeks of my life and I'm sure other members will agree.
Indoor Freestyle Sessions take place on a Thursday night for affiliated members at Castleford Xcsape. Riders can progress by hitting various features in the dome.
This will stretch from riding smaller boxes and jumps into riding longer rails and larger jumps. These sessions will, no doubt, prepare you for the real deal, as it is a great place to improve your confidence in the park before the trips.
As long as you’ve got the essentials—gloves and clothing— we’ve got everything else covered.
We also look to run race training in first term if there’s enough popularity so keep an eye on that!
You can fill your Wednesday afternoons straight away at our Stoke Dry Slope sessions. Beginners can learn and improve, and everybody can enjoy a taste of the slopes. There will be 3 sessions in term 1, where travel, equipment hire and teaching time is included.
How to join
Fees for Snowsports are £50 with additional fees for club sessions and trips.
Missed Welcome Week trials and tasters? Contact the club directly via the links below to find out how to join.
Bursary / funding information
The Outdoor Activity Bursary is designed to provide financial support in order to assist NTU Students to achieve NGB Instructional Awards, Level 2 equivalent or higher, while studying at University. Successful recipients of a grant will be expected to play an integral part in the development and training of other students within their chosen activity and club. All applicants will be required to submit an application form.
James Briggs - President
Jacob Barclay - Secretary
Isabel Giesler - Treasurer
Marco Crawshaw - Marketing and communications Officer
Andrew Sykes - Trip and Competition Officer
Freya Steward - Design Officer
Lucas Campbell-Butcher - Events Officer
Sophie Hicks - Social and Wellbeing Officer
Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any queries!
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