Our first thoughts are with you and your families, and we hope you are all safe and well. I would like to update you the actions we have taken over the past weeks to help safeguard the organisation and staff.

In line with Government advice, we closed the office and all staff are working from home. Along with most organisations and companies our income has dropped dramatically due to no activity. To help protect the organisation and staff we have made the difficult choice to furlough 3 staff members and we have made a temporary saving of 20% on the CEO and Head of Development salaries.

There will be some changes to roles with the remaining staff, however, we are still open and here to support the membership with Myself, Jan, Claire, Ian, Ryan, Bridget and Iliyana still working . Office phone lines have all been redirected during office hours and normal business services will be maintained as best as possible under the circumstance. All staff have access to company email accounts and Snowsport England systems securely from home.

We have reviewed our key priorities for the coming weeks and summarised this below:

Key Priorities

  1. Day to day business critical items
  2. Supporting Sport England’s aim to keep the nation active
  3. Engagement with club, members and wider stakeholder
  4. Future preparation

We are speaking to Sport England on a regular basis and all our updates on the impact of the Covid-19 virus are on our home page.

As we do not know how long this current situation will last, we can’t give an update on when snowsport activities can take place or are likely to be able to take place. We hope we will be in a good position once restrictions are lifted to support activity to get going.

AGM & New Directors

Due to the current situation we have decided to postpone the AGM to the 19th of November. Hopefully we will be through the current situation and will be able to look at how we get the sport back up and running.

We have also recruited 3 new directors (Stephen Metheringham, Greg Sturge and Oliver Mitchell) and I would like to welcome them to the board. You can read the biographies on the Snowsport England website https://www.snowsportengland.org.uk/about-us/ . A big thank you to Natalie Dunman who has had to stand down as her new role as performance director of Bob Skeleton has limited the time, she has available.

Keep in touch

We will keep people updated through the website, mailers and social media.

If you have any questions please email them to info@snowsportengand.org.uk or call the team on 01509 232323 Monday to Friday between 10am-4pm.

Look after your mental health

This is a stressful situation, which will undoubtedly have an impact on the mental well-being of some of our members, please click here for some advice from MIND

Message from the NSPCC Childline:

In these strange times with sport cancelled, schools closed and the Government encouraging us to socially isolate we need to be aware that many children may be isolated and therefore more vulnerable.  Clubs are encouraged to use their links and methods of communicating with children and young people to promote the Childline.

Childline (UK) www.childline.org.uk Tel: 0800 11 11

Wishing you and your loved ones well during these unprecedented times.

Many thanks

Tim Fawke
Chief Executive