Across England every year, hundreds of athletes compete in ski slalom races on dryslopes all over the country. In a typical year there are likely to be circa 100 dryslope races, catering for all abilities, from school’s races and regional races, through to national and GBR series races. Dryslope racing is often thought of as a feeder to alpine races, and many English alpine competitors do begin on the dryslope, however the sport has a dedicated following, and at the highest-level race placings are keenly fought for.

Snowsport England identified the need to recognize the high performance of these athletes, and the vital importance dryslopes have in encouraging enduring participation in skiing, and created the Dryslope Ambassador Programme in response to that need.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To promote the sport of Dryslope Ski Racing and to encourage participation in it.
  • To recognize the achievements of the highest performing athletes principally in the Under 16 to Under 21 age categories.
  • To provide a pathway and goal for athletes to follow.

Athletes become Ambassadors by invitation only, on achieving the criteria set out below:

  • To be eligible athletes must be in the Under 16, Under 18 or Under 21 categories.
  • In addition, the lowest seeded racer, male and female for U14 and Senior will be selected.
  • Athletes must have been ranked in the top 3 of Snowsport England registered racers in their age category in the final OBarts list of the previous season. The points must have come from Dryslope races.

Meet the Dryslope Ambassadors

 Diane, member of the Alpine committee leads on the Dryslope Ambassador programme  supported by the Snowsport England team.

For any questions or communication about the Dryslope Ambassadors please contact us at dryslope@snowsportengland.org.uk.