UBSC | University of Bristol Snowsports Club
The University of Bristol Snowsports Club is the largest uni ski and snowboard club in the country and the biggest society at Bristol, which means the best deals, biggest trips and maddest socials going! Whether you’ve been skiing as long as you’ve been walking or have never even seen snow before; prefer to tear it down an icy race piste at 7am or wearing T shirts down to your knees and getting inverted in the park; prefer a quiet half after lectures or waking up half-naked, dazed and hungover in an unknown location, UBSC is the club for you.
UBSC have weekly socials on Wednesday starting at The Hill where there will be free pizza on offer and the Bongzilla and Shot Ski will no doubt make an (un)welcome appearance. Then we’ll move onto The Bunker, joining all the other big sports clubs for the university-wide social. In Bunker snowsports members will receive free drinks, great chat and a plethora of questionable dance moves from the committee. The socials offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere whether you want to talk about that 30ft drop you hit on your season, or have never skied and just want to ask a few questions. UBSC also run a series of unique social events each year, including the infamous Valley Rally! Be prepared for outrageous fancy dress, embarrassing challenges and stories made and promptly forgotten. There is a reason UBSC socials have such a reputation.
UBSC train for both freestyle and racing on weekly basis. The training is open to all abilities and we would love to see as many new faces as possible in the first term of this new year. At the start of last year we had loads of new freshers come and join us and they’re now part of a fun and friendly community of around 40 regular riders. Racers train at Gloucester dry slope on a Wednesday, with the freestylers alternating between rail jams on a Tuesday at Tamworth snow dome and kicker sessions on a Tuesday or Wednesday at Gloucester dry slope. If you’re keen to get involved, come and see us freshers’ fair for some more information and to get on the mailing list.
Unfortunately, due to the term changes, we are no longer able to run our famous Christmas trip. Don’t panic! We’ve already got our biggest ever ski trip planned for the first week of the Easter break, 4th-12th of April. More information will follow shortly so keep your eyes on the facebook page. Trip launch party will be at The Bunker on Thursday 10th October with a big name DJ (details to come), followed shortly by trip booking launch on Saturday 12th October. Last year we sold out over 700 places in just 3 hours, so make sure you keep that morning free!
Our Christmas trip to Les Arcs in 2012:
BUSC Main Event trip to Alpe d'Huez in 2012:
For those that get involved and regularly train and compete with us, there is also the option of the New Year’s training week and the main university competition week at Easter. Come and talk to us at freshers’ fair if 3 weeks skiing sounds like your cup of tea!
Hopefully this has given you a better idea of what we’re about. Again, for more information or to just come and have a chat, visit us at freshers’ fair on 26th September!
To keep up to date with what's coming up this year like our
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/University-of-Bristol-Snowsports-Club-UBSC/203336873062827
For more information about racing with UBSC like our
Racing page: http://www.facebook.com/UBSCRacing
Or for more information about our Freestyle team like our
Freestyle page http://www.facebook.com/pages/UBSC-Freestyle/291038404249167
We'll be releasing all the info you want about our easter ski trip over the next few weeks so keep checking our website and Facebook page!
See you all at Freshers' Fair!
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