The aim of the Oxford University Ski & Snowboard Club is to promote skiing and snowboarding throughout the University. Our primary focus for the academic year is undoubtedly the Varsity Trip, which operates every Christmas and is one of the sporting and social highlights of the Oxbridge calendar. Our second alpine trip of the year is the British Universities Ski Trip (aka BUSC) and takes place over the Easter Vacation. Here we join 2000 students for two weeks on the largest student trip of its kind in the world! Both trips are open to beginners and world professionals alike.
We normally field 3 mens and 2 ladies teams for the Varsity Match and enter several teams for the BUSC (British Universities Ski Council) Championships. Training takes place once a week on the dry slope and here we also compete at the BUDS (British Universities Dryslope Chamionships) National Finals and in the King's Series. We also organise a Summer Session on the Les Deux Alpes glacier. This summer (10th week) we will be running race training and a freestyle camp.
Snowboarding and freestyle competitions take place on VT, and training/social trips are arranged to the Milton Keynes Snow Dome throughout term time. These often combine with the Freestyle and Beginner sessions.
An active social program supports our busy calendar with the Varsity Reunion Parties and Summer Pimms Party being some of the highlights. For more information, contact the current President, Amelia Davies.