The weekly bulletin from Snowsport England

Posted on 16/06/15 by Rare Management

Have a look at the latest newsletter from Snowsport England here.

For more information visit their website, Facebook page or keep up to date on Twitter.

SIGB Update No.63

Posted on 09/04/15 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 9th April 2015.

SIGB Email Update 62

Posted on 10/02/15 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 9th February 2015.

SIGB Email Update 61

Posted on 23/01/15 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 23rd January 2015.

SIGB Email Update 60

Posted on 15/01/15 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 15th January 2015

SIGB Email Update 59

Posted on 23/12/14 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 23rd December 2014

SIGB Email Update 58

Posted on 03/12/14 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 3rd December 2014

SIGB Email Update 57

Posted on 03/10/14 by Rare Management

Take a look at the newsletter from 3rd October 2014

SIGB Email Update 56

Posted on 30/04/14 by Rare Management

Glencoe Mountain Resort

Despite the fact that some areas of the Scottish hills remain deeply buried and parts of the Alps have just had close to a metre of fresh, the lifts in most places are winding down for the spring. The fat lady may not be singing just yet, but she’s almost certainly finished her warm up and the end of winter is nigh…

But it’s not all bad news: there’s plenty of planning afoot for next winter already.




Slide will take place from 27-29 Jan 2015 at the Telford International Centre.

The earlier dates have come about largely due to ispo moving to later dates (5-8 February), which runs to the week before half term (traditionally one of the busiest weeks of winter for specialist retailers in the UK). The SIGB Committee decided that the January dates were the best compromise available and although the change will inevitably bring challenges for some, it also gives Slide great relevance, putting it within the purchasing window for more brands.

Exhibitor booking forms will be available from June from but make sure you put the date in your diary now.


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The SIGB Ski Test will be returning to Kuhtai in 2015, with dates from 23-27 February. The 2014 test was hailed as the best-ever. Kuhtai is a great venue, the main hotel is right on the slopes, the Test Centre is well-appointed and the vote to return in 2015 was unopposed.

Test accommodation

The Alpenrose Hotel (50m from the Test Centre) is offering early booking prices the same as last year, giving great value in an excellent 4* hotel.

The Ski Test rates are half board, €80 shared room, €99 single room

NB These prices only valid until end of October 2014.

Contact Sandra at the hotel direct

Email: Tel: 0043 5239 5205

Alternatively, contact the Kühtai Tourist Office – There is an extensive range of apartments, pensions and hotels to suit all budgets.

Test transport

The best flight travel option is to fly to Innsbruck airport, only 30 mins from Kühtai. Remember to book early to secure the best prices. An alternative is a flight to Munich, with a 2 hr train ride to Innsbruck and the regular service bus to Kühtai.

The final SIGB Websurvey of the winter has been completed and is available here.

Many thanks to all those who completed the surveys over the last couple of years. We now have two winter’s worth of responses so we’ll look at whether any trends are beginning to emerge for a future newsletter.

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SIGB Trade Survey

Thanks to those who have contributed to the hardware survey so far. Four lucky respondents, who returned their data by the requested date, have won goodies from Ortovox, K2, Scott and Salomon.

If you’re a member of SIGB and you supply hardware, helmets or goggles – and have not yet submitted your data, please do so asap. It’s part of a valuable indicator of the state of the trade in the UK.

SIGB Press Officer

SIGB appointed a press officer last autumn to work with British Ski and Snowboard to ensure that our British skiers and snowboarders received the attention they deserved in the run up to, during and after the Olympics, as well as working with Snowsport England’s Go Ski Go Board Campaign which aims to make snowsport more accessible via the use of UK-based facilities such as dry slopes and indoor snow slopes.

Both the campaign and the athlete’s Olympic results were outstanding and SIGB assisted in getting the message out to media organisations, local, regional and national press.

We have been keeping everyone up to date via the SIGB Facebook page throughout the winter and are delighted to confirm that the press officer will continue throughout the coming year, with Snowsport England now contributing to funding the press officer.

SIGB will therefore continue to work with these organisations (and others) on cross-promotion of all things snowsport to help build awareness of skiing and snowboarding from grass roots to elite level.

Stop Press

Photo: British Ski and Snowboard

Jenny Jones, British Olympic Medallist, has recorded an episode of a Question of Sport and rumour has it that it’s on tonight! Don’t forget to tune in.

Be proud, be very proud.

SIGB Web Survey Request

Posted on 05/02/14 by Rare Management

It’s time for the next in the series of SIGB Websurveys; this time looking at how business has been over the last couple of months and expectations for the rest of the season.

Please take a few minutes to participate; it’s open to all types of organisations and there are only 7 questions so it’s hardly onerous. Take the survey here.