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Snowboard Club UK (SCUK) FAQs (frequently-asked questions)
Category: Main -> Competitive Riding -> General
Who looks after events? and who are Snowsport GB ?
Snowsport GB is the governing body for skiing and snowboarding in Great Britain. It is recognised by the BOA (British Olympic Association); responsible for British International competitors within the FIS circuit, AIM Series, other UK sanctioned events; and manages the British Snowboard Teams, as well as GB Snowsports Athletes.
Who do you contact to enter a British Competition?
To enter a British competition, find out the organisers contact details visit Snowsport GB for more information.
Who should you contact if you would like to enter an International Competition?
Contact Snowsport GB on (0131 445 7676), or visit the website Snowsport GB
Do you need a licence to compete in a British Event?
In all championship events it is mandatory to hold a British Licence, obtained from Snowsport GB (approx £20 Annual, £5 or £10 day license). Independent comps will only charge an entrance fee.
What level of riding do you have to be before entering a British competition?
British Competitions are generally open qualification; so if you can make turns confidently you could start off doing boardercross and then progress into Big Air, Slopestyle or even Halfpipe.
Do you need a licence to compete in an International Competition?
If you are entering an FIS competition you will require a FIS licence (Fédération Internationale de Ski), which can be obtained from Snowsport GB. You must be 14 years of age or over to compete, and a full licence will allow you to enter FIS competitions all over the world.
How do I find where I am ranked in Britain/The World?
There are two rankings recognised Internationally:
Where do you find British competition rules?
British Competition rules can currently be found on www.britishsnowtour.comBack to top
Where can FIS competition rules be found?
FIS competition rules can be found http://www.fis-ski.com/rulesandpublications.html
How do I know if someone else is entered in a competition to share lifts and travel costs?
The forum on this website is an ideal place to find other riders that are going to the same competition. You could also try ringing the organisers.
How long are the Competitions?
British events are usually one day events, depending on how many disciplines. With exception to ‘The BRITS’, riders meetings and practice are held on the same day. Contact the events organiser for an exact competition format. At ‘The Brits’ riders meetings are held the evening before to ensure all competitors know the format of the day, how long practice is, how many runs each competitor gets etc.
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