Ambassadors take to the slopes

A new Dry Slope Ambassador Programme has been launched at Silksworth Sports Complex and Ski Slope in Sunderland.

Tuesday, 24th May 2016, 8:10 am
Snowsport England Dry Slope Ambassadors at Silksworth Ski Slope launch, including Ravens Ski Club, Sunderland, members Rory Farren, left, Millie Jackson, second left, and Lois Jackson, fourth left.

The scheme will see 18 talented skiers represent Snowsport England and competitive skiing at artificial slopes across the country, with the aim of recognising their talent, as well as allowing them to inspire the next generation of skiers.

Launched at the Ravens Ski Club National Race Weekend, a selection of ambassadors joined Snowsport England representatives to celebrate the launch alongside some competitive racing for all levels – from national athletes through to racing novices.

Tania Barton, Snowsport England Director, said: “These young athletes will not only perform valuable logistical roles at the artificial slopes, they will also act as role models for younger skiers and hopefully inspire them to train hard on their local dry slopes and stay involved in the competitive skiing scene.”

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The Snowsport England Dry Slope Ambassadors include three members of Ravens Ski Club in Sunderland, Lois Jackson (U16), Millie Jackson (U18) and Rory Farren (U21).

For more information about Snowport England activities, visit

Ravens Ski Club is located at Silksworth Ski Slope, and on a Wednesday nights the club has sole use of the main slope.

Membership is open to all skiers who wish to develop their skiing and start racing.

The minimum requirement is to perform controlled, linked snowplough turns on the main slope.

For more information on the Ravens club visit