|Yorkshire Dales Cross Country Ski Club|
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|YORKSHIRE DALES CROSS COUNTRY SKI CLUB (YDCCSC)||
YDCCSC is the cross-country skiersí club for the Yorkshire area. Our aim is to promote
cross country skiing as a sporting and recreational activity
for people of all ages and abilities, including complete beginners.
We are affiliated to Snowsport England (SSE), the official governing body for cross country ski clubs. Amongst other things, SSE organises training courses for cross country skiers on rollerskis and on snow, as well as courses for Telemark skiers, on a national basis. SSE also provides specialist advice and arranges the very important public liability insurance for the affiliated cross country ski clubs. It makes grants towards club equipment, and YDCCSC has benefited from this.
Our main activity is rollerskiing. Rollerskiing is cross-county skiing on wheels, the best method of learning cross country technique without snow. We offer regular practice sessions, equipment hire and free tuition by club members who are qualified SSE Instructors. Beginners and improvers will benefit enormously from learning to rollerski before holidaying at a snow resort, and for an extremely modest outlay too.
For recreational skiers, rollerski tours are arranged between the various affiliated clubs, and for the competitive skier there are opportunities for racing.
You can also qualify for the Snowsport England Nordic Proficiency Awards
with the YDCCSC (including rollerskiing).
Click here for details.
- Also, see more information on the Snowsport England website by following through "Cross Country" then "Proficiency Awards".
Click here for details
The Yorkshire Post came and saw the club in action at an instruction session on the Spen Valley Greenway and an article appeared in the newspaper on 19 Jan 2010 explaining what rollerskiing is all about. You can read this by clicking here
We also organise a variety of sociable activities throughout the year. These may include walks, cycle rides, canoe trips, weekends in the Dales, and at least one ski holiday abroad. If conditions are right we also include local skiing. If you don't quite believe this click here!! Seeing is believing!!
If you need further information than is on the website please contact us (see Contacts page).
|YDCCSC MEMBER FIONA HUGHES OLYMPIC SKIER||
Fiona Hughes a member of the club successfully competed in the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010. Here she is receiving an award from club Chairman John Anderson in recognition of her achievement.
Fiona Hughes is interviewed by BBC on the importance of rollerski practice towards cross country skiing on snow You can read this by clicking here
|Fiona Hughes presented with award by John Anderson Chairman of YDCCSC
||Well done Fiona, Olympian Cross Country Skier
||Fiona Hughes racing at speed on rollerskis