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19 Mar


Carpet Burn Cup – Big Air

6 Feb

A wild and windy night marked the start of 2012’s Carpet Burn Cup series.  Now in its fourth year, the ever popular series (sponsored by Cotswolds for the second year running) pushes riders out of their comfort zones by getting them to tackle Garthdee’s various slope features in a series of competitions. It was also fantastic to see a great support from parents and other onlookers which added to the electric atmosphere.

The Big Air comp got things off to a great start last night with 30 competitors braving the howling wind to throw down their best tricks over the table top or kicker. Judge Kris Bell took the conditions into consideration letting Owen Restrup have a re-run after being blown slightly off course! Undeterred by the wind, Scott Wood and Rowan Cameron stepped up and landed some nice 3’s earning them Coaches’ Choice most improved skier and boarder respectively.

The 11-15yr Snowboard Male category saw a showdown between newcomer to the series, Rohaan Samdani and Nathan Sim, last year’s second place winner, with both scoring the same points in their two runs. Nathan’s experience gave him the edge to take first place but Rohaan may be a serious challenger to the top of the leaderboard this year.

There was another close contest between the U10 Female Skiers with first place being determined by just 0.25 of a mark. Watch out for Kirsty Muir, Emma Swanson and Ramone Waters as they progress through the series – it’s going to be a close one!

Everyone adapted well to the challenging conditions and while some favourite tricks may not have been thrown down everyone showed their skills in being able to adapt their game plan to the conditions on the night.

Full results from the Big Air can be seen online here Photos will be posted shortly.

Remember, everyone gets at least 15 points for competing so the more events you enter, the higher up the leaderboard you’ll get. See you on February 8th for some high speed slalom action (skin tight lycra optional)!


Girls Night is Back!

10 Nov

An all Girls Session for all Girls!

‘Girls Night’ is back, as a pre-winter taster we are running a session across Aberdeen Snowsports Centre from the nursery slope to the Alpine.

For those who are feeling rusty, or who haven’t ridden plastic before there will be an ‘Intro to Dryslope’ practice session; this will run from 5.30-6.30 on the nursery slope; if you haven’t been on dry mat before or are feeling a bit rusty and want… to warm up before heading to the big slope then sign up for this session.

For those feeling confident already there will be a ‘Freestyle session and Intro to freestyle’ for those who want to work on improving their riding/skiing over on the Freestyle ‘Alpine’ Slope from 5.30 -7.30.

For those of you who’ve never tried skiing or snowboarding we are also running ‘Beginner ski and snowboard lessons’ from 6.30-7.30 on the nursery slope.

So something for everyone and we’ll be finished in time for you to make it to The Art of Flight Premiere if you’re lucky enough to have tickets.

All sessions have limited spaces so booking is essential.  Call 01224 810215 for more information and to book.

Spread the word and get the Girls ruling the slopes.

Avalanche Safety and Transceiver Training

5 Nov

Skid Marks!!!!

7 Sep


The biggest and best comp of the year is heading to Aberdeen Snowsports Centre on Saturday 17 September 2011.

Aberdeen Snowsports Club Junior Members Rowan Cameron, Angus Jacobs and Fin Bremner, who are all 12 years old have put there money where mouth is and decided to show the rest of us how to organise a rail jam.

Using Glenshee’s new rails that Aberdeen are looking after for the summer, the boys hope to raise funds to pay for season passes for next winter.

Along with a group of junior members they have sold tea and coffee, run a BBQ and packed shopping at ASDA.

The comp is suitable for all ages and there are loads of cool prizes with Quiksilver, Salamon, Zaini, Westbeach and Ride all sponsoring it!

Check out the details on the poster!  Come down and support this great event, or get yer boots on and enter!!

OWN IT 2011!!

5 Sep

Own It Is Back!!

Aberdeen Snowsports Centres’ Annual Freestyle Competition returns to the slope on Saturday 22nd October.  This competition never fails to delight and this year will form part of the Lowlander series ran by Snowsports Scotland meaning not only will there be some amazing prizes up for grabs but also some all important series points.

There will be more information to come but for now here’s a wee taster of the juniors battling it out at last years event.


Boards and Burgers, Skis and Sausages!!

5 Sep

If you are looking for a session to get your skiing or riding up to scratch for the fast approaching winter then head down to the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre for the Adult Improvers session.  There are top notch coaches on hand to give you hints and tips, if you just fancy a social session then join us in a burger or sausage!  If you’ve never been down to the slope no worries we’re a friendly bunch, if you’ve been before then bring a freind!  Spread the word.

The session runs every Thursday 7-9pm and our Boards and Burgers, Skis and Sausages session will run on Thursday 6TH October and slope entry will get you a tasty treat.   Session price is £14 or £10 if you’re a student and includes your equipment hire.  (Minimum slope standard applies for this session, contact reception for more information).