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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

Lowlander – Own It 2011

1 Nov

Lowlander – Own It

On Saturday October 22nd, Aberdeen Snowsports Centre hosted Own It, a freestyle competition that is now part of the Lowlander/Highlander series with points going towards the Scottish and UK freestyle standings.

Here’s the report!

Aberdeen dominates medals at Lowlander event

Aberdeen dominated the medals at the first Snowsport Scotland freestyle competition of the winter season.

The annual Lowlander “own It” event which took place at the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre and was hosted by Aberdeen Snowsports Club, saw the riders pulled out all the stops with a spectacular array of aerial and jib tricks.

A very strong display saw the local riders dominate the Gold medals this year with Fin Jacobs (Ski) and Zarek Samdani (Snowboard) taking top spot in the kids’ section. With very strong performances from Hannah Mile (Women), Cameron Wood (Youth) and Grant Donald (Open) Aberdeen dominated the leader boards.

However, Vaila Cherman (Edinburgh) and Matt Corry (Glasgow) readdressed the balance in the snowboarding competitions by placing gold in the women’s and youth categories respectively. The men’s snowboarding category was a hotly fought competition, but in the end it was local boy Kris Bell that secured the open snowboard title in a tight battle with Jamie Trinder (Cairngorm).

As is traditional at Aberdeen a rail jam completes the competitive day with combined winners of the Lowlander and the Rail Jam being awarded the prestigious (and very large) “Own It” trophy! This year Grant Donald took the honours for freestyle skiing and Jamie Trinder did enough to take the snowboard title by slaying the rails.

The Lowlander Aberdeen and “Own It” has quickly become a firm fixture on the freestyle calendar, mostly due to the range of young Scottish ski and snowboard talent and level of competition it attracts.

Dave Rutledge, Competitions, Events and Volunteering Coordinator for Snowsport Scotland, says: “ The Aberdeen Lowlander and “Own It” competition has fast become a place for Scotland’s up and coming elite athletes to showcase what they have got on the dry slopes. There is no doubt that we will see many of these names featuring in the upcoming Scottish Dry Slope Freestyle Championships and the Scottish “Edinburgh” Freestyle Invitational both in December, and I am sure that many are names to look out for as professional stars of the future.”

The Glasgow Lowlander takes place on the 20th November 2011 at Glasgow Ski & Snowboard Centre.

Full results for the Aberdeen Lowlander “Own It” are listed below.

Grant Donald - 2011 Own It Skier

Jamie Trinder - Own It 2011 Snowboarder

Pictures are available to view by clicking Here.


Ski Women
1st Hannah Milne
2nd Erin Sharp
1st Fin Jacobs
2nd Rory Cameron
3rd Hamish Farquharson
1st Cameron Wood
2nd Andrew Hadfield
3rd Angus Jacobs
1st Grant Donald
2nd Sam Harrison
3rd Rory Deasy
1st Vaila Cherman
1st Zarek Samdani
2nd Fraser Jack
3rd Joseph Dionne
1st Matt Corry
2nd Sam McGrath
3rd Nathan Sim
1st Kris Bell
2nd Jamie Trinder
3rd Chris Mahoney

Thanks to our Sponsors

Skid Marks all over!

20 Sep

Skid Marks all over for this year…

prize winners

The biggest and best comp of the year arrived at  Aberdeen Snowsports Centre on Saturday 17 September 2011.  Aberdeen Snowsports Club Junior Members Rowan CameronAngus Jacobs and Fin Bremner, who are all 12 years old have put their money where mouth was and  showed  the rest of us how to organise a great rail jam.

With the sickest rail set up  the boys ran the comp to raise funds to pay for season passes for next winter and bagged big name sponsors Quicksilver, Salomon, Ride, Westbeach, Zaini, Park, Bawbags, Granite Reef and Liberance with the biggest prize fund seen for many a day!

The guys had been promoting the event hard and weren’t disappointed with over 40 competitors battling it out for their share of the goodies!  It was great to see some of the groms from the Saturday and Sunday clubs as well as seasoned pro’s hitting the features with the guys setting a pro line and a rookie line.

With the A Line sponsored BBQ sending out a steady stream of burgers and hotdogs the rain didn’t dull the excitement of the expectant crowd.

First off was the snowboard jam with a huge field to choose from judges Grant Donald and Andy Laird had their work cut out.  In the end however, the trip over from Speyside was worthwhile for Jamie Trinder taking first place in the senior category with stylish back 4’s, back 2’s and huge gaps.  Younger brother Angus also grabbed 1st in the junior category with a series of stylish spins on and off the rails.  The kids category was well fought with Zarack Samdini eventually piping Andy Budge and Fraser Budge to 1st.  With only three girls in the category it was a straight fight between Katie Boyd, Beth Woodall, and Lara Wood with the later coming out on top.

The skiers weren’t letting the snowboarders have all the action and again the standard was high.  Lewis Wilson nailed 1st in the senior category with a sick 2 on/4 off.  In the juniors Andrew Hadfield secured gold with front side switch ups.  Emulating the snowboard kids, Rory Cameron, Keilan Bremner and Fin Jacobs battled it out with Fin eventually taking the glory with a classic 2 on, switch up and 2 out.  Competition newcomer Ramone Waters showed what she was made off with a well deserved 1st in the kids girls category.

Katie Boyd and Beth Woodall came back for a second grab of the prizes in a dual for glory.  Katie edged Beth out and went home with her second prize of the night.

Overall a great comp and thanks to Andy Torrance for some banging tunes, Nicol Paton  for his banter on the mike, and of course Wully Donald for some cracking photos!

A final shout out to Rowan, Angus and Fin  for their hard work in organising the comp and thanks to Granite Reef and Transition Extreme for rewarding the guys with a Surf Lesson and BMX Lesson!

As a prelude to the Aberdeen legs of Westbeach and Lowlander this was a great warm up for the Team Aberdeen riders who will be on fire at these events.

Check out Wully Donalds photos on facebook, album 1 and 2


Ski Female 12 and under

1st – Ramone Waters

Ski Male 12 and under

1st – Fin Jacobs

2nd – Keilan Bremner

3rd – Rory Cameron

Ski Male under 16

1st – Andrew Hadfield

2nd – Cameron Wood

3rd – Jan Goldbeck

Ski Male over 16

1st – Lewis Wilson

2nd – Adam Hunter

3rd – Andrew Begg

Ski Female

1st – Katie Boyd

2nd – Beth Woodall

Snowboard Male 12 and under

1st – Zarack Samdani

2nd – Andy Budge

3rd – Fraser Jack

Snowboard Male under 16

1st – Angus Trinder

2nd – Andrew Foote

3rd – Nathan Sim

Snowboard Male over 16

1st – Jamie Trinder

2nd – Matt Gibson

3rd – Ewan Linn

Snowboard Female

1st – Lara Wood

2nd – Beth Woodall

3rd – Katie Boyd

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).