Plymouth Snowriders is a student-run snowsports club that welcomes everyone, be it for social, leisure or competitive reasons. We cater for all abilities and aspects of snowsports, from lessons and race training at Mount Plym, 2 ski trips per year, BUDS in Edinburgh and many other competitions, to regular socials in Plymouth city centre and more!
Your Membership: So what do you get for your £25 membership fee? Here's a breakdown of a few key costs we use membership fees for:
- As a member you will be welcomed with open arms to all of our events and socials throughout the year! Due to covid, we're currently planning a mixture of online socials and socially distanced in-person socials at Roundabout - follow our social media pages for more details! Further ahead into next year we hope to get back to our regular Thursday socials at Fever!
- Access to our legendary Christmas and Easter trip packages! Come and join us as we take around 120 snowriders to the Alps for a week of skiing, snowboarding and social antics at a price that you will struggle to beat elsewhere! Winter trip booking is open now https://booking.nucotravel.com/plymouthsnowriders/januarytrip/
- We try to subsidise transport wherever possible for competitions, lessons and training to help our members improve their abilities and apply what they've learned.
- Access to our exclusive lessons packages (details TBC due to Covid-19, but typically £40 Lessons package which includes a block of 4 lessons - one per week for a month)! To put this price into perspective to buy 4 lessons at Plymouth slope is £115 (see their site for quoted figure), so even with just one batch of lessons you will have saved £50!
- By becoming a member you will also be able to purchase our highly prized snowriders stash - renowned for their comfort, quality and style at student standard prices! You get. a free tee in your freshers pack when you join!
- Access to discounts and exclusive lock-ins hosted by our sponsors; AfterJam, NUCO, Bro!, Absolute Snow, Gravity Protection, ONYX, SkiBartlett, SputnikStores, UPSU, and our chosen charity Protect Our Winters. Please message/email us for discount codes.
- Discounts and exclusive events at bars and clubs around Plymouth, details TBC due to Covid-19
Lessons and race training (TBC due to Covid-19): Lessons and race training will be held on Mondays. In addition this year we are planning Freestyle training at least once a month. We compete regularly at Gloucester dryslope and other venues in the South West in the Kings Ski club Western League, alongside BUSC/BUCS national events such as BUDS (in Edinburgh) and AfterJam.
Socials: Plymouth Snowriders offer a wide range of social activities with or without a drink in your hand! Follow our Instagram and Facebook pages for updates, we're planning a mix of online and socially distanced in-person socials at Roundabout whilst covid tries to interfere with our plans!
Competitions: Our biggest competition of the year is held in Edinburgh where we compete in the British University Dryslope Championships (BUDS, run through BUCS) where we plan to take all of our budding racers and freestylers to compete against the rest of the country's university snowsports, with Plymouth Snowriders cheering them on! This is a huge competition and social event, this year we plan to take 50 of you up for three days and night of snowsport antics! We also compete in the Kings South West League and during previous two years have made our way to Kings Finals (National) where we were dubbed Most Social Snowsports Club of 2016/17!
Trips: This year we will be taking over 120 Snowriders on our Christmas trip, and are running another smaller Easter trip. Booking has opened for Christmas trip - book ASAP to avoid disappointment when it sells out! https://booking.nucotravel.com/plymouthsnowriders/januarytrip/
For any more details please feel free to email us/contact us on social media! Don’t forget to follow us on our Facebook page or Instagram to keep up to date with socials, lessons and much more!
Sponsorship links: https://www.brocerystore.com ; https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk ; https://www.gravityprotection.co.uk ; https://nucotravel.com ; https://www.skibartlett.com ; https://www.sputniksnowboardshop.com ; https://www.afterjamcollective.com
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