What we’re all about
Leeds Snowriders are open to all skiers and snowboarders with a love for the slopes. They organise two snowsports holidays a year - including taking over 1000 members to the Alps - as well as a social and chaotic trip to Amsterdam. They also successfully compete in national and international competitions, hold the biggest socials in Leeds and shred twice a week at a local fridge. They have a huge list of sponsors too with discounts and other benefits available for members.
Membership is £15 and the ONLY PREREQUISITE OF ATTENDING TRIPS, it allows you to access the low-price holidays we offer, gain entry to socials and access to our growing list of sponsors!! You must purchase membership to come to Val Thorens at Easter and any other trips regardless of involvement in the club the rest of the year!!!
RISE FESTIVAL - LES 2 ALPES!!! 14th-22nd December
This one is gonna be HUGE. Leeds Snowriders will be Rise's biggest group to attend the Festival and we couldn't be more excited.
So far the line up includes: Annie Mac, David Rodigan, Richy Ahmed, Jasper James and more TBA.
We leave on the last Friday of term and touch back on Leeds soil just before Christmas!! We expect this one to sell fast so get your laptops at the ready for booking release!!
VAL THORENNNSSSS! 29th March-5th April!!!
We leave the evening of the 29th (Last day of term before easter break) arriving in the motherland on Saturday evening.
Booking release will be in Late Jan- Early feb- KEEP CHECKING THE FACEBOOK FOR ALL DETAILS AS THIS WILL SELL OUT!
You know the drill, this year we’re taking 800 people to the Alps!
For our second trip, we'll be going back to the spiritual home of Snowriders in Val Thorens during the Easter break. These trips have been sell outs for the last 7 years, and with what we’ve got planned, this year will not be any different.
Our holidays always include return coach travel, accommodation and a local area lift pass as well as a few little trip goodies! On the holidays we also run events all week long that you are more than welcome to participate in if that’s your thing. We have racing and freestyle introduction lessons which went down a storm last year, as well as a super fun relaxed race event on each holiday too. We always have a tailored social schedule to ensure we have the best time whilst in resort, with a variety of different bars and clubs with everyone’s tastes catered for, if everyone’s tastes are French nightclubs filled with Leeds Uni students – which they are.
We are always looking for ways that everyone can get involved with our society, and this has to be the easiest way! We throw pretty good socials, and they have been known to be the best in Leeds. So, how do we get to make the biggest and craziest socials ever? We have been known to put lots of money behind the bar, this year we will be giving out drinks tokens to ensure everyone gets their fair share of the drinks! We also have loads of activities planned at the socials so that everyone can get to know each other, because sometimes the race and freestyle teams don’t overlap enough. You don’t have to be a big drinker to attend our socials either, they are just as much fun for sober people too! Everyone is welcome!
Our first social is on the last day of fresher’s week, Friday the 28th of September, at the Packhorse pub from 4pm onwards. We’ll have a load of free stuff to give away, including a free place on the Christmas ski trip. Don't miss out on this one, it's gonna be BIG!!!
We have a social every month throughout term courtesy of our social queen Robyn, with different themes, venues and opportunities to get your hands on free stuff at each. So keep your eyes peeled for what’s coming up.
Riding during the term
Because we want everyone to get as much access to the slopes as possible, we will be running beginners lessons in affiliation with SSE, these lessons will start sometime in the first semester, and work out cheaper for you, so fill up fast! So make sure you stay up to date on our Facebook page to ensure you don’t miss out!
Every Thursday during term time we run trips to our local snowdome in Castleford for freestyle sessions. We discount the price of the trip down to £20 for our members; getting you 2 hours of shred time, as well as equipment hire and return travel from Uni. We all hang around and have a drink afterwards too, where the Captain usually gives out a prize to whoever impressed him the most that night! Whether you're an absolute beginner or a seasoned pro - EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!
Every Tuesday we run our race training sessions, either at Rossendale or at Cas, for a few hours of light-hearted racing. It’s a lot of fun and very addictive, and there is also instruction from experienced racers, as well as transport and equipment rental included. Again, it doesn't matter whether you're a newbie or a pro - we want everyone to come along and get involved!
Both of these trips sell out every week so if it’s something you’re interested in, come see us Monday to Thursday in the Student's Union, 12:30-1:30 to sign up or ask us any questions at all! We look forward to seeing you!
We go to lots of competitions throughout the year and the level of involvement is entirely up to you! We enter as many race teams as we get with a wide range of abilities and we enter a snowboard race team – We also enter individuals for freestyle too. If you want to try out for our freestyle and racing competitions come down to one of our weekly sessions and speak to our Race and Freestyle captains Chris and Olly for more information.
We have a busy competition schedule this year, taking us all over the UK! Most of the smaller competitions are local, but we’ll be heading up to BUDS in Edinburgh in November for a messy weekend with loads of other UK universities, so don’t miss out!! Being part of our competitions team is a great way to meet new people and represent the university on a very casual basis. Even if you don’t feel up to competing just yet, we love taking along spectators to cheer on our competitors and soak up the hillside atmosphere.
Media and Merchandise
Come see us at the freshers fair and sign up to membership to get your free freshers T and ask about the brand new merch we have for this year, it’s pretty sick!
We've got big plans for Media and Merchandise this year - So keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular edits, and look out for the cameras at all of our events. As well as this, we'll be releasing loads of sick new club merch for you guys throughout the year, so keep a look out! In addition to all our deals with our amazing sponsors to get you kitted out.
Throughout the year we will be running competitions involving either photography or video editing, with the chance to win prizes from our sponsors or a holiday…. We’re always looking for people to take pictures at our events as well, so if you fancy making a bit of money, chat to our Media and Merchandise Secretaries Paula and Bryony to get the details!
If you have any questions in the meantime or during term you can reach us in the following ways;
- On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeedsSnowriders?fref=ts
- Via email at email@example.com
- On Instagram or Twitter: @LeedsSnowriders
- Add us on Snapchat: LeedsSnowriders
- Also, you can check out our website at www.leedssnowriders.co.uk for more information.
- Or come and see us in person, even if it’s just for a chat! We'll be in the Student's Union every Monday-Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm and we’ll be more than happy to help.
Hope to see you all at an event soon!
Leeds Snowriders Committee 18/19,
Crash, Jess, Lucy, Tom, Bryony, Robyn, Dan, Robyn, Archie and Paula
And OHHHH we love our SPONSORS!!!!
Sponsors:The club would not be what it is without its amazing sponsors and partnerships, so if your looking for some new stash, skis or a few cool businesses check these guys out! We have more to come to entice you over this year but to get started I’d like to introduce our new 2018/2019 sponsors!!!
HUMP IT Hummus
The Leeds established hummus cafe 'HUMP IT' has decided to sponsor Snowriders this year and we couldn't be more excited! Look out for raffle prizes, trip snacks and free snacks throughout the year. Show proof of your Snowriders membership to get a free drink with any meal! HUMP IT are based in the Student Union, opposite common ground cafe!
The AfterJam brand is the birth-child of two individuals who share a common passion for snow sports. Having met a few years ago in Val Thorens, France they have been on some very silly adventures. Something AfterJam and Leeds Snowriders have in common check them out at https://www.afterjamsnow.com
And use code ‘LEEDS20’ for 20% off all items in store!
Drop cliffs not bombs. These guys have one aim: ski as much as possible. They’ve teamed up with the best skiers in the world to provide exciting products to keep us all shredding. Check them out at https://www.planksclothing.com
And use code ‘SCHOOLOFSHRED’ for 15% off of all Planks items!
UK- based clothing brand set up by two Snow riding brothers- check out their awesome clothes on their website http://www.brocerystore.com
Use code ‘LEEDSSNOWRIDERS1819’ for 10% off discount code!
We're excited to announce that the big outdoor clothing retailer -Absolute Snow has decided to sponsor Snowriders this year and give members an exclusive discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your code to use at checkout. Please use the same email address as your uni one!
Polarised goggles designed in the UK. Panda Optics combines advanced technology to enhance vision, comfort and safety through polarised lenses.
Check out the brand at http://www.pandaoptics.co.uk
Use Members Code ‘LSR1920’ (case sensitive) for 20% off all items
Freeze Pro Shop: Faction Skis
This incredible ski manufacturer will be our ski sponsor for this year- check out their amazing edits and website at https://factionskis.com
The number one stop for all your snow riding gear and needs! This awesome UK outdoor equipment shop can be found at https://www.freezeproshop.com
Use Code ‘FREEZEXFACTION20’ for 20% off full priced faction skis (Expires 1st Feb 2019)
for 30% OFF skis, poles and soft goods. follow this link - http://factionskis.com/forthefew Use your university email at the checkout.
Use Code 'Leeds1819' for 10% off.
Rise outdoor clothing
They sell high quality, ethical and good-looking kit and support the UK outdoors scene by sharing stories and media from their favourite adventurers.Check them out at https://rise-outdoors.co.uk
And use code: LS-RISE
discount code for 40% off your first order.
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