National School Snowsports Association launches Alpine All Stars Programme

The National School Snowsports Association NSSA has launched a first nationwide entry-level participation programme for Snowsports, with the aim of getting more boys and girls involved in the sport.

A new generation of families will be introduced to snowsports through Alpine All Stars, a major new grassroots initiative open to all school age children.

Alpine All Stars will be delivered at local ski centres across England, Wales and Scotland throughout the summer term, giving some children their first experience of the sport and others an insight into where they can go within the sport.

Schools and parents can now register their kids to take part by contacting

After signing up, schools children will receive information on their nearest centre and the options available to them during the Summer term 2018.

From Easter, they will then start a five-week programme at their local participating centre, with the emphasis placed firmly on learning how to ski/board and developing the fundamental skills in a fun, safe and inclusive environment. Children will also learn the social development skills that team sport brings.

With the 5 sessions, rather than a single taster session, the plan to develop snowsports as a habit, rather than a one off experience.

The NSSA intend to give give participating centres free Alpine All Stars kits* for the children with items from our sponsors. The programme reflects the Snowsport England framework for growing the sport at every level.

NSSA Chair Phil Brown said: “We have strong ambitions to significantly grow the sport and this programme is all about putting more children on skis or a board at an earlier age. First and foremost, we want to make snowsports a fun and enjoyable experience for children and give them a passion for the sport to last a lifetime”

“Drawing kids to the sport at an early age will develop more participants, create more fans and show the power of snowsports in developing physical and social skills.”

To register your interest in the all stars programme, please e-mail for more information.

For more information on being a partner or sponsor of the Alpine All Stars programme, email