GBX – The British Ski X and Snowboard X Programs.

Welcome to GBX – the official website of the British Ski X and Snowboard X programs. GBX was formed in 2014 by the governing body for snowsports in Great Britain – British Ski & Snowboard (BSS), Snowsport Wales, Snowsport Scotland and Snowsport England.

Please scroll down to find out the latest information on upcoming training camps, competitions, news, selection and more…

Please click here if you would like to book onto any of the UK based Athlete Capacity Evaluations (ACE) and coaching weekends…

British Ski & Snowboard Cross (GBX) Team Trials 2017

For selection to the

British Ski & Snowboard Cross (GBX) Pathways.

The British Ski Cross and Snowboard Cross teams joined together in 2014 creating the GBX Program. For the first time in its history, British Ski & Snowboard (BSS), Snowsport England (SSE) Snowsport Scotland (SSS) and Snowsport Wales (SSW) have joined together to a full pathway from Grass roots to Olympic Competition.

If successful at the trials, athletes will be invited to join the British Home Nations Academy, British National Academy or British National teams for the forthcoming 2017/18 season.

If selected, athletes will receive immediate recognition of selection onto the nominated Home Nations, National Academy or National team website – www.GBXsquad.com.

News | Calendar

Please use the links below to find out the latest information for ski cross and snowboard cross respectively. If you need any further information please don’t hesitate to contact info@gbxsquad.com

GBX – British National Ski & Snowboard Cross Programs

Pls visit the GBX calendar for upcomming ski and snowboard cross events or visit the latest news section.

Why try out for the British Ski or Snowboard Cross (GBX) Squads?

Ski and Snowboard Cross is arguably one of the most exciting, fun, exhilerating and enjoyable of the Olympic winter sports disciplines. As a relatively new Olympic sport, opportunities are huge for potential GB athletes wishing to represent their country at the Olympic Games and with a much reduced price tag compared to other similar disciplines, GBX is a hugely attractive Olympic option.

Do you want to set a qualifying time AND race head to head against other athletes? Are you motivated, self determined and able to treat setbacks as challenges? As a non winter nation do you want to compete on a similar footing to other world class athletes? If so, then Ski or Snowboard Cross is a brilliant option. Are you new to the sport or have previous experience in Freestyle or Alpine? If so, we are looking for you to come and give it a go.

Who we are looking for and How we are selecting

We are looking for skiers and snowobarders who want to race others. Athletes who are physically robust and willing to spend time doing other activities which are fun (such as parkour, dance, martial arts, acrobatics, gymnastics) alongside learning to ski or snowboard as well as display performance behaviours of a world class athlete in other aspects of training and lifestyle. Age is not our important drive, stage of skills, robustness and mind-set to over-come setback is!

We will be selecting athletes based on our GBX selection policies (found under “Governance” on the top menu bar). We will be asking each athlete to complete a variety of tasks during the selection events and completion of these tasks will be matched to the relvant skills level and in turn Home Nations, National Academy or National Squad selection.

GB SBX Selection Policy:- Download here
GB SBX Skills Mission:- Download here

GB SX Selection policy & Skills Mission:- Download here

Details of the British National Programs on offer if selected onto a squad

SX & SBX – Full time on snow program.

If you are selected to the SX or SBX National Academy or National Squad, you have the option to join the full time (6 month) program (currently this is offered for Snowboard Cross only.) For 6 months of the year (October – March) the British squad lives and trains together in the Zell Am Ziller area of Austria. October, November and part of December are spent training in Hintertux & Pitztal while December through to March are spent competing in FIS, European Cup and World Cup competitions and training.

All the programs are 100% athlete funded. Currently the core cost to SBX athletes on the National Academy or National squad programme is £6000. Core costs cover 6 months on snow coaching, travel to/from training and competitions in team vehicles from the team base around Europe, fitness, nutrition and sports massage support.

Typical costs not included in the core costs but which should be budgeted for are team base accomodation which is €400 per month for 6 months; a “Tyrol” season lift pass, food & drink etc.

We don’t currently have a full time SX program but we do have a junior program. We are looking to establish a part time SX program this comming season – pls get in touch if you are interested in the part time program. Costs are likely to be circa £6000-£8000 coaching fees for the season.

Our aim is simple, to offer high quality programs with very achievable program costs to give athletes every chance of being the best they can be.

SX & SBX – Home Nations Academy

The Home Nations Academy is UK based and will offer coaching at various indoor and outdoor snow centres around the country. The cost is to be confirmed, costs will be charged on a per coaching session basis.

Athletes can apply to the GBX performance manager to join the full time on snow programs – all applicants will be considered.

Financial details

SBX – Full Time National Academy & National Squads
*£6000 SBX . (Includes on snow coaching and competitions, S&C and nutritional support, travel in team vehicles between accomodation base and training / competitions)
*£400 per month base accomodation fees. (6 months – does not include competition accomodation for example)
*THERE ARE LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE THEREFORE THIS IS A FIRST COME/FIRST SERVED ALLOCATION PROCESS.

Social Media

Pls find the following link as a good resource to the GBX community in GB. The link will contain regular updates from myself as well as other GBX athletes, parents and selected GBX centres…

* FACEBOOK – Official GBX page *

* TWITTER – Official GBX page *

Other resources:-

* FACEBOOK – SBX specific page *

* FACEBOOK – A private GBX group for team members past and present and their parents to discuss everything from sharing transport to general advice and support *

British Squads

Ski cross

Click on the link below to view the latest members of the British Ski cross squad

Snowboard cross

Click on the link below to view the latest members of the Full Time British snowboard cross squad

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