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.
Are you interested in trying out ski or snowboard cross? Do you want some coaching in ski or snowboard cross? Do you want to try out for the British National programs in Ski or snowboard cross? If so please email email@example.com for further information, camps and opportunities.
Please scroll down to find out the latest information on upcoming training camps, competitions, news, selection and more…
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 form the pathway from Grass roots to Olympic Competition.
If successful at the trials, athletes will be invited to join the British GBX pathway for the 2018 season. Please note that there are several methods for selection including on snow selections, UK selections and video submission.
If selected, athletes will receive immediate recognition of selection onto the squads vis the website – www.GBXsquad.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 SX Selection policy & Skills Mission:- Download here
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 but we are looking to introduce this for SX athletes starting winter 2018.) For 6 months of the year (1st October – 31st March) the British squad lives and trains together in the Zillertal/Mayrhoffen?Hintertux area of Austria. October, November and part of December are spent training mainly in Hintertux & som eof the time in Pitztal while December through to March are spent training in the Zilelrtal/Mayrhoffen area and competing in FIS, European Cup and World Cup competitions.
All the programs are 100% athlete funded. Currently the core cost to SBX athletes is £6000 (SX is likelt to be around £8000). Core costs cover 6 months on snow coaching, travel to/from training and competitions in team vehicles from the team base around Europe, fitness and nutrition 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.
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.
The Home Nations Academy aims to offer coaching at UK centres through its close relationship with Cross Snowsports. The cost will be confirmed per event, 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.
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.
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…