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JR Ski Racing

A range of training courses, run by ski racing professionals for aspiring alpine racers aged 9 - 21


The training opportunities offered by JR Ski Racing are based on a core, part-time programme in which the skier continues to live and be educated in the UK.

All out-of -school time is spent on highly focused training and racing camps in the Alps. During school term time support is available for fitness and training sessions at UK based facilities.

We are also able to offer private training opportunities on request.


A highly experienced team who eat, sleep, and breath ski racing

Jo Ryding

Head Coach

Jo was a talented young athlete who first started ski racing in the UK on artificial surfaces and then moved on to Alpine as a Junior member of the English National Team.

She was a Youth Olympian in Switzerland 2005  and was School Girls Overall Alpine Champion in 2006.

Luke Thornton

Assistant Coach

Luke was a member of Lions Ski Club and had a successful career on the indoor circuit.He worked closely with the coaches at JR Skiracing through the 2016/17 season and completed his Level 2 UKCP Qualification. 2017/18 will see him grown and develop further as a coach as he takes on more responsibility within the club while continuing to work his way through his UKCP Qualifications.

Carl Ryding

Guest Coach

Carl is a well qualified and experienced coach with UKCP Alpine Coach Level 3. He has over 20 years of coaching experience on Dryslope, Indoor and Alpine surfaces He is currently Head Coach at Chill Factore and was previously coach at the outdoor slope in Pendle and snow clubs, Kandahar and Dragons.

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The Talented Athlete

it has been shown that with this type of programme it is possible to develop to the highest level however it does need careful programming and a strong determination to succeed.

The Improving Athlete

For the skier who has had some experience of alpine racing, is really enthusiastic, loves skiing and racing, and wants to see how far they can progress.

The Developing Athlete

For the skier who loves the experience gained at UK facilities but wants to gain mountain snow experience and gain a firm technical basis in order to move on to FIS alpine ski racing.


We know that ski racing calls for a range of physical and mental strengths.  Physical in terms of technical skills, strength and stamina and the mental skills of motivation, determination, risk taking and tenacity.

In order to develop these skills in our athletes we base our programmes on criteria which recognize their development level, which may be related more to strength and size as much as their chronological age.  We want to help  develop a strong sense of self belief which is based on  having the confidence to set realistic and achievable goals and to develop a positive attitude to wining and losing.

We offer age relevant training.  Although the athletes will be based in the same place, FIS U18 & U21 will train separately to the U16, U14, and U12 groups.  This is important, as the needs and equipment regulations of the older athletes are different.