We’re Leeds Snowriders, the University of Leeds’ one and only ski and snowboard club. We run snowsports holidays, compete in national competitions, hold the biggest socials in Leeds and shred every week at our local fridge. Members can expect low-price holidays twice a year, entry to socials (bar tabs!!), and access to our ever growing list of sponsors.
Come find us at the freshers fair on Tuesday the 20th and Wednesday the 21st of September in the Sports hall!!
Booking is now open for our Christmas Trip to Pas De La Casa in Andorra. Set to be huge! For more information head to our event page on facebook:
To book your opportunity to go on a once in a life time trip for a massively reduced price, head here:
Using the trip code: WS17LEEDS
This year we’re taking 1000 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.
As well as these holidays, we also run a chaos filled weekend in Amsterdam!! This will be just after January exams, with a day in the world's largest Snowdome and a night and day out in Amsterdam! Rumour has it there may be a huge boat party involved.......
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 23th 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, 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’ve secured funding with Snowsports England for beginner lessons, to give you guys the cheapest rates possible! These lessons will start sometime in the first semester 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, costing £15 for Rossendale and £20 for Cas, 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 – who managed to win gold in the team duals at Main Event last year! 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 Robbie and Hough 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 about the brand new club hoody we have, 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!
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 Keri and Billie to get the details!
We’ll be at the fresher’s fair on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st of September in the Sports Hall so do come see us and have a chat.
If you have any questions in the meantime or during term you can reach us in the following ways;
Thanks for reading, we hope to see you soon!
Leeds Snowriders Committee 16/17,
Luke, Emma, John, Dan, Flick, Robbie, Hough, Keri and Billie