About Us

Ski MK Race Team aims to offer a high standard of Alpine race coaching and we have a committed group of regular coaches. 

SMK are a volunteer run independent ski race club based at Snozone Indoor Snow Centre, Xscape, Milton Keynes.  We are an Official Partner of Snozone.

We hold weekly training sessions on Sunday mornings and Tuesday evenings to develop alpine ski race skills for all our members.  We train in groups according to age and try to maintain a maximum number of eight trainees per group as this provides suitable numbers to allow coaching feedback during the sessions. 

Some members are just starting to learn the skills of racing whilst others are more experienced and members of national teams. 

SMK is an affiliated club to Snowsport England (renewed November 2018) and within the ERSA Eastern Region Snowsports Association.

Where

SMK train at the Snozone indoor snow slope within the Xscape, 602 Marlborough Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 3XS

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When

Tuesday 19:00 - 21:00 and

Sunday 08:00 - 10:00 (during winter months we do move the Sunday sessions to 07:30 to 09:30 due to increased numbers of the public using the slope).

Who

Training is open to all, ages from 6 upwards. However we do not teach the basics of skiing and refer those with initial or limited skills to Snozone. Membership is based upon ability and every potential member must participate in a SMK Assessment Session unless they can demonstrate their racing capabilities without assessment (ie existing racer).  

Assessment sessions must be booked in advance and they take place on the 1stSunday of every month (subject to confirmation and availability).

What Training Is Available

Training sessions are designed to support long term ski development and include a variety of skill development exercises and drills to improve techniques (with a concentration on fun).  The coaches assess the level of ability and try to accommodate all levels with each session.  Training will also include a variety of training within the facilities available, ie bumps and moguls, together with courses set to the appropriate age groups and abilities, on brushes, stubbie gates, transition junior gates and full gates. 

SMK also host members only internal fun races throughout the year to introduce and develop race techniques and understand race protocol and conditions.  For details of the SMK Internal Race Series click over to our dedicated webpage.

Occasionally we run ski preparation workshops, officials training seminars and provide advice on equipment selection and sourcing.

Training Fee

Coaching Element for 2 hour session - £10.00 this Coaching element is paid to SMK upon booking the session

Slope Fees for 2 hour session - Snozone Members £17.49 Non-Snozone Members £30.99.  

The Slope Fee must be paid for prior to the training session either direct at Snozone Reception or you can pre-book your slope pass prior to the session by calling Snozone Bookings on 0333 003 0520 between 9am and 8pm.

Snozone undertake random checks for Slope Passes and all SMK members are required to follow membership rules and always pay for a Slope Pass.  Repeated non-compliance will lead to exclusion from the club.

For details of how to become a Snozone Member and the other benefits available to members click here.


Please see "How to become a member" section for more info and how to become a member.

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