Introduction to Snow Sports

The first Winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France, in 1924. Prior to this, figure skating and ice hockey had been events at the Summer Olympics. The Games were held every four years from 1924 until 1940 when they were interrupted by World War II. The Winter and Summer Games resumed in 1948 and were held in the same year until 1992, when the Games were placed on separate four-year cycles. Starting in 1994 each Winter Olympics has been held in its own year, separate from the Summer Games. For contact details of Snowsport Association of Ireland please click on Full story

Thomas Westgaard-first podium for an Irish Cross-Country skier in an FIS race

Thomas came 3rd in the Austrian national championships on Saturday in Seefeld, the venue for next year’s Nordic Skiing World Championships. This was a 2×7.5 km race, skiathlon where the first half is in freestyle (skate) and the second in classic. Thomas was third behind Spain’s best cross-country skier and a Bulgarian with no Austrians on […]

Pyeongchang Chef de Mission Seminar

Representatives from National Olympic Committees across the world have arrived for the first of 4 days of updates. They will be briefed on different aspects of preparations while also conducting site visits to venues and other Games-time facilities for the Winter Olympics. It marks a key examination for organisers before celebrations marking a one year […]

Skinner 29th in YOG Combined Slalom

Gary Skinner finished in a time of 1:18:87 in the men’s super G, 7 seconds behind the winner River Radamus from the USA. In the men’s Combined Slalom he produced an excellent performance in his first ever major Games to finish inside the top 30.. Congratulations to Gary and Snowsports Association of Ireland on his […]

Top 30 finish for Skinner at YOG

Ireland’s Gary Skinner produced a top 30 finish in the Lillehammer World Youth Games Men’s Alpine Combined Slalom at the Hafjell Olympic Slope.Earlier he  made a solid start to the day by finishing 39th in the Alpine Combined Super-G.        

Gary is all set for the Winter Youth Olympic Games

Gary Skinner from Terenure, Dublin, will be Ireland’s sole representative at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway which runs from the 12th to the 21st February. Gary, 17 years of age, is a member of the Ski Club of Ireland and the Leogang Ski Racing Club, Austria. He is a pupil at Clongowes […]


A review of the recent World Ski Championships in Vaile from Snowsports Ireland. The ladies team of Tess Arbez, Florence Bell and Victoria Bell along with the men’s team of Maxime Arbez, Conor Lyne and Pat McMillan selected by Snowsport Association of Ireland (SAI) represented Ireland in the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in […]

O’Connor impressive at European Open

Congratulations to 17 year old Seamus O’Connor, Team Ireland, who qualified for the European Open Half-Pipe finals at the weekend finishing in 7th place overall. Results can be viewed here Watch Seamus O’Connor in the finals here 50mins.30secs in

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Ireland’s Enda Bolger competed in the men’s slalom event today at the 2015 EWYOF in Malbun, Liechtenstein. He put in a very solid performance over the two runs finishing well inside the top half of the field. On a very difficult course thirty four skiers including Ireland’s Ben Anselmi and Gary Skinner did not finish […]

Top 20 for Arbez at EWYOF 2015

Tess Arbez broke new ground today for Snowsports in Ireland. Following on from Seamus O’Connor’s top ten place at the recent Snowboard World Championships, Tess finished 20th overall in Ladies Slalom with an overall time of 1.57.33 and +8.15 behind winner. Its another breakthrough and a credit to the support given to young winter sports men […]

European Winter Youth Olympic Festival Update

Congratulations to Enda Bolger completed the European Youth men’s giant slalom on a very demanding course  finishing 68 of 110 on the start list. Chef de Mission Anne O’Connor said “The team are highly motivated to finish as high as they can against the more established nations in Europe. They are doing a great job in promoting […]
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