British ski and snowboard (BSS)
British Ski and Snowboard is the National Governing Body for Skiing and Snowboarding in the United Kingdom. GB Freeski operates within this body and is responsible for BSS freeski athletes.
Established in February 2010, British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) is recognised by the International Ski Federation (FIS) and by the British Olympic Association (BOA). The BSS is required to fulfill a number of obligations including, licencing and entries, satisfying Anti Doping Agency requirements, child protection legislation and a host of other administrative duties.
BSS operates a system of governance that is structured around the five disciplines and their respective Discipline Committees. The Discipline Committee’s, their supporting athletes, coaches and volunteers take the lead in appointing athletes to the Athletes Advisory Council and the majority of the Directors of the Board.
British Ski and Snowboard was developed to provide a structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding, facilitate participation in national and international competition and establish Great Britain on the global snowsports arena. The BSS aims to see British skiers and riders on the podiums at world events in the next four to eight years and challenge for medals at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
BSS manages all four of the FIS ski and snowboard disciplines: alpine skiing, cross country, freestyle, and snowboarding.GB Freeski, established in 2011, operates within British Ski and Snowboard and is responsible for British halfpipe and slopestyle athletes.
For more information, visit the British SKi and Snowboard’s website.